Pioneer Car Electronics Cruise Added to Street Machine Nationals

Participants at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine Nationals will be able to take part in the all-new Street Machine Summer Nationals Cruise, presented by Pioneer Electronics. Joe Sebergandio and Kevin Oeste will serve as the Cruise Hosts and Emcees all weekend long.

Registered Cruise Participants will also be eligible to win a variety of Pioneer car electronics component giveaways, including speakers, head units and branded apparel throughout the event. Pioneer will also be giving away over 25 Pioneer Car Electronic products valued over $5,000 at St Paul!

Additionally, one (1) Participant will be selected and awarded the Pioneer Muscle Car Ambassador Award. This award goes to a registered vehicle that is outfitted completely with Pioneer Car Audio Equipment. The lucky winner will be awarded the Pioneer Muscle Car Ambassador Award for 2019.

The Pioneer Muscle Car Ambassador program awards iconic muscle cars and street machines that best represent and showcase Pioneer’s premium line of car electronics components. Pioneer manufactures components and complete systems featuring the latest smart phone connectivity, streaming audio and sound quality upgrades to provide true car enthusiasts with the ultimate car audio experience.

For more information about Pioneer Car Audio products visit the Pioneer and Mach 1 Car Audio & Security booth at the event and online at and

For more information about the Street Machine Nationals and to register a vehicle, visit

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!

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



817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

Join Us At The 5th Annual Drive In Cruise Featuring The Blues Brothers!

Join us Thursday, August 15 at 6:00 PM at the Sky View Drive-In for a car show and showing of the classic film The Blues Brothers!  Bring your Classic Car, Muscle Car, Hot Rod, Cool Truck, Kustom, or whatever you've got to the big event!   We'll have attendance prizes and giveaways plus a special episode of V8TV before the movie!




2019 V8TV Drive In Cruise Event - The Blues Brothers

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Sky View Drive-In

5700 N Belt W.

Belleville, IL 62226

(618) 233-4400


Each 1 Car Entry admits all the people in the car for just $15.00!

Food available on-site, coolers allowed!




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.


Thanks to the following for helping us present this event coverage:


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#mcacn #musclecar #mcacnlive





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.  

1969 Camaro ZR9

The 2015 Car Craft Summer Nationals event is right around the corner, and we'll be there with the 1969 Camaro "ZR9!"   Our crew will be there participating in the Pro Builders Shootout, but there will be thousands of awesome cars to check out.    See you in Milwaukee!

Hot Rod Power Tour Comes To Town!
Hot Rod Power Tour
The 2015 Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour will be coming down Illinois Route 3 on Tuesday, June 9, after leaving Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, IL outside of St. Louis.   Route 3 is the very same street that the V8 Speed & Resto Shop and V8TV call home.     The next stop for the Power Tour is Memphis, TN.  

The "Mr. Chevy" 1955 Chevy Gasser and it's "Carried Away" Hauler will be on-hand for the day to greet the thousands of Hot Rod Power Tour Participants.
Our shop will be open and we will be here to extend a helping hand to any Power Tour participants that might need assistance, or who just want to stop in and say hello.   
The V8 Speed & Resto Shop will be open all day... and night if needed!    V8 Speed & Resto is a full-service restoration and performance center with lifts, tools, welders, and highly-capable technicians ready to help anyone who needs it.  Replacement parts are also available locally.  

We've been on many Hot Rod Power Tour Long Hauls and know what it is like to need a hand on the road!
We will also be shooting video and streaming live on the V8TV Website! 

We'll also be releasing a special Power Tour V8 Radio Episode 
you can download and stream on the road!  (Power Tour Episode Goes Live Thursday, 6/4!)

The towns along Rt. 3 will all be rolling out the welcome mats for Power Tour participants, including Columbia, Waterloo, Red Bud, Evansville, Chester IL, and more.    There have been meetings to discuss ways to make the Power Tour experience a smooth one, as well as to prepare the towns along the route to assist participants however they can. Restaurants, gas stations, and other stores will be open and fully staffed. 

We welcome everyone to come out and see the Power Tour, or stop by the shop any time to see the latest project updates!     

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1969 Chevelle

Congrats to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew and to car owner Al on scoring 994 / 1000 points and winning a Street Modified Gold award at the 2014 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals! The crew did a fantastic job on the 1969 Chevelle!


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.