AutoTrader.com’s Site Traffic Increases in May

AutoTrader.com recently reported that its traffic numbers dramatically increased last month, with the number of unique visitors up 14 percent, sessions up 17 percent, used car searches up 19 percent, and page views up 26 percent.

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ADESA Orlando-Sanford Opens Reconditioning Facility

The ADESA Orlando-Sanford site has added a reconditioning facility that can handle both light and commercial vehicle reconditioning.

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Bid4Assets to Auction Off Government-Forfeited Luxury Sports Cars

Bid4Assets Inc. announced that it will auction six luxury automobiles forfeited to the U.S. Marshals Service on the Bid4Assets Web site, www.bid4assets.com.

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Manheim Partners with Nissan Motor Acceptance for Mobile Auction Sale

Manheim Auctions recently set up a sale in 10 days’ time for brand-new, hail-damaged Nissan cars and trucks on the automaker’s Smyrna, TN assembly plant campus, the company announced.

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IARA to Hold Next Remarketing Roundtable in July 2003

The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) will hold its next remarketing roundtable July 23-25, 2003, at the Marriott Chicago Downtown.

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Michigan Auto Auction Holds “One in a Hundred” Anniversary Sale

On June 16, Manheim’s Michigan Auto Auction will celebrate its one-year anniversary of hosting Ford Credit sales as well as Ford Motor Company’s 100th anniversary.

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Georgia Dealers Auto Auction Partners With Bill Heard Enterprises, Inc.

Georgia Dealers Auto Auction in Atlanta recently held two customized sales for Bill Heard Enterprises, Inc., running 812 vehicles across the block and selling nearly 700 – or 84 percent – of the vehicles.

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Remarketing Solutions Launches New Release Of Its Portfolio Management System

Remarketing Solutions (RS) began a partnership with Mercedes-Benz Credit, a DaimlerChrysler Services business unit, on June 2, 2003, whereby RS will administer all Internet-based dealer purchases through Mercedes-Benz Credit’s DPP (Dealer Purchase Program) Plus system.

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Manheim Auctions Experiments With New Wholesale Format

Manheim Auctions hosted cinema-style sales at its Atlanta Auto Auction on April 17 and its South Seattle Auto Auction on June 6.

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General Motors Sells Nine-Millionth Used Vehicle At Auction

General Motors celebrated the sale of the 9-millionth GM remarketed vehicle at GM Sponsored Auctions on June 10, 2003.

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