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Thanksgiving day was quiet here at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, so we took the opportunity to shoot some video of the cars in progress at our shop.  Our crew demonstrates tremendous talent and they take exceptional care and pride in their work, and we cannot thank them enough for all that they do. We also appreciate our customers for allowing us to work on these cars, some of which are family are heirlooms going back many decades and are practically family members themselves. In this video, we take a look at some of the cars in process and some that have just arrived.   

We’re happy to assist you with your classic or Muscle Car restoration needs with a full-service restoration and performance center and world-class crew.




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Take a lap of the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

A quick look at some of the cars in the shop! #Chevelle #TransAm #Camaro #Mustang #Duster #GTO #StreetRod #HotRod #Restoration Classic Industries, Mittler Bros Machine & Tool, Holley Performance Products, RideTech, QA1, Tanks Inc, Wilwood Disc Brakes, FastTimes Motorworks, Vintage Air, Inc., BendPak, Rocket Racing Wheels, Original Parts Group, HTP America - USA Weld, Pro Spot International Inc., Auto Designs by Sebastian, Hydratech Braking Systems #MuscleCars #V8TV

Posted by V8 Speed & Resto Shop on Friday, July 6, 2018
V8TV on TUFF TV in 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 and through YouTube, social medial, and other online automotive enthusiast websites.   

196 Firebird Routy Built At V8 Speed & Resto Shop

V8 Speed & Resto Shop - 817 S. Main Street Red Bud, IL 62278 - 314.783.8325

The mission of the V8 Speed & Resto Shop is simple... to connect people to the best times of their lives through things with wheels. 
This could mean restoring a family heirloom classic car to reconnect with family experiences from the past, or maybe helping a person get behind the wheel of a Muscle Car they always wanted.   
Maybe it’s obtaining a similar car to what Dad had back in the day - you know, the one you used to steer on his lap before your feet could reach the pedals.    Perhaps it’s helping someone get their old high school car safe and roadworthy again for a new generation to enjoy.    
Perhaps it is dreaming up the ultimate show car and touring it around the national circuit, or building a track-capable high performance car to enjoy on weekend blasts.  
Whatever it is, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop team can help make it happen.    Weather you’re ready to reconnect with the good old days, or you’re looking to drive into a whole new world of experiences, the V8 Team is ready to help.    
The V8 Speed & Resto Shop, located 1/2 hour away from St. Louis in Red Bud, IL, is a full service Classic Car and Muscle Car restoration shop with a talented staff of restoration technicians ready to build your dream car. The V8 Speed & Resto Shop has turned out some of the highest-quality "Pro-Touring" style Muscle Cars around, many of which have been featured in major automotive enthusiast magazines and have won awards at national shows and events. Home of V8TV Television Show!

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop is a full-service Classic and Muscle Car restoration center. It all began in 2005 as a small shop on private property which served as the shop and production studio for the V8TV Television show, which aired nationally on various cable / satellite TV systems. At that time, the small crew built one car at a time as content for the TV show. Soon, people watching V8TV began to call and ask how the V8 crew could build their dream car, and things took off from there!

Today, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop is fully staffed with 18 talented people ranging from technicians, fabricators, body & paint techs, plus the administrative and video production crew. V8TV airs nationally on the TUFF-TV  and REV'n, and The Action Channel TV networks, and the video crew is continuously producing V8TV web episodes along with our latest show, Muscle Car Of The Week.

Located in Red Bud, IL, the V8 Speed and Resto Shop routinely performs everything from basic maintenance on Classic and Muscle Cars to complete frame-off rotisserie restorations. Cars built in our shop have been featured at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, the Trans Am Nationals, the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, on various magazine covers, and have won numerous awards all around the country. Vehicle Transport is available to bring customer cars to the shop for work, or we can always find cars to build.

Our customers come from around the world to have the V8 Speed and Resto Shop build their dream cars thanks to our talented crew and quality work, and also because we document each restoration with thousands of photographs. We send long-distance customers these photos so they may follow their car from start to finish from their desktop or mobile phone. Customers are reassured of quality, as all of the detail work is available in photos for the world to see. Some even become the features of V8TV videos!

Contact us today to learn how we can help keep your old car on the road, or to design and build your dream car! 


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V8 Speed & Resto Shop Tour
People are always asking about what new projects we have going on at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, so we decided to share some of the action in a tour of the shop!   
V8 Speed & Resto Shop
Red Bud, IL 


1965 Impala SS at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

When choosing a Classic or Muscle Car Restoration Shop, you want to work with a shop that is involved as deeply as possible in the world of Classic and Muscle Cars, and few are as entrenched in the business and are as passionnate about these cars and their owners as the V8 Speed & Resto Shop located in Red Bud, IL, just 40 minutes southeast of St. Louis, Missourri.   You also want to be sure you can stop in anytime and visit your car being restored, tour the facility, and meet the crew.  The V8 Speed & Resto Shop, is more than just a full-service classic car repair and restoration shop... V8 Speed & Resto is a multi-faceted conglomorate that builds cars, shares their stories on Television, and displays classic and Muscle Cars all over the country.  

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop is open weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, And we will gladly make appointment to meet customers on weekend days or after hours should that be more convenient to discuss an antique or classic car restoration project.  

The V8 Speed & Resto shop offers many services in house including complete auto repainting, rust repair, sheet metal repair, high performance engine-building,  high performance suspension upgrades, stock restorations, modified classic or muscle cars, general classic car repair, and more.    


1968 Camaro Reloaded

Cars built in our shop has been featured in a variety of Enthusiast magazines and Publications, including Hot Rod Magazine, Popular Hot Rodding, Hemmings Muscle Machines, High Performance Pontiac, Chevy High Performance, Gearheads4Life, Car Craft Magazine, SEMA News, and many more. Our talented crew is often invited to participate in major national events like the SEMA trade show in Las Vegas, the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, the Street Machine Nationals, and we have participated in the Car Craft Pro Builders Shootout for three years in a row.


Our shop is the car building arm of V8TV Productions Inc, a full-service television and video production company that produces the half-hour television show called V8TV airing on the TUFF TV and Rev’n networks all across the country, as well as Muscle Car Of The Week, the premiere muscle car show featuring unbelievable Muscle Cars from The Brothers Collection.

We also produce the annual Drive-In Cruise, (, a car show held at an the iconic Skyview Drive-In theater in Belleville, Illinois.  Showing movies since 1949, the Skyview is the ideal location for the Drive-In Cruise where we host 3 - 400 Custom, Classic, & Muscle Cars and show a favorite car chase film on the BIG screen.  The original Smokey and the Bandit was the first feature,  and we'll be playing the classic Steve McQueen film Bullitt on August 25th for the 2016 event.   

Whether you plan on using your classic car or muscle car as a weekend cruiser, you would like to compete in shows, Your goal is to participate in cross-country trips like the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour or Goodguys Cruise, or you enjoy drag racing or autocross racing events like the Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge, our talented crew can bring your dream car to life for any purpose you choose.    

1969 Camaro ZR9

We use the finest automotive paint refinishing materials available  Including Axalta  paint, Evercoat  fillers, 3M  adhesives and abrasives, and others.   Our sheet metal fabrication shop is fully stocked with high quality metal working tools from Mittler Brothers including sheet metal brakes, shears, flair punch tools, a variety of specialty tools like planishing hammers, english wheel, plasma cutters, HTP MIG, TIG, & resistance spot welders, and more.

Weather you live in Red Bud, somewhere in the St. Louis, Missouri area, or in a country outside the USA, you can contact the V8 Speed & Resto shop today at 314-783-8325 or Click This Link to discuss your restoration for dream car project!