Kelle's 1954 Shop Truck Restoration Part 1-Video
Kelle's 1954 Shop Truck Restoration Part 1-Video
#musclecar #v8tv The first video in the series. Kelle's been hauling all kinds of stuff around without a cool truck to do it in. In this blog, she points out the highlights of hew 1954 Chevy, and the plans to trick it out... if you could call a bicycle in the bed "trick!" -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed & Resto Shop November ...
Custom Autosound Slidebar Radios & The System Hidden Subwoofer Video
Custom Autosound Slidebar Radios & The System Hidden Subwoofer Video
http://www.customautosound.com - Custom Autosound is your source for high-quality audio systems that match your classic car's design. Their new feature packed Slidebar radios feature digital device connectivity, high power, and quality sound from a unit that looks like it belongs in your dash. Their hidden speaker systems deliver big sound from powered subwoofer units and unique midrange and...
ARP - The Ultimate Fasteners!
ARP - The Ultimate Fasteners!
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Kelle's '54 Chevy Truck Blog #2 V8TV-Video
Kelle's '54 Chevy Truck Blog #2 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Kelle's diggin' into her '54 Chevy Truck project. This time, she's got the wheels & brakes all torn apart and is rebuilding them all from the ground up. We hope she remembered how it came apart so it all goes back together safely! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop...
Kelle's '54 Chevy Truck Blog #3 V8TV-Video
Kelle's '54 Chevy Truck Blog #3 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Kelle's blue '54 Chevy had some issues griding gears, so her and her dad pulled another old 3-speed from a parts '49 Chevy truck. It looks like they'll build 1 good shifting box out of the 2. It was also wheel cylinder rebuilding time, but some seem to be a little too crusty to reus...
Kelle's '54 Chevy Truck Blog #4 - Floor It! V8TV-Video
Kelle's '54 Chevy Truck Blog #4 - Floor It! V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Kelle's '54 Chevy truck is becoming more solid by the day. This time, resto tech Randy Stange patches up the rusty floor in an unconventional act of auto recycling. All we can say is that the Camaro crowd may not like this one. In reality, no re-usable body panels were hurt in thi...
Kelle's '54 Chevy Truck Blog #5: Speed Mods V8TV-Video
Kelle's '54 Chevy Truck Blog #5: Speed Mods V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Kelle's prepping her 1954 Chevy Truck for some speed runs once the 3-speed trans is rebuilt and the brakes are all back together. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed & Resto Shop November 2018 V8TV" https://www.youtube.com/w...
Kelle's '54 Chevy Truck Blog 6: Ignition V8TV-Video
Kelle's '54 Chevy Truck Blog 6: Ignition V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - This time, we're upgrading Kelle's old ignition system with a swap-meet find, a vintage MSD box, which we're going to use to fire the coil rather than the ignition points. However, when you find an old electronics part, how do you know it works? We show you how to test an MSD box w...
Kelle's '54 Chevy Truck Blog #8: Cab Corners V8TV-Video
Kelle's '54 Chevy Truck Blog #8: Cab Corners V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Kelle's truck is in the home stretch, and this time Randy worked on replacing the rusty cab corners. The first attempt was to use some scrap steel to make some new corners, but the crew soon realized it would be easier - and much cheaper - to flip open the Classic Parts catalog and bu...
Kelle's '54 Chevy Truck Blog #9: Interior Upgrades V8TV-Video
Kelle's '54 Chevy Truck Blog #9: Interior Upgrades V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Kelle's '54 Chevy Truck is now getting some attention inside the cab. This time, she goes over the new floors made from scrap steel and painted with lo-buck paint, the 12 volt electric windshield wiper motor conversion from Classic Parts that no longer needs engine vacuum, and the topp...
Kelle's 1954 Chevy Truck Blog 10: Body Upgrades V8TV-Video
Kelle's 1954 Chevy Truck Blog 10: Body Upgrades V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Kelle made a few upgrades to the outside of the '54 Chevy pickup... some new running boards, bumpers, and lights. During the process, she found a late-model hitch that fit, and Randy found a cool way to jazz up the old tailgate! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "...
Kelle's 1954 Chevy Truck Blog #11: First Drive! V8TV-Video
Kelle's 1954 Chevy Truck Blog #11: First Drive! V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The moment we've all been waiting for... the first drive in Kelle's '54 Chevy Truck! The 235 6-cylinder sprang to life, and the only elements we forgot to change from 6 to 12 volts were the headlights. They didn't last long! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Mu...
Kelle's 1954 Chevy Truck Blog #12: It's Done! V8TV Video
Kelle's 1954 Chevy Truck Blog #12: It's Done! V8TV Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Kelle's 1954 Chevy pickup truck project is finished... for now, anyway! The final details were all tied up and it's been on the road for a couple weeks. Kelle loves it, and it's doing a great job of hauling our stuff around. We say it's finished "for now"... everyone knows these projects are never completely finished, but Kelle's going to drive this one around fo...
Join Us At The 3rd Annual V8TV Drive In Cruise Car Show Event!
Join Us At The 3rd Annual V8TV Drive In Cruise Car Show Event!
#camaro #restoration #v8tvTICKETS: http://www.driveincruise.com Join us at the 3rd Annual V8TV Drive In Cruise, Thursday August 24th, at the Skyview Drive-In Movie Theater in Belleville, IL, for a great car show and American Graffiti on the Big Screen! Tickets are on sale now at http://www.driveincruise.com . Bring your cool car to the Drive In! We'll see you there! #V8TV #Drivein #Americana #C...
Two V8 Speed & Resto Shop Built 1969 Camaros Included in Summer Of '69 Camaro Display at 2019 Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, OH

