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It’s Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals After Hours Live! Presented By Mecum Auctions and OPGI!  This is the 10th anniversary of MCACN and we are live on Saturday Night November 17, 2018, at 8:00 PM Central with interviews and features from the 2018 show.


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Street Machine NationalsThe V8 Speed & Resto Shop is bringing 3 hot cars to the even 35th Anniversary  Street Machine Nationals in DuQuoin, IL!    Come check out the event and see the LT4 powered silver 1969 Camaro, the 5.0 Coyote 1972 Bronco, and the Big Block 1969 Chevelle in person.    It's going to be an awesome weekend of horsepower, we'll be shooting some video for V8TV and hanging out with great people!   Click the logo for more event info, and we'll see you there!


Come see us at The SEMA Show! The V8TV crew will be shooting video all week for upcoming episodes of V8TV, and the RELOADED 1968 Camaro will be on display in the Rocket Racing Wheels booth showing off their new Rocket Attack wheels!



Rocket Racing Wheels introduction of the first-ever, dual-direction, flow-form, semi-forged wheel production method offers near infinite flexibility. The cast center can be moved within a wide range of offsets inside the spun-forged outer rim, providing options that until now were available only from expensive multi-piece wheels. This breakthrough technology delivers weight and metal strength characteristics similar to traditional high-dollar forged wheels.

Rocket's designers, engineers and automotive aftermarket veterans conducted extensive research in a collaborative effort to develop the most popular Pro Touring and Performance wheel designs.

The Rocket Attack wheels will feature generous caliper clearances for performance brake systems, multiple offsets, premium low-maintenance finishes and ready-to-ship inventory. In addition, custom options and two center cap selections will be available.

"We are excited to bring this new technology to the market, delivering modern production for Pro Touring and Performance wheels for a lot less money. Our Track & Touring Series will be a true game-changer", said David Coker, President & CEO of Rocket Racing Wheels.

The wheels will be shown on the V8 Speed & Resto Shop built 1968 Camaro called RELOADED at the 2017 SEMA show in Las Vegas. 


1978 Pontiac Trans Am V8 Speed And Resto DuQuoin
2017 Street Machine Nationals AdThe V8TV crew is geared up for the 2017 Street Machine Nationals in DuQuoin, IL, as they will be on-hand all weekend shooting new V8TV Television show episodes and showing cars worked on in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL. 
“The Street Machine Nationals is a great event that is just jammed with awesome cars and great people, and that always makes for outstanding event coverage on V8TV” said Kevin Oeste, Host of V8TV.    The new episodes will be shown nationally on V8TV airing Mondays on TUFF-TV, Rev’n, and The Action Channel, as well as online.   
DuQuoin is also close to V8TV’s home at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, so the crew will be displaying some very cool cars from the shop at the event. 
Cars on hand will include a recently completed 1969 Chevrolet Camaro resto-mod featuring a fuel injected 350 with a 4-speed and modern updates based on classic Z-28 styling.      Ford fans will dig the 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 street machine packing a dual-quad stroker 428 and a 4-speed, a car painted and tuned at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.    And since this is the 40th anniversary of Smokey & The Bandit, a sweet black 1978 Pontiac Trans Am Bandit SE will be shown featuring modern fuel injection, overdrive, and a roller-cammed Pontiac 400 under the hood.    
“Everyone loves Bandit Trans Ams, and we just completed some cool upgrades on this one without detracting from the DNA of the car” Oeste adds.
Between showing the cars, shooting TV, and promoting their Drive In Cruise event coming up in August, the V8TV Crew will be busy the weekend of the Street Machine Nationals.   “We always run into lots of shop customers and V8TV fans at the event, it’s like a big reunion” says Oeste.  “It’s one of our favorite events to attend.”
Look for the cars and V8 Crew on-site, and keep an eye on or the V8TV Facebook page for updates on when the TV episodes will be airing.    More information about the cars can be found at  
1964 Ford Galaxie shown at 2017 Street Machine Nationals in DuQuoin, IL
1969 Chevrolet Camaro shown at 2017 Street Machine Nationals in DuQuoin, IL

Street Machine Nationals - Du Quoin, IL June 23... by streetmachinenationals

Okaw Valley Classics Chevy Car Club Swap Meet FlyerAPRIL 1, 2017 - 34th Annual Okaw Valley Classics Chevy Car Club, April Fool's Swap Meet ~ open to vendors 5am, public at 7am ~ Free parking ~ admission $1 ~ Swap Meet, Car Corral, Venders ~ info: (618) 877-4492 ~ held at Gateway Ball Park, I-255 to exit 15 ~ SAUGET, IL 
Click the pic of the flyer for a full-size printable version.   

The COMP Cams 40th Anniversary 1969 Camaro will be on display at the 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas in the COMP Performance Group booth #23043.      The Camaro was restored by the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL., and the complete restoration will be featured on several episodes of V8TV, airing on Rev'n, TUFF TV, The Action Channel, and online.    See more at

1969 Chevelle Wins Awards

Our good friend and customer Al Tarticchio has been busy with his '69 Chevelle, as the car has won "Best Of" awards in 2 recent shows!   These will look great next to his other awards, so long as his Grandchildren will release them!   Congrats to Al and his family, and to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew for building another show winner, we're honored to have a small part in this family's life.     Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop today to learn how we can transform your project into a show winner!

1941 Cadillac Wins Awards At Rend Lake Car Show

V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew members Tyler Dennison and Josh Hanson recently awarded LeRoy Ingersoll and his 1941 Cadillac "Sleepy" with a V8 Speed & Resto Shop Pick award in the 2016 Benton Rend Lake Car Show.   The slick custom Cadillac is powered by a Street & Performance Ram Jet big-block Chevy engine, and features a mix of traditional kustom touches and modern upgrades.  

2016 Benton Car Show

2nd Annual V8TV Drive-In Cruise Photo Gallery

Click here for photos from the 2nd Annual V8TV Drive-In Cruise Event!

The 2nd Annual V8TV Drive-In Cruise Event at the Belleville Sky-View Drive-In was a huge success, thanks to everyone who came out to see Bullitt on the big screen and enjoy the car show among friendly people with cool cars.    There was a huge variety of cars on hand, including 1950s originals, Muscle Cars, classic and off-road trucks, dune buggies, street machines, pro-touring cars, traditional hot rods and kustoms, modern muscle cars, and much more.    Special thanks to our generous sponsors who helped us present the event, and the V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew for doing the work!


What's got over 690 Horsepower and will be on display at the Car Craft Magazine Summer Nationals Pro Builder's Shootout in Milwaukee this weekend and then at the Rev’n Rods & Heartland Music Tour - Southaven, MS event next week? The COMP CamsCamaro built at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop! We're getting it ready for a big week... we hope you come see it in person! 

Washy's Run 2015

These photo galleries cover a cool annual bike & hot rod run in Southwestern Illinois called Washy's Run.    It's been going on for over 40 years, and is a fun day for all who participate.