Aaron Brown and the Garage Shop team are constantly building and racing cool cars, and we spent a few minutes with Aaron at the 2022 PRI Show on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast to hear about their plans for 2023 and the latest from the shop. It’s always great to chat with Aaron and see the cars! Recorded in the RacingJunk.com PRI booth.
We get a behind the scenes look at some of the happenings at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop and at V8TV Productions on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast! Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke chat about the recent 1967 Pontiac GTO restoration and video, there’s an update on Kevin’s van, Automotive Trivia, and so much more on this loquacious episode of your favorite automotive podcast!
This beautiful blue 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle is powered by a Chevy big block V8 being fed by a Holley Fuel Injection system. It came to visit our shop for some maintenance and to have the EFI system tuned for optimal driveability.
Jason Line lives a high-performance life, having experience as an NHRA Pro Stock racer, engine builder, and Bonneville racer. Today, he’s working on the Jesel Equal 8 engine for the 2023 Bonneville Speed Week to be driven by his son in the Jesel Ram pickup. We caught up with Jason about land speed racing, where he also revealed information about casting his forthcoming brand-new line of premium engine blocks for big block Chevy and Hemi applications. Recorded at the 2022 PRI Show in Indianapolis, IN.
Kelle and Kevin Oeste are often asked how the V8 Speed and Resto Shop came to be, and on this special episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, they recall some of the many twists, turns, risks, cars, media, people, and more that evolved into where they are today, 20 years later! Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke goes along for the ride, from the initial idea to present day, assembling a world-class team that builds awesome cars for great customers all over the globe. The mission is to connect people with the best time of their lives through things with wheels, and the V8 Team is hard at it every day. And Kelle dealt out a heck of an automotive trivia question, and much more on this V8 Radio Podcast!
V8 Speed and Resto Shop is hiring a skilled Automotive Mechanic Technician specializing in the construction, repair, modification, and restoration of classic and Muscle Cars.
This position requires knowledge and experience repairing classic cars, restoring mechanical parts, installing performance parts and upgrades, all the way up to complete restoration and custom car creation.
Knowledge of engines, suspension systems, fuel systems, carburetors, engine tuning, brake systems, general diagnostics and repair, air conditioning systems, automotive wiring and charging systems, and more is required.
This position requires big picture thinking and a great attitude. Shop hours are 8-5 Monday – Friday (Technician Hours 7AM -3:30PM optional)
Experience required! This is not an entry level position.
We provide PPO Health, Dental, Vision insurance 75% company paid. Paid time off after 90 days, Paid Holidays, 401(k) 3% matching, Flexible schedule, Company paid $50K Life insurance, Employee discounts on parts, Provide in-house and out of shop training.
Great working environment and awesome teammates to work with as well as lots of cool tools and equipment to grow your abilities. We are located in a small, safe midwestern town of Red Bud Illinois.
If you want consistent, rewarding work every day, every week, building award winning show cars this is a job for you!
Flip Through Some V8 Speed and Resto Shop Car Builds:
The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
Over time, most Classic or Muscle Cars seats wear out. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop can restore your interior, or create a custom new look for your Classic or Muscle Car!
Carpets fade, seats tear, cushions go flat, springs break, headliners fall, and even the most well-kept interior will eventually show signs of wear. There are many ways to restore the seats in your classic or Muscle car, but in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop’s interior department, we choose to go far beyond simply removing the covers and replacing the foam.
Our process involves a complete disassembly of the seat and the frame, rust removal from the frame and seat springs, and repairing or replacing the springs as needed. All of the seat tracks and release mechanisms are painstakingly restored to operate, smoothly, and safely. The next step is to protect all of the bare steel springs and frames with epoxy primer, and then paint them with industrial satin black in our full-service paint shop. Only then will the new burlap, seat foam, and seat covers be installed. Sometimes we install reproduction seat covers, and we also create custom seat covers in leather, vinyl, ultra suede, or material of your choice. We also pay special attention to make sure the seats are not over stuffed, and that day are comfortable and retain an original appearance were necessary.
Of course, we also create complete custom interiors, consoles, dashboards, headliners, door panels, convertible tops, audio systems, navigation systems, power ports, seat heaters and coolers, sound deadening, carpets, interior lighting… any interior project your custom, classic, or stock restoration needs, we can do in-house. Take a look at these photos of a bucket seat we recently restored for a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible. The job takes time and tremendous attention to detail, but when finished, it’s reassuring to know the underside looks just as fresh as the top, is safe and comfortable, and will be ready for years of enjoyment. You’ll also find other photos of headliners, seats, custom consoles, door panels, convertible tops and more that we have created in the shop.