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L.A. Prep, Inc. Names Kahn Media Agency of Record


Signal Hill, CA, Feb. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- L.A. Prep, Inc. has named Los Angeles-based automotive public relations firm Kahn Media as its agency of record. Kahn Media will be charged with public relations, media outreach, social media marketing and strategic communications to help L.A. Prep secure its place as the leading vehicle prep and transportation company servicing OEMs and collectors nationwide.

L.A. Prep is one of the most respected vehicle prep and transport companies in the United States. For 30 years, this highly-specialized company has consistently been chosen by major advertising agencies, automotive manufacturers, and production companies to handle vehicle fleet prep, ride-and-drive events, photo shoot vehicle prep, and specialized vehicle customizations. L.A. Prep's transport division offers discerning car collectors, auction houses, and specialty vehicle dealers concierge level service and white-glove treatment whenever they need to move their most prized possessions.

Kahn Media, an automotive PR and social media marketing firm with deep roots in the transportation and luxury/lifestyle industries, will assist L.A. Prep with the promotion and growth of its new vehicle transportation division through a coordinated social media and public relations campaign. Kahn Media will also assist with the car prep and event management division's social media initiatives, strategic and B2B communications efforts.

 "Our customers value our high-quality vehicle services, solutions-based approaches, and commitment to top-notch customer service," said Jim Kirby, President of L.A. Prep. "With Kahn Media's help, we aim to double our transportation business with a focus on security, quality, dependability, and discretion. We are entrusted to transport and prep pre-production prototypes, high-end concept cars, and show vehicles for some of the biggest car companies in the world and we now offer that same level of service to discriminating collectors. We look forward to sharing our story and expanding our services."

L.A. Prep's main facility in Signal Hill, CA is comprised of two 30,000 square-foot buildings that house four internal wash and detailing booths, a full down-draft paint booth capable of rapid drying, three full fabrication and R&I areas where cut-aways, seat-bucks, and other custom fabrication is performed, as well as secure vehicle storage and viewing areas. A third building located offsite provides an additional 75,000 square-feet of secure vehicle storage when needed. L.A. Prep also has a fleet of 20 vehicles ranging from specialized location support vans to custom tractor/trailer rigs with custom-built trailers for vehicle transport.

"We are thrilled to work with the talented team at L.A. Prep," said Kahn Media president, Dan Kahn. "This is one of the best companies that you have never heard of, though you are sure to have seen its work. We look forward to spreading the word about L.A. Prep's excellent vehicle transportation services and its exciting new OEM support services."

Kahn Media ( is based in Reseda, California and specializes in all things driven. With a deep understanding of the traditional media industry and the new media landscape, Kahn builds hybrid media campaigns that merge traditional PR campaigns with social media marketing programs that simultaneously increase brand awareness, improve sales and drive search engine optimization. Other Kahn Media clients include the Petersen Automotive Museum, HRE Wheels, Hotchkis Suspension, Flowmaster Exhaust, Hurst Shifters, B&M Racing, Replay Cameras, Venchurs Vehicle Systems and more.

L.A. Prep, Inc. is based in Signal Hill, California (with additional offices in Detroit, Michigan and Tampa, Florida) and specializes in vehicle prep and transport. Started in 1983 by Jim Kirby, an avid race car driver and Hollywood stunt driver, L.A. Prep provides innovative car prep, fleet management, and transport solutions to vehicle manufacturers, ad agencies, and production companies. In 2010, L.A. Prep Transport was formed bringing an avant-garde solution to vehicle transportation for the discriminating car owner. For more information on L.A. Prep, call 562/595-8886 or visit the company's website at: For more information on L.A. Prep Transport, call 562/997-0170 or visit the company's website at:

CONTACT: Jon Barrett/Kahn Media 818/881-5246 ext. 3

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