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Ken-Tool chooses first video contest winner

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Ken-Tool reports it has its first winner in the company's “Quest for the Best: Show Us How You Do It” online video contest.

John "Junior" Blackmar, owner of Triple A Tire Service in Kissimmee, Fla., won by showing off his toolbox full of Ken-Tool products, and ending his video with a demonstration of a roadside service call.

Blackmar said he gets all of his Ken-Tool supplies from his Florida Tire Supply dealer, Kurt Brown, in Auburndale, Fla.  Rock Tyson, Ken-Tool vice president of sales and marketing, presented Blackmar with a $500 check for his winning submission.

The monthly contest, which kicked off June 1, encourages Ken-Tool end users to flaunt their tire-changing and mechanical skills by recording themselves in a short product demonstration video.  The video can then be easily uploaded to a dedicated Web site and every month, one winner is selected to win $500 based on their skill, originality and performance.

“We decided to start the Quest for the Best contest because we offer hundreds of unique tire-changing and automotive tools, and most of the products have a multitude of applications,” explains Tyson.  “We wanted a way to showcase this versatility, but we wanted it to come from real people – from Ken-Tool end users.  I was really impressed by the variety of tools Junior uses while on the job and also by his mechanical skills.”

Contest updates and tips for winning can be found on Twitter at Ken_Tool. To learn more about Ken-Tool’s Quest for the Best contest, the company suggests watching the “Show Us How You Do It” instructional video on Ken-Tool’s YouTube channel,, or visit

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