V8TV and the V8 Speed and Resto Shop celebrate in grand style with great cars at the 2024 MCACN show!

2024 marks the 20th Anniversary of V8TV and the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, and we’re honored to be at the 15th MCACN show sharing some of the Muscle Cars and Corvettes we’ve built along the way! 

We’re fortunate to be involved with the MCACN show and team since the beginning, either displaying cars from our shop, covering the event for V8TV or Muscle Car Of The Week, producing DVDs of the event, producing promotional video about the show, handing out “celebrity” pick awards, or pulling covers off Featured Unveilings at the show as Emcee.    It’s been an amazing partnership, and an event we look forward to each year.   Sure, the cars are awesome, but the annual reunion of friends, family, and industry colleagues is really what makes the MCACN show a remarkably special event.  And in a way, the MCACN show and the V8 Speed and Resto Shop grew up together. 

Now that MCACN is old enough to drive, and our shop is now just about old enough to drink, we thought it would be fun to bring some special full builds from the V8 Speed and Resto Shop to add a little more color and horsepower to this unbelievable event.   You may have seen these cars featured on our V8TV Television Show and YouTube channels, and we hope you enjoy seeing them in person as much as we enjoyed building them.   We’re honored to share these special rides with MCACN attendees!

We can’t thank the MCACN team enough for the camaraderie and the opportunity to be a small part of this unbelievable show each year.   Our V8 Speed family is grateful for the chance to build these cars for wonderful customers, and we are excited and humbled to display them at this world-class event to help celebrate our 20th Anniversary.   Here’s to many more years of MCACN and V8 Speed and Resto!

We invite you to come and see these in person at the MCACN show!

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster Resto Mod

  • Chevrolet ZZ427 EFI V8 
  • Tremec TKX 5-Speed
  • Holley Terminator EFI
  • Custom Mixed Blue Color by V8 Speed and Resto 
  • Custom Stitched Leather Interior by V8 Speed and Resto
  • Vintage Air A/C 
  • The Garage Museum Display Car 2023
  • MCACN Debut 2024

1968 Chevrolet Camaro “Reloaded”

  • 490 Big Block Chevy by Fast Times Motorworks
  • Custom Body Mods by V8 Speed and Resto
  • BASF “Silver Bullet” and “Gunsmoke” gray color
  • Holley EFI, TCI 4L80E Overdrive Transmission
  • Detroit Speed Suspension
  • Vintage Air A/C
  • Rocket Racing Wheels
  • SEMA Show Veteran 2011 / 2017
  • MCACN Veteran 2011

1969 Chevrolet Camaro “Lou’s Change”

  • Custom ZL1 Theme, Designed by Steinhauser Design
  • GM Carbon Fiber ZL1 Hood Insert in Steel Hood by V8 Speed and Resto
  • 3D Printed Grille and Badges
  • 630 HP Supercharged LSA V8
  • Detroit Speed Subframe and QuadraLink rear Suspension
  • Tremec 6-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Forgeline Wheels, Wilwood Brakes
  • SEMA Show Veteran 2013

1967 Pontiac GTO Resto Mod

  • Complete Restoration
  • Pontiac 400 V8, COMP Roller Cam
  • Overdrive Transmission, FiTech EFI
  • BMR Performance Suspension
  • Vintage Air A/C
  • MCACN Veteran 2019

1964 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod

  • Custom Asymmetric Paint Scheme
  • EFI Small Block Chevy V8
  • Tremec TKX 5-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Global West Suspension
  • Stock Appearing Interior
  • Vintage Air A/C
  • MCACN Debut 2024

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Resto Mod COMP Cams Anniversary Car

  • 454 Cube LSX Built By Butler LS
  • Full COMP Cams Roller Drivetrain
  • TCI 6-X 6 Speed Automatic
  • Heidt’s Subframe and Rear 4-Link Suspension
  • BAER Brakes, CCW Wheels
  • Vintage Air A/C
  • SEMA Show Veteran 2016

1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS

  • Original 6-Cylinder SS Car
  • Holley EFI 350 V8
  • 700R4 Overdrive
  • Hotchkis Suspension
  • Magnaflow Exhaust
  • BMW Estoril Blue Paint
  • Rocket Racing Wheels
  • Vintage Air A/C
  • 2012 World Of Wheels Gold Spinner Winner

Learn more about the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals at this link!

