DETROIT – Selling more than 9,000 vehicles each, both ADESA Indianapolis and the Manheim Nashville Auto Auctions have been named General Motors 2009 Auction of the Year. This is the second time in the 26-year history that two auctions have been recognized for this most prestigious honor awarded to GM’s auction partners.

“This award emphasizes the essential role auctions play in the sale of our vehicles and servicing the dealers,” said Dan Kennedy, national sales manager for GM Remarketing “Both ADESA Indianapolis and Manheim Nashville serve as examples for providing quality products and an excellence of service to our customers. They serve as role models to other GM Sponsored Auctions striving to improve their efforts in reconditioning and the repair of GM’s used vehicles and meeting our dealer’s expectations and needs.”

Every year since 1984, GM has bestowed this honor on the highest performing auction site among all of their auction partners. It recognizes their excellence in reconditioning the vehicles, completing vehicle repairs and the presentation of GM used vehicles to the dealers, all while providing the very best customer service. ADESA Indianapolis and Manheim Nashville out performed a field of 40 GM Sponsored Auctions across the country to secure this year’s distinction.

“We are very pleased to be recognized by General Motors for our performance,” Dave Emerson, ADESA Indianapolis general manager. “We have a long relationship together and view this honor as a joint accomplishment made possible by the hard working team in Indy. Our dealers truly make us successful and we appreciate their support of ADESA Indianapolis.”

“We are thrilled and truly honored to have received this award,” Sam Chaple, general manager, Manheim Nashville. “It takes strong relationships and a team of dedicated individuals to deliver outstanding results; this has been our collective formula for success with General Motors. We take pride in offering our customers a great product, outstanding customer service and in always treating each other with fairness and respect."