Special Guest Danny Thompson on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!

Not many people can say they’ve set the record for piston-powered, wheel-driven streamliners, but not many people are Danny Thompson!   Coming from a rich racing heritage started by his famous father Mickey Thompson, Danny had the remarkable opportunity to race in a variety of forms and bring his dad’s vision to life… while setting records of his own.   Kevin Oeste chats with Danny about these and many more stories on this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast.  We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we do!  


 #dannythompson #bonneville #landspeedracing #streamliner 

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Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
Special Guest Danny Thompson on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!
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We recently got our 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS back from the dustless media blaster to find what type of previous repairs, rust, and corrosion were hiding under the paint.

Getting a car back from a media blaster is exciting because you’re always hoping for the best – meaning that the body or frame will need as little rust and damage repair as possible. There are many questions surrounding the media blasting process. For example:

What is the best blasting media to use for an old car?
What is dustless blasting?
What is glass bead?
What is the best blasting for classic car restoration?
Does sandblasting warp panels?
Is dustless blasting safe?
What can I expect when my car comes back from the media blaster?
What is the best way to strip paint and rust from an old car?
What is the best method to remove paint from a muscle car?

We attempt to answer all these questions in this video where we walk around and take a close-up book at the body shell of this 1967 Camaro after dustless media blasting.

Dustless blasting involves using high-pressure water and glass bead media to remove paint from the surface of the body. It is an excellent way to remove paint from highly contoured surfaces and areas that would take far too long with a traditional sanding tool. Here at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, we will still manually strip the big flat panels like hoods, roof skins, decklids, door skins and quarter panels, just to minimize any risk of warpage and to have better control over the process. However, the dustless blaster will quickly strip the paint from the fire wall, floors, underside of the car, the trunk floor, door, jams, and all of the little pieces and parts, including the chassis and frame. It is a great way to go.

We’ve restored many Camaros here at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and we are looking forward to doing some sheet-metal repair on this car. Plans call for work in the quarter panels, inner wheel houses, trunk floor, dashboard replacement, repairing the outer cowl panels, (or tulip panels), and many more little holes that we found throughout the body shell. We’ll share updates as this 1967 Camaro goes through the fabrication center here at V8 Speed and Resto.

If you have a restoration project like this Camaro, or would like a custom built Hot Rod or classic, you can reach our shop anytime at https://www.v8speedshop.com and we are happy to chat about your project.

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V8 Speed and Resto Shop
817 S. Main Street
Red Bud, IL 62278

#v8speedshop #restoration #camaro

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Ames Automotive Foundation

The Ames Automotive Foundation in Marlborough, NH, is proud to present over ninety Muscle Cars and Classics on display, spanning 100 years of automotive history. Most of these cars are completely original, including tires and paint, and typically have fewer than 10,000 miles on the odometer. The rest are high quality restorations of rare “one of” cars. When Steve Ames started this collection, he realized how rare it is to find such a stunning, original example of classic cars and focused on ultra low-mileage, untouched, original vehicles. Realizing these vehicles needed to be preserved for future generations, Steve and his wife Joan created the Ames Automotive Foundation in 2016 to allow future generations to have the opportunity to learn how the workers could assemble these cars in a matter of hours on a moving assembly line. The Ames Automotive Foundation allows these extraordinary vehicles to live on for years to come. They invite you to come see these wonderful examples of American ingenuity and hear their stories. Tours are currently available by advance appointment. Please fill out the contact form to schedule a tour today!

Below are some snap shots of a couple interesting displays, click the Ames Museum Website for more!

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Nothing goes together like fast cars and rock & roll, and both are celebrated at the Curb Museum for Music and Motorsports and the North Carolina Music Hall Of Fame! We recently took a quick tour of this rich racing and racing museum and just had to share it. How many winning Indy, Nascar, NHRA, and other cars can you spot… and how many artists and songs do you know?

Racing enthusiast, Mike Curb is owner/founder of Curb Records, a label including greats like Wynonna Judd, Hank Williams, Jr., Tim McGraw and a host of stars of tomorrow. Curb has also owned cars driven by NASCAR legends including Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty and Dale Jarrett. See unique rides like LeAnn Rimes’ first car along with the #2 car Dale Earnhardt won his first Winston Cup championship in and the famous #43 car that Richard Petty raced to his 199th victory at Dover. Each storied set of wheels and more than 700 wall displays bring racing and recording industry history to life.

