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.

June 6th, 11:09 am

Representatives from the Detroit Auto Dealers Association and State Farm, along with State Senator Steven Bieda and State Representative Steve Marino, presented a $2,500 check to Shane V. from L'Anse Creuse Public Schools. Shane was the winner of the Courageous Persuaders Video Scholarship Competition State Farm Fan Favorite Award. His creativity and video production skills will help spread the word on the dangers of underage drinking and distracted driving. Congratulations Shane!

For more information on the Courageous Persuaders Video Scholarship Competition, visit: www.courageouspersuaders.com
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Representatives from the Detroit Auto Dealers Association and State Farm, along with State Senator Steven Bieda and State Representative Steve Marino, presented a $2,500 check to Shane V. from LAnse Creuse Public Schools. Shane was the winner of the Courageous Persuaders Video Scholarship Competition State Farm Fan Favorite Award. His creativity and video production skills will help spread the word on the dangers of underage drinking and distracted driving. Congratulations Shane! 

For more information on the Courageous Persuaders Video Scholarship Competition, visit: www.courageouspersuaders.com

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Amy Fraser MapleI had the pleasure of attending one of their award nights - very inspiring and the students are so stoked to be among the finalists.

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June 6th, 9:43 am

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

We're proud to support GiGi's Playhouse Detroit and their upcoming fundraiser to open a Down Syndrome achievement center in Metro Detroit. If you're in need of weekend plans, come support a great cause and enjoy amazing cars, courtesy of The Lingenfelter Collection, tasty eats from Lockhart's BBQ - Royal Oak, and award-winning brews from Old Nation Brewing Co..
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Weekend plans? Car lover? Help support GiGi's Playhouse Detroit as they raise needed funds to open a Down Syndrome achievement center in Metro Detroit. The world famous The Lingenfelter Collection, fe...

Were proud to support GiGis Playhouse Detroit and their upcoming fundraiser to open a Down Syndrome achievement center in Metro Detroit. If youre in need of weekend plans, come support a great cause and enjoy amazing cars, courtesy of The Lingenfelter Collection, tasty eats from Lockharts BBQ - Royal Oak, and award-winning brews from Old Nation Brewing Co..

June 6th, 11:09 am

Representatives from the Detroit Auto Dealers Association and State Farm, along with State Senator Steven Bieda and State Representative Steve Marino, presented a $2,500 check to Shane V. from L'Anse Creuse Public Schools. Shane was the winner of the Courageous Persuaders Video Scholarship Competition State Farm Fan Favorite Award. His creativity and video production skills will help spread the word on the dangers of underage drinking and distracted driving. Congratulations Shane!

For more information on the Courageous Persuaders Video Scholarship Competition, visit: www.courageouspersuaders.com
... See MoreSee Less

Representatives from the Detroit Auto Dealers Association and State Farm, along with State Senator Steven Bieda and State Representative Steve Marino, presented a $2,500 check to Shane V. from LAnse Creuse Public Schools. Shane was the winner of the Courageous Persuaders Video Scholarship Competition State Farm Fan Favorite Award. His creativity and video production skills will help spread the word on the dangers of underage drinking and distracted driving. Congratulations Shane! 

For more information on the Courageous Persuaders Video Scholarship Competition, visit: www.courageouspersuaders.com

Jason Rzucidlo, Carol Ofiara and 7 others like this

View previous comments

Amy Fraser MapleI had the pleasure of attending one of their award nights - very inspiring and the students are so stoked to be among the finalists.

3 weeks ago

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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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