PDR Masters

24th – 25th November 2017

Bowlers Exhibition Centre
Manchester, M17 1SN

24th – 25th November 2017

Bowlers Exhibition Centre
Manchester, M17 1SN

Confi-Dent you’re the best?

Auto365 Live is the home to the The PDR Masters, which the big names in the industry are calling the best competition in the world. So if you are confi-DENT that you have what it takes to be the best PDR Technician around and get your hands on the BIG cash prize why not show us what you’ve got and register today!

PDR Masters

Competition Format

ROUND 1

DOOR DENT

All competitors will be assigned a day, time and side of the vehicle prior to the event. Before starting their dent, they will draw a number corresponding to a predefined ‘Door Dent’. Competitors will have 30 minutes to complete the dent selected which our judges will put in via the PDR Masters Air Canon (to ensure all the dents are consistent). Each repair / competitor will be scored against a detailed specification chosen by our expert judges. The best 8 scores will decide which competitors proceed to Round 2.

ROUND 2

GLUE PULL – RAIL DENT

The best 8 competitors will then work on a ‘Rail Dent’ using a Glue Pull technique. Again these repairs will be scored by our expert judges using the specification with the best two scores deciding which competitors will proceed to the nail-biting final.

Paintless Dent Repair Competition

THE FINAL – BONNET DENT

The Auto365 Live exhibition will culminate in a nail-biting FINAL where the best two competitors will compete head-to-head on a Aluminium Bonnet Dent at the same time. Our 3 judges will then score the two repairs to decide which one of our finalists will clinch the title of PDR Master 2017.

 

£1,000 CASH PRIZE!

PDR cash prize
PDR Masters 2017

PDR MASTERS

PDR Masters time slot preference

Competitors can choose their 30 minute repair time slot which includes a choice of the day, time and side of the vehicle. I.E Car 2, Passenger’s Side, Friday at 3:30PM. Enter your preferred slot into the contact form below.

CAR ONE

CAR TWO

Driver Side

Passenger Side

Driver Side

Passenger Side

Friday 2:00pm – 2:30pm

Brian ‘THE MASTER OF ALL MASTERS’ Snape

Jon ‘The Preacher’ Taylor

Time Slot Available
Time Slot Available
Friday 2:45pm – 3:15pm
Time Slot Available

‘ALL THE WAY FROM SOUTH KOREA’ Sung Hoon Kim

Time Slot Available
Time Slot Available
Friday 3:30pm – 4:00pm

Paul ‘The Machine’ Langridge

Brian ‘The Beast’ Milner

Time Slot Available
Time Slot Available
Friday 4:15pm – 4:45pm

Josh ‘The Maverick’ Langridge

Leon ‘The Magic Dragon’ Kyte

Time Slot Available
Time Slot Available
Friday 5:00pm – 5:30pm
Time Slot Available

Martin ‘NO 2’ Sadler

Time Slot Available
Time Slot Available
Friday 5:45pm – 6:15pm

Arturs ‘Mr. Art’ Kikusts

Bobby ‘The DADDY’ Chahil

Time Slot Available
Time Slot Available
Saturday 9:00am – 9:30am
Time Slot Available
Time Slot Available
Time Slot Available
Time Slot Available
Saturday 9:45am – 10:15am

Jurgen ‘OPILANE’ Oppi

Time Slot Available
Time Slot Available
Time Slot Available
Saturday 10:30am – 11:00am

Rafael ‘THE DENT SAMURAI’ Takii

Gintaras ‘DENT STAR’ Skela

Time Slot Available
Time Slot Available

Register a Dent…

PDR Masters Entry Form – £120 per Dent

2017 Competitors

Click on the names below to learn more about our Master Technician competitors…

Leon 'The Magic Dragon' Kyte

Dragon Dents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto365 Live are delighted to introduce you to one of our competitors for the PDR Masters tournament 2017…

 

Introducing… The man on Fire…

 

LEON ‘THE MAGIC DRAGON’ KYTE

 

Competitor Bio:

Dragons Dents has extensive knowledge and experience within the paintless dent removal industry. Over the past years, our services have catered for a wide market range. From residential repairs, body shops and small trade businesses, to high volume vehicle repairs for a large de-fleet centre. Our company ethos reflects within our delivery of professional excellence to all clientele whilst focusing on the prestige finish of your vehicle.

