The History of the ARA

A Long and Colourful Story

The Automotive Retailers Association was formed in 1951 by a group of service station owners to unite their voices to address certain issues of the day that affected all of their businesses. On this page we will chronicle the ARA’s story, but it is a huge project, so let’s begin by giving you a glimpse of what we plan to showcase here…a look at the various divisions of the ARA that have come and gone over the years.