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Rain Doesn’t Stop Artomobilia 2018 From Shining in Carmel

Rain Doesn’t Stop Artomobilia 2018 From Shining in Carmel


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Car enthusiasts are some of the most passionate people on the planet, exemplified last month by the rain-soaked attendees at Artomobilia 2018—an annual car show held in the Arts & Design District of downtown Carmel, Indiana, right down the road from the headquarters for ADESA and our parent company, KAR Auction Services. As a longtime...
ADESA Indianapolis, Winnipeg Awarded for Excellence in Community Service

ADESA Indianapolis, Winnipeg Awarded for Excellence in Community Service


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Each year during National Auto Auction Week, the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) announces four regional winners in its Auto Auction of the Year for Excellence in Community Service competition. We couldn’t be prouder of the fact that two ADESA auctions have earned awards from the NAAA for excellence in charitable activities. ADESA Indianapolis took...
ADESA Des Moines Hosts Driver Training for Teens

ADESA Des Moines Hosts Driver Training for Teens


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ADESA Des Moines hosted a Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL) training program that gave young adults the opportunity to learn advanced driving skills in a controlled environment. In four educational and engaging sessions held over two days, hundreds of teens learned four critical driving skills—hazard recognition, vehicle handling, speed management and space management....
Independent Dealers Meet for Conventions in Alabama, Texas

Independent Dealers Meet for Conventions in Alabama, Texas


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After a successful panel discussion and workshop at the GIADA convention in Savannah, Georgia, I headed off to the Alabama Independent Automobile Dealer’s Association’s 49th Annual Convention & Trade Expo, held at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front hotel. There I was honored to deliver the keynote address at the kickoff breakfast. They even presented...
Georgia’s Independent Dealers to Talk Change at GIADA 2018

Georgia’s Independent Dealers to Talk Change at GIADA 2018


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Summer time is convention time for the state chapters of the independent automobile dealers’ associations. That’s why I’m off to Georgia July 12–14 for the GIADA convention at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. The theme for the 2018 Convention and Board Meeting is “It’s About Time: Change. Challenge. Opportunity.” The keynote speaker will be Herman Cain,...
ADESA Raises $27K During 2018 NIADA/NABD Charity Auction

ADESA Raises $27K During 2018 NIADA/NABD Charity Auction


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We just wrapped up the first-ever NIADA/NABD mega-conference, and it couldn’t have been more of a success for ADESA and the other KAR Auction Services companies in attendance. ADESA and several other KAR companies occupied adjoined booth spaces so that visitors could appreciate the breadth of our brands, products and services. This year’s conference theme...
ADESA and KAR Gear Up for 2018 NIADA/NABD Mega-Conference in Orlando

ADESA and KAR Gear Up for 2018 NIADA/NABD Mega-Conference in Orlando


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One of the largest industry conventions for independent auto dealers is quickly approaching, and this year is shaping up to be the biggest one yet. From June 18-21, the National Independent Auto Dealers Association (NIADA) has merged with The National Alliance of Buy Here Pay Here Dealers (NABD) to present their Rewriting the Playbook 2018...
ADESA Boston Hosts Successful 2018 Classic Car Show & Motorcycle Run

ADESA Boston Hosts Successful 2018 Classic Car Show & Motorcycle Run


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Last weekend, ADESA Boston hosted another successful—and fun—Classic Car Show and Motorcycle Run. The 2018 edition of this event raised nearly $26,000 for JDRF, a global organization focused on funding research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Thirty bikes took part in the 30-mile-long, police-escorted motorcycle run. Spectators and car enthusiasts came to...
Get Your Motor Runnin’: ADESA Boston Hosts Classic Car Show & Motorcycle Run

Get Your Motor Runnin’: ADESA Boston Hosts Classic Car Show & Motorcycle Run


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Cars and charity have always gone together at ADESA, and the annual Classic Car Show & Motorcycle Run at ADESA Boston is one of the longest-running, biggest charity events on our calendar. Since 2001, this annual event has raised more than $600,000 for numerous children’s charities. Now in its 18th year, the car show and...