Put on your shades and crank up the tunes, gearheads! This week’s V8 Radio Podcast takes us on a sun-soaked California cruise through the epicenter of custom car culture. We buckle up for:

  • The legendary 2024 Grand National Roadster Show: It’s all there – the glistening chrome and mind-blowing craftsmanship of America’s premier indoor car show. We’ll share our highlights, hidden gems, and maybe even some celebrity sightings!
  • Delving into automotive history at the Lions Automobilia Foundation: From vintage racers to Hollywood movie cars, the Lions Foundation has it all.   The facility is just as cool as the cars! 
  • Caffeine and classics at Donut Derelicts: Join us for the iconic Huntington Beach cars and coffee event, where the smell of burnt rubber blends with fresh donuts and the rumble of V8s fills the air. Cruising classics, friendly faces, and endless car spotting – what’s not to love?
  • A peek inside SoCal Speed Shop: We got invited to their open house event, where we chatted with the SoCal team, checked out the shop, peeked behind the scenes of their legendary builds, and soak up the pure passion for hot rods.

That’s not all! We’ll kick things off with some stump-the-chumps automotive trivia, answer your burning car questions, and share plenty of laughs and good times along the way. So, grab your favorite beverage, fire up the engine of your imagination, and join us for a California dreamin’ episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!






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2024 Grand National Roadster Show, Lions Automobilia Foundation, SoCal Open House, Automotive Trivia, and Much More on the V8 Radio Podcast

We were honored to meet David Sullivan at the 2023 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals and help unveil his amazing 1968 Ford Torino GT 428 Cobra Jet, a family heirloom with a history that’s as thrilling as it is sentimental.

David Sullivan, known for his roles in television and film, unveils the heartwarming narrative behind this exceptional muscle car. A car show isn’t merely about machines; it’s about the profound stories woven into them. Watch as David shares the emotional journey of his father purchasing this unique vehicle brand new in ’68, only to sideline it for decades to prioritize family.

The Torino, ordered with a rare all-black exterior and red interior, was a symbol of speed and passion. However, family responsibilities led to a pause in its journey until David took the reins, restoring it with a dedicated team from Billups Classic Cars.

Witness the touching moment as David and Kevin Oeste unveil the once neglected Torino GT, now gleaming in the spotlight, a tribute to a father’s legacy and a son’s devotion.

More than just a muscle car show, the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) is a place where stories come to life.  David’s Torino is more than just a car. It’s a symbol of family, love, and the choices we make in life. His journey to restore it is an inspiring testament to the power of perseverance and the memories we hold dear.

But this video is just the beginning. We want to hear your stories too!

– Do you have a family heirloom car?
– What special memories are tied to it?
– Are you considering restoring it?

Share your thoughts in the comments below, and let’s celebrate the cars that connect us to our past and inspire us for the future.


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#v8tv #MuscleCarNationals #ClassicCarRestoration #DavidSullivan #1968FordTorino #CarShowMemories #mcacn #musclcaroftheweek #cobrajet

2024 marks the 20th anniversary of V8TV Productions, Inc., and the start of the V8TV television show, which spawned the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, and this very podcast!    On this special episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kelle Oeste, Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke, and Kevin Oeste preview the V8 20th anniversary recorded live at the PRI Paddock and Podcast Stage at the 2023 PRI Show in Indianapolis.   There are lots of great things in store, and automotive trivia, all waiting inside the V8 Radio Podcast!  

#PRIShow #v8tv #v8speedandresto #v8speedshop #v8radio




Previewing the 20th Anniversary of V8TV on-location from the 2023 PRI Show in Indianapolis on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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Previewing the 20th Anniversary of V8TV on-location from the 2023 PRI Show in Indianapolis on the V8 Radio Podcast!

As 2024 dawns, we at V8TV Productions are thrilled to mark our 20th anniversary—a milestone that signifies an incredible journey in the automotive world. Two decades ago, our venture began with the launch of the V8TV Television show, captivating audiences across the USA via satellite and cable systems. The response was overwhelming, with viewers reaching out to commission us to build cars for them, thus laying the foundation for the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.

Fast forward to today, and we find ourselves crafting dream cars for enthusiasts worldwide, powered by a dedicated team of 30 highly skilled technicians. Our presence isn’t just limited to our shop; we’re actively engaged in automotive events across the country, immersing ourselves in the vibrant community that shares our passion.

