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NADA: The Reality of EVs

Posted on July 24, 2018 in NADA

This is an incredibly exciting time to be in the transportation industry. New cars and trucks are safer and more efficient than ever. Automakers are introducing new technologies every day and will be deploying scores of new models with technologically advanced drivetrains and other features in the coming years. Partnerships on highly autonomous vehicle deployment abound between technology companies and OEMs. And all of this is happening while we are seeing major advances in internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. For nearly 30 years, automakers have spent billions of dollars on the development and deployment of battery electric (EV), hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles. It started in 1990, when California adopted its zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate, requiring 2 percent […]

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NADA: The Future of Personal Vehicle Ownership

Posted on July 24, 2018 in NADA

It’s hard to attend an automotive conference these days without hearing about the end of personal vehicle ownership. According to “conventional wisdom,” the proliferation of ride-hailing options like Uber and Lyft combined with autonomous vehicles (AVs) are destined to align and make the prospect of owning your own vehicle too inconvenient or too costly. I get it. We’re living in exciting, changing times, and technology is normalizing things today that for decades weren’t even on anyone’s radar. We’re also living in an era that rewards bold predictions far more than rationality. But as we all know, rationality still drives behavior. So the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has been probing to find out what […]

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NADA: Our Commitment to Fair Credit

Posted on July 24, 2018 in NADA

In today’s market, America’s new car and truck dealerships sell around 50,000 new cars and trucks a day. Consumer access to affordable credit at dealerships, and interest rate discounts that local dealerships can provide their customers, are keys to driving those sales. Congress recently repealed a lending guidance issued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that threatened to adversely affect dealer competition and consumers’ access to interest rate discounts. The guidance was repealed because of serious agency process concerns, and because it inadequately recognized that dealerships can provide competitive credit while fully adhering to our nation’s fair credit laws. NADA is firmly committed to helping dealerships achieve […]

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NADA News

Posted on July 23, 2018 in NADA

This is our National Auto Dealers News feed.

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Four Auto Tech Students Receive Auto Dealer Scholarships

Posted on July 3, 2018 in Press Releases

The Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) awarded a total of $10,000 to four students studying automotive technology in the first-ever “New Car and Truck Dealers Bright Future” scholarship program.  Applicants were asked to explain why they want to be an automotive technician, provide a letter of recommendation from an instructor or advisor, and discuss career opportunities with a new car and truck dealership service department employee. Johnny Desselle is a student in the Automotive Technology program at Grays Harbor College.  Originally from Louisiana, Johnny relocated to Washington State five years ago after he was displaced due to hurricanes.   With […]

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Five Students Receive Auto Dealer Scholarships

Posted on July 3, 2018 in Press Releases

The Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) awarded a total of $12,500 to five students in its “New Car and Truck Dealers American Dream” scholarship program.  Applicants wrote an essay detailing their American Dream and how they plan to fulfill it.  A $2,500 scholarship was awarded to a Western Washington student, an Eastern Washington student, a family member of a WSADA-affiliated dealership employee, and two automotive technology students. “The judges were impressed with not only the recipients’ thoughtful and inspiring essays, but also their outstanding accomplishments,” said WSADA Executive Vice President Vicki Giles Fabré.  “Each one is a highly capable, […]

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Ron Claudon Named 2018 ‘Dealer of the Year’

Posted on June 7, 2018 in Awards, Press Releases

Ron E. Claudon, Valley Buick GMC, Auburn, received the “Robert P. Mallon Dealer of the Year” award at the Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) annual convention.  Selected by a committee of his peers, the Association’s most prestigious award recognizes Ron’s contributions to the auto industry, quality dealership operations and outstanding community service. At age 14, Ron started working in the dealership founded by his father, Ron C. Claudon, mopping floors and washing cars.  A proud graduate of Auburn High School and Washington State University, Ron worked in construction and banking before returning to the dealership in 1983, becoming partner […]

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Bruce Titus 2018-2019 WSADA President

Posted on June 7, 2018 in Press Releases

Bruce Titus, Bruce Titus Automotive Group, Tacoma, was named 2018/2019 President of the Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) at the organization’s annual convention last month. Born in Tacoma, Bruce attended St. Patrick School and Bellarmine Preparatory School before earning his BA in Finance at Washington State University (WSU). Bruce met the love of his life, Linda Mares, at WSU. They will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary in July. Bruce and Linda have four children:  Courtney (Nick Barr), Michael (Erika), Kelly, Matt, and one grandson, Collin Barr. Bruce followed in his grandfather’s footsteps and started working in the family auto […]

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Your New Car & Truck Dealers Help You With Safety Recalls

Posted on March 26, 2018 in Media Campaigns

Click the play button to hear an important message from your local franchised new car and truck dealers and how they can help you stay safe on the road:

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Attorney General Flood Damage PSA