Visit their website for more info.

Paul 'The Machine' Langridge

Dent Rewind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto365 Live are delighted to introduce you to one of our competitors for the PDR Masters tournament 2017…

 

Introducing… The unstoppable…

 

PAUL ‘THE MACHINE’ LANGRIDGE

 

Competitor Bio:

Here is a little about us and what we do. Dent Rewind Ltd are specialists in Paintless removal of dents and creases from vehicle body work.

What is Paintless Dent Removal?

Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) is the unique art of removing dents from cars without the need for costly and time consuming paintwork. PDR restores your car back to its original factory finish avoiding paint colour mismatches, and uses no chemicals or paint so therefore is environmentally friendly too.

What is our experience?

Formed in 2007, Dent Rewind Ltd has become a well established and trusted name within the South East of England.

Managing Director and founder Paul Langridge has 26 years experience in the body repair industry. His attention to detail and meticulous methods, have given Dent Rewind Ltd its trusted reputation for high quality and personal friendly service.

The Dent Rewind team also offers International Hail damage repairs as part of our services.

Visit their website for more info.

Sung Hoon Kim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto365 Live are delighted to introduce you to one of our competitors for the PDR Masters tournament 2017…

 

Introducing…

 

‘ALL THE WAY FROM SOUTH KOREA’ SUNG HOON KIM

 

Competitor Bio:

Info Coming Soon!

Josh 'The Maverick' Langridge

Dent Rewind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto365 Live are delighted to introduce you to one of our competitors for the PDR Masters tournament 2017…

 

Introducing… The eccentric….

 

JOSH ‘THE MAVERICK’ LANGRIDGE

 

Competitor Bio:

Here is a little about us and what we do. Dent Rewind Ltd are specialists in Paintless removal of dents and creases from vehicle body work.

What is Paintless Dent Removal?

Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) is the unique art of removing dents from cars without the need for costly and time consuming paintwork. PDR restores your car back to its original factory finish avoiding paint colour mismatches, and uses no chemicals or paint so therefore is environmentally friendly too.

What is our experience?

Formed in 2007, Dent Rewind Ltd has become a well established and trusted name within the South East of England.

Managing Director and founder Paul Langridge has 26 years experience in the body repair industry. His attention to detail and meticulous methods, have given Dent Rewind Ltd its trusted reputation for high quality and personal friendly service.

The Dent Rewind team also offers International Hail damage repairs as part of our services.

Visit their website for more info.

Arturs 'Mr. Art' Kikusts

Arturs Kikusts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto365 Live are delighted to introduce you to one of our competitors for the PDR Masters tournament 2017…

 

Introducing… Last year’s finalist and runner-up…

 

ARTURS ‘MR. ART’ KIKUSTS

 

Competitor Bio:

Arturs styled his way through Round 1 and Round 2 in 2016 to reach the final where he met Eric ‘Baby Face’ Garves.  Although his effort was superb he was pipped at the post and had to settle for the Runner-up Trophy, Cash Prize and support from his peers at a valiant effort.

Will he go one better in 2017 and take the title?

Visit their website for more info.

Gintaras 'Dent Star' Skela

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto365 Live are delighted to introduce you to one of our competitors for the PDR Masters tournament 2017…

 

Introducing… The shining star of PDR….

 

GINTARAS ‘DENT STAR’ SKELA

 

Competitor Bio:

Autodentstar is privately owned. We offer a full range of paintless dent removal services to all types (cars, vans, lorries) of vehicle and motorcycle owners located in Peterborough and other areas customers are welcome. Having over 10 years experience in PDR (paintless dent removal/ repair/fix) we can offer the highest quality standards of our work.

OUR MISSION
Our mission is to provide the highest quality paintless dent repair services with reasonable prices and 100% customers satisfaction.

Jon 'The Preacher' Taylor

Dent Devils

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto365 Live are delighted to introduce you to one of our competitors for the PDR Masters tournament 2017…

 

Introducing… ‘The man they are all talking about’…

 

JON ‘THE PREACHER’ TAYLOR

 

Competitor Bio:

I’m Jon Taylor and I came to work in the dent repair trade by accident really.

Having always been a bit of a car nut (especially when it comes to the old air-cooled vw’s), but proving to myself that I am certainly no mechanic, Dent Repair sounded like an excellent opportunity.

