GTO Fixes, Street Machine Summer Nationals, Automotive Trivia, Drive In Cruise, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!

It’s a hot summer in V8 Radio Podcast land, and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste  over some great summer events like the Street Machine Summer Nationals in St. Paul, MN, and the upcoming V8TV Drive In Cruise on this episode.   They also touch on how mike restored his wheels and FINALLY replaced his decades-old tires, and how he came up with an interesting trick to save his GTO’s smoked harmonic damper.   We’ll see how that one works out!    Automotive Trivia is in the house as well, making for a full-tilt summertime special episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
GTO Fixes, Street Machine Summer Nationals, Automotive Trivia, Drive In Cruise, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise Event on August 20, 2022 at the Skyview Drive-In!

2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise Event on August 20, 2022 at the Skyview Drive-In!

Presenting the 2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise! Join us on Saturday night, August 20th, as we take the Drive In Cruise to a whole new level! In previous years, this classic car Continue reading “2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise Event on August 20, 2022 at the Skyview Drive-In!”

Share a pic of the car (or truck, or bike!) that you plan to bring to the 2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise! We’ll be sure to look for you and say hello, and we may even share it on our social pages! THANKS!

Oh yeah, click HERE if you need a ticket to the show on August 20, 2022!

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2022 V8 Drive In Cruise

We’re excited to bring back the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Drive In Cruise! This time, we’re showing 2 different films, one on each screen of the Sky View Drive In! You can choose to see Dazed and Confused on one screen, or the original Fast and Furious on the other! AND, for the first time, the event is on Saturday night!

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Join us Saturday, August 20 at 6:00 PM at the Sky View Drive-In for a car show and showing a the classic car film! Bring your Classic Car, Muscle Car, Hot Rod, Cool Truck, Kustom, or whatever you’ve got to the big event! NOTE: Tee shirts purchased online are available for pick up at the event on August 20 if you choose local pickup in shipping option at checkout.




What are YOU driving to the 2022 Drive In Cruise? Click to share a pic of your ride!

2022 Drive In Cruise
2022 Drive In Cruise

Just some of the cars joining us this year…

2022 V8 Speed and Resto Shop Open House

Thanks to all who came out to our Spring 2022 Open House and Swap Meet! Thanks to all on our team who helped out, and to all the great people who came out to share a fun day! There were lots of cool cars on hand, and it was fun to reconnect with friends. We’re looking forward to the next event we host at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. Here are a few photos from the event, were you there, and did you bring something cool to our car show?

Cruisin Lindberg 2022

Join hundreds of cool cars and fun seeking enthusiast on April 30th for the first Cruisin Lindbergh Night of 2022! There will be lots of awesome cars and amazing people up and down the Boulevard! Cruisin Linbergh is a celebration of cool cars, great people, and the American spirit. Take a few cruise laps on Lindbergh starting from Tesson Ferry and Lindbergh Blvd., being sure to support the local businesses along the way. It all starts at 6pm on Saturday, April 30, 2022 and runs to 10pm. Check out the cool cars, relive great memories, and create new ones at the same time! This Daily Mix video interview with organizer Jason LiCavoli (starting at 10:49) tells the story.

This is a family friendly event, with safety and respect in mind.

Cruisin’ Lindbergh Values:
1) Be respectful to people & property
2) Have fun
3) Have integrity
4) Be Positive
5) Support each other

Find out more about the event at the official website and Facebook groups – and pick up an official shirt while you’re there!

Cruisin Lindbergh Facebook Group

Cruisin Lindbergh Website

2022 Street Machine Nationals in DuQuoin, IL

Feature your high-performance street machine, street truck, hot rod or dream machine at the Du Quoin State Fair for a chance to win one of our many Show-N-Shine Awards, cruise in our legendary cruise route, connect with like-minded enthusiasts, or compete in the burnout contest or dyno challenge. Follow to register.

Legends of Pro Street (Shawn Brereton photo)

There is a lot to do again this year, including:

❯ Performance Marketplace
❯ Swap Meet, Hosted by Egyptian Antique Automobile Club
❯ Show-N-Shine – Pro-Judged
❯ Continental Tire Burnout Competition
❯ Dyno Challenge
❯ Legends of Pro Street

Once again the Main Stage will be hosted by Kevin Oeste of the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.

Early bird pricing is available until April 30, 2022.

Kevin Oeste at 2021 Street Machine Nationals, Du Quoin, IL (Shawn Brereton photo)

The Continental Tire Street Machine Nationals is a great way to spend an early Summer weekend among thousands of awesome cars and great friends!

General admission advanced discount tickets are also available for the Continental Tire Street Machine Nationals! Follow to purchase your tickets today.

Let’s make some more memories! See you at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, June 24-26.

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1960 Ford Starliner Barn Find at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

1960 Ford Starliner Barn Find Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Muscle Car Of The Week MCACN

This 1960 Ford Starliner High Performance was bought new by Mike Falco’s father, and the car is still in his family. However, the Starliner was parked back Continue reading “1960 Ford Starliner Barn Find Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Muscle Car Of The Week MCACN”

V8 Speed and Resto 2022 Swap Meet and Open House

Join us on Saturday, April 16, 2022 for a swap meet, open house, car show, and more at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop! We’ll have tons of parts for sale, both new and vintage, for a variety of classics and muscle cars. We’ll be giving shop tours, and we invite everyone to bring your cool car, truck, or bike and hang out with us. It starts at 8:00 AM, with lunch available from the Bulldog Wrestling Team. We’ll also have tickets for the Drive In Cruise, V8 Tee Shirts, and much more, so come join us!

V8 Speed and Resto Shop

817 S. Main Street

Red Bud, IL 62278

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS496 build video blogs

From the V8 Archives… the build series blogs from 1997 covering the complete restoration of the 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle known as the “SS496!” This was a great car, complete with a custom 496 stroker big-block Chevy, Global West suspension, Vintage Wheels Works rollers, Hydratech boosted Baer brakes, Magnaflow exhaust, and a whole host of restoration parts from YearOne and OPGI.

We performed a complete restoration on this car from start to finish, pulling the body off the frame, replacing the floor, quarter panels, and performing other major rust repair. Fast Times Motorworks built the custom big-block Chevy engine, which sent over 550 horsepower through a turbo 400 transmission and a 3.73:1 geared 12-bolt posi rear end. Our team completed the bodywork, paint, and assembly to make this Butternut Yellow pro-touring Chevelle a standout.

But more fun was that this was one of the first cars built by the V8 Speed crew, and these videos were from a time when very few were shooting and posting blog videos about cars. The blogs take us all the way to the SEMA show, and culminate with a feature video on the car when complete. The video resolution is only 480P, but if the car still looks awesome today!

1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 1 – Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video

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