Mr. Chevy Gasser on Las Vegas Strip

The 1955 Chevy Gasser "Mr. Chevy" and his matching 1955 Chevy Hauler have officialy landed in Las Veags for the 2014 SEMA show!    The hauler had bodywork and paint applied by the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.   Stay tuned to V8TV all week as we bring you excluisve photo and video coverage from the show!
Now is the time to start planning your trip to the 2014 Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals. MCACN is one of the greatest car shows on the earth. There are tons of rare and significant cars that you wont see anywhere else. So make plans to be in Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Convetion Center in Rosemont, IL, on November 22nd and 23rd for the 2014 MCACN Show!
Mr. Chevy Award
Rick Schutt Photo
June 29, 2014
DuQuoin, IL - Area resident Larry Frees and his grandson Nick Schmidt proudly display the 2014 Car Craft Magazine Publisher's Choice award presented to them at the Car Craft Street Machine Nationals in DuQuoin, Illinois.    
The recently restored "Mr. Chevy" hauler and accompanying 1955 "Mr. Chevy" race car were hand selected by Car Craft Magazine Publisher Ed Zinke as his choice for the most unique vehicles of the event.  Even more exciting, the car and truck were photographed by veteran automotive photographer/writer Jeff Smith for a feature in an upcoming enthusiast magazine.
The car / truck combo beat out thousands of entrants for the honor, one of only 9 magazine editorial awards given.   
"This weekend was a dream come true" Frees said smiling.  "Yesterday was the first time in 38 years that the race car took its place on the back of it's matching car hauler, and we could not have asked for a better outcome!" he beamed.    
"Mr. Chevy" will no doubt be riding a little higher on the back of it's hauler as they attend automotive events throughout the summer.  
You can see photos of the V8 Speed & Resto Shop restoring the Mr. Chevy Hauler HERE.  

Car Craft Summer NationalsWHERE:   Minnesota State Fairgrounds

St Paul, MN

July 18 ..... 10am - 8pm
July 19 ....... 9am - 6pm
July 20 ....... 9am - 3:30pm

Chevrolet Performance presents the Car Craft Summer Nationals, a three-day event showcasing over 6,000 street machines and muscle cars.  The event will roll into St. Paul at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, July 18, 19 and 20, 2014 attracting more than 40,000 spectators and featuring all makes and models of street machines, muscle cars, street rods and light trucks as well as feature cars from all over the country.

1966 Chevelle

There were many V8 Speed & Resto Shop customers and cars our crew had worked on at the 2014 Car Craft Street Machine Nationals in DuQuoin, IL over the past weekend.     Shown is the House Of Kolor TruBlue '66 Chevelle, a car that spent some time in our shop getting some mechanical maintenance, a new hood, and some other paint work.     Overall, there were at least 6 cars in the show that we've helped restore or maintain.     It was a fun event!