Before my interview at Dent Devil HQ I had never seen PDR carried out and had pretty much no clue about how they went about it apart from the limited information that was available on the internet at the time.In January of 2002 the uphill struggle to learn PDR began and that first week is one of the toughest l can remember (and the following 11 weren’t much better!)

The training given by Dent Devils to their franchisees is the toughest, longest and most comprehensive in the industry and it is at least 3 months and 5 stages of testing before being allowed near an actual repair on a car. Even by this stage you are still only considered good enough to go out on your own and continue learning. It generally takes 18 months to 2 years practicing and persistence to get to a competent stage.

After a few years on the road I was given the opportunity to travel with a team out to Europe to repair cars that had been damaged in hail storms. This was another very steep learning curve having to fix cars with hundreds of dents all over the roof, bonnets etc.
In 2010 a new quality assurance scheme was created by the institute for the Motor industry and so at the earliest opportunity I signed myself up to be assessed and in October that year I was considered to be of Master Technician standard, something that has still only been achieved by less than 100 pdr technicians in the UK.

I have now been repairing dents for over 13 years here in East Sussex and I have many loyal and satisfied customers. I feel that v am in a very fortunate position as the general public become more aware of the paintless dent repair process and the fact that some damage can be removed without the need to fill and paint their cars.

Previously most of our dent repair work was for the motor trade, manufacturers, car dealers and the like, we now do more work for retail customers.

This I find far more satisfying as it is a great feeling to be able to return someone’s pride and joy back to its factory finish after it has been damaged, something that no other form of repair can achieve. So often our customers are amazed at what we are able to fix and it is a pleasure to see their reaction when they see the results.The industry is growing at an amazing rate and each year I find myself even busier than I was the year before. It is a trade that is constantly improving with new tools and new skills giving us the ability to repair more complex dents and fix damage that before was impossible. This makes for a very bright future considering I love what I do and love to make people happy by repairing their cherished vehicles.

Bobby 'The Daddy' Chahil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto365 Live are delighted to introduce you to one of our competitors for the PDR Masters tournament 2017…

 

Introducing… The big boss himself…

 

BOBBY ‘THE DADDY’ CHAHIL

 

Competitor Bio:

  • PDR
  • SCUFFS & SCRATCHES
  • INTERIOR REPAIRS
  • WINDSCREEN SCHIPS

 

LEASE RETURN

LEASE CUSTOMER’S LOOK FOR THE BEST POSSIBLE DEAL AVAILABLE WHEN LEASING THEIR VEHICLE, OFTEN DEALS ARE AMAZING……..IT MAKES YOU WONDER HOW THE LEASE COMPANIES CAN MAKE ANY PROFITS……
*WALLOP *
WHEN YOU RETURN YOUR VEHICLE YOU ARE HIT WITH A LEASE RETURN SURCHARGE.

 

ACCIDENT MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS

WE CAN HELP PAY YOUR INSURANCE EXCESS CAR-MUM HAS DEVELOPED A NETWORK OF CAR REPAIR CENTRES (BODYSHOP) WHICH ADHERE TO CAR-MUM QUALITY STANDARDS.
IF YOUR CAR HAS DAMAGE WHICH REQUIRES THE CAR BODYSHOP.
IF YOUR CAR IS HURT…..THEN CALL CAR-MUM

 

Visit the website for more info…

Brian Snape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto365 Live are delighted to introduce you to one of our competitors for the PDR Masters tournament 2017…

 

Introducing…

 

BRIAN THE MASTER OF ALL MASTERS’ SNAPE

 

Competitor Bio:

Meet Brian, the founder of Dent Master UK
Hi and welcome to Dentmaster UK. I have been a PDR (paintless dent removal) technician for over 18 years. I have worked all over the world alongside other world-class technicians constantly learning new techniques and the most up to date and advanced skills in order to remove dents completely.

With extensive experience in the motor repair industry I pride myself on being able to fulfill customer needs and a satisfaction guaranteed to ensure all my customers go away not only 100% happy but wanting to come back time and time again.

Each day I get instant gratification knowing I have taken a piece of mangled metal on what was once a beautiful car and restored the vehicle to its original factory condition without the use of fillers or paints leaving this the greenest, quickest and cheapest way to repair your car.

