On October 26, 1932, sixty-eight dealers met at the Jayhawk Hotel in Topeka for the purpose of organizing a state motor car dealers association with the goal of promoting better business conditions for those engaged in the automobile business. This date marks the founding of the Kansas Automobile Dealers Association (KADA) -- a political, economic, and educational association created for Kansas dealers, by Kansas dealers and still managed by Kansas dealers who are dedicated to protecting the interests and increasing the value of automotive dealerships throughout the state. As an industry, the motor vehicle dealers of Kansas are dedicated to constantly improving their business practices and ethics to maintain fair competition in order to better serve consumers. KADA recognizes that the motor vehicle dealers are the backbone of the American automobile industry and an essential part of the Kansas economy, and, therefore, strives to enable Kansas dealers to be the strongest dealers in the nation.
Kansas’s dealers maintain a multi-BILLION dollar retail industry.
*Numbers reflect annual economic activity during 2011
Membership in the Kansas Automobile Dealers Association is a valuable investment for Kansas motor vehicles dealers, as well as allied industry partners. Any person, firm, corporation, proprietorship, or partnership who is actively engaged in the motor vehicle industry in Kansas is invited to apply for membership by contacting KADA at (800) 279-8566 or by emailing email@example.com.