Manheim Index stretches record-setting streak to 6

AuSM Staff

Make it six months in a row that the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index has set a new record high. Cox Automotive reported this week that wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage- and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 1.02 percent month-over-month in October. This rise pushed the index reading... Read More

Arlena Sawyers , Correspondent

Warren Clauss knows first-hand that auction industry jobs can lead to dynamic careers. The former certified public accountant snagged the controller job at the Auto Dealers Exchange Buffalo, in Akron, N.Y. — then owned by ADESA founder Mike Hockett, who went on to found Auction Broadcasting Co. — when the... Read More

AuSM Staff

Whether it’s just a momentary slowdown or the sign of a longer-term dealer trend, Black Book watched vehicle depreciation slightly intensify as store managers opted not to load up on potential inventory coming through the auction. The latest Black Book Market Insights report shows both car and truck segments... Read More

Roundup: Auction charity sale, expansion & more

AuSM Staff

During the President’s Gala held during next week’s NAAA Annual Convention festivities in the second block of Used Car Week, there will be a new fundraiser (Chapter Charity Auction) to benefit five charities. The Gala itself is on Nov. 16 from 7 p.m. (PT)  to 9 p.m. In addition to... Read More

2 ingredients keep Black Book index moving higher

AuSM Staff

Black Book sees two elements coming together to prop up used-vehicle prices and, in turn, push its Used Vehicle Retention Index higher for the second month in a row. Black Book recently released its October index and noticed an increase of 0.6 percent month-over-month from 113.9 to 114.6. It’s the second... Read More

Manheim appoints 2 new Southeast GMs

AuSM Staff

Manheim recently announced it has appointed Noel Kitsch as general manager of Manheim Georgia and Joey Satfield as general manager of Manheim Fort Myers.   Kitsch most recently served as senior assistant general manager at Manheim Central Florida. He joined Manheim in 2001 as a dealer sales representative before... Read More

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

It was quite the quarter and it has been quite the year for KAR Auction Services. The multi-pronged impact from two hurricanes that bear some influence on KAR’s whole-car and salvage auction businesses. Purchasing DRIVIN and Dependable Auto Shippers, and buying the remaining interest in TradeRev. All while... Read More

AuSM Staff

Barrett-Jackson recently raised $1 million for Las Vegas first responders during its 10th annual Las Vegas Auction at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The five charity vehicles featured in the sale included a rare 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake owned by Barrett-Jackson president Steve Davis, which sold for... Read More


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