I’ve been in this industry for more than 30 years, but I can tell you one thing: a ribbon-cutting ceremony never gets old. Especially when it’s for a brand-new auction like ADESA Las Vegas. I expected it to be pretty amazing—I mean, it is Vegas after all—but this three-day ribbon-cutting event truly exceeded my expectations.

We had an incredible turnout: double the regular bid badge count. We had special guests: North Las Vegas Mayor Shari Buck and several of our national consignor reps. We even had a special charity event: an auction for a 2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster. We donated the winning bid for this bike, $8,000, to the NIADA charities.

The selection of inventory was incredible, the turnout was impressive, and it was just a great sale all around. I’m thankful I was able to attend, and I just want to say, “Welcome, ADESA Las Vegas!”

Showgirl, Tim DeBerry, Tom Caruso, Council Woman Anita Wood, Mayor Shari Buck, Theo Jelks, Showgirl.
















Jim Hallett, Mike Linn, Theo Jelks, Tom Caruso, Don Fincher