How better to celebrate 100 years of the National Automobile Dealers Association than with a roaring party that spread across New Orleans’ sprawling riverfront Mardi Gras World? And as if the centennial celebration wasn't enough, numerous companies and organizations staged glitzy events for conventiongoers.
Take it Big Easy
Don Hicks, chairman of the NADA Convention Committee, tosses beads from his float.
Andrew Puetz, owner of Chrysler Winona in Winona, Minn., and his wife, Tessa, enjoy the spectacular fireworks.
Partygoers gather in the Grand Oaks Mansion courtyard.
A champagne model serves 2017 NADA Chairman Mark Scarpelli and his wife, Julie, in the float den where floats are created for the Mardi Gras Parade.
Bill Lovegreen, owner of Lovegreen Ford in Kirksville, Mo., gets a kiss from his daughter Kathryn.
Enjoying the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers reception at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside were 2017 NAMAD Vice Chairman Jay Rosario, left, and 2016 Chairman Perry Watson. Rosario is dealer principal at Wesley Chapel Nissan in Wesley Chapel, Fla. Watson is president of Lexus of Mishawaka in Mishawaka, Ind.
Subaru of America executives enjoy their reception at the Hermann-Grima House, which was built in 1831. From left: Hironori Hamamichi, vice president; Jeff Walters, senior vice president of sales; Scott McKesey, sales director; and CEO Tomomi Nakamura.
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