CADA Open Road


February 23, 2021

Fraud Alert

We are sending fraud alerts with disturbing regularity. Regardless of whether your dealership has encountered one of the individuals we’ve written about, we hope that you are contemplating internal procedures to identify fraudulent purchase attempts, such as this one:

Two individuals approached a Boulder dealership to buy a vehicle. They provided a $3,000 hold check that later bounced. Additionally, the individual provided pay stubs for a previous employer where he no longer worked.

After verifying the check and employment, a third party shared with the dealer that this was not the first time for this individual and a belief that he may have a criminal history of some length.

The individual in question has a Colorado Driver’s License that reads Eric McCarthy. It states a date of birth of 1/2/80 and lists a residence in Iliff, CO. Iliff is northeast of Sterling, so this notice is designed for the entire Metro area and northern counties. His accomplice appears to be using the name of Rebeka Miersen.

If you encounter these individuals, please contact Matthew Groves (303.968.8561), so we can track their movement at dealerships throughout the state.

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February 16, 2021

Member News

Christina Dawkins named one of nation's top five '21 TIME Dealer of the Year finalists 

Congrats to past CADA Chair Christina Dawkins, who was one of the country's five finalists for TIME Dealer of the Year at the virtual 2021 NADA Show!

Dawkins was honored at the 104th annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show last week. 

The TIME Dealer of the Year award is one of the industry’s most prestigious and highly coveted honors. Recipients are among the nation’s most successful auto dealers, who also demonstrate a long-standing commitment to community service. Dawkins was chosen to represent CADA in the national competition – one of only 40 auto dealers nominated for the 52nd annual award from more than 16,000 nationwide.

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February 9, 2021

2021 NADA Show starts TODAY!

After months of planning and anticipation, NADA Show is almost here! The event kicks off with a Live Stage welcome at 10:30 am (EST), followed by the Opening Main Stage Session at 11 am (EST) featuring Mark Walberg, Jay Feldman and 2020 NADA Chairman Rhett Ricart.
Visit the NADA Show website to get your front-row seat to the latest automotive products, features, and innovations all accessible from your home or dealership—just $199 for members.

The Auto Industry at Your Fingertips - See how the industry’s top experts can teach you the best solutions for your dealership business. View the NADA Show schedule to select favorite sessions you don't want to miss—workshop sessions begin at 11:30 am (EST).

Get the Live Experience - As a reminder, certain portions of the 3-day Show broadcast, such as franchise meetings, are available only when they premiere and are not available on demand.

Play to Win - You’ll also have a chance to win amazing prizes, including cash and free registration to the 2022 Show in Las Vegas, by attending sessions and engaging with exhibitors through our NADA Prize Zone. See full details and rules.

Register now and get early access to the NADA Show virtual platform before the Show kicks off tomorrow. 

We can’t wait to bring the NADA Show to you!

Learn more and register today.

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February 2, 2021

2021 NADA Show starts in 6 days!

We know that learning to navigate yet another virtual meeting can seem like a challenge. That's why we’re offering Show Orientation sessions to help guide you through this year's NADA Show.

Just as with our in-person Show, our in-depth webinars will teach you how this amazing new digital experience will work. We’ll break down each area of the virtual platform, so there’s no guesswork.

You do not have to be registered to attend NADA Show orientation, so if you’re on the fence about registering, this is the full preview you’ve been waiting for!

NADA Show Orientation Dates

NADA Show Orientation Webinar Session 1 – Feb 4, at 3pm EST (Webinar link, no registration required.)

NADA Show Orientation Webinar Session 2 – Feb. 5, at 1pm EST (Webinar link, no registration required.)

Can’t make it during these times? No worries! We’ll post the recording for review on-demand after the first session airs.

NADA Show 2021 takes place Feb. 9-11, with special pre-Show access days on Feb. 4-8. Don't miss out! 

Learn more and register today.

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