Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Map of the Northeast region of the USA with New York highlighted

Where are Some of the Best Spring Break Destinations in New York State?

Where to Go for Spring Break 2020 in New York State

Right now, we are in the middle of spring break season. When we talk to other folks about their spring break destination, we typically hear about Mexico and Florida. But did you know that the state of New York is a great place for spring break? Whether you are traveling a long way to the Empire State or are doing a stay-cation close to home, there is something for you to enjoy! Read the rest of this entry >>

Blue Ford EcoSport

Meet One of the Innovators from Ford!

The New Power Suit: Cynthia Flanigan Video

Here at Auction Direct USA, we offer a variety of brands, but a top choice is Ford thanks to its many style options, long-lasting dependability, and contemporary styling. Behind the creation of the Ford vehicles is an incredible team of innovators who think outside the box to make the vehicles even better. And today, more women are joining the team at Ford! Meet one in this video from Ford! Read the rest of this entry >>

Jim Edwards of Auction Direct USA in the radio studio recording a commercial for the dealership

Tune in and Learn About the “We Buy Cars” Part of Your Business!

We Buy Cars in Rochester, NY and Raleigh, NC

If you are in the Rochester, NY area and enjoy tuning in to 97.9 WPXY, 98.9 WBZA, or 95.7 WROC, then you will soon get to hear our very own Jim Edwards (pictured above)! Jim is a Senior Buyer at our Victor/Rochester location, and he is the voice behind a new commercial to help locals learn about the “We Buy Cars” part of our business! Read the rest of this entry >>

Christmas tree with red ornaments

Check Out This Holiday Commercial from Toyota!

Holiday 2019 Commercial from Toyota

Here at Auction Direct USA, we love watching holiday-themed commercials. We will forever and always love the one featuring the ringing Hershey Kisses and the one with Santa fainting when he meets the Red and Yellow M&Ms. Automakers also like to get in the holiday spirit and create special commercials. In our opinion, Toyota makes some of the best and most heartwarming holiday commercials and we wanted to share this year’s edition with you. Read the rest of this entry >>

Colorful Christmas cookies

Where are the Best Bakeries in Raleigh, NC for Holiday Treats?

Best Raleigh-Area Bakeries

The holiday season is famous for its unending supply of holiday treats. For nearly every event we attend, it is almost expected that we bring something to share. But life happens and we just don’t have time to bake. Or maybe we are better at cooking savory dishes than baking. Or maybe we have a tiny kitchen and baking just isn’t feasible. Whatever the reason you have that you are not able to bake, you can always run to a bakery and pick something up. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this – especially when you get something from one of our favorite local bakeries! Read the rest of this entry >>

Black and white photo of Rochester, NY during the winter season

What are the Best Holiday Season Activities in Rochester, NY?

Favorite 2019 Holiday Season Activities in the Rochester, NY Area

Christmastime is here! Happiness and cheer…fun for all that children call their favorite time of year! Here at Auction Direct USA, the Christmas and year-end winter holidays are our favorite times of the year because there is so much to do to make the season bright and memorable. And Rochester, NY is one of the best places to celebrate the season! Check out some of our favorite activities that are happening in Rochester this holiday season! Read the rest of this entry >>

What are Some Good White Elephant Gift Ideas?

Holiday 2019 White Elephant Gift Ideas

Holiday gift-giving can be stressful. If you have ever done a name-drawing gift exchange, there will always be someone who is less than thrilled with what they receive. That is why many families have embraced the white elephant gift exchange. It is meant to be fun and you can get as silly as you want – and there are very rarely any hurt feelings! If you are looking for some fun white elephant gift ideas, we’ve got you covered! Read the rest of this entry >>

Girl with camera

Add Some Volkswagen Beetles to Your Next Photography Project!

How to Create a Beetle-Type Bokeh Effect Video

The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most iconic vehicles ever produced. We love this little car because of its standout styling and awesome fuel economy! Because of its round silhouette, the Volkswagen Beetle is relatively easy for artists to replicate in their projects – including photography! Recently, Volkswagen shared how to create a Volkswagen Beetle-style Bokeh effect and we thought that we would share it with you! Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry >>