Sure, we all know there are meetings and programs and workshops to attend at NADA, but most folks squeeze out a few minutes to find some fun, too. Here's a look at just a few who did.
Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers and their guests rocked hard at the Hard Rock Cafe at Universal Studios. They joined a Blues Brothers impersonator in a conga line. Dealers were able to choose their musical pace and volume, since Toyota provided live easy-listening music in another area of the restaurant. Applause was loud and strong all night. Well, almost. The song "Mustang Sally" got a cool response from the crowd.
Ford Motor Co. Salute to Dealers honorees Sam Pack, left, of Sam Pack's Five Star Ford in Carrollton, Texas, and Mac Haik, of Mac Haik Ford-Lincoln-Mercury in Houston, are congratulated by Anne Stevens, Ford's COO of the Americas.
Koichi Suzuki, right, president of automotive operations at American Suzuki Motor Corp., welcomes Mark Baer of Baer Buick-Pontiac-GMC-Subaru-Cadillac in Washington, Pa., at the Suzuki party. Baer plans to open Baer Suzuki this year.
Hyundai dealers were treated to a peaceful ride on the Gaylord, a two-mast sailing ship at Sunset Sam's in the Gaylord Palms Hotel atrium. Dealers enjoyed rum punch without fear because the ship never left the dock.
Ralph Gilles, left, the Chrysler group's director of truck exterior/interior design studio and specialty vehicles, greets John Roy of Southland Chrysler-Jeep in Southaven, Miss., and his wife, Phyllis Roy, at the DaimlerChrysler Minority Dealers Association party.
Three generations of the Miller family enjoy the Mazda reception. Flagler Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep General Manager Mindy Miller and her 3-month-old daughter, Kira Miller-Casane, joined Mindy's father, Gary Miller, of Miller Mazda in Erie, Pa.