Educate, Engage, Empower

The mission of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) is to support its membership through legislative and industry representation, educational programs and communications, and community relations activities. Founded in 1907 by a group of five Detroit-area auto dealers after they hosted the very first Detroit Auto Show in the same year, today, the DADA membership includes 187 new-vehicle dealers who own 225 dealerships-selling 39 different vehicle lines in 72 cities throughout the greater Detroit area. The dealers are affiliated with the DADA through one or more of 13 vehicle line groups, or through individual membership. Currently, DADA members collectively employ nearly 20,000 people.

One of the chief goals of the association is to promote the integral role that the motor vehicle plays in the economy of our nation and the world. Many of the members of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association participate in the NAIAS, LLC, which is responsible for the production of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

The DADA members support their communities through charitable involvement. The most significant charitable venture of the DADA is the annual NAIAS Charity Preview. Since 1976, the Charity Preview has raised over $112 million for southeastern Michigan children’s charities – over $41 million of which was raised in the last 10 years alone. In 1998, the DADA founded the DADA Charitable Foundation Fund, one of the benefiting charities of the NAIAS Charity Preview, to support charitable organizations and activities that assist children and youth.

November 13th, 3:08 pm

Detroit Auto Dealers Association shared North American International Auto Show's post. ... See MoreSee Less

The show might not be until January, but construction is well underway for the 2018 #NAIAS. Over 1,800 semi trucks will arrive at Cobo Center to drop off all the material needed to build these amazing...

October 24th, 10:16 am

Detroit Auto Dealers Association shared North American International Auto Show's AutoMobili-D at 2017 North American International Auto Show.

North American International Auto Show
“There’s unparalleled research, design, testing and infrastructure development happening right in our backyard," said Rod Alberts, Executive Director, NAIAS. "When coupled with the global stage NAIAS provides, this creates the ideal venue for both established global companies and tech startups alike to showcase their technologies and future products to an unrivaled concentration of industry peers and international media.”
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The inaugural launch of AutoMobili-D in 2017 featured more than 180 brands, ranging from automakers, to suppliers, to tech startups as well as universities and government organizations. No other event...

November 13th, 3:08 pm

Detroit Auto Dealers Association shared North American International Auto Show's post. ... See MoreSee Less

The show might not be until January, but construction is well underway for the 2018 #NAIAS. Over 1,800 semi trucks will arrive at Cobo Center to drop off all the material needed to build these amazing...

Promoting Detroit For Over 100 Years

Founded in 1907 by a group of five Detroit-area auto dealers after they hosted the very first Detroit Auto Show in the same year, today, the DADA membership includes 187 new-vehicle dealers who own 225 dealerships-selling 39 different vehicle lines in 72 cities throughout the greater Detroit area. The dealers are affiliated with the DADA through one or more of 13 vehicle line groups, or through individual membership. Currently, DADA members collectively employ nearly 20,000 people.

Promoting Detroit For Over 100 Years

Founded in 1907 by a group of five Detroit-area auto dealers after they hosted the very first Detroit Auto Show in the same year, today, the DADA membership includes 187 new-vehicle dealers who own 225 dealerships-selling 39 different vehicle lines in 72 cities throughout the greater Detroit area. The dealers are affiliated with the DADA through one or more of 13 vehicle line groups, or through individual membership. Currently, DADA members collectively employ nearly 20,000 people.

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