AIADA Presents... A Look Back
of Major Milestones in the History of the International Nameplate Auto
Industry in the U.S.
A Chronicle of Major Milestones in the History of the International Nameplate Auto Industry in the U.S.
Every Monday throughout the month of May AIADA will take a look back at the history of the international nameplate automobile industry through a series of feature articles, which explore the significant roads that led us to where we are today – a catalyst for the largest automotive market in the world.
From our early
beginnings, highlighted by measured imports of Toyopet Crowns and
Volkswagen Beetles on through the painstaking years of quotas and
sanctions, our industry has flourished into an economic mainstay in the
automakers employ over 93,000 Americans at their vehicle assembly
facilities, parts facilities, research facilities, and corporate arms. On
top of injecting millions of dollars each year into local economies through
taxes and charitable contributions, international nameplate dealers in the