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NextGear Capital Debuts Diversified Products Division At 51st Annual Nation

Carmel, IN - NextGear Capital secured exhibitor space at the industry’s largest gathering following the company’s announcement that it was establishing a Diversified Products division, which provides much-needed inventory finance programs to a variety of industries including recreation vehicles. “We are very excited to exhibit NextGear Capital and its capabilities and offerings in Louisville,” stated NextGear Capital Vice President, Diversified Products Frank Ford. “While the NextGear Capital name may be new to many in the RV industry, the company has

actually been involved in financing used recreational vehicles for many years. So, the natural next step was to expand into adjacent space, including new inventory finance.” “Additionally, the leadership of the division, as well as the business development team we have assembled, has extensive experience in RV floor planning and working with both manufacturers and dealers to create value-added programs that will fuel growth,” Ford stated. NextGear Capital brings unique offerings to the industry to

differentiate it from competitors. “Manufacturers are very excited about our online floor planning capabilities with next-day funding,” Ford stated. “And dealers may benefit from a deferred interest program designed to preserve cash flow by matching the payment of interest to the sale of inventory.” To learn more about NextGear Capital, stop by the company’s booth (#841) at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville. Also, visit its website at nextgearcapital. com.

Manheim Creates Joint Venture With Drivetime Forms Go Auto Exchange, LLC - A New Wholesale Auction Company Focused On Low-End Vehicle Segment, Serving Independent Dealers

ATLANTA, GA – Manheim announced the creation of Go Auto Exchange, LLC a new joint venture with DriveTime, the nation’s largest subprime credit used car dealer. This partnership creates a separate, independent wholesale auction company focused on independent dealers and the low-end vehicle segment. Go Auto Exchange will establish locations this year in Atlanta, Ga. and Phoenix, Ariz., and plans to expand to other key markets in 2014. Tim Janego will serve as President of Go Auto Exchange. Janego, who most recently served as Manheim Regional Vice President for the East Region, brings broad experience and deep expertise in the wholesale auction industry. He will work closely with teams from Manheim and DriveTime to have the new locations open by the end of the year. “Tim’s extensive background in the wholesale auction industry made him a perfect fit to lead this

exciting new business,” said Manheim SVP and CFO, Joe Luppino. “Go Auto Exchange will benefit from Tim’s deep operational experience in running wholesale auctions and from DriveTime’s inventory and deep knowledge of this growing market segment.” Go Auto Exchange and its locations will operate independently from Manheim and DriveTime locations. The company will be headquartered in Atlanta and plans to add locations in early 2014. “As Manheim’s business today focuses on serving many different customers, Go Auto Exchange’s focus will be exclusively on the low-end vehicle segment in local markets,” said Janego. “Our highly-targeted approach allows us to concentrate solely on growing this segment, while allowing us to aggressively compete.” Go Auto Exchange plans to hire a combination of auction pros and industry experts to run its lo-

cations. In addition, the company will partner with NextGear Capital to offer vehicle financing options to independent dealers. Go Auto Exchange will share more details in the weeks ahead. “We’ve been a long-time Manheim customer, and this new arrangement with them is a result of our close collaboration and identifying what our mutual customers need and want to succeed,” said DriveTime Chairman Ernie Garcia. “Manheim’s success with wholesale auto auctions and our deep knowledge of the low-end vehicle market and independent dealers is a perfect match.” About Manheim Manheim is the leading global provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers of used vehicles to the largest wholesale used-vehicle marketplace. The company helps dealer and commercial customers achieve results by providing physiContinued On Page 8

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CarMark Certified Selects NAC To Administer CPO Program

CARY, N.C. — CarMark Certified, a warranty program that provides Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) warranties to all vehicle brands, based in Cary, N.C., will be administered nationally by NAC (National Auto Care) of Westerville, Ohio, beginning Jan. 1, 2014. The partnership was announced jointly by the two companies. The CarMark Certified brand is owned by POADA LLC and was launched in 2010 as a complement to manufacturer-based CPO programs. It currently is offered by dealers in 14 states. The CarMark Certified limited warranty provides either a 12/ month-12,000-mile warranty from sale date or a 72-month/100,000mile warranty from in-service date. CarMark Certified appeals to franchise dealers as a way of providing a CPO product on nonmanufacturer-affiliated vehicles in inventory and to independent dealers as a way to offer CPO vehicles for retail. “We are very pleased to begin a new relationship with NAC, one of

