Welcome to the WMDA/CAR Service Station and Automotive Repair Association

WMDA/CAR represents independent business professionals of service stations, repair facilities, convenience stores, and other automotive industry related businesses.  


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Welcome Reception at Seacrets kicks off our Convention in Ocean City on Thursday, September 25th from 7:00pm -10:00pm at Ocean City's Best Nightclub. This is an event for everyone including the family. Tickets are $55 per adult and $30 per child (14 and under). Tickets include open bar (including special frozen drinks!), lots of food, dancing with one of Seacrets best deejays - and a bunch of great people! 

Hospitality Suites are FREE for everyone! This event will be held at the Clarion Hotel on Friday, September 26th from 8:30pm - 10:30pm. We have a full house this year with suites sponsored by Ewing Oil, Carroll Fuel, PMG, Sunoco/Exxon, SMO and the Repair Facilities/CAR. This is an awesome time for everyone! Each suite is different, for example, the Repair Facilities/CAR will have a deejay, lots of great food, beer or wine AND a Specialty Drink just for their suite, called The Backfire! Come and mingle, eat, drink, dance and have fun! If you are looking for something for the kids, or for those who do not drink, check out the Ewing Oil suite - they offer a family theme with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, build your own ice cream sundaes and cookies.
 

Register now for your free trade show passes! Tickets are on sale now for the Golf Tournament, Seacrets, the Awards Breakfast, and Grille on the Bay. Don't forget to take advantage of The Mega Trade Show, Educational Sessions, and Hospitality Suites which are open to all Members at NO COST!

Click Here to view the 2014 Convention and Mega Trade Show brochure, which offers information on all of the events and includes a free show pass as well.

***The Off-Shore Fishing Trip and the Spouse Shopping Trip have both been cancelled. We will not be accepting registrations for either of these events.*** 

If you would like additional information, contact the WMDA/CAR Office at (301) 390-0900.

 

Educational Events Being Held This Year

We have so much going on this year including two FREE, informative events - The Industry Issues Forum with speakers from MDE, Weights and Measures, other State Associations, the Ad-Hoc Committee, AAA Mid-Atlantic, and more; who will fill you in on what is happening, what is going to happen, and what MAY happen - issues that will affect YOUR business!

For more information on The Industry Issues Forum, which will be held on Friday, September 26th at 12:30pm in the Ocean City Convention Center, Click Here.

On Saturday, September 26th at 10am, immediately following the Awards Breakfast and Harry T. Murphy Customer Service Contest at our host hotel, the Clarion, WMDA/CAR will present Murf's Turf/Small Businessman's Survival Guide featuring Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot. Can YOUR business survive the Government? Join us for a town hall meeting where Comptroller Franchot, Roy Littlefield and Kirk McCauley will answer your questions.

For more information on Murf's Turf, Click Here.

Stay ahead of the curve, and protect your business, your future. Attending these free events is just a part of the whole experience at the WMDA/CAR Annual Convention & Mega Show in Ocean City.

Don't forget to get your FREE trade show passes! Pre-register now (registration will be $10 at the door). Contact Marta Gates-Jones at mgates@wmda.net or (301) 390-0900 ext. 115 with the names of everyone (including children) who will be attending.

 

Ready For Some Golf At The Beach?

There is still time to register for our Fall Golf Tournament at the Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links in Berlin on Thursday, September 25th (Shotgun start at 9am). This is the first event of our Annual Convention and Mega Trade Show in Ocean City. We have a great price of $175 per player which includes lunch, greens fees, cart rental, "goodie" prize, 2 drink tickets, a snack box...and lots of fun!

If you are a golfer, why not come "down to the Ocean" and join the tournament? If you do not have a foursome, we have several groups that are looking for more to make their foursome complete. There will be prizes for First Place, Second Place, Closest to the Pin, and Longest Drive.

To register for the Fall Golf Tournament, Click Here .

 

WMDA/CAR Convention and Mega Trade Show

As one of the largest trade shows on the East Coast, the WMDA/CAR Convention and Mega Trade Show is the place to be! For 40 years, owners, managers, decision-makers and technicians of service stations, repair shops, c-stores, car washes, tire dealers, and more, come to the Mega Show to attend informative seminars, witness live demonstrations, network and learn about the latest products, technologies and services for the automotive industry.

The Mega Show draws focused buyers, who are seriously looking for products, services and innovation. Mega Show attendees are directly responsibles for the purchase of equipment, products and services and exceeds over 900 owners, managers, and decision-makers.

With so many having family run businesses, WMDA/CAR is proud to have a family friendly Convention - so there is always something for everyone in the family to do!

Make plans to join us in Ocean City, Maryland, September 25-27. From the Golf Tournament at Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links on Thursday, September 25th, to the Trade Show Finale at the Ocean City Convention Center Saturday afternoon, September 27th (where we will be giving away a $5,000 CASH grand prize!) there are many ways to make deals with the vendors at the Mega Show, take classes, hear knowledgeable speakers, and have fun too!

The Annual Convention & The Mega Show, promises to be one of your best returns on investment of the year.

 

2013 Convention and Mega Trade Show