The National Auto Auction Association presented Dean Fumasi with the NAAA Bernie Hart Memorial Auctioneer Award at the organization's 69th convention. Fumasi has been an auctioneer since 1986. In 1996, he began working for Brasher's at its two auctions in Oregon. ADESA acquired the eight-auction Brasher's Group in 2016. The Bernie Hart Memorial Auctioneer Award honors "the most visible person in the auction industry." It is named after long-time NAAA Executive Director Bernie Hart of Lincoln, Neb., who served the association for more than 30 years before retiring in 1988.
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling 1,117 2012 Versa Hatchback vehicles that were sold or ever registered in the District of Columbia, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Road salt may corrode the front coil springs; possibly resulting in the coil springs fracturing. Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace both front coil springs, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Nov. 27. This campaign expands recall 15V573.