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team is honored to have two 1969 Camaros on display at the amazing “Summer Of ’69” 1969 Camaro display at the 2019 Goodguys Rod & Custom Association PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio! The event is hosting some of the most iconic and significant 1969 Chevrolet Camaros ever, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the always-popular ’69 Camaro. The V8-built supercharged LSA powered “Lou’s Change” pro-touring Camaro and the COMP Cams 454 LSX Camaro convertible will both be on hand, and we couldn’t be more excited for the owners and our team as well. It’s a tremendous honor to be included in such an amazing display, and even more-so to have the opportunity to these build awesome cars for great customers. We invite you to come see them in person at this must-see event! #69Camaro #COMPCams #GoodguysColumbus #V8Speedandresto#lovethesecars #thanksfortheopportunity #letsbuildyours!

Two V8 Speed & Resto Shop Built 1969 Camaros Included in Summer Of '69 Camaro Display at 2019 Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, OH

 

Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with all your Classic or Muscle Car needs today!

 

 

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

 

Holley's Sniper electronic fuel injection systems are available for purchase and installation at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop!

These self-tuning fuel injection systems make it easy to convert your Classic or Muscle Car to a modern electronic fuel injection system with minimal changes to the car.    High-pressure fuel systems are available for many cars, with custom applications available to convert nearly any vehicle to modern, reliable electronic fuel injection. 

 

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is an authorized Holley EFI dealer and our technicians are factory trained.

 

Benefits Include:

- Easier Starting

- Increased Throttle Response

- Better Fuel Economy

- Improved Reliability

- Holley and Rochester Quadrajet Pattern Units Available


You can reach us at 314.783.8325, or fill out the simple form below,  and we'll be happy provide applications and pricing info about a Holley Sniper EFI system for YOUR car!
 

Podio - CRM done right

 

 

Guess the high bid of these three featured cars at the 2019 Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida!  Fill out the form below to enter your guess as to the high bid of each!   Winners receive a Brothers Collection hat and a V8 Speed & Resto Shop Tee Shirt!

 

Click HERE to enter!  

 

This past weekend was the 10th annual Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals event in Chicago. I’ve long said this is the...

Posted by Kevin Oeste on Monday, November 19, 2018
A new episode of V8TV airs next week, and this time, we're taking you on a trip to the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago!   This is THE premiere Muscle Car show in the world, and we're dedicating several epsiodes of V8TV to checking out the cars and themed displays at the MCACN show.   You won't want to miss it!  Check http://www.v8tvshow.com/airtimes for channel and airtime info!  Book your trip to the 2017 Muscle Car and Covette Nationals at http://www.mcacn.com today!
 
MUSCLE CAR AND CORVETTE NATIONALS
November 18 & 19, 20176
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Rd
Rosemont, IL. 60018
We recently recieved a very cool email with a fantastic rendering of the '66 Ford Galaxie 500 7-Litre restored in our shop a few months ago.     The letter read:
 
Boy do I love a 7 Litre Galaxie. My name is Paul Eric and I'm an automotive artist living in Las Vegas. 
Saw the cover of the June issue of Hemmings muscle machines and flipped for that beautiful hunk of heavy metal. Inside of 30 minutes I was at my drafting table laying out this illustration! Thought I would share it w/ you. 
Thanks, and rock on!
 
Paul Eric
 
We were flattered and astonished by the artwork, and wanted to see more.    Luckily, Paul sent us more!
 
Hello Kevin
 
Thanks for taking the time to view my drawing. I appreciate your complements!
attached are a few of the 50 or so renderings I've completed in the last few years.
The images are approximately 22x28. I have a reference photo from a magazine or book in my archive file (an actual print)
I'll use a piece of color keyed Canson paper, lay out the drawing with an ordinary pencil. then finish out the details & reflections w/ colored pencils. About as low tech as can be! A lot like me!
 
Kevin, I am a complete cyber moron... no website, no social media. Just my android phone w/ a fantastic camera that I capture the original art with prior to framing. A few of these are commisioned by car owners, mostly I draw for myself. The cars take about 35- 40 hrs. to complete. About a month to finish. I have a great interest in corresponding with you about my craft, and "putting it out there" Fortunately, I work with graphic designers, media experts and photographers that can help me get up to speed! (DBDvegas.com., An event co.) Thank you again for your interest, It was great to hear from you. 
 
