The V8 Speed and Resto Shop Custom Fabrication Center is a full-service metal shop equipped with all the tools needed to repair or fabricate Muscle Car and Hot Rod body panels, consoles, brackets, suspension pieces, interior parts, and more.

From from rust repair to custom hoods, floors, custom firewalls, intake tubing, TIG welded mandrel-bent stainless steel exhaust, fan shrouds, custom aluminum oil reservoirs, shaved door handles, tightened door and panel gaps, and much more, the V8 Speed and Resto Shop Fabrication Center can do it all.

Equipment includes a Pullmax Power Hammer with a full assortment of custom dies, English Wheel, Slip Roller, Shrinker / Stretcher, Punch Press, Box and Pan Brake, Metal Shear, HTP TIG Welders, HTP MIG Welders, Cutting Torches, Plasma Cutters, Pro-Spot Spot Welder, Aluminum Welder, and many more.

How The V8 Speed and Resto Shop Began on the V8 Radio Podcast

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!

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How The V8 Speed and Resto Shop Began, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Speed and Resto Shop Hiring Automotive Fabricator

We’re Hiring an Automotive Fabricator!

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V8 Speed and Resto Shop is hiring a skilled Restoration Technician specializing in the removal and installation of body panels, removal of rust and creation of and installation of patch panels.

Some custom fabrication, sheet metal forming and creating will be included. Daily tasks will include removal and installation of quarter panels, trunk floors, wheel tubs, door skins, and many other body panels, alignment of fenders and doors and other panels to improve factory type gaps to 3/16″.

We work on antiques, classics, muscle cars, and modern muscle and high performance cars.


We have MIG and TIG Welders, ProSpot Spot Welder, Plasma Torches and Resistance Spot Welders, Mittler Box Pan Brake, Stomp Shear, Bead Roller, Shrinker/Stretcher, and many other punches and flaring tools. Pullmax, English Wheel, Planishing hammer, Band Saw and Slip Roll, as well as drill press, lathe, and Bridgeport Mill and many other smaller tools. Employees must have hand held fabrication tools as well as general mechanical tools for assembly and disassembly of muscle cars.

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!

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The V8 Speed and Resto Shop Body and Paint Center is a full-service custom body shop with extensive capabilities including:

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People ask what we do in-house at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and the answer is almost everything! We do all body and paint work, mechanical, fabrication, alignment, wheel balance and tire mounting, tuning, and interior work on-site in our complex. We farm out engine machine work, but we assemble engines in-house. We have a great partner shop locally where we perform chassis dyno tuning as well. Worldwide transport available. What do you need?

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro restored by the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

We can help restore or upgrade your Classic or Muscle Car at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.

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(314) 783.8325
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Red Bud, IL 62278-1216, US
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1968 Camaro Reloaded Built By V8 Speed and Resto Wins at Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

Here’s What V8 Speed & Resto Shop Customers Say…

V8 Speed & Resto Shop is the best place to go for any work you need done on your classic car our truck. I have been a customer there for several years, starting with maintenance work on my 1979 Jeep and also taking care of my 68 Malibu. Kevin, Kelle, and the whole team have an incredible amount of knowledge about classics, whether it be keeping things original or a modern resto upgrade. Recently, V8 completed a front suspension update on my Malibu to improve handling. The crew gave me several options and recommended a preferred solution. I am continually impressed with their attention to detail. They are meticulous with my classics and I appreciate it very much. By far, the best part of working with V8 Speed & Resto is their customer service. They get it. The team knows everyone has a different style, subtle tastes, and varying budgets. V8 does everything possible to make sure their customers are happy.


Thank you, Joe. The work V8 did was beautiful. People noticed when I showed up at events, and one of them made an offer I couldn’t refuse. I am now the proud owner of a 2008 Corvette ZO6 with 7,400 miles on the clock and I’m loving it.

Thanks also to Brian for being there for me on a daily basis. He was a great help. Thanks also to Kelle. She was great to work with on the financial side. Thanks also to Kevin, of course!


That’s a different car than the one I brought you! The ride was excellent, no rattle in the shifter and the radio sounds awesome!!! Thank you so very much.

Great job guys!


Car is here now. WOW I can’t believe it.
How amazing it looks in person. And the little extra that came with it is amazing. Thanks to everyone at the V8 Speed Shop for all their work.


I just got back from a very nice ride in my beautifully restored Pontiac Trans AM, and I felt compelled to personally email you and your team, to thank you all for the exceptional work put into this car. If you remember our first phone conversation from well over a year ago, I explained that I owned a 77/ TA, and at the time was deeply disappointed in the results of recent work conducted by a so-called “firebird” expert in Springfield Massachusetts. As was evident, they delivered me a car that was incomplete, filled with issues, and certainly far from a finished product I was confident driving, nor was it in any condition that I’d be able to sell in the future with any level of personal integrity. While it was clear that I would need to find another group to rectify the embarrassment, I’m very happy that I found you guys at V8 Speed & Resto Shop!

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