the industry’s most respected vehicle service contract and warranty companies,” said POADA’s Bill Zadeits in making the announcement. “We have been impressed with NAC’s commitment to excellence. They have a long and proud history of providing a beneficial service to the benefit of both dealers and consumers.” “NAC fully understands the benefits of Certified Pre-Owned and the value proposition it brings to both dealers and consumers. We are excited to partner with CarMark Certified not only to help continue to grow what has been created but to add on and create a turn-key solution for our mutual customers nationwide,” says Christina Schrank, president of NAC. NAC will begin administering the CarMark Certified program on Jan. 1, 2014, and will be responsible for providing warranties for any contract written after that date. Contracts written prior to that date are the responsibility of the current administrator.

For more information, visit About POADA POADA is one of a network of companies based in Cary. In addition to CarMark Certified, POADA also offers CarMark Auto Finance. POADA’s sister companies include Cherokee Automotive Group, publishers of Auto Remarketing NewsMagazine and SubPrime Auto Finance News, as well as the producer of national automotive-related conferences; and S&A Cherokee, a full-service public relations and marketing company. More information at About NAC Founded by dealers for dealers, NAC administers and markets tailor-made programs for agents, dealers, and financial institutions nationwide. Established in 1984, NAC is known for their family-based business approach, willingness to listen, longstanding partnerships, and dedication to meeting client needs. For additional information, please visit www.

Chattanooga, Tenn. – The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States, Inc. (GACC South) announced the opening of their new Tennessee chapter office and appointment of its new director. The

office was dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony and welcoming remarks from U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “On a recent trip to Munich, I was able to witness firsthand that

the Chattanooga region is on the radar screen of German industry and investment,” said Corker. “With the changing dynamics of American energy prices and the ongoing effort towards a trade

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cal and digital auction channels, data analysis, financing, transportation and mobile products and solutions. Manheim pioneered in-lane vehicle auctions and has been an innovator in both digital and mobile auction platforms. Manheim registers nearly 8 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions representing more than $50 billion in value. Manheim’s research and consulting arm, Manheim Consulting, provides industry-leading market intelligence and publishes the widely recognized annual Used

Car Market Report. The company offers dealer financing though NextGear Capital, Inc., and transportation services through Ready Auto Transport. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim has more than 20,000 employees in 106 worldwide sites

and generates annual revenues of more than $2.5 billion. A subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Manheim participates in “Go Green with Manheim,” the company’s sustainability program. About DriveTime

DriveTime is the nation’s largest dealer helping people with credit issues find and finance their perfect vehicle. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, DriveTime currently operates 108 stores in 47 markets, with more than 75 used cars available at each dealership. The company has sold more than 600,000 used cars to consumers of all credit types since 2002. For more information about DriveTime Automotive Group or the company’s used car dealerships, please visit or call the customer service line at 1-888418-1212.

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PowerSports Section PAGES 11 - 14 Signs On As Title Sponsor For Rock River Powersports Yamaha Motocross Racing Team Norfolk, VA -, the nation’s largest powersports marketplace, has announced they will join Rock River Powersports as the title sponsor for their motocross racing team. This partnership gives a stronger presence in the motocross world while providing the Rock River team with the resources to help pro and amateur riders as they compete nationwide. “ is very involved in every aspect of the powersports industry,” said Paige Bouma, general manager of “We felt it was time to elevate our profile in the motocross arena and bring CycleTrader to an entirely new generation of riders. We could not think of a better way to do so than by supporting these hardworking motocross athletes. We are proud to join the Rock River Powersports

team.” Rock River Racing arose from the joint effort between Rock River Powersports, a 5-Star Pro Yamaha multi-specialist dealer, and Roost MX, one of the fastest growing graphics companies in the country. The premise behind the Rock River program is to support riders from their PW50 years through their 450 Supercross years. “We have worked so hard for the past 5 years, and we knew if we held on, good things would happen,” said team owner Mike DuClos. “ is an amazing addition to our program, and we can’t thank them enough for the support they are giving us.” The original Rock River supercross/motocross professional team was formed in 2009 under the direction of team owner Mike DuClos and team manager Christina Denney. Riders signed up so

far for the 2014 season include Ben Lamay, Alex Martin, and Greg Gehrer, with a fourth rider in the works. Mike Guerra, Racing Division department manager at Yamaha Motor Corporation, said, “We’re really excited about adding CycleTrader to the team and look forward to having another successful year of racing.” is also launching a new “Pro Pit Corner” on the homepage where you can interact with the team’s riders, manager, owner, and pro mechanics. This site section will offer team giveaways, tech tips, team tracking, an event calendar, and an exclusive sale link to the team’s factory Yamaha race bikes. Visit,, and for more information.

