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Elio Motors Returns to ADESA Headquarters

Elio Motors Returns to ADESA Headquarters


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Nearly three years ago, Elio Motors visited ADESA and KAR headquarters in Carmel, Indiana, to show us an early-stage version of their prototype vehicle. After years of refining, the innovative company returned and showed us just how far their prototype has evolved – with the P5. Employees got to sit in the vehicle, and learn...
ADESA Kicks Off #RefreshYourRide Summer Contest

ADESA Kicks Off #RefreshYourRide Summer Contest


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Is your ride looking a little less than stellar? Maybe you’ve got cereal crunched between the back seat cushions (at least, you hope it’s just cereal). Or maybe your minivan smells more like a locker room from your kid’s sports gear. Whether you’re a busy parent or a weekend warrior who likes to get muddy...
Q&A with Jane Morgan, President of Specialty Auction Division

Q&A with Jane Morgan, President of Specialty Auction Division


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Jane Morgan is an auction veteran who has been with ADESA for more than 26 years. As the president of ADESA’s specialty division, she has a deep knowledge base about a unique segment of our business, but she also has a wide variety of experiences within the industry. Here’s what Jane shared about her newly...
ADESA Attends Inaugural Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction

ADESA Attends Inaugural Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction


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Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural auction in the Northeast recently wrapped up, and it surpassed all expectations. Held in a sold-out arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, the three-day event sold over 500 vehicles for a total of more than $25 million. As a sponsor of Barrett-Jackson, ADESA was thrilled to be part of the excitement. ADESA guests enjoyed being...
ADESA and KAR Companies Raise Funds for NIADA Foundation

ADESA and KAR Companies Raise Funds for NIADA Foundation


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During the annual National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) Convention in Las Vegas, ADESA, along with other KAR companies, recently sponsored an incredible car auction benefiting the NIADA Foundation. This year’s vehicle was an ivory white 2015 Chrysler 300 Limited with a black leather interior, sky-slider roof, wood-grain dash and a mere 9,320 miles on...
Five ADESA Golden Gate Employees Earn VCI Certification

Five ADESA Golden Gate Employees Earn VCI Certification


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Across all Volkswagen Credit, Inc. (VCI) locations in the United States, 18 people were recognized earlier this year for having completed the organization’s comprehensive training program. ADESA Golden Gate has five of these skilled specialists on staff. VCI’s training program combines online classes, instructor-led sessions and self-study segments designed for VW/Audi technicians, parts specialists and services...
ADESA New Jersey Gets Racing After 21 Years in Business

ADESA New Jersey Gets Racing After 21 Years in Business


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Last month, ADESA New Jersey marked 21 years in business. As part of their anniversary celebration, the team wanted to do something fun that would involve everyone on the staff—so they planned the First Annual Employee Pinewood Derby Race. A Pinewood Derby conjures up images of 8-year-old Cub Scouts learning to carve a car from...
Q&A with ADESA COO Paul Lips

Q&A with ADESA COO Paul Lips


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Paul Lips has seen a lot of changes in our industry since joining ADESA’s finance department 20 years ago. He’s worked in the office and in the trenches, and has a vast knowledge base about the auction, its processes and its customers. Recently, Paul shared some thoughts about the industry’s evolution and about his new...
ADESA Kansas City Takes Powersports to the Next Level

ADESA Kansas City Takes Powersports to the Next Level


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After months of construction, the team at ADESA Kansas City was finally able to reveal the auction’s new powersports building. The much-anticipated first sale included nearly 250 units from both commercial accounts and dealers. Customers came from all over the country—California, Michigan, Cincinnati, Texas and Tennessee—to be part of this event, while a transportation assistance...