Dent Olympics 2010 / Paintless Dent Repair / Removal PDR Competition
- Thursday, 21 January 2010 21:02
My name is Myke Toledo and a couple of friends of mine who also own their own pdr companies got together and went off to Clearwater, Florida for the International Paintless Dent Repair / Removal Dent Olympics. I decided to film the event and do a little bit of a report of what goes on. Even though I did not compete, the competition was harder than it appears especially when you have a crowd staring at every push you do. The competition was very good and not surprising, I saw the same finalists I did three years ago. It’s no fluke these guys are consistently back again and my hats off to them. They were good. Just goes to show you, there are a lot of other great techs in this world, not to mention humble as well.
I did not get a chance to interview a couple of other notable techs who was head coordinating the PDR Dent Olympics which persons were; Terry Siegal and Troy Tarpley. Not to mention, both very good and talented pdr techs. Terry who has been running the PDR Olympics for some time now was a little busy for an interview because he was in a tight decision about who was going to be the Dent Olympic Champion. Troy, has also won this even himself a couple of times and decided to let someone else win for a change and do some judging as well.
This event is very fun and the guys (At least I met) were professional, humble and passionate about the industry of paintless dent repair. As mentioned, I was editing a video about the event and below was the outcome. I hope you enjoy my video “short” documentary. I would like to do more of these but only if time allows. I am way behind on my dvd tutorials. So I better get a move on.. take care and thanks for reading and watching. Oh and if you would like, please comment and let me know what ya think, good or bad..
Auto Recondition Show – Mobile Tech Expo 2010
- Tuesday, 19 January 2010 06:54
This past weekend myself and friends (Vince and David) from DentsNoMore.com and SOSDent.com all went out to Clearwater, Florida to the Mobile Tech Expo. It’s all about.. well, you guessed it, auto reconditioning. A lot of interesting venders that offer services and products such as; paintless dent removal, bumper repair, window tinting, tools, and lots of other things that involve the auto reconditioning industry.
I brought one of my new cameras just in case I wanted to film the scene. And of course I did. I did minor interviews with some venders and pdr techs who participated in the Dent Olympics. (Winners are in the photo above from left to right; Vitaliy Jentimir -1st Place -High Tech PDR, Ryan Tarpley 2nd Place – Dent Trix and Mark Tsurkis – 3rd Place- High Tech PDR.) All done spontaneous so the footage wasn’t as professional as it could have been. I should have the video put together by the end of the week.
I met up with a lot of other pdr techs from around the nation and world. It was great seeing people I have chatted with online but never met in person. Being around other pdr techs who are just as passionate about pdr as I am is awesome. Time flew by as I talked to four different techs one at a time and 2-3 hours went by just like that. During the weekend, I was very surprised about all the unexpected positive feedback about the Youtube videos I had created. It’s good to hear that I helped some other pdr techs learn and grow in the pdr industry. But enough about that.
The Mobile Tech Expo is definitely a place to learn all about the auto recon industry and network with other mobile techs. From seminars to the Dent Olympics, you’ll find something that helps your mobile business become a better one. Video coming soon..