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[January 07, 2013]

KBB.com Video Receives 'Best Audio-Visual' Honor at 2012 Dean Batchelor Awards

Jan 07, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- The 'KBB Races a Mazda Miata - Part 1: Skip Barber Race School' video recently was honored with the 'Best Audio-Visual' award during the 2012 Dean Batchelor Awards from the Los Angeles-based Motor Press Guild (MPG), announced Kelley Blue Book kbb.com, a provider of new and used car information.


The Motor Press Guild is an automotive media association in North America.

According to a release, the video, published on both KBB.com and YouTube in, highlights the experience of racing a Mazda Miata at the famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. With training from the Skip Barber Mazda MX-5 Race School, Micah Muzio, managing editor of video for Kelley Blue Book, learned what it takes to win behind the wheel of Mazda's roadster. The 'KBB Races a Mazda Miata - Part 1: Skip Barber Race School' is one component of a three-part video series, with video featuring Muzio preparing for fender-to-fender racing.

"We strive to not only create award-winning vehicle video reviews for hundreds of new cars on the road today, aiding car shoppers to make the most informed decision possible, but also to create entertaining content like the 'KBB Races a Mazda Miata - Part 1: Skip Barber Race School' video for automotive enthusiasts," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. "The recent honor from the MPG Dean Batchelor Awards confirms our commitment to providing KBB.com visitors with videos that offer a unique combination of entertainment and information." Established in 1995, the Company said the Dean Batchelor Awards honor excellence in automotive journalism. Each year, MPG presents the Dean Batchelor Award and Best of the Year winners to the journalists judged to have produced pieces of work which best represent the professional standards and excellence demanded by Dean Batchelor during his life as an editor, writer and chronicler of the automotive industry.

The 2012 Dean Batchelor Awards were presented during the annual awards banquet on December 11 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. This is the second time Kelley Blue Book has received an important award at the Motor Press Guild's Dean Batchelor ceremony. KBB.com also was honored with the 2010 Dean Batchelor Award for 'Best Audio-Visual' for its 'Ford F-150 Raptor Video On Land, Through Water, In the Air' video.

Kelley Blue Book is a vehicle valuation and information source.

More information: www.kbb.com ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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