Tickets On Sale for the 2023 Colorado Automotive Hall of Fame & Denver Auto Show Preview Gala

Though the overall number of young drivers involved in fatal crashes has fallen by almost 50% in the last 20 years, the past two years higher numbers.

Tickets are on sale now for the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) Annual Colorado Automotive Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Ceremony, and this year the event will be combined with the 2023 Denver Auto Show Preview Gala. This prestigious two-part event will take place on Tuesday, April 11, from 5:30 pm to 10 pm at The Colorado Convention Center at 700 14th St., Denver.

The event will kick off with an opening reception featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and will be followed by a sit-down dinner and the most prestigious awards ceremony in the state.

The individuals being honored at the Hall of Fame Dinner Awards Ceremony are industry leaders who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in the automotive industry and for future generations of automotive enthusiasts.

“As a non-native to the car world, these inductees are the first stories I learned from dealers that I respect immensely,” said Matthew Groves, CADA Vice President. “I am incredibly grateful to our sponsors and the entire Hall of Fame team for trying to make this honor worthy of the legacy they leave behind.”

Immediately following the dinner and awards ceremony, the doors will open to the 2023 Preview Gala, a lavish event featuring cocktails, networking, and entertainment along with the first glimpse of the Denver Auto Show.

All proceeds from this event will go to the Clear The Air Foundation, a non-profit in Colorado whose mission is to remove high-polluting vehicles from Colorado roads. Clear The Air Foundation also provides scholarships throughout the year to automotive technology students. Tickets are $250 per person and include access to the Hall of Fame Dinner, the Awards Ceremony, and the Denver Auto Show Preview Gala.

“I am very excited to announce the 2023 inductees to the Colorado Automotive Hall of Fame. This is a very special honor for the dealers who have contributed to our industry, their communities and the teams they have built within their stores,” said Todd Maul, Colorado Automotive Hall of Fame Chair. “We appreciate the vast support of our sponsors who have been instrumental in making this tribute possible. I would also like to thank the dealers and CADA staff who have spent many hours to assist in the selection of the inductees and making the event very special.”

To learn more about the event, purchase tickets, or to become a sponsor, visit the CADA website at

Tickets are also on sale for the Denver Auto Show and can be purchased at

The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) is the voice of the automotive retail industry throughout the state. As the automobile dealer trade association, CADA advocates issues of importance to the auto industry, Colorado auto dealers and Colorado’s driving public.

CADA is governed by a Board of Directors. Each member of the board is elected by his or her peers to represent them.

Today, our dealers range from small family-owned dealerships to nationally operated, multiple franchise corporations. CADA represents a united front for over 300 new car, truck, motorcycle and RV dealers. From local, state and federal policymakers to the public and the media, CADA is the voice for Colorado’s auto industry.

The Clear The Air Foundation is a non-profit located in Denver, Colo. whose mission is to completely remove heavily polluting cars from the US roadways. They do this by encouraging automotive dealerships and consumers to donate their old, pollution-heavy cars that will be smashed and recycled, never to pollute the air again.

Clear the Air Foundation awards scholarships throughout the year to automotive technology students who work at new car dealerships. These scholarships are in the form of tuition or tools, based on recipients’ needs. To date, they have awarded 110 scholarships, valued at $369,000.

To learn more about the Clear The Air Foundation’s mission visit their website or to learn how to donate your old car, email Director Mark Zeigler at [email protected].

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