In an exciting first for South Africa, Cape Town-based John-Ross Arendse has brought home 3rd place in the International Tint Off Competition, held last week in San Antonio, Texas. Arendse competed in the hotly contested automotive window film fitment section, against other talented window film installers from all over the world.
His entry into the International contest was part of his prize for winning the title of the first ever LLumar SA Window Film Tint Off™ Competition at the beginning of September.
Commenting after his placing, a stunned Arendse said: “Wow! I’m really proud of my achievement. I’ve just won first place in South Africa and now third place in the world, all in the same year!
“This means a lot to me, because not only am I flying South Africa’s banner high, but also those of Barons N1 City Barloworld, where I work and LLumar Films SA, who organised the competition and sent me to San Antonio. This is a story I’ll be able to tell my children and my grandchildren in years to come!”
LLumar Film SA Automotive Specialist, Jimmy Herron said Arendse could be proud of his achievement. “To do so well in the international competition is absolutely amazing. We know how tough the competition is internationally and, given the fact that this was the first time he had ever competed in a national competition, his result is exceptional.”
Charlton Fredericks, Fitment Centre Manager at Barons VW N1 City said: “John-Ross has put us on the map and it proves that South Africa has a wealth of talent. We are very proud that he is part of our team!”