Read more online…

Martin 'NO 2' Sadler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto365 Live are delighted to introduce you to one of our competitors for the PDR Masters tournament 2017…

 

Introducing…

The man looking to upgrade his nickname…

 

MARTIN ‘NO 2’ SADLER

 

Competitor Bio:

Martin Sadler started as a panel beater and after some time learnt Paintless Dent Removal, Dent-Remover was set up in 2010 and the business has steadily grown over the years. Martin specialises in Large damage and the Glue Pulling System which opens the doors to what was once non repairable to possible these days.

Dent-Remover is East Yorkshire based and is a retail customer repairer, also servicing a few Bodyshop’s in the area too. Dent-Remover has many 5* reviews across a range of review sites and also has over 70 high quality videos on a YouTube channel.

Visit YouTube

Martin Sadler entered the Dent Olympics in 2015 and came 2nd which was a superb achievement, then entering the USA Dent Olympics in 2016 placing 13th overall. Let’s see what the future brings.

Website

Brian 'The Beast' Milner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto365 Live are delighted to introduce you to one of our competitors for the PDR Masters tournament 2017…

 

Introducing…

 

BRIAN ‘THE BEAST’ MILNER

 

Competitor Bio:

Dent-Pro is a high quality, PDR certified, professional dent removal company based in the North-East. Approved by many car brands, Dent-Pro has grown its skills and reputation as a company who can guarantee that any dent you have can be repaired effectively and to a smooth polished finish.

​Trained by qualified dent removal technicians from Dent Master, Dent-Pro has over 16 years experience and can provide a dedicated and accredited service covering areas from Richmond to Newcastle.

Visit his website…

Rafael 'THE DENT SAMURAI' Takii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto365 Live are delighted to introduce you to one of our competitors for the PDR Masters tournament 2017…

 

Introducing…

 

RAFAEL ‘THE DENT SAMURAI’ TAKII

 

Competitor Bio:

A Hail tech with 15 years experience!

Past Competition details:

  • 2015 Iasre champion
  • 2016 USA dent Olympics 5th place
Jurgen 'OPILANE' Oppi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto365 Live are delighted to introduce you to one of our competitors for the PDR Masters tournament 2017…

 

Introducing…

 

JURGEN ‘OPILANE’ OPPI

 

Competitor Bio:

COMING SOON

Bowlers Exhibition Centre

THE VENUE

 

Last year’s feedback from attendee and exhibitors has helped Lumisi in the planning for this year’s Auto365 Live event which is now well under way. The venue has been confirmed as Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Trafford Park, Manchester. The new venue will provide the perfect backdrop for the event whilst allowing for more space (we have doubled the floor space from last year) to accommodate the increased numbers of exhibitors and visitors. The venue is well known for their excellent facilities and is situated near the centre of Manchester, so is perfectly placed for hotels, amenities and transport links.

Auto365 Live

THE TEAM

 

Lumisi are thrilled to be part of Auto365 Live and are excited to evolve and grow the event year on year, which will help us reach a larger more professional audience as the event continues to grow. With over 20 years’ experience in exhibition branding and events co-ordination Lumisi believe we are the perfect team to provide the industry with a worthy platform it deserves to showcase the incredible talents and services on offer. For more information please contact a member of the team if this event is for you - your feedback is very important as we strive to improve the show for the benefit of the whole industry.

PDR Masters competition

WHATS ON

 

Anybody new to the industry and looking for business opportunities or already in the industry looking to add a new product or service will benefit from attending the Auto365 Live. As well as having the chance to learn about the latest technology and techniques on the market, attendees have the opportunity to meet their suppliers, become better informed about the products they use everyday, attend leading industry seminars and of course compete in the fantastic array of industry related competitions including the PDR Masters. It also allows you to meet and socialise with industry peers.

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Event: Venue Location
Bowlers Exhibition Centre

Longbridge Road, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1SN

Auto365 Live

Event: Opening Hours
Friday - 24/11/2017

Exhibition & Competitions
2pm-8pm

Saturday - 25/11/2017

9am-3pm
Exhibition & Competitions

3pm-5pm
Competition Finals

5pm onwards
Saturday Social

Office: Admin
Contact

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Friars Court
43 White Friars
Chester
CH1 1NZ

 

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