MILWAUKEE,WI -- ARI Network Service, a leading provider of website, software, and data solutions that help dealers, distributors, and manufacturers Sell More Stuff!™, has announced the launch of a new parts and accessories website for Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A.’s Customer Support Group.

“We are excited to be working with Yamaha to help their customers find the right products for their Yamaha or Star. The entire project team has done a great job creating and launching the new site which we expect to directly result in improved site traffic and increased sales,” said Roy W. Olivier, President and Chief Execu-

tive Officer of ARI. Yamaha identified three primary goals for the launch of its parts and accessories website: to deliver a custom-branded look and feel that captures the excitement of its products; to improve the consumer user experience; and to appeal to its current customers as well as

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the next generation of powersports enthusiasts. “I’m very proud of what we have been able to accomplish with the new site,” said Frank Pittman, General Manager of the Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A’s Consumer Support Group. Pittman added that while the new site has been launched, websites are “kind of like the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s up and operational, but you’re never really finished painting it.” He promises fresh, up-to-date Genuine Yamaha accessories, apparel and parts information, accurate fitment data to ensure consumers find the right product for their Yamaha or Star, product and technical videos, news, service and maintenance information, and

seasonal content tailored for each powersports or Yamaha product category. The website supports authorized Yamaha dealers with its Wish List functionality. Consumers simply create a My Yamaha profile and add products to their Wish List and provide the list to their preferred dealer. Identifying local dealers is easy using the site’s Dealer Locator function. About ARI ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARI) (OTCBB:ARIS) creates award-winning software-as-a-service (SaaS) and data-as-a-service (DaaS) solutions that help equipment manufacturers, distributors and dealers in selected vertical markets Sell More Stuff!™ - online and in-store. Our innovative products are powered by a data reposi-

tory of enriched original equipment and aftermarket content that spans more than 10.5 million active part and accessory SKUs, 469,000 models and $1.7 billion in retail product value. We remove the complexity of selling and servicing new and used inventory, parts, garments, and accessories (PG&A) for customers in automotive tire and wheel, powersports, outdoor power equipment, marine, RV and white goods industries. More than 22,000 equipment dealers, 195 distributors and 140 manufacturers worldwide leverage our web and eCatalog platforms to Sell More Stuff!™. For more information on ARI, visit http://www.

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Polaris was awarded a contract to provide ultra-light tactile vehicles to the German army. In addition to its ongoing growth in the defense industry, Polaris also re-launched the Indian motorcycle brand and launched a line of commercial utility vehicles that it developed in partnership with Bobcat. Polaris reported a recordbreaking third quarter, having surpassed $1 billion in quarterly revenue. CEO and Chairman Scott Wine attributed the significant growth to ongoing demand and the introduction of new products, such as the Indian re-launch and new variations of the company’s Rangers, RZRs, and Victory motorcycles.

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Polaris Industries, Inc., long known for its snowmobiles and ATVs, is once again expanding its product offerings this time by adding a line of power generators for outdoor enthusiasts. The Medina-based company which manufactures and sells snowmobiles, off-road recreational vehicles (including ATVs and side-by-side vehicles), and on-road vehicles (including motorcycles and small electric vehicles) said it aims to attract powersports, hunting, fishing, and camping customers with its Polaris Power line. The new line currently consists of three inverter generators, or portable power supplies. The generators the P1000i, the P2000i, and the P3000i produce 1,000, 2,000, and 3,000 watts of maximum AC output, respectively. Po-

laris spokeswoman Donna Beadle told us that the Polaris Power line is the result of the company exploring “adjacent markets” that would support its existing product offerings. “Generators were a perfect match to our current customers’ needs and also opens opportunities to capture new consumers that use these products,” she said. The line was announced to Polaris dealers and the generators are available at select stores that carry Polaris products. With the introduction of its new line, Polaris continues a series of recent product launches and acquisitions. Last month, the company purchased St. Paulbased military navigation software company Primordial, Inc., reportedly gaining approximately $2 million in annual revenue through the acquisition. Earlier this fall,

