The California Motor Car Dealers Association has changed its name to the California New Car Dealers Association. “The new name better reflects who we are: the country’s largest association of franchised new car dealers,” said Peter Welch, CNCDA President. More than 1,350 dealer members are in the group. In 2007, California new car dealers generated 21 percent of all retail sales within the state and collected $5.8 billion in sales tax, according to CNCDA’s 2008 Economic Impact Report, which is available online at www.cncda.org. Bert Boeckmann of Galpin Motors Group is a regional vice president and director with the associates, and Calabasas auto dealer Tim Smith is a director.