We love cars at ADESA, and we love to give back. One of our favorite ways to combine those two passions is the annual Classic Car Show and Motorcycle Run at ADESA Boston. This event supports our longtime philanthropy partner, JDRF, a leading advocacy group for people with type 1 diabetes.

On Sunday, June 4, gates open at 9 a.m. The 30-mile motorcycle run kicks off at 11 a.m. Riders will cruise through several scenic Massachusetts towns with a police escort.

The day’s festivities on the grounds at ADESA Boston include live music, chances to win great prizes in the raffles, food catered by local favorite Fulciniti’s, and a live auction with award-winning auctioneer Mike Chambers. Many fun activities for kids are planned. Parents can have their children fingerprinted, courtesy of the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office. The car show and other activities last until 2 p.m. Admission for spectators is free.

Last year, more than 50 motorcycles and 180 cars were on display for the car show. The event raised more than $38,000 to support and fund type 1 diabetes research.

You can help make this year’s event a success by registering your vehicle for the car show, riding in the motorcycle run, sponsoring the event, or just by attending. To register, sponsor or get more information, click here.

Over the past 16 years, the auction’s annual charity drive has raised more than $600,000 for children’s charities, including JDRF. The charity drive runs through June 30, and all proceeds go to support type 1 diabetes research. If you can’t attend, you can still donate to support the cause by clicking here. All donations are tax deductible.

This fundraising event was created by Tom Caruso, chief client officer of KAR Auction Services, and Jack Neshe, general manager of ADESA Boston. For a look back at our 12th annual event five years ago, including a great photo of Tom and Jack from 2002, click here. And to whet your appetite for this year’s car show, here are some photos from last year.

ADESA Boston 2016 JDRF Classic Car Show and Motorcycle Run

ADESA Boston 2016 JDRF Classic Car Show and Motorcycle Run

 

ADESA Boston 2016 JDRF Classic Car Show and Motorcycle Run

 

ADESA Boston 2016 JDRF Classic Car Show and Motorcycle Run