Visual History of NADA

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1923: NADA members gather for a Federal Trade Commission conference.


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1933: The first year the N.A.D.A. Official Used Car Guide is published.


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1939: The NADA Convention in San Francisco, back when all attendees could fit in a ballroom.


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1940s: During WWII, the Army asks NADA to help recruit mechanics for so-called NADA Battalions.


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1951: NADA Magazine, promoting an upcoming convention.


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1977: Groundbreaking ceremony of the NADA headquarters in Tysons, Virgina.


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1977: NADA produces “America’s Automobile Man” —a 45-rpm record promoting dealerships—for use in showrooms or on local radio stations.


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1980: Expo hall at NADA Convention in the New Orleans Superdome.


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1985: Back to basics: a training ad for what was then called Dealer Academy.


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1996: NADA leadership meets with President Bill Clinton, who had just signed legislation phasing out a luxury tax on new cars.


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2008: To help renovate school athletic fields after Hurricane Katrina, 2008 NADA Chairman Annette Sykora presents a $400,000 check to Drew Brees, quarterback of the New Orleans Saints.


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2014: Actor and former Army infantryman J.R. Martinez, one of many inspirational speakers at the NADA Convention over the years.