The horseless carriage may have been conceived in the late 1800s, but it was not until the 20th century that the automobile truly began its life. One hundred years ago, nobody anticipated the important role that the automobile would play in the world's economic development.

From the very beginning, New York's automobile dealers have been a vital part of the industry's history. Our Association was born on February 24, 1910, when William Kouwenhoven, Burt Phillips, Joseph Rourk, Clifford Bishop, and I. Cleveland Kirkham presided over the first meeting of the Brooklyn Motor Vehicle Dealers Association, and so began a 100-year journey of support and advocacy for the retail auto industry in greater New York.

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