V8 Speed and Resto Shop hosted the Randolph County Start Up Program

“The future depends on what we do in the present” said Gandhi AND Kelle Oeste Agrees!!! 

 V8 Speed and Resto Shop hosted the Randolph County Start Up Program. This business entrepreneurial class focuses on real experiences with business owners. Congrats and wishing you all the best with your business endeavors. 

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1978 Pontiac Trans Am is Rust Free After Dustless Blasting!

We were relieved and happy to see the super clean original body panels after this 1978 Pontiac Trans Am returned from Custom Coatings, STL. after a dustless blasting. We complete all kinds of rust repairs and custom metal fabrication here at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, but starting with the best car possible makes a huge difference.  Dustless Blasting is one of the safest and most effective ways to remove paint and rust, allowing a clean start to your muscle car restoration.   We’re happy to be able to start moving forward on this custom restomod Trans Am without having to perform lots of rust and damage repair first.   This 1978 Pontiac Trans Am is getting a full Pro-Touring restoration, including modern power and amenities while keeping a classic Trans Am look.   

1978 Pontiac Trans Am Media Blasted On Rotisserie at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

Thanks to our friends at Custom Coatings, STL, for taking care of this Trans Am while removing decades of paint!   You can reach us at to chat about your classic car or muscle car restoration.    

Custom Coatings STL Website:

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We had an AWESOME night hosting the Red Bud Chamber Business After Hours. Local businesses had the chance to meet V8 Speed and Resto Shop owners Kevin and Kelle Oeste, and enjoyed shop tours seeing restorations and customized cars from all over the world. We’re happy to make Red Bud our home!

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Special thanks to Route 3 Hut for providing a fantastic selection of spirits along with delicious appetizers by Kathy’s Wings-N-Things.

Retro Ford Magazine Features Kevin Oeste in SEMA 2022 Coverage

British magazines Classic Fords Modified and Retro Ford Magazine feature 10 pages of the top modified Mustang and Ford builds from SEMA Show ’22, in the latest issue. SEMA is the largest automotive aftermarket event of the year. If you are lucky enough to experience SEMA you are sure to experience Kevin Oeste. Kevin hosts SEMA Ignited and SEMA Central which include interviews with automotive celebrities, industry experts and influencers. SEMA 2022 was anticipated by many after coming off the pandemic years; however, SEMA 2023 just may prove there are further enhancements and higher exceptions. 

Photography by Mike Rysiecki, SEMA, Zack Miller & Cole Reynolds.  

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Kelle Oeste and V8 Speed and Resto Shop Featured in LIA Ladies In Autosport Magazine

We’re super excited to share that LIA Magazine chose to feature the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in their March issue. LIA Magazine (Ladies In Autosports) is a colorful female-themed rod & custom online & in print magazine published by longtime Midwest photojournalists Julia and John Aschenberg. Julia and John meet ladies of all facets of the industry; welders, fabricators, upholsters, painters, pin stripers, etc. This issue embarks on the 20 year story of the V8 Speed and Resto Shop featuring owner Kelle Oeste. We are grateful to be spotlighted in this month’s issue of LIA Magazine. Be sure to check them out at

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Staying up to speed on the latest technology and automotive training is why we pride ourselves at being the best. Our V8 Speed and Resto Crew experienced a Lunch & Learn from Rick Kearns at Garage Gurus. Learning the importance of determining lip seal material and whether or not to pre-lube it, along with the science behind an MLS style gasket were among the subjects tackled in this Lunch & Learn session. Strategies on sealant selection and application was also a hot topic. All that over a provided lunch from Garage Gurus.

Education is key to becoming a master at your craft. 

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