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Get to Know ADESA Northwest

Get to Know ADESA Northwest


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ADESA Northwest, in Eugene, Oregon, was acquired by KAR Auction Services (the parent company of ADESA) in 2016, along with seven other auctions. Previously called Brasher’s Northwest Auto Auction, this location is a nationally known leader in the RV and specialty auction industry. ADESA Northwest hosts a dealer-only specialty auction on the second and fourth...
Cars and Culture Collide at Artomobilia

Cars and Culture Collide at Artomobilia


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For the fourth year, ADESA and our parent company, KAR Auction Services, served as presenting sponsors of Artomobilia, a celebration of automotive art and design in the Carmel Arts & Design District. Recently, more than 400 incredible collector cars were on display in downtown Carmel, Indiana, not far from our corporate headquarters. The event drew...
Get to Know ADESA Portland

Get to Know ADESA Portland


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ADESA Portland is now fully integrated into the ADESA auction line-up. The former Brasher’s Portland Auto Auction was acquired by KAR Auction Services (the parent company of ADESA) in 2016, along with seven other Brasher’s auctions. One of the Pacific Northwest’s busiest auto auctions, ADESA Portland sits on 34 acres and boasts eight auction blocks,...
Get to Know ADESA Flint

Get to Know ADESA Flint


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Located just northwest of the Detroit metropolitan area, ADESA Flint proudly serves dealers in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and beyond. Formerly known as Flint Auto Auction, ADESA Flint was acquired by KAR Auction Services (the parent company of ADESA) in 2016. I caught up with General Manager Lawrence Cubitt to find out more about this...
What Dealers Need to Know About Mobile Auctions

What Dealers Need to Know About Mobile Auctions


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This is a guest post from Jane Morgan, president of specialty auctions division at ADESA. At ADESA, we believe in providing our customers with as many channels as possible to buy or sell a vehicle or specialty unit. Mobile auctions are one of those platforms that can be customized to meet the unique demands or...
Celebrating 30 Years of Community Service at ADESA Winnipeg

Celebrating 30 Years of Community Service at ADESA Winnipeg


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This is a guest post from Gregg Maidment, general manager of ADESA Winnipeg and senior vice president of Canadian operations at ADESA. The 30th anniversary celebration at ADESA Winnipeg brought together family, friends, retirees, and our many dealer partners. The start of the auction goes back to 1987, when Mike Lawrence, founder of Canadian Auction Group...
ADESA Boston Celebrates Milestone 70th Anniversary

ADESA Boston Celebrates Milestone 70th Anniversary


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This is a guest post from Jack Neshe, General Manager at ADESA Boston. At ADESA, we frequently recognize auction anniversaries. But this one is particularly special. This year, ADESA Boston has been in business for 70 years—seven decades. I have been fortunate to be the general manager for ten of them. Most people know ADESA...
ADESA and KAR Companies Raise $28,000 for NIADA Foundation

ADESA and KAR Companies Raise $28,000 for NIADA Foundation


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We had another great turnout for our charity auction at the 2017 NIADA Convention and Expo in Las Vegas. A large crowd gathered to bid on a red 2016 Nissan Frontier SV crew cab pickup. Car City Super Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, walked away with the truck with a winning bid of $28,000. The...
ADESA Boston Gets Ready to Ride: 17th Annual Classic Car Show and Motorcycle Run

ADESA Boston Gets Ready to Ride: 17th Annual Classic Car Show and Motorcycle Run


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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,...