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ADESA Phoenix hosts legendary week of special guests and cars for a cause

ADESA Phoenix hosts legendary week of special guests and cars for a cause


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One of our most exciting annual events is Legendary Sales Week, held at ADESA Phoenix for its fourth year running. Welcoming more than 1,200 dealers from across the country, charity auctions, honored special guests and unique sales filled the week with plenty of activity. Supporting Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is a special aspect of this...
Start 2014 off right with a Sales Kick-Off (SKO) meeting

Start 2014 off right with a Sales Kick-Off (SKO) meeting


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Looking for a way to energize your dealership employees to hit their best sales ever in 2014? Start your year with a Sales Kick-Off meeting (SKO). The purpose of an SKO meeting is to get the year off to a fast start by educating and motivating the sales force. The “SKO season” generally takes place...
A first-timer’s guide to Barrett-Jackson

A first-timer’s guide to Barrett-Jackson


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Over the years, I’ve been extremely fortunate to attend several Barrett-Jackson events across the United States. As a classic car lover, it’s truly like being a kid in a candy store–if your preferred “candy” comes in the form of gears, engines, wheels and muscle cars. This week, Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale kicks off their 2014 series. If it’s your...
Out with the old, in with the new: tips for moving year-end inventory

Out with the old, in with the new: tips for moving year-end inventory


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It’s that time when you take stock of your inventory and prepare your car dealership for the next year. The U.S. automobile market has been on resurgence, but significant unsold inventory still remains on dealer lots. Here are some tips to help move 2013 inventory to make way for more vehicles in the new year. 1....
Why your dealership should be thinking mobile

Why your dealership should be thinking mobile


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I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen an explosive growth in the use of mobile devices in everything we do. It should come as no surprise then that car shoppers are no different. From research and information gathering, to communication and purchasing, mobile devices are an important resource for more and more car shoppers. ...
Barrett-Jackson and ADESA enjoy Las Vegas

Barrett-Jackson and ADESA enjoy Las Vegas


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It has been a spectacular experience visiting the different 2013 Barrett-Jackson auctions this year, and most recently, Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas. Flashy classic cars reminiscent of the Rat Pack Days were spotted everywhere, as well as newer collectibles that are favorites of movie stars and sports players that frequent The Las Vegas Strip. The electrifying Vegas...
Visiting Barrett-Jackson Reno Tahoe 2013

Visiting Barrett-Jackson Reno Tahoe 2013


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As a collector car enthusiast, attending Barrett-Jackson events is a real treat for me. I recently visited the inaugural Hot August Nights Barrett-Jackson Reno Tahoe auction, a new destination for the famous celebration. I personally love ‘hot rods.’ And, hundreds of them filled the streets. Being surrounded by so many custom hot rods at Hot...
Highlights from Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2013

Highlights from Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2013


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This past month, I had the opportunity to visit ADESA Phoenix for their annual Legendary Sales Week and one of my favorite car events, the 42nd annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. Barrett-Jackson didn’t disappoint its record 300,000 attendees this year. WestWorld was filled with crowd pleasers, including my favorite muscle car, a 1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda. Another...
The cars at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

The cars at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach


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While at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, we had the opportunity to see some amazing vehicles (and one submarine) cross the auction block. Knowing that beautiful cars were around every corner, we made sure to have a camera in our hands at every moment. Check out a few of our favorite exotics and rare classics below. To see...