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2014 Highest Online Sales Percentage: Manheim Harrisonburg
From left, lower row: Robert “Biggin”...
2014 CPS Top Gun Award Winner: North Bay Auto Auction
Front Row: Becky Szalwinski Middle Row... 2014 CPS Heavy Hammer Award Winner: Manheim California
From left: Richard Steffy, Ruby Campos,...
2014 Operational Excellence Award Winner: ABC Toledo
Front (left to right): Jay Lashuay, Cheryl... 2014 CPS Small Market Top Gun Award: Adesa Seattle
From left: Christina Stetler, Nikki Barker...

CPS Auction Awards

CPS (Consumer Portfolio Services) announced their 2014 top performing auctions through its Auction Performance Program at the CAR conference in Las Vegas on March 18. Categories included: The CPS Top Gun Award, The CPS Heavy Hammer Award, The Operational Excellence Award, Highest Online Sales Percentage and the CPS Small Market Top Gun Award. (PHOTOS: CPS)

The Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) was held March 18-19 at Caesars Palace in Las...
2015 Conference of Automotive Remarketing
2015 Conference of Automotive Remarketing

2015 Conference of Automotive Remarketing

The 2015 Conference of Automotive Remarketing, which is produced by Bobit Business Media, publisher of Automotive Fleet, celebrated its 20th anniversary in Las Vegas from March 18-19. Highlights included keynote addresses by Hall of Fame Buffalo Bills quarterback and cancer survivor Jim Kelly and Auction Broadcasting Co. Founder and CEO Mike Hockett Sr. Photos by Chris Wolski and Steve Reed.

A vehicle arrives in the lane at Manheim Riverside's auction.
Vehicles of all shapes, sizes and conditions are lined up ready for inspection.
Vehicles of all types ar esubject to a rigorous inspection by trained technicians.

A Day at the Auction

The behind-the-scenes journey a vehicle takes from input to auction and beyond is an exciting experience. The following is a visual road map of an auction from beginning to end at Manheim's Riverside, Calif., operation. Photos by Blake Bobit and Chris Wolski.

2014 IARA Summer Roundtable
The 2014 Summer Roundtable is aptly named for the two Roundtable discussions held during the...
Mike Antich, editor and associate publisher for Automotive Fleet, moderates the first...

2014 IARA Summer Roundtable

The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) 2014 Summer Roundtable attracted a record attendance of 203 remarketing professionals. The conference was held Aug. 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick in Chicago. Photos by Ana Miyares Photography.

Celebrating Ed's birthday at the office.
Chrysler fleet board meeting at Bobit Business Media headquarters with Pat Dougherty (left in...
Presenting Fleet Manager of the Year Aware to George Weimer in 1988.

Ed Bobit: A Man of Outsized Pleasures

Ed Bobit, founder and chairman of Bobit Business Media, publisher of Automotive Fleet,as well as many other media brands, passed away June 29 at the age of 86. Bobit was a man of outsized pleasures, but none more than his work and family, which were usually one and the same.  We hope you enjoy these photos of Ed enjoying the very full life he led. Read the full story here.

Bobit Business Media Vice President and Group Publisher Sherb Brown welcomes attendees to the...
CAR Co-chair and Automotive Fleet Editor Mike Antich (left) conducted a conversation with GM’s...
The first Auction Academy Class held its graduation ceremony during CAR. Graduates included...

2014 CAR Conference

The 19th annual Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) changed venues this year to the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. Perhaps reflecting this change, most of the sessions and events looked to the future of the remarketing industry. Read more coverage of CAR here.

(top row, L-R) Carolina AA employees Ray Thomas, Jim Hertig, Kenneth Leopard, James Ownes, Bob...
Carolina Auto Auction matched dealer contributions to raise $5,000 for injured soldiers.
Carolina Auto Auction dealers (left to right) Bill Slager from AutoBank and Bob Mendell joined...
NAAA President Paul Lips opened this year's CAR meeting on March 6.
IARA Interim Executive Director Steve Houston briefs attendees on the state of the Alliance.
Networking between sessions.

Highlights of CAR 2013

The Conference of Automotive Remarketers (CAR) 2013 was held March 6-7. More than 650 attendees converged at Caesar's Casino to hone their remarketing skills, reconnect with old friends, and make new ones.