COMP Cams Camaro

We are all very excited here at V8TV and the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, as we've received the high honor of being chosen to restore the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro belonging to COMP Cams! They've had the car for many years, and 2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of COMP Cams, so they wanted the car freshened up for the milestone year.    We'll be documenting the restoration of the car along the way, both in photos and video.  


Plans for the car include a FAST EFI equipped LS engine mated to a TCI 6X 6-speed automatic transmission, a Heidt's suspension system, updated wheels, tires, and brakes, and a fresh paint job... among many other details.   


Our crew is ready to make it happen, and we're proud to work with one of the industry icons to bring this significant car up-to-date.  Follow along in the a photo gallery, videos, and a build thread on this slick '69!

Click to see the Restoration Photo Gallery!

Click HERE to follow the Build Thread on the V8 Forum!

Gearheads4Life V8TV

Our friends at Gearheads4Life recently came to the shop to check out the action... the even wrote a very kind story about the shop, projects, and crew. Thanks guys!

Read it here:

Car Craft August 2015

Special thanks to Car Craft Magazine for including the V8 Speed & Resto Shop built ZR9 Camaro in the August, 2015 issue! They printed the Carter Hickman Designs rendering of the car, thanks Carter for the awesome work! We're honored to be among the best in the biz! Thanks again!

1957 Chevy

V8 Speed & Resto Shop Restoration GuidePlanning and tracking a restoration is a big project, but we've created 2 FREE tools you can download to help keep your project on track.   The first one is a planning document, with allows you to fill out parts, part numbers, prices, and other important info to get an idea of what you need.     This is both in spreadsheet format or in a printable .pdf, whichever you'd like to use.     

The second item is a Collector Car Manual, loaded with page after page where you can keep track of the parts in the car, mainteance, fluids, tire sizes, gear ratios... there's a LOT of info in this one.    Download it and print it out and keep it with your ride for reference.   

Click HERE to download the Restoration Planner in Spreadsheet Format

Click HERE to download the Restoration Planner in .PDF format

Click HERE to download the Collector Car Manual .PDF




V8TV Airs on Rev'n TV

Chattanooga, Tenn., (April 6, 2015) – Luken Communications' latest network offering, Rev'n, is proud to announce the addition of V8TV to its programming lineup. V8TV can be found on Monday evenings at 8:00 p.m. Central starting April 6, 2015.

V8TV is built around the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in Red Bud, Illinois, where they specialize in building, restoring and modifying American muscle cars. V8TV takes viewers along for the ride and their restoration projects are truly the stars of the show.

Terri Coyle, Luken’s Director of Programming, said, “Rev’n is proud to continue expanding its programming by bringing yet another great series to audiences nationwide, this time focusing on muscle car restoration. The addition of V8TV is another step toward making Rev’n a one-stop shop for gearheads of every kind, and we couldn’t be happier to offer viewers the opportunity to be along for the ride.”

V8 Speed & Resto Shop


We’ve got a lot going on at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, here’s a few snaps from around the shop. 

1968 Olds 442 getting an LSA Connect & Cruise swap

V8 Speed & Resto Shop