At ADESA Boston last week, more than 80 motorcycles and 60 classic cars rode 30 miles through the local Massachusetts towns of Framingham, Weston, Waltham and Newton in a very special run– The 13th annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Run benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

I am fortunate to be able to participate in numerous charitable activities throughout the year, but as a Boston native, this one will always remain near and dear to my heart. It is humbling to see what started as a casual conversation more than a decade ago between ADESA Boston general manager Jack Neshe and I grow into a must-attend celebration for many in the surrounding areas.

We can’t thank the local community enough for continuing to support our annual fundraiser for these worthwhile charities. It is amazing to see everyone pull together for a good cause—and it really is a great time with some amazing vehicles.

In its 13th year, we’ve raised nearly half a million dollars together for various children’s charities in addition to JDRF, including Boston Children’s Hospital,Northern New England Down Syndrome Congress and Autism Speaks. Here are some snapshots of the great motorcycles, classics and community attending this year’s show. I’m already looking forward to next year’s run.

Fundraiser auction at ADESA Boston benefiting local children's charities.

Eighty motorcycles ride the local streets of greater Boston during the 13th Annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Run.

Just one of the many classics on display at ADESA Boston's annual fundraiser.

The Needham Fire Department graciously brought one of their fire trucks to display at ADESA Boston's annual event.

Hot rods strut their stuff at ADESA Boston's 13th Annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Run.