This 1977 Chevrolet Corvette arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop after the customer wanted some modern upgrades done to the inside of the car. This car is not wearing an original color, and the original engine has been replaced with a GM Performance Parts crate 350, so the customer does not place a heavy priority on originality. The 1977s are not high on the list of collector Corvettes, so these make great platforms to personalize and enjoy.
The plans include upgrading the center console, installing some Dakota Digital VHX gauges, audio system, adding a Vintage Air A/C system, and backup camera, as well as fixing some issues like leaks and engine cooling problems.
Chattanooga, Tenn. (January 19, 2017) – Luken Communications, LLC, and Tait Broadcasting, LLC, have joined forces to bring Rev’n, the premiere automotive broadcast network, to Motor City. Viewers can now find Rev’n over-the-air on WHNE channel 14.6 in Detroit, Michigan (DMA 13). Rev’n joins its sister network, Retro TV, which can be found on WHNE channel 14.2.
Jim Lebrato, member of WHNE, said, “Serving the capital of America’s automobile industry, WHNE is thrilled to be the exclusive home of Rev’n, the nation’s leading broadcast network dedicated to top-quality automotive content.”
“We couldn’t be happier to expand our partnership with Tait Broadcasting,” said Dee Harlin, Luken’s Vice President of Affiliate Sales - East. “Detroit is a natural addition to Rev’n’s ever-expanding footprint.”
Rev’n, a network geared towards the performance enthusiast, officially launched on December 1, 2014. Rev’n is Television for What Moves You, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, ATVs, events, auctions and more. With proven automotive content such as V8TV, The Appraisers, Stacey David’s GearZ®, Two Guys Garage, Truck U, Sam’s Garage, My Classic Car and World of Collector Cars, Rev'n is a hit with fans and advertisers alike.
Luken Communications offers diverse, family-friendly programming with its collection of networks delivered via a blend of over-the-air, cable and satellite television. The current network offerings include Retro TV, The Heartland Network, Rev’n, The Action Channel, The Family Channel and Frost Great Outdoors (FGO). Luken Communications’ flagship Retro TV was one of the first digital broadcast networks launched in 2005.
Our buddy Zach Straits was busy snapping photos of cool vintage racers, Muscle Cars, and other classics at the 2017 Mecum Auto Auction in Kissimmee, Florida. He was kind enough to share the images with us, so we're passing them to you! Over 3000 cars went across the block!
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Chattanooga, Tenn., (January 9, 2016) – Luken Communications is pleased to announce an affiliation agreement between The Action Channel and Transcom Entertainment Group, marking Action’s debut in the Houston market (DMA 8). Action can now be found by Houston area viewers over-the-air on KUGB channel 28.5.
The Action Channel, Luken Communications’ newest network offering, grabs the couch potato by the collar and turns them into an adrenaline junkie! Action delivers everything for the daredevil-at-heart: high-octane thrills, heart-pounding excitement and outdoor adventures. With something for everyone, Action’s exciting lineup includes outdoors, automotive, and entertainment programming such as V8TV, Ghostbreakers, Studio D, Motorz, Jimmy Houston Outdoors, Inside the Ring, Armed Forces Boxing, The Border, its newest addition, Horror Hotel, and much more!
Dr. Steve Ams, CEO of Transcom Entertainment Group, said, “We are very excited about creating the beginning of an entertaining, family oriented, inspirational, action-packed broadcasting partnership with The Action Channel in the Houston market. We remain dedicated to providing our Houston audience with inspirational, community oriented programming that will positively affect their lives.”
Dee Harlin, Luken’s Vice President of Affiliate Sales – East said, “We are thrilled with this opportunity to build a relationship with Transcom Entertainment Group while launching Action into a brand-new market. Action truly offers something for everyone and I’m excited to see how Houston responds.”
On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about some of the recent events like PRI Show, the MCACN show, and also reflect on the recent Muscle Car Of The Week Top 10. Later, they cover some updates from the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. They reveal Bobby Unser's secrets to success in life, and then somehow end up on flying lessons, but you know how these things go. V8 Radio is the perfect garage companion when you are too busy concentrating on your project to have to pay attention to an important radio show!
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This very nice 1968 Plymouth GTX arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in search of repairs to some leaky seam sealer areas, as well as some general maintenance. It is a 400 +6 car with an automatic, and it is wearing a beautiful Medium Turquoise Metallic paint scheme with original GTX stripes and wheels. You can follow along in the photo gallery as we perform the repairs on this stunning GTX.