GM Financial spotted perfection in the auction world.

On Wednesday, the captive named five regional Auction of the Year winners for 2023, one Most Valuable Auction of the Year, and for the first time, awarded a Perfect Audit Score.

These awards are part of GM Financial’s annual Auction of Excellence program recognizing the nation’s highest-performing auction locations.

“Congratulations to these top auction locations. The auctions we work alongside are a key reason why GM Financial is able to produce outstanding results throughout the year,” said Bob Winn, the captive’s senior vice president of remarketing solutions.

“These top performers provided exceptional service and value for our dealer customers. Their hard work and GM Financial’s continued success are evidence of this honor being well deserved,” Winn said.

GM Financial indicated honorees were selected based on their auctions’ performance in retention, operational metrics, presale activities and overall auction operations.

The 2023 Regional Auction of the Year Winners included:

—America’s Auto Auction Columbus Fair in Obetz, Ohio

—Southern Auto Auction in East Windsor, Conn.

—Manheim Dallas in Dallas

—Manheim Nashville in Mount Juliet, Tenn.

—Manheim Denver in Aurora, Colo.

The 2023 Most Valuable Auction of the Year was:

—Manheim Pennsylvania in Manheim, Pa.

The 2023 Perfect Audit Score came from:

—America’s Auto Auction St. Louis, East St. Louis, Ill.

“Thank you for recognizing Manheim Pennsylvania with this prestigious award,” Manheim Pennsylvania vice president and general manager Joey Hughes said in a news release from GM Financial.

“This honor is a testament to our team’s commitment and the trust our clients put in us to deliver the results they expect to achieve their business goals. We are grateful for our continued collaboration with GM Financial and look forward to continuing to exceed their expectations,” Hughes continued.

In a message sent to Auto Remarketing, America’s Auto Auction St. Louis general manager Todd Ritter reacted to the achievement.

“Winning the first-ever perfect audit award from GM Financial was truly an honor,” Ritter said. “Beth Lewis and her team consistently deliver outstanding results, continuously striving to enhance our audit scores. Beth’s commitment to excellence set a precedent last year when she aimed for a flawless audit, inspiring every department to refine their processes.

“This perfect score is a testament to the dedication of every employee at AAA St Louis, as we collectively surpass GM Financial’s expectations,” Ritter went on to say.

America’s Auto Auction Charleston celebrates 23rd anniversary sale with record success

America’s Auto Auction Charleston enjoyed what it called “remarkable triumph” after hosting its 23rd anniversary sale on March 15.

The company said the sale conversion rate exceeded 70%, as dealers were treated to a complimentary breakfast and had the chance to win $30,000 in cash and prizes.

Prior to and after the sale, participants could participate in a Greedy Board drawing for the opportunity to win up to $2,000. Additionally, a drawing was conducted at the conclusion of the sale, offering dealers a chance to win a grand prize of $10,000.

The event also included the distribution of other prizes such as YETI coolers, 54-inch televisions and additional cash rewards to attending dealers.

“The success of our 23rd anniversary sale underscores our unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation in the automotive industry,” said Laura Taylor, general manager of America’s Auto Auction Charleston.

“As we commemorate this significant milestone, I extend my heartfelt appreciation to all participants, consignors, buyers, and staff, for their steadfast support and contributions to our ongoing success,” Taylor continued.

The next special events at America’s Auto Auction Charleston arrive on May 4 with the Derby Days themed promotion, followed by the annual Luau Sale with cash and prize giveaways on June 14.

America’s Auto Auction Charleston is located outside Charleston, S.C., and holds a dealer only sale every Friday at 9:30 a.m. (ET).