SUPERCARS LEGEND CRAIG LOWNDES ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT

My tip is a comeback won’t be too far down the track… On July 6 this year, in the lead-up to the Townsville race, Australia’s most popular motor sport identity, Craig Lowndes, shocked the industry and fans by announcing he…

Car ownership here to stay: Wes Lutz

Consumers are nowhere near ready to give up their personal vehicles in favour of ride-sharing, NADA chairman Wes Lutz, told the keynote session of the 2018 AADA National Dealer Convention on Tuesday. Mr Lutz expressed his pride in the industry…

Labor will introduce Automotive Franchise Code

                                    A Shorten Labor Government would grant AADA’s wish and implement an industry-specific Automotive Franchise Code of Conduct, Shadow Assistant Treasurer Dr Andrew…

Disruption is normal: Mills

Disruption is not “the new normal”, it has always been normal, delegates at the AADA National Dealer Convention heard on Tuesday morning. In his address, titled ‘Mobility Is and Always Will Be the Dealer’s Business’, guest breakfast speaker Charles Mills…

A Global Perspective on the Future of the Franchised Auto Dealer

An elite panel of Australian and international retail automotive industry leaders has discussed the potential pitfalls and possibilities for the franchised automotive industry as we head into the future. The pre-convention session ‘A Global Perspective on the Future of the…

The new AADA – five years on

It is five years since the new AADA was reconstituted with the aim of providing a strong, united voice on behalf of retail automotive Dealers. AADA chairman, Terry Keating; CEO, David Blackhall, and former chairman, Ian Field, got together to…

DOUG DICKSON RETIRES AS AMDC CHAIRMAN

The inaugural Chairman of the Australian Motor Dealer Council, Doug Dickson, has decided to retire from his position after three very successful years. In that time Doug, previously Managing Director of Mazda Australia, has successfully brought together the chairs of…