For the 14th year, ADESA Boston recently hosted their annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Run for a great cause. Nearly 150 motorcycles and 40 vintage vehicles took to the road to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which receives the proceeds of this yearly event.

The “run” included a 30-mile police escorted ride through several Massachusetts towns, including Framingham, Weston, Waltham and Newton. It was a perfect day for the run without a cloud in the sky.

The continued support of our employees, our customers, our local law enforcement agencies and the business community as a whole is greatly appreciated for this event. Without them, our success wouldn’t be possible.

To date, the auction has collected nearly $40,000 from this year’s event. And in the past 13 years, ADESA Boston has donated more than $400,000 to local children’s charities like JDRF.

Along with the classic car and motorcycle run, the event included free food, charity raffles, live music and fun for the whole family. As an idea stemming from a conversation I had with my colleague, Jack Nesche, general manager of ADESA Boston, many years ago, it is an honor to see the event provide so much support to a worthy cause during the past 14 years. Check out some photos from this year’s event below. I’m already looking forward to the 15th anniversary of this event next year.

 

Ready to ride at the 14th annual ADESA Boston Motorcycle Run.

Ready to ride at the 14th annual ADESA Boston Motorcycle Run.

Police escorts ready to lead the 14th annual ADESA Boston Classic Car and Motorcycle Run through 30 miles of Massachusetts roadways.

Police escorts ready to lead the 14th annual ADESA Boston Classic Car and Motorcycle Run through 30 miles of Massachusetts roadways.

The 14th annual JDRF  ADESA Boston Classic Car Show underway.

The 14th annual JDRF ADESA Boston Classic Car Show underway.

Getting ready to line up for the classic car cruise at ADESA Boston.

Getting ready to line up for the classic car cruise at ADESA Boston.

The bikes patiently awaiting road time.

The bikes patiently awaiting road time.

Shot of the classic cars at ADESA Boston.

Shot of the show cars at ADESA Boston.

Charity raffles benefitting JDRF

Charity raffles benefitting JDRF at the event.