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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...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for May 2017

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for May 2017


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Average wholesale prices in May were flat versus April but up on a year-over-year basis, primarily due to the strength of truck prices and a younger mix resulting from off-lease supply growth.  As introduced last month, a drill-down into the data clearly reveals price softening when accounting for sale type and vehicle age, model class...
ADESA Boston Holds 17th Annual Classic Car Show & Motorcycle Run

ADESA Boston Holds 17th Annual Classic Car Show & Motorcycle Run


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Beautiful weather set the stage for ADESA Boston’s 17th annual Classic Car Show & Motorcycle Run earlier this month. More than 50 classic cars and motorcycles were entered in the show, and a 30-mile motorcycle run took 40 riders through several scenic Massachusetts towns — complete with a police escort of nine bikes and an...
Catch ADESA at NIADA 2017 in Las Vegas

Catch ADESA at NIADA 2017 in Las Vegas


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Every year, I look forward to attending the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) Convention & Expo in Las Vegas. This year’s event takes place June 12–15. The conference theme for 2017 is all about “charting your course.” Essentially, independent dealers need a clear path to navigate obstacles and achieve success. I think the timing...
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,...
ADESA Launches Search-To-Win Sweepstakes

ADESA Launches Search-To-Win Sweepstakes


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The ADESA Search-To-Win Sweepstakes is here! The contest—which runs from May 22 to June 30, 2017—is not only a great way to learn more about our online products and services, but employees and dealers can also win awesome prizes. Three participating dealers—selected at random—will win a grand-prize trip to the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for April 2017

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for April 2017


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Average wholesale prices in April were up on both a month-over-month and year-over-year basis. As has been stated repeatedly in previous months, however, much of these supposed increases in used vehicle values are the result of strength in truck prices and growth in off-lease volumes. An analysis of sales prices by sale type, model-year age,...
ADESA Flint Hosts Annual Corvettes & Classics Sale

ADESA Flint Hosts Annual Corvettes & Classics Sale


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It was a rainy Wednesday morning at ADESA Flint, but that didn’t stop dealers from coming out in droves to check out classic cars and Corvettes. In fact, it was the biggest sale in the auction’s history, according to General Manager Lawrence Cubitt. The annual Corvettes & Classics event started a day earlier with a...