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ADESA Kansas City Takes Powersports to the Next Level

ADESA Kansas City Takes Powersports to the Next Level


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After months of construction, the team at ADESA Kansas City was finally able to reveal the auction’s new powersports building. The much-anticipated first sale included nearly 250 units from both commercial accounts and dealers. Customers came from all over the country—California, Michigan, Cincinnati, Texas and Tennessee—to be part of this event, while a transportation assistance...
ADESA Winnipeg to Host Charity Boat Auction for Chicago Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews

ADESA Winnipeg to Host Charity Boat Auction for Chicago Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews


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Chicago Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews is known for captaining the ice. But off the ice, he captained a 1935 Cossey Replica boat. Now, he’s offering the keys to that vessel to one lucky bidder at an ADESA Winnipeg public auction on April 26. Proceeds will support the children’s charity, Variety Manitoba. ADESA Winnipeg has worked very...
Five Questions with ADESA Chicago General Manager Troy Peterson

Five Questions with ADESA Chicago General Manager Troy Peterson


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Last year, ADESA announced the groundbreaking of a new auction facility in the greater Chicago area. This announcement received fantastic feedback on social media and quickly became one of our most popular Overdrive blog posts ever. As we prepare for the opening of this exciting new ADESA location, I sat down with the new general...
Excitement Builds As NADA 2016 Draws Near

Excitement Builds As NADA 2016 Draws Near


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One of the premier auto industry events of the year is the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention and Expo, where thousands of dealers and automotive professionals converge to “talk shop.” Each year, ADESA looks forward to this opportunity to share our latest marketplace offerings and connect with customers and business partners from across the...
Safe T. Sam Helps Auctions Play It Safe

Safe T. Sam Helps Auctions Play It Safe


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From used car to salvage auctions, finance branches to corporate offices, the visibility of safety is important across our industry. In fact, when you visit an ADESA auction location, you can’t miss the employees’ favorite safety champion, Safe T. Sam. Since ADESA is part of the KAR Auction Services group of companies, which includes IAA, AFC...
Doug Hadden Shares Advice on Sourcing and Selling Pre-Owned Vehicles in the Wholesale Market

Doug Hadden Shares Advice on Sourcing and Selling Pre-Owned Vehicles in the Wholesale Market


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During last month’s Used Car Week conference, Doug Hadden, ADESA’s executive director of dealer services, training and development, was featured on a panel discussing innovative ways of buying and selling used cars in the wholesale channel–including physical auctions, dealer-to-dealer networks, and more. Check out the video below: Here are a few key points Doug shared during...
ADESA’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

ADESA’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015


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Another year has come and gone. During these past 12 months, ADESA celebrated many incredible milestones and our Overdrive Blog was there to document it all. As we reflect on 2015, here is a list of our top 10 ADESA Overdrive Blog posts: 10. KAR Fun Fridays Return to Celebrate Americana Returning for their second year,...
KAR Carmel Competes in the Corporate Challenge

KAR Carmel Competes in the Corporate Challenge


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KAR’s Carmel office took part in the company’s first Corporate Challenge this fall. This annual event—hosted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway—brings teams from major companies in central Indiana together for fun and friendly competition, all for the chance to bring home bragging rights. The schedule included competitive events—running and bike races, cornhole, volleyball and bowling—as...
Another Record Year for Food Drive at KAR Headquarters

Another Record Year for Food Drive at KAR Headquarters


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Things were pretty quiet during the first three days of the traditional “battle-of-the-floors” food drive at KAR’s headquarters. KAR Software Quality Analyst Scott Schultz, in his fifth year of organizing the collection efforts, was a bit nervous. After all, last year’s drive was an exciting, record-breaking event that brought in nearly 20,000 items, so the expectations...