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.

January 6th, 8:59 pm

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

The 2018 North American International Auto Show is a week out from opening its doors for Press Preview to thousands of journalists, executives and leading-minds in automotive and technology from around the world.
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We're one week out from the start of Press Preview at the 2018 auto show! Just a little bit of work left before we open the doors!

The 2018 North American International Auto Show is a week out from opening its doors for Press Preview to thousands of journalists, executives and leading-minds in automotive and technology from around the world.

December 28th, 10:47 am

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With the show right around the corner, today's #tbt is a look back at the 1960 Detroit Auto Show.

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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