The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), founded in 1917, represents nearly 16,000 U.S. new-car and truck dealerships, both domestic and international, with about 32,000 separate franchises.

Our story began 100 years ago, when 30 dealers traveled to the nation’s capital to persuade Congress not to impose a luxury tax on cars. They successfully argued that the automobile is a necessity of American life, not just a luxury. From that effort, the Association was born.

Since then, NADA has experienced many major milestones. And so have its dealers.

Each dealer’s story is an integral part of the NADA story – ranging from store openings and mergers to dealers meeting with their members of Congress on Capitol Hill.

This blog exists to help narrate our shared story.