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Court House News Fisker’s Plan To Sell Hybrid Tech Group Leaves Little For Creditors Plan Seeks to Skirt Normal Bankruptcy Auction Process

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Fisker Automotive Inc.’s plan to sell its assets to Hybrid Tech Group LLC, a company owned by one of the hybrid car maker’s original investors, leaves little recovery for most creditors and seeks to skirt the normal bankruptcy-auction process. The proposed sale also leaves open the question of what will happen to the former General Motors Co plant in Delaware that Fisker purchased in 2010. The plant, which was to make a plugin hybrid car, may go with the new company or be sold to another company, with the proceeds going to Hong Kong businessman Richard Li’s Hybrid Tech, Fisker disclosed in documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del. Fisker, based in Anaheim, Calif., is scheduled to lay out its plans in bankruptcy court Tuesday to sell most of its assets to Hybrid Tech, which purchased Fisker’s defaulted U.S. Department of Energy loan at an auction in October for $25 million. Fisker drew down $192 million on the $529 million government loan before it was frozen in 2012 after the auto maker failed to hit development milestones on the new plugin car. By the time of the auction in October, Fisker owed $168.5 million on the loan, according to court papers. Fisker, which filed for Chapter 11 protection Friday, is seeking court approval to skip the usual bankruptcy auction process that would invite rival bids, saying it would be a waste of time and money due to the extensive mar16 - A Dealer’s Journal - December 2013

keting process that began more than a year before the bankruptcy filing. Given Hybrid’s “material advantage in any prospective sale process” as holder of $168.5 million in top-ranking secured loans that would have to be paid off by any rival bidder, there is no point in going through the usual Chapter 11 competitive sale process, attorneys for Fisker wrote in court

papers. The company is seeking a Jan. 3, 2014, bankruptcy court hearing to approve the sale and warns that Hybrid Tech could pull out of the deal if there is no signed sale order by Jan. 6. Besides agreeing to extinguish $75 million of its senior debt and $4 million of the $8 million bankruptcy loan it proposes to proContinued On Page 21

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agreement between the U.S and Europe, I believe the potential for many other opportunities is there, and I welcome GACC South to Chattanooga.” As mayor of Chattanooga from 2001-2005, Corker worked with other officials and community leaders to develop the 1,200 acre Enterprise South Industrial Park, which is now home to Volkswagen’s North American manufacturing headquarters. The new chapter office is located at 832 Georgia Avenue, Volunteer Building, Suite 1000, Chattanooga, Tenn. “We are very excited about opening the new chapter in Chattanooga,” said Martina Stellmaszek, president and CEO of GACC South. “Chattanooga has become a vibrant hub for German investment highlighted by the location of Volkswagen and Wacker, both of which have attracted numerous suppliers to East Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama.” Stellmaszek also announced that Andreas Havermann, plant manager of Barku Plastics, LLC, will be the new chapter director. Havermann said, “I am excited

to work with our new leadership committee for the Tennessee chapter of the GACC South. Aside from attracting new members to the organization, our primary

goals will be to grow strong and lasting relationships with area companies, and to put together educational networking events which will be beneficial for the entire business community.” Stellmaszek continues, “German companies have made more

than $3.13 billion in new investment in Tennessee, these investments have also led to the creation of thousands of new jobs for the state.”

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About the GACC South: The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States, Inc. (GACC South) was founded in 1978 to promote and support bilateral trade between Germany and the US. The GACC South is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with a branch office in Houston, Texas and serves the 13 Southern states and territories of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and the US Virgin Islands. Five local chapters, located in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas, are supporting the region. The GACC South is a private, non-profit organization and serves as the official representative of German industry and trade in the Southern US. It is part of an international network composed of 120 German foreign chambers of commerce and government offices in 80 countries. The GACCs

