A Father and Daughter Go Head-to-Head in Tinting Competition

December 4th, 2019 by Emmariah Holcomb

The father-daughter duo after competing.

“It’s a little nerve-wrecking this year because they added an extra window for us to tint, but then I look over and I see my dad. It feels good, but competing with him keeps me on my toes,” said Vess Jimenez, as she reflected on competing in the 2019 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off in Indianapolis against her father.

Preparing for any competition can be stressful, especially when you work alongside one of your competitors every day. Rest Tigalo competed against his daughter and both share their experiences during the heat of competition.

“As I think about it … I didn’t expect a quarter window to be added, that’s extra pressure. I remember doing the other windows and then I noticed the clock winding down and I ran out of time,” recalls Tigalo.

The additional window might have been an unforeseen twist in this year’s competition, but the family says they enjoy working individually, but also as a team.

“At this point I look at it like there’s two of us. We double the chances of our family winning, even though he’s my dad he doesn’t go easy on me in competition,” said Jimenez.

“It makes me proud to know my daughter works with me not only in our shop but also in competitions. We welcome the chance to work together as a team even if we’re both working on our own cars,” said Tigalo.

When the competitions concluded the judges delivered the results and neither Tigalo nor Jimenez moved onto the finals, but that didn’t stop the pair from cheering on others from the Madico team. Would you want to compete alongside your parent or child? If so, let us know how competitive you’d be in the comments.

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