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Cox Salutes Porsche Exec for Charity Work

Saturday, 18 November 2017 16:44

Cox Automotive presented its 2017 Community Impact Award to Heather Pullen, national remarketing manager, Porsche Cars North America.
This award, sponsored by Manheim, honors remarketing industry leaders for their outstanding contributions to the community and the innovative ways they collaborate with community partners to help further their missions.
Pullen is an avid polo player, and she and her husband, Randy Pullen, formed a charity in 2016 named Pony Up For A Cause. This charity was designed to give back to local charities in the Atlanta area by raising money through an annual polo event produced by Pony Up For A Cause.
Pony Up For A Cause partners with Atlanta Ronald McDonald House (ARMHC) to support its mission in the local community. ARMHC provides temporary housing and support services to families who travel far from home to get treatment for their children facing a medical crisis. Since its inception, Pony Up For A Cause has raised more than $30,000 for ARMHC.
For her leadership and commitment to making a difference through community service, Pullen's charity Pony Up For A Cause will receive a $10,000 donation from Cox Automotive to further its work in the Atlanta area.

Last modified on Saturday, 18 November 2017 17:13

Indian Recalls Motorcycles for European Headlights

Saturday, 18 November 2017 16:39

Indian Motorcycles Co. is recalling 2,096 2017-18 Chief, Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, Chieftain Classic, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Elite, Chieftain Limited, Springfield, and Springfield Dark Horse motorcycles.
These motorcycles may be equipped with a European-market, not U.S.-market, halogen headlight assembly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Indian will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the motorcycle and replace any incorrect headlight assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November.
Indian's number for this recall is I-17-03.

Last modified on Saturday, 18 November 2017 17:15

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Hurricanes Continue to Lift Wholesale Prices

Thursday, 16 November 2017 23:40

Average wholesale prices in October were down only modestly month-over-month and up year-over-year, bolstered by lingering impacts from hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
According to ADESA Analytical Services’ monthly analysis of Wholesale Used Vehicle Prices by Vehicle Model Class, wholesale used vehicle prices in October averaged $10,977. That is down 0.6 percent compared to September and up 4.2 percent relative to October 2016.  
Prices were flat or down on a month-over-month basis for all model class segments, but were up year-over-year for all but full-size cars.
Prices were up on an annual basis even when holding constant for sale type, model-year age, mileage, and model class segment.

Last modified on Thursday, 16 November 2017 23:51

NAAA Honors Brasher as Pioneer

Thursday, 16 November 2017 23:40

The National Auto Auction Association has named auto auction veteran Larry F. Brasher a pioneer of the industry for his achievements and contributions to the remarketing profession.
The honor was presented to the former owner and chief executive officer of West Coast Auto Auctions during NAAA's 69th annual convention.
This Industry Pioneer Award, given to those who have worked in the wholesale motor vehicle industry and/or NAAA, recognizes an individual who has innovated or enhanced methods of improving services to remarketers through NAAA member auctions; has championed NAAA member auctions as providing services for motor vehicle remarketers unavailable from any other source; and has consistently followed the standards of the NAAA Code of Ethics. The NAAA represents more than 340 auction members and 100 associate members in North America. He’s also one of the founders in 1987 of the ServNet Auction Group that created a network of independent auto auctions strategically located across the country working together to provide customers with the latest in services and technologies.
Brasher has the distinction of being the first son of a former NAAA president and Hall of Fame member to hold the same office and join that illustrious group. Elected president in 1989 and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005, Brasher followed in the footsteps of his father Frank, who served in the top executive post from 1973 to 1974 and entered the Hall of Fame in 1987.

Last modified on Thursday, 16 November 2017 23:46