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TREVOSE, PA – The 2013 Advantages Roadshow ended its tour in Eastern Canada after visiting nearly 50 cities across the United States and Canada. Attracting 4,100 highly qualified distributors from 2,922 ad specialty companies, the Advantages Roadshow remains the ad specialty industry’s most popular traveling show. Designed to bring together suppliers and distributors, the Advantages Roadshow provides a productive venue for distributors to stay on the cutting edge without traveling far from home. The 2014 Roadshows kick off in the Northwest, January 20-24, with stops in Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose. “It’s hard to believe another great year of Roadshows has come to an end,” said Nick DiNicola, general manager of the Advantages Roadshow. “Suppliers and distributors continue to benefit from the user-friendly format that the Roadshows offer. Our events are the perfect way for distributors to keep up to date on the latest industry happenings with minimal time out of the office. We hear over and over again from our suppliers that their participation plays an important role in achieving their annual sales goals. Each city delivers new sales opportunities, along with a unique group of clients and prospects for them to meet.” The impressive list of suppliers who took part in the 2013 Advan-

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tages Roadshow tour included: • Admore, asi/32050 • Bodek and Rhodes, asi/40788 • Broder, asi/42090 • Debco, asi/48885 • Fields Mfg., asi/54100 • Hit Promotional Products, asi/61125 • Hub Pen, asi/61966 • Marathon Mfg./Prestige, asi/68707 • Rustico, asi/84264

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vide Fisker, Hybrid has agreed to provide $725,000 to pay Fisker’s creditors, including unsecured creditors owed an estimated $278 million. Little is known about Hybrid Tech except that it’s owned by Mr. Li, one of the original investors in Fisker, U.S. government officials said. The bankruptcy documents don’t name Mr. Li but say that the purchaser “is an affiliate of one of the Debtors’ non-affiliate equity holders that has appointed a director to the Debtors’ board

of directors.” Privately held Fisker is currently “owned by a diverse group of venture capital, private equity, and sovereign-wealth funds, as well as private individuals,” according to court papers. It is being managed by Chief Restructuring Officer Marc Beilinson. Caroline Langdale, a spokeswoman for Hybrid Tech, declined to comment on the proposed sale. Fisker became a symbol of the conflict between the Obama administration and some Republican lawmakers critical of taxpayer-

funded investments in battery and electric-vehicle companies. Other companies that received loans from the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program include Ford Motor Co., Nissan Motor Co., Tesla Motors and Vehicle Production Group, a maker of natural gas-fueled, wheelchairaccessible vans. VPG’s $50 million loan also defaulted when the company went under, and the DOE sold its loan for $3 million.

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Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Canada Colorado Loveland Auto Auction Inc. 4660 Chapman rd. Johnstown, CO 80534 Phone: 970-6694994 or 800-748-3839 Fax: 970-669-9874. Email: Matt@ Web Site: Full service auto auction, Family owned and operated for over 25 years. Connecticut Central Auto Auction 185 Welton Street Hamden, CT. 06517(New Haven) Phone: 203-787-2277 Fax: 203-787-6564 E-mail: Pres./Gen. Mngr: Peter Saldamarco, V.P./ Acting Office Mngr:Sally Saldamarco, Sales Mngr: Anthony Saldamarco, Operations Mngr: Michael Saldamarco, Dealer Liaison: Tori Richnavsky, Ove. Com Coordinator: Elise Gallup, Fleet Liquidation Specialist for Banks, Credit Unions, Leasing Companies, Rental Companies, Ect. #1 Choice of Commercial Consignors serving New England and New York, Best Pricing, Best Service, and Superior Results. Sales every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Dealer Consign, Absolutes, Repo's, F/L, New Car Dealer Trades, Utility Vehicles, Municipalities, Donation Vehicles, INOP Sale Via Slide Show Live & Online Thursdays 9 a.m - 4:30 p.m. Sealed Bid Sale, at 24/7. Transport, Detailing, Mechanical, Body Shop, PDR, Chip &

Scuff Touch ups, MAFS, DSC, AFC, Auto Use, Major Credit Cards/Sale Streaming Live at Delaware Florida BSCAmerica Tallahassee Auto Auction 5249 Capital Circle, SW Tallahassee, FL 32305 Phone: 850-878- 6200 * Fax: 850-942-9830 E-mail: General Manager: Doug Rodriguez Fleet Lease Manager : John Coukoulis Operations Manager: Mike Atkinson Sales: Angelia Messick & Vann Lane Marketing/ Office Manager : Linda Cyr Regular Sale FRIDAY @ 10:00am ET 1st & 4th Friday of the Month - Inops - Mechanically challenged running after the regular consignment around 12:30pm 2nd Friday of the Month - Power Sport , RV and Marine Sale after Regular Sale. 3rd Friday 5 Day Powertrain Guaranteed Sale 10:00am Featuring Approximately. 300 cars each week in three lanes. All lanes broadcast live via Simulcast. National Fleet/ Lease accounts include: PHH, ARI, Automotive Fleet Management. Loan Max(SRG) and U-HAUL Fleet sales, many local banks and credit unions. All new facilities, including 2 Bay Mechanical Shop and Reconditioning Facility, & Postsale inspections. We accept floor planning through MAFS, AFC, DSC, Car Bucks, FMC, World Omni, and others. Virtual solutions include OVE and Smart Auction - the wholesale marketplaces open 24/7.