The Curb Museum is housed alongside the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, where you can take a deeper dive into the state’s musical heritage. We recommend it!

DUAL EPISODE - Combining the V8 Radio Podcast with the Stubborn German Brewing Podcast for a Whole New Level of Podcast Fun!

Hang on to your headphones! We’re bringing you a special 2 for 1 double-episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, incorporating the Stubborn German Podcast as well! Loyal listeners of both shows have heard us mention both podcasts, we thought it was time to put new voices with the names. Don’t worry, you still get the Automotive Trivia Question, and of the Stubborn German listeners, the German Word Of The Day.. plus a whole lot more!


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V8 Radio Podcast
DUAL EPISODE - Combining the V8 Radio Podcast with the Stubborn German Brewing Podcast for a Whole New Level of Podcast Fun!
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V8 Speed and Resto Shop extends heartfelt gratitude to all those who have served and sacrificed for our freedom. 🙏🎗️As we celebrate the Memorial Day weekend, let’s remember that without those who served and sacrificed, we would not have the  freedom to enjoy our way of life, or special vehicles that hold personal significance to us and our families.  May this weekend be filled with unforgettable rides and cherished memories.  ❤️🚗

#MemorialDayWeekend #Gratitude #HonorTheFallen #Freedom #V8SpeedAndResto

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Plymouth named it the Duster, but this freshly restored 1973 version by the V8 Speed and Resto Shop is too clean for the name! Unless you’re referring to the hot 340 V8 under the hood.. then it all starts to make sense. You’ll get to hear the thumping Comp cam under the Edelbrock Performer aluminum heads when we post the video feature.   The V8 team was honored for the opportunity to restore every aspect of this car.  But that blue though! The secret of the color is also revealed in the video… stay tuned!  

#PlymouthDuster, #Restoration, #ClassicCars, #V8SoeedAndRestoShop,  #CarPassion

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Picture this: The wind blowing your hair, the sun beaming down on your face, and the open road stretching out before you. There’s nothing quite like the exhilarating freedom of driving a cool  convertible on a beautiful sunny day! The engine rumbles as you navigate the curves, feeling the adrenaline coursing through your veins. The timeless design and power create an intoxicating blend of style and performance. It’s a harmonious dance of man and machine. So let the sun kiss your skin and the Corvette transport you to a place where driving becomes pure ecstasy. Embrace the sheer joy of the ride! 🌞🏎️💨

#ClassicCars #CorvetteLove #ConvertibleCruisin’

V8 Speed and Resto 🚘💨

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🔥 V8 Speed and Resto’s experience with the Discover Leadership Training Game Changer program has been a phenomenal success! 💪✨ The program has ignited a transformative shift in our mindset and performance, unlocking our true potential. Through dynamic exercises and immersive simulations, we’ve gained invaluable insights, fostering a culture of trust and collaboration. With newfound resilience and a fearless mindset, we’re ready to conquer any challenge that comes our way. A huge shoutout to Discover Leadership for this life-changing experience! 🙌

#DiscoverLeadership #GameChangerProgram #TransformativeSuccess #UnleashPotential #Collaboration #Resilience #V8SpeedAndResto

This Week in Classic Cars Radio Show KTRS Big 550

Tune in to This Week in Classic Cars Radio Show on KTRS The Big 550 this Sunday at 1:00 PM for an important discussion on safety concerns in the world of classic cars! 📻

Join us as we dive into the crucial topic of maintaining safety while working on and driving these timeless machines. From proper handling techniques to essential safety upgrades, Jeff Homsher from It’s Alive Auto and Kevin Oeste from the V8 Speed and Resto Shop will share valuable insights to ensure your classic car experience is not only enjoyable but also safe.

Don’t miss out on this informative episode that will empower you with the knowledge to keep yourself and your beloved classics protected. Stay tuned, mark your calendars, and join us for This Week in Classic Cars Radio Show on KTRS The Big 550! 🚗💨 #ClassicCarSafety #ThisWeekinClassicCars #RadioShow #KTRS #SafetyFirst

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