News & Updates

ARA 80th Annual Convention & Exposition

Apr 10, 2023 - Kim Glasscock, Meeting Planner

ARA 80th Annual Convention & Exposition

Don't miss the ARA 80th Annual Convention & Exposition! This year's event held in Kansas City, MO.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register!

Upcoming Events in May

Mar 30, 2023 - Jessica Anderson, Director of State Government Affairs

Upcoming VARA Events

VARA is Coming to Yorktown, Roanoke and Richmond in May!

VARA is excited to announce THREE opportunities to connect with your fellow automotive recyclers, industry vendors and association staff! Join us for one of these FREE networking dinners coming up in May:

  • May 9th in Yorktown
    Tuesday, May 9, 2023 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
    Country Grill & Smokehouse
    1215 George Washington Memorial Hwy Suite A
    Yorktown, VA 23693
  • May 10th in Roanoke
    Wednesday, May 10, 2023 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
    El Rodeo
    3518 Orange Ave. NE
    Roanoke, VA 24012
  • May 11th in Richmond
    Thursday, May 11, 2023 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
    Pasta House
    8196 Atlee Rd.
    Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Please register in advance so we have an accurate headcount and encourage your business partners and colleagues to attend as well! Please contact Sandy Blalock ( or Vince Edivan ( with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Happy New Year

Jan 3, 2023 - Sandy Blalock, Managing Director

Happy New Year from VARA and ARA! May the new year be happy and prosperous for your business, your family, and all that you do.

Our Mission

The Virginia Automotive Recyclers Association is an organization created to be a voice and resource for auto recyclers in Virginia. Our members come from all over the state and represent a range of salvage yards big and small. Our goal is to develop Virginia as a productive place to recycle automobiles all while protecting its valuable natural resources.