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ADE Auctions, Inc. Dealer only auto auction

with 3 locations in the Central Florida Area. Major floor plan companies accepted. Sanford Auto Dealers Exchange 2851 St. Johns Parkway, Sanford, FL 32772 Phone: 407328-7300 Fax: 407-321-4466 GM Joe Killory, ext.112 Office Manager Tara Napier, ext.135 SmartAuction: Ed Murphy, ext.113 Sale Day Information: Every Tuesday at 2pm 2000+ consignments every week from over 50 new car dealers, fleet, lease and bank inventory featuring Avis Budget, Markone Financial and PFS. ALLY Auto Remarketing & SmartLane at 3pm in lane 6 and online. GSA Sale, second Tuesday of every month. Sell inventory all week long with SmartAuction. Online sales at Ocala Auto Dealers Exchange 1205 Northwest 27th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475 Phone: 352-368-5900 Fax: 352368-2051 GM: Richard Galway Office Manager Dawn Hensley Sale Day Information: Every Wednesday at 5pm 500+ weekly consignments specializing in new car dealer trades. Cocoa Auto Dealers Exchange 500 Cox Road, Cocoa, FL 32926 Phone: 321-636-2233 Fax: 321-636-9212 www. GM:John Puhl, ext.230 Office Manager Kathy Cramer, ext.226 Sale Day Information: Every Thursday at 4:30pm 500+ weekly consignments in 4 lanes. Specializing in new car dealer trades. Restaurant and transportation lot. Georgia

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Indiana Auto Auction 4425 West Washington Center Rd. Ft. Wayne, IN 46818 Phone: 260489-2776 Fax: 260-489-5476 Gen. Mgr: Eric Autenrieth Nat. Accounts Mgr: Don Elliot, Fleet/ Lease Mgr: Chad Horn Thurs Weekly: 10:00 a.m. Fleet, Repos and Dealer Consignment, 9:00 a.m. Wrecked & Damaged; Tues: 2:00 p.m. MonthlyHD Truck Repo Units featuring: ACC, American General, CNAC, First Investors, Hyundai Capital Finance, Pro Fed, RSA, SAC Finance, SCS Credit Corp., Vehicle Remarketing Services, Fleet lease units featuring: ARI, Avis/Budget Group, Dollar Thrifty, Emkay, Enterprise RAC, Fleet Street Remarketing llc, Flexco, Nationwide Fleet, Norfolk Southern, PAR North America, Union Bank. Major New Car Dealer Trades Featuring: Bob Rorhman Auto Group, Kelly Automotive Group, Preferred Automotive Group.

New Mexico

Carolina Auto Auction, Inc. I-85 (Exit27) & Hwy 8, Webb Road Williamston, SC 29697. Ph: 864-231-7000 Fax: 864231-7900 Every Wednesday @ 10 am, Large weekly consignment. Salvage Sale 1st & 3rd week of every month. Powersports Every 2nd Wednesday. 70+ acres, 8 Action- Packed lanes. Go to for run lists, market reports, and online bidding.

Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana

New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Complete Auto Auction www.completeautoauction. com. 21799 Northwest Parkway, Marysville, OH 43040 Ph: 937-642-1937, Fax: 937-6421943 Full Service Auction, 25 miles northwest of Columbus Ohio. Auctions every Tuesday afternoon at 3:00PM EST, come in person or bid on line through our web site. Vehicles failing to sell on Tuesdays are posted to our Buy It Now site with reduced prices by Thursday. We are the only auction site Honda Financial Services sells at in Ohio! See vehicle run-lists, photos and CRs at We can pick up and deliver. Great rates for Dealer Consignments. Special rates on mechanical and body work for cars bought at our auction. Buy it, fix it, ship it by Friday! Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Mason Dixon Auto Auction 12876 Molly Pitcher Highway Greencastle, PA 17225 Phone: 717-597-3121 Fax: 717-597-0220 E-mail: www. General Manager: Judy Hawbaker Dealer Registration: Cindy Oberholzer +/- 500 units weekly including selections from Frederick Cheverolet,

South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington Washington D.C. West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Would you like to see your auction listed here and on our web site? It’s as easy as completing our guide listing form and it’s only $19.99 per month. There is no limit on the number of words and we allow you to place your company logo with your listing at no additional charge. For more information call 877-331-4350 or email

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The Transportation & Suppliers Guide Alabama Roll Seal, Inc. Hicks Auto Air Bag Covers AutoCheck Winns Warranty Alaska Arizona Bank One Arkansas Auto Services Company California OPENLANE Promotional Products Safelite of America Inc. F & I Systems, Inc. TNT Auto Transport Canada Carmel Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Dealers Choice Auto Transport is a Florida based auto shipping company, specializing in shipping vehicles in a timely and respectful manner. Dealers Choice Auto Transport was created with the need for an auto shipping company that truly catered to the needs of the customer. Our goal is to be recognized as setting a new industry standard of efficient and caring auto shipping services. Call Dealers Choice Auto Transport and we won’t let you down. We are an FMCSA licensed U.S. auto shipping company. Browse our site for all our auto transport services or to request a quote. How we are different: Most transport companies only broker out their services and do not own their own trucks. On the other hand, we do own our trucks and broker what we can’t accommodate at any given time. We believe we

are the best and we expect nothing but the best from our associates, thus making us the Dealers Choice. When you work with Dealers Choice Auto Transport you can sleep at night knowing your vehicle is safe. Call us now and find out why more and more people are utilizing our services. Give us a call, we won’t let you down. 877-4185225 or online at Georgia Hawaii Idaho American Associated Auctioneers Illinois Montway Auto Transport ® is a nationwide car shipping company. Montway is a carrier and a broker. We can ship a car from and to any point in the U.S. Visit us online at or call our agents at 888-666-8929. Indiana About NextGear Capital: NextGear Capital is the world’s most comprehensive and innovative provider of lending products for vehicle dealers and auctions. With pioneering technology and a total commitment to customer service, NextGear Capital empowers dealers to floor plan vehicles from anywhere, at any time. NextGear Capital lines of credit can be used for a variety of purchases – Retail, Wholesale, Salvage or Specialty. The company was created by the merger of Manheim Financial Services and Dealer Services Corporation, resulting in a dynamic new industry leader that is 100% focused on helping customers shift their business to the next level. NextGear Capital 1320 City Center Drive, Suite 100 Carmel, IN 46032 • 888.969.3721 Corporate website: nextgearcapital. com please inquiries to: marketing@

24 - A Dealer’s Journal - December 2013 Iowa W.W. College of Auctioneering Kansas Blue Book Values Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Triad Financial Carcannon East Coast Massachusetts Royal Administration Services AutoUse Michigan Time Auto Transport Northwood University Insight Network A/T Automotive Credit Corp. Minnesota Lomen Auto Transport Inc. 1216 Scheffer Ave St. Paul MN. 55116 Phone 800-697-0757 Fax 651-698-0811 Email or online at Providing Prompt, courteous, reliable, damage free delivery since 1975. From 1 car to 1,000 we do it all. Mississippi Missouri McNutt Automotive Logistics has long been a prominent and renowned member of the auto transportation industry since 1995. With a nationwide footprint, we have earned our reputation for setting benchmarks in auto transportation by focusing on timely deliveries and exceptional customer service. We service all auto auctions, dealerships, finance and insurance companies, remarketers, asset recovery specialists

and private individuals. We have long standing partnerships with many icons of our industry including Ally|SmartAuction, Carmax, Thrifty, Manheim, OVE and many others. We are also past recipients of Auto Remarketing’s Top 200 most influential businesses in the auto remarketing industry.We want to EARN your business! McNutt Auto Transport 7485 NE 401 Rd Lowry City, Missouri 64763 Phone: 800-755-2324 Fax: 417644-2920 Montana Nebraska Road Warriors Easy-Haul Trailers Nevada Western Funding Inc.

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