Posted on November 28, 2017 in Media Campaigns

Video PSA: Radio PSA:

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WSADA Announces 2017 Scholarship Winners

Posted on July 10, 2017 in Press Releases

Five Washington Students Receive Auto Dealer Scholarships The Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) awarded a total of $12,500 scholarships to five Washington students in the 2017 “New Car and Truck Dealers American Dream” scholarship program.  Applicants were asked to write an essay detailing what the American Dream means to them and how they plan to fulfill their own dream.  “The judges were impressed with not only the recipients’ thoughtful and inspiring essays, but also their outstanding academic and community accomplishments,” said WSADA Executive Vice President Vicki Giles Fabré.  “Each one is a highly capable, self-motivated, and a promising young […]

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Alan Gamblin 2017-2018 WSADA President

Posted on June 7, 2017 in Press Releases

Alan Gamblin Named President of Dealer Association June 7, 2017 – Alan Gamblin, Art Gamblin Motors, Enumclaw, was named 2017/2018 President of the Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) at the organization’s annual convention last month. Born in Sandpoint, Idaho, Alan moved to Enumclaw when he was 13 years old after his father bought the local Chevrolet dealership.  Alan immediately started working in the family business sweeping up the shop, graduating to washing cars and then, at just 15 years of age, he sold his first car. After studying business at Brigham Young University and a two-year mission to Chile […]

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Marlene “Marti” Hollenback Named 2017 Dealer of the Year

Posted on May 28, 2017 in Press Releases

Marlene “Marti” Hollenback Named 2017 Dealer of the Year. Thursday, May 18, 2017 – The late Marlene “Marti” Hollenback (posthumously) received the “Robert P. Mallon Dealer of the Year” award at the Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) annual convention. Selected by a committee of her peers, the award recognizes Marti’s contributions to the auto industry, quality dealership operations, and outstanding community service. The selection was made several months before Marti’s untimely death on April 15, 2017, but, in accordance with Association tradition, was kept secret until the annual convention. A lifetime member of the Spokane community, Marti was born […]

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Posted on November 28, 2016 in Media Campaigns

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WSADA Announces 2016 Scholarship Winners

Posted on November 2, 2016 in Press Releases

Five Washington Students Receive Auto Dealer Scholarships The Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) awarded a total of $11,000 scholarships to five Washington students in the 2016 “New Car and Truck Dealers American Dream” scholarship program.  Applicants were asked to write an essay detailing what the American Dream means to them and how they plan to fulfill their own dream.  “The judges were impressed with not only the recipients’ thoughtful and inspiring essays, but also their outstanding academic and community accomplishments,” said WSADA Executive Vice President Vicki Giles Fabré.  “Each one is a highly capable, self-motivated, and promising young person […]

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Tom Lane Nominated for 2017 TIME Dealer of the Year Award

Posted on October 25, 2016 in Awards, Press Releases

TIME AND ALLY FINANCIAL HONOR EVERETT DEALER Tom Lane Wins National Recognition for Community Service and Industry Accomplishments at NADA Convention (New York, NY, October 24, 2016) – The nomination of Tom Lane, owner and dealer principal at Dwayne Lane’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Everett, Washington, for the 2017 TIME Dealer of the Year award was announced today by TIME. Tom is one of a select group of 49 dealer nominees from across the country who will be honored at the 100th annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana, on January 27, 2017. […]

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Gary Gilchrist – 2016 Robert P. Mallon Dealer of the Year

Posted on June 15, 2016 in Press Releases

Gary Gilchrist named 2016 ‘Dealer of the Year’.

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Way Scarff 2016-2017 WSADA President

Posted on June 2, 2016 in Press Releases

Way Scarff named president of dealer association.

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WSADA Partnership with Ethos Group

Posted on May 15, 2016 in Press Releases

WSADA partners with Ethos Group.

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Awards

Posted on May 1, 2016 in Awards

Washington State TIME Dealer of the Year. Robert P. Mallon Dealer of the Year.

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2016 Auto Dealers’ Scholarship Announced

Posted on January 15, 2016 in Press Releases

Auto dealers’ scholarships announced for 2016.

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Driving Washington’s Economy

Posted on January 1, 2016 in Economy

Washington auto dealerships help drive the state’s economy.  To find out more click here.

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2015 WSADA’s “New Car and Truck Dealers’ American Dream” Scholarship Announced

Posted on December 15, 2015 in Press Releases

Four Washington students receive auto dealers’ scholarship.

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Sara Carter Nominated for 2016 TIME Dealer of the Year Award

Posted on November 17, 2015 in Press Releases

TIME and Ally Financial honor Shoreline dealer.

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Motor Trend to Produce Seattle International Auto Show

Posted on November 1, 2015 in Press Releases

Motor Trend to produce Seattle International Auto Show.

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