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About ADAGP

Established in 1904, the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP) is one of the oldest associations of its kind in the nation. ADAGP supports more than 175 franchised new car and truck dealers in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties and owns and produces the Philadelphia Auto Show and its Black Tie Tailgate Gala.

In 2003, after decades of philanthropic giving throughout the Greater Philadelphia region, the ADAGP Board of Directors incorporated their own charitable foundation, the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia is to support, promote and protect the common interests of the franchised new car and truck dealers of Greater Philadelphia by providing services and programs, disseminating information, enhancing dealership image and pooling collective influence for the benefit of its members.

The Association Charter and images from the 1911 Philadelphia Automobile Trade Association publication are below. Click on an image to enlarge it.