TORRANCE, CA – The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) has signed on to the 2009 CAR conference as a premier sponsor and will present a panel of experts on dealer buying habits at auctions. The remarketing industry’s CAR 2009 (Conference of Automotive Remarketing) is scheduled Feb. 25-26 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Mike Linn, the organization’s CEO, will moderate the NIADA panel organization, titled “Why Independent Dealers Buy (or Don’t Buy) Your Vehicles.” NIADA panel members and their affiliations include:

Don Fincher, Fincher Motor Company, Houston.


  • BHPH Dealer.


  • Past Texas State Quality Dealer of the Year.


  • Current NIADA Region 3 VP.


  • Past President, Texas IADA.


  • NIADA Certified Master Dealer.

    Anthony Underwood, Anthony Underwood Automotive, Bessemer, Ala.


  • Retail Dealer.


  • Current NIADA Senior VP.


  • Past Alabama State Quality Dealer of the Year.


  • 2003 NIADA National Quality Dealer of the Year.


  • Past President-Alabama IADA.


  • NIADA Certified Master Dealer.

    Tim Swift, Weber-Harris Ford Lincoln Mercury, Corry Auto Dealers Exchange A/A Corry, Pennsylvania.


  • Current NIADA President.


  • Past President-Eastern Auto Auction Association.


  • Past President-Pennsylvania IADA.


  • NIADA Certified Master Dealer.

    The NIADA will videotape the entire CAR conference for broadcast to its members on NIADA TV, www.niada.tv.

    About the NIADA

    The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association was founded in 1946 and represents more than 20,000 independent U.S. automobile dealers. The association provides industry education, legislative analysis and advocacy, services and benefits designed to prepare its members for an ever-changing marketplace. The NIADA is headquartered in Arlington, Texas. The organization’s Web site is: www.niada.com.

    About 2009 Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR)

    The two-day automotive remarketing conference, billed as the event “Where Consignors Connect … With All Channels,” will feature 17 speaker and panel presentations on a full range of current industry issues. The event will be held in conjunction with the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance winter meeting. For more details on 2009 CAR or to register, visit www.CARconference.com.

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