Best wishes, Paul Eric.
 
We hope that sharing these will help Paul get the word out about his craft.   Feel free to contact us if you'd like his info for a project of your own.
 
 
1964 Plymouth
 
64 Mercury
 
Mach 1
 
 
 
Rev'n on Roku
Chattanooga, Tenn. (September 7, 2017) – Rev’n, Luken Communications’ automotive broadcast offering, has further expanded its over-the-top availability by launching its channel on the Roku® streaming platform.
 
The new channel, available for free in the Roku channel store by searching keyword “Rev’n,” features the ability to stream the network live, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in high definition. In addition to being able to view the network broadcast live, video on demand assets offer viewers the ability to watch Rev’n original series and specials any time they want, with complete season archives and the latest episodes available concurrently.
 
With this new Roku channel, Rev’n broadens its existing footprint in the over-the-top universe. In addition to its over-the-air broadcast availability and cable carriage in select markets, Rev’n is also currently presented via FilmOn and the Rev’n online stream at www.revntv.com, available for streaming on desktop and mobile.
 
Matt Winn, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Luken Communications said, “Our viewers really enjoy Rev’n programming and having a Roku channel not only allows us to reach more viewers, it gives us a way to provide Roku users even more programming choices.  Content available on-demand on our over-the-top platforms give viewers the option to view what they want on their own schedule.  This flexibility not only increases the viewer’s experience, it also increases value for our advertisers and program providers.  We look forward to increased viewer engagement as we grow the Roku channel and expand into other offerings as well.”
 
The network, geared towards the performance enthusiast, initially launched as a broadcast diginet on December 1, 2014. Rev’n is dedicated to all things revving including cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, ATVs, snowmobiles, events, auctions and more. With proven automotive content such as Stacey David’s GearZ®, Two Guys Garage, Truck U, V8TV, Sam’s Garage, My Classic Car and World of Collector Cars, as well as original special productions offering viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the industry, Rev'n is a hit with gearheads and advertisers alike.
 
To find Rev’n on Roku, just add the Rev’n channel from the Roku Channel store. For local broadcast and cable availability, visit www.revntv.com.
 
About Luken Communications, LLC:
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.
One Cab's Family Cartoon

This is a favorite Tex Avery cartoon called "One Cab's Family" and we were always glued to the TV set  whenever it came up in rotation.   There is no doubt that the scene where the little cab turns into a speedy hot rod left a mark on us growing up!   This cartoon also seems to have inspired the Pixar "Cars" series and is just as entertaining.   Now it's back online to enjoy again!   We seem to recall another similar story about an airplane... we'll have to look for that one, too!  

 

One Cab's Family (1952) from Batraaf on Vimeo.

 

1966 Ford Galaxie Restored by V8 Speed and Resto Shop on Hemmings Muscle Machines Cover

We are honored and privileged to learn that the 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 7-L restored by the V8 Speed & Resto Shop has been chosen for a six page feature - including a cover photo - in the latest issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine!   The entire crew worked very hard on this complete restoration, and we could not be happier to have a future in such an excellent publication as muscle machines.   The magazine is a new stands as of April 21, 2017, and subscribers should have there copies already. Check your local new stands to get your copy today!

Click to Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Today to discuss restoring YOUR dream car!  314.783.8325

 

Click HERE to see the entire build thread on this beautiful Emberglo 428 Galaxie! 

 
Kelle Oeste in Street Rod Life Magazine

Our very own Operations Manager Kelle Oeste is featured in the latest Street Rod Life Magazine! Thanks for the article, and thanks to Kelle for always working overtime to help our team build awesome cars our customers can be proud of! Read the article at the link:  http://www.streetrodlife.com/print-mag/street-rod-life-2017-spring-print-issue/

 

V8TV on TUFF TV 45.6 St. Louis

Now you can watch V8TV on TUFF TV in the St. Louis market for FREE on digital broadcast channel 45-6, WODK-LD TV!    V8TV airs Monday nights at 9:00 PM and 9:30 on TUFF TV, and shows the right way to restore and modify classic American Muscle Cars and takes viewers along to the hottest car enthusiast events like SEMA and the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN).   Each episode kicks off with a Muscle Car Of The Week from The Brothers Collection, and the tech and how-to programming leaves the details in, and the drama out!   TUFF TV is home to all kinds of action programming, so be sure to have your TV scan the channels to add it to your list.   If you don't have a digital TV antenna, you can grab one at your local Wal Mart and enjoy dozens of HD channels for FREE!    Click Here for antennas!    Learn more about TUFF TV here!     V8TV currently airs in over 70 US markets on three national TV networks including TUFF TV, The Action Channel, and Rev'n TV.   V8TV videos are also distributed online at www.v8tvshow.com and through YouTube, social medial, and other online automotive enthusiast websites.   

Rev'n Logo
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.