When people think of an auto auction, they probably don’t realize that our business has contributed significantly to the economy and been a vital part of their local community for seven decades. So, we wanted to bring our love for this industry out of the lanes and into our local communities to celebrate National Auto Auction Week.

From August 19–August 23, 2013, our 67 auction locations will share photos from each of their hometowns. Whether it’s a local charity they support, a nearby diner that customers frequent post-sale or a famous landmark, they will share their love of auto auctions with their friends, families and neighbors.

We appreciate any opportunity to celebrate our incredible industry, but this year is especially exciting for all of us at ADESA. Looking forward to NAAA’s convention in September, it will be a pleasure for us to welcome our industry to ADESA’s hometown of Indianapolis. And, as a former president of NAAA, I look forward to thanking my good friend and colleague Paul Lips for his year of service as NAAA president and to welcome my fellow Bostonian Jack Neshe as incoming president.

The National Auto Auction Association celebrates its 65th anniversary this month. This week is the perfect time to spread awareness about an industry we know and love. Check back often on our Facebook and Twitter pages for photos celebrating our communities, our people and our industry. As long-time members of the NAAA, we are proud to support this weeklong event.

The ADESA management team at the Renaissance pool in Carmel, Indiana, a frequent meeting place for the group. Pictured L to R: Tim Zierden, Doug Shore, Summer Ernsberger, Paul Lips, Jeff Bescher , Tom Caruso, Dennis Jones, Carol Sewell

Auto auction love at the Indiana State Fair Midway.

Future "car guy", Gavin, already showing love for the auto auction industry.