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 the keynote speaker at Auto Glass Week™ 2018 to be held September 27-29, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas.
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 home 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.
Auto Glass Week 2018 is an international OE and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement show taking place September 27-29, 2018, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
The event features front row seats to the Customer Service Representative (CSR) Finals, the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition, the GlasWeld Windshield Repair Competition in Honor of Walt Gorman, demonstrations and educational programming.
The international exhibition and conference gives attendees the unsurpassed opportunity to learn about the latest products for the OE and automotive glass repair and replacement industries.
Plan your Auto Glass Week 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.
Auto Glass Week is co-sponsored by the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC), Independent Glass Association (IGA), National Windshield Repair Association™ (NWRA) and AGRR™ magazine.