Richard Rawlings to Keynote the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™

April 4th, 2018 by Editor

Richard Rawlings, the host of the wildly popular Fast N’ Loud on the Discovery Channel and owner of Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, will serve as a keynote speaker at the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) to be held September 27-29, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas.

Richard Rawlings set to keynote 2018 WFCT.

A true entrepreneur, Rawlings started with nothing but a vision based on his passion for cars and has since grown his Gas Monkey Garage, which includes its full service car restoration business and serves as the homes base for his flagship show on Fast N’ Loud on Discovery Channel. On his show, Rawlings searches the far flung corners of Texas and surrounding states for forgotten and derelict classic cars to buy and restore at his famous Dallas garage. His other shows on Discovery include Misfit Garage, Garage Rehab and Demolition Theater. Additionally, his Gas Monkey Garage brand includes restaurants, a live music venue, Gas Monkey Garage apparel, its own brand of tequila and an energy drink. Rawlings also has a number of corporate partnerships including Dickies, Havoline and Advanced Auto Parts.

Rawlings is a veteran of transcontinental road rallies, winning the Gumball 3000 and the Bullrun—twice. He is the current world record holder in the Cannonball Run and was even recognized by Jay Leno for this achievement. He broke the record that stood since 1979, covering 2,811 miles from New York to Los Angeles in 31 hours and 59 minutes, with an average speed of 87.6 miles per hour.

Prior to his success with his TV shows and car restoration business, Rawlings held down several jobs which allowed him to pursue his passion for cars. He was a firefighter, police officer and paramedic, all before he was 21-years old. He eventually left those jobs to start his own business, building a printing and advertising company from the ground up. He later sold this business to establish Gas Monkey Garage.

WFCT is the only annual event that shines the spotlight on architectural, automotive, paint protection, security and decorative films as well as wraps. It will be held September 27-29, 2018, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

The event features front row seats to the International Window Film Tint-Offs™, the first-ever Window Film Customer Service Representative (CSR) Finals, a variety of demonstrations and educational programming.

Plan your WFCT trip by registering online today for the early bird discounted price of $249 and save $100 per person versus registering onsite. The early bird discount ends June 1, 2018.

WFCT is the one event all year that includes thought-provoking seminars, offers the opportunity to visit with industry peers and mingle with top manufacturers and industry suppliers.

The International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ is sponsored, organized, and managed exclusively by Window Film magazine and Paint Protection Film (PPFMag) magazine. Window Film magazine is the only publication dedicated solely to the entire window film industry, designed to access all those who work in the film industry—bringing buyers and sellers in this special market together from all over the world. Window Film magazine is distributed worldwide to the film and tint community. Visit Window Film magazine at PPFMag, a supplement publication to Window Film magazine, is designed to cater to those in the film industry who currently install PPF and those looking to add it with the goal of increasing their company’s bottom line. Visit PPFMag at

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