2013 HADA Convention

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Oct. 9 - 12, 2014
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First Hawaiian International Auto Show

A Kia K900, the automaker’s new luxury sedan, was flown to Hawaii March 10 from Los Angeles for the 2014 First Hawaiian International Auto Show, March 14-16, 2014 at the Hawaii Convention Center. 

More than 350 of the newest cars, crossover, trucks, SUVs, luxury cars and classics annually make this show the ideal setting for showgoers to fuel their automotive passion while researching some of the hottest new models and in-car technology. 

Additional information can be found on the official auto show website, www.HiAutoShow.com.

Dealer Day at the State Capitol

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Governor Neil Abercrombie discusses issues relating to the auto industry with HADA president-elect Bill van den Hurk at the Dealer Day at the State Capitol, January 16

Dealers and senior managers representing most of Hawaii's new-car dealerships joined more than 50 members of the State House of Representatives and State Senate to enjoy an informal discussion on issues facing the retail auto industry in Hawaii. Plate lunches from Kaka'ako Kitchen were provided for the HADA-sponsored "Dealer Day at the Capitol" held 11:30 – 1 p.m., Thursday, January 16, 2014 in Room 329 at the State Capitol.

Energy will be a subject of legislation likely to be discussed at length during this year's legislative session. The Car Factor is playing a growing role in Hawaii's energy economy. Electric vehicles provide a market for off-peak electric charging through the power grid, and the possible introduction of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the next few years may provide a commercial market for renewable, Hawaii-produced fuel. The development of hydrogen fueling infrastructure in Hawaii has been funded for years by a portion of the $1.05/barrel tax on imported oil. The barrel tax sunsets next year and there will be legislation relating to extending the tax beyond its designated sunset in 2015 to accommodate the continued development of hydrogen fueling infrastructure. HADA continues to support the goals of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, with the goal 70% clean energy by 2030—with 40% coming from renewable energy and 30% from efficiencies.

HADA Convention keynote speaker, Bill Underriner, the 2012 NADA Chairman, called for HADA dealers support of NADA's efforts to obtain signatures of U.S. Senators on the Portman-Shaheen letter to CFPB
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Waikoloa, Hawaii—At the 54th annual meeting of the Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association, 2012 NADA chairman, Bill Underriner, in his keynote speech, said the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's recent action will increase costs and decrease access for car buyers.

In his Friday morning (October 18, 2013) speech, he called upon HADA dealers to contact their U.S. Senators from Hawaii (Senators Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono) and request that both Democrats sign on to the letter authored by Senator Rob Portman, R-OH, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH which expressed concerns about the CFPB's actions relating to dealer-assisted financing.

Hawaii's two Senators would add bipartisan support to the letter to CFPB, which now has signatures from 7 Republicans and 3 Democrats.

Mr. Underriner also officiated at the swearing in ceremony of the 2014 HADA officers and directors following the election held during the annual meeting. Those sworn in for the 2013-2014 term were (with some serving the second of their 2-year terms):

President (serving the 2nd of 2-year term) Mike Niethammer

President-Elect (2nd of 2-year term) Bill van den Hurk

Vice President Eric Fukunaga

Secretary Wayne De Luz

Treasurer John Uekawa

Hawaii Director (chosen by Big Is. dealers) Brian Kitagawa

Maui Director (service 2nd of 2-year term) Damien Farias

Kauai Director Ryan Mackey

Oahu Director Stan Masamitsu

Oahu Director (2nd of 2-year term) Morrie Stoebner

Oahu Director Kenny Ching

Oahu Director Dan Keppel

At Large Director Keoni Hansen

At Large Director Inder Dosanjh

Immediate Past President (2nd of 2 yr term)

Nick Cutter Neighbor Island directors were elected by dealers on their respective islands.

Dealers, during the board of the directors meeting the previous day, expressed their gratitude for the service of out-going directors Joe Nicolai and Dan Mackey.

Some 200 HADA dealers, associate members and their guests attended this year's convention on Hawaii Island at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa.


HADA Mission Statement

The mission of HADA is to help auto dealers comply with the laws so as to make car buying by the public trouble free.

HADA is a nonprofit 501(c)6 Trade Association.

Hawaii's dealers maintain a multi-BILLION dollar retail industry.
Dealers provide 4,000 well paying jobs in Hawaii.
Dealers generate $300 million in tax revenue for state and local government.

To locate a dealer in your area, click here.

For a complete list of automobile manufacturers, click here.

HADA has always had a commitment to its community. We are proud to support the following events and opportunities

The First Hawaiian International Auto Show
HADA's State Teacher of the Year Car Program
HADA Convention
HADA Tech Training Scholarships
Working with the community on energy conservation
Working with government officials on traffic reduction

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