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Franklin, Tennessee (May 21st, 2019) -- Clark County Auto Auction hosted its second annual Derby Tuesday event at Churchill Downs on Tuesday, April 30th. Over 500 dealers, commercial customers, clients, and industry professionals were invited for a day of horse racing and fun. The event was held on the sixth floor of the newly completed Starting Gate Suites, which was complete with betting windows, a full buffet, and meet and greets with jockeys such as Angel Cordero who rode the Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew.
Guests of Clark County Auto Auction enjoyed spectacular views of the racetrack
at the auction's Derby Tuesday event at Churchill Downs.
"We wanted to create something that would get people excited each year,"said Matt Fetter, owner and president of Clark County Auto Auction. "Whenever we are out at conferences, people associate our location with the Kentucky Derby and historic Churchill Downs. With the auction business being a very fast paced environment, we wanted our brand and annual event to be associated with the most exciting two minutes in sports!"
It was a four-month process planning the event, notes Trevor Schroerlucke, Director of Special Projects.
"We tried to think of every detail while planning,": said Schroerlucke. "From travel accommodations, to local transportation, to the overall itinerary of the event, there was not a single detail we left out."
Guests at Clark County Auto Auction's Derby Tuesday included (left to right)
Michael Greene (AutoIMS), Venkat Krishnamoorthy (AutoIMS), Scott Kolb (United Road),
and Joe Miller (AutoIMS).
Derby Tuesday was followed up by Clark County Auto Auction's Wednesday Derby Event sale, which featured over 900 vehicles, and prize giveaways including kayaks, Yeti coolers, and a 2018 Sea-Doo wave runner.
One customer mentioned, "The only thing more impressive than the facility was the hospitality.
Clark County Auto Auction (CCAA) serves the Southern Indiana, Southern Ohio, and Kentucky markets. It was founded in 1982 by father and son, Charles and Mark Fetter, and is operated today by third generation co-owner Matt Fetter. A member of the National Auto Auction Association since 2015, Clark County Auto Auction has quickly gained national recognition for performance and its contributions to the community. The auction is consistently ranked among the top 10 highest sellers for OVE. In 2017, Clark County Auto Auction was named the NAAA's Midwest Chapter Auto Auction of the Year for outstanding public service. The auction also was cited by the NAAA after all its employees completed the NAAA's safety training program.