LAS VEGAS  — 166 Auto Auction in Springfield, Mo., has earned two major awards from two national automotive remarketing consignors, continuing a trend that began in 2015.

An Auction Management Solutions (AMS) member auction, 166 Auto Auction was awarded the Consumer Portfolio Services (CPS) Top Gun Award, and the Credit Acceptance/VRS National Medium Volume Auction of the Year Award. The awards were presented during the 2019 Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) held March 26-27 in Las Vegas.

Both awards are presented to auctions who deliver high-caliber customer service, provide significant value to the remarketing company in terms of minimizing costs, and delivering fast and accurate services. 166 Auto Auction has earned previous awards from CPS since the relationship began in 2015.  Previous awards are:

  • 2015 Operational Excellence (Best Fleet/Lease Department)
  • 2016 Heavy Hammer Award (Best Sales Retention) 
  • 2017 and 2018 Top Gun Award (Best Overall Auction)

“I am so proud of our team,” said 166 Auto Auction President Tom Schaefer. “Every day we go to work with one mission: to make sure our customers are well cared for and satisfied with all the products and services we provide. These awards reflect their hard work and dedication.”

Originally founded in 1949, the bustling eight-lane auction, 42,000 square foot body shop, and 10,000 square foot, 10-bay mechanical shop rest on a 50-acre paved site just three hour’s drive from both St. Louis , Kansas City and Tulsa. The sale typically runs 600-800 units each Thursday morning. The auction hosts a Specialty Sale every third Thursday of the month that features RVs, Boats, Motorcycles, ATVs and more. The auction is 70% dealer consignment sale, and 30% institutional consignors.

Other services include: pre-sale inspections; 7 and 14-day Post Sale Inspections; dealer financing options including in-house floor plan; title services; Simulcast sales via Auction Pipeline; and online sales via OVE and SmartAuction. 166 is known for its weekly cash and prize giveaways both prior to and following the Thursday sale. The auction hosts an open-to-the-public Collector Car and Special Interest Sale each spring and Fall when classic cars, muscle cars, and especially Corvettes are run through the lanes.

“We are very pleased to work with 166 Auto Auction, which obviously has an impressive and highly successful team,” said AMS President Tom Stewart. “It doesn’t come as a surprise to us at AMS that remarketers would recognize the high level of customer service and attention to detail, this auction delivers every day.”

For more information about the auction Mike Bradley, General Manager, (417) 227-9443 or visit its website at

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