One such recent event was our attendance at the 2023 PRI Show in Indianapolis—a hub of innovation and camaraderie. Here, we had the privilege of exploring cutting-edge products while reconnecting with cherished friends and companies who stood by us from the outset. It’s a testament to enduring partnerships and shared commitment that some of the finest names in the automotive aftermarket, who collaborated with us two decades ago, continue to be integral in our journey, collaborating with us to create exceptional content and unforgettable cars for our valued clientele.

Reflecting on our evolution—from a television show to a global entity delivering automotive excellence—fills us with immense pride. This journey has been marked by unwavering dedication, tireless craftsmanship, and an unbridled passion for creating automotive marvels.

As we celebrate this milestone, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our loyal customers, supportive partners, and our incredible team whose commitment fuels our success. Here’s to 20 years of thrilling rides, unforgettable creations, and the unwavering pursuit of automotive perfection. And as we look ahead, we eagerly anticipate the exciting ventures and innovations that the future holds for V8TV Productions, V8TV, and the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.

We hope you’ll join us in our celebrations throughout 2024!

#prishow #v8speedshop #v8tv #PRI2023

Come see a live recording of the V8 Radio Podcast this Friday, December 8, 2023 at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis! We’ll be at the PRI Podcast Stage from 11:30 to 12:30 recording the next @V8 Radio Podcast, a special episode covering the PRI Show and previewing 2024 – the 20th anniversary of V8TV and the V8 Speed & Resto Shop!

The PRI Podcast Stage is right next to the food court, so we’ll be the entertainment for your Friday lunch at the show. We look forward to PRI 2023, we’ll see you there!


** UPDATE: It’s with heavy hearts that we regret to inform that the owner / caretaker of the 1970 Buick GSX “Prototype” show car Brad Conley has passed. He’s owned this extremely special car since 1978, and it is largely responsible for our host Kevin Oeste’s obsession with Muscle Cars. Please join us in extending our condolences to the Conley family, but also our deepest appreciation to Brad for finding, restoring, and showing this amazing car that touched so many lives.

Most of us have a particular car that left a mark on us, and this Muscle Car Of The Week left a burnout on host Kevin Oeste’s brain like a Buick 455 burning bias ply tires across a slick parking lot. This week, Oeste is united with a childhood dream car, seeing the 1970 Buick GSX Stage 1 “Prototype” show car in person for the first time at the 2018 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago. It was one of many special moments from the MCACN show, and a great example of why all muscle car fans should attend this amazing event. Special thanks to car owner Brad Conley for the personal tour of the GSX.

Interview With Owner Brad Conley: https://youtu.be/KWdznFjK4fs?t=7702 (2:08:20)

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#BuickGSX #musclecaroftheweek #MCACN


The V8 Speed and Resto Shop Team enjoyed a night of music, food, drinks, games, and camaraderie at the V8SR 2023 Holiday Party! The main attraction was the on-site mobile escape rooms, in which two different scenarios were presented for groups to solve. One was a World War II submarine scenario, and the other, a holiday escape. The entertainment was provided by Roaming Riddle Mobile Escape Games. We’re fortunate that our Team and their families enjoy working together in-shop, and after hours!

Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke chat about their recent trip to Chicago for the 2023 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Show!   The 2023 MCACN show brought out hundreds of the most amazing Muscle Cars in the world, and Kevin was once again honored to help unveil some of the Featured Restorations and Emcee the event.   Keep your eye on our V8TV YouTube and Muscle Car Of The Week channels for new videos from the event.   Of course, there’s automotive trivia and some other nonsense along the way, making it a legendary episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

 #mcacn2023 #musclecars #musclecarandcorvettenationals #mcacn





2023 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Recap, Automotive Trivia, and Much More on the V8 Radio Podcast
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2023 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Recap, Automotive Trivia, on the V8 Radio Podcast

Tony Thacker is our guest on this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast, in an interview recorded on a windy night in Wendover, Utah at the 2023 SCTA Bonneville Speed Week.    Tony is living his hot rod dream, from driving hot rods flat-out to covering events and races all over the world for TorqTalk, Hot Rod Magazine, and others.   He’s been a friend to us and the sport for decades, and it was fun to catch up with him and chat for a few in the Nugget Casino parking lot car show.   



#bonnevillepodcast #tonythacker #hotrods #saltflats #racing

Chatting with Tony Thacker at Speed Week 2023 on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
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Chatting with Tony Thacker at Speed Week 2023 on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast