Dealer Week Industry Celebration – The Rockin’ Good Time You Deserve, Cool Cat!  

MRAA’s Dealer Week is about learning, growing and educating your dealership team for even more success in the year ahead. However, it’s also about having fun, seeing friends, making new connections and celebrating another year of being part of the greatest industry ever!  

Last year in Austin, Texas, the MRAA held a 1970s-themed Industry Celebration in celebration of our 50th Anniversary. You can review the photos capturing the madness from that shindig here.

During the successful event, we heard from a few attendees who wished they would have known sooner that they could dress in costume for the event. As much as our team thought we shared the message, not everyone heard it. Even so, many of our groovy guests dressed for ’70s success. We all had a blast.

group of people dress in 1970s costumes at event
The 2022 Dealer Week Industry Celebration party in Austin was super groovy.

And we plan to do so again at Dealer Week 2023, Dec. 4-7, in Tampa, Fla.

Don’t Flip Your Wig, But …
This year’s Dealer Week Industry Celebration will help us all “push the boat out” on another successful boating season with music, food, drinks and fun! Free for all registered attendees (dealers and exhibitors), the event in Tampa is again made possible by Kicker Marine Audio, celebrating its 50th Anniversary!

Yes, you heard that correctly, bucko! It’s time to dig out some old clothes from your mom’s attic, hit the thrift store or shop online to find your perfect 1950s getup. You’re encouraged to dress up because there’s an outfit contest, prizes and more. Rumor has it that even Matt Gruhn, MRAA President (see above left in photo), will be wearing a costume again.

Don’t know what to wear? We got you!
21 Costume Ideas: Life, Music & Movie Inspiration

  1. White T-shirt, black comb and jeans.
  2. Poodle skirt.
  3. Bowling shirt.
  4. Letter jacket.
  5. Leather jacket.
  6. Housewife.
  7. Flight attendant.
  8. Car hop.
  9. Doo Wop.
  10. Hot-Rodder.
  11. Rockabilly.
  12. James Dean.
  13. Young Elvis.
  14. Buddy Holly.
  15. Marilyn Monroe.
  16. Happy Days.
  17. Laverne & Shirley.
  18. Leave it to Beaver.
  19. I love Lucy.
  20. Grease.
  21. The Outsiders.

I’ll Clue You – Industry Celebration Details
Prepare to be entertained and cut a rug at Splitsville, in downtown Tampa, to the cool sounds of Phase5. Along with 10-pin bowling, ping pong, billiards and darts, we’ve added an on-site photo booth, drinks and grub to keep things hoppin’!

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 6

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Location: Splitsville Social

Learn more about the Dealer Week 2023 Industry Celebration here.