What Dale Pollak Would Have Said on the Show Floor
Tuesday February 9, 2021
Automotive News, Feb. 9, 2021 – Buick dealer Len Pollak had a rule for his four sons in the 1960s: No going to the NADA convention until you’re 10.
That left Dale Pollak, the youngest, in an annual state of humiliation. Not only did he have to watch his brothers take off without him, he had to endure their taunts as they called home to Gary, Ind., from places such as Miami Beach and Las Vegas.
But Dale had the last laugh. He finally made the cut, to Houston in 1969. And while his brothers eventually steered away from the car business, Dale never did. He’s been traveling to NADA shows every year since — 52 in all — until 2021.