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 motorcycle run raises money for JDRF, a global organization focused on funding research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

On Sunday, June 3, gates open at 9 a.m. Spectators get free admission and are welcome to come check out the rows of classic and muscle cars on display. The 30-mile-long, police-escorted motorcycle run gets underway at 11 a.m. sharp. Registration for cars/motorcycles is $30 and includes lunch and an event T-shirt. Passengers are $10.

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.

The Classic Car Show & Motorcycle Run at ADESA Boston is part of a fundraising campaign at a half-dozen ADESA auctions, in partnership with the Ford Global Action Team. Last year, in the sixth year of the partnership, ADESA auctions reached a milestone—$1 million raised for JDRF.

This year, we have our eyes on the next $1 million, and you can help. To register your vehicle for the car show, sign up for the motorcycle run, or donate, click here. All proceeds benefit the JDRF New England Chapter.

If you’re in the area, we hope you’ll join us on June 3 at ADESA Boston.

A classic Chevrolet El Camino SS on display during ADESA Boston’s 2017 Classic Car Show

Motorcycles lining up during ADESA Boston’s 2017 Motorcycle Run