Coffee with The Legends TIADA Annual Conference July 23-25, 2017

Cars and Coffee

Hear from the best of the best in the auto industry at this relaxed coffee talk. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see these experienced dealers who have seen it all, from the independent automobile space, candidly relive the good, the bad, and the unbelievable times that shaped their success. Space is limited. Arrive early!




Is Bigger Really Better?
Come chat with two central Texas BHPH dealers who started small, amassed huge portfolios and now challenge the old adage “bigger is better”. These guys are turning the BHPH industry upside down and making money with smaller lots. Their focus is on expenses, not sales. Grab a cup o’joe and let’s discuss the numbers.
Hosted by Keith Hagler, Taylor Auto Credit with special guest James Wood, Cars America

Getting ‘em Frontline Ready and Keeping ‘em Running
Make-ready and repair work can make or break a dealership. Bring a sharp pencil for this one as two longtime students of the industry compare numbers and visit over a cup of coffee. This conversation is about getting a return on every penny you put in the vehicle and knowing when to outsource or do the work yourself.
Hosted by Phil Lathrop, VP Auto Sales and Gary Sayre, Gary’s Used Cars

A Retail Guy, A Finance Guy & An Auction Guy Walk into a Coffee Shop
Trust me; you have never heard this one before… It’s the same guy! Newly elected NIADA President David Andrews LOVES to talk used cars – and he should, he owns auctions, retail locations, finance companies and more. The buzz in this coffee shop will be about taking care of employees, with over 700 he should know. If you have 2 or 20 employees come ready to learn and share.
Hosted by Michael York with special guest David Andrews