Many cool cars, one awesome event. MotorTrend’s Amanda Busick interviews “The voice of SEMA” Kevin Oeste, who shares some of his favorites from Monday night’s reveal.
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!
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The V8 Radio Podcast are coming to you directly from the 2021 SEMA Show floor in Las Vegas! Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste bring you a mid-SEMA week update, including thoughts on the show, new products, the electrified Project X, and much more. Even a cameo from our buddy Chip! But even on-location, they still toss out some cool Automotive Trivia questions and they usual antics you’ve come to expect from the V8 Radio Podcast!
The V8 Radio team was in full-force at the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and this is just one of several episodes covering the event. You’ll find a general overview of the show, and also an interview with Mike Copeland of Arrington Performance about their supercharged LS-powered 1948 Chevy pickup that they reconfigured to run on Hydrogen! It got tons of attention at the show, because it makes around 500 horsepower with nearly zero emissions! Is this the future of hot rodding? Throw in some trivia and other nonsense and you have another engaging episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!
Hydrogen Powered Chevrolet Pickup 2021 SEMA Show Arrington Performance V8TV
This sweet 1949 Chevy pickup is powered by a supercharged LS3 that has been converted to run on compressed hydrogen gas. It’s not a hydrogen fuel cell, but actual compressed hydrogen fed into Continue reading “Supercharged LS3 Powered Chevrolet Pickup Runs on Hydrogen Gas 2021 SEMA Show”
Mike “Q” Ball Clarke and Kevin Oeste gear up for the 2021 SEMA Show and make some plans to record a V8 Radio Podcast from the show floor right in the middle of SEMA Week. Kevin realizes this is his 25th SEMA Show, and reflects on how there is still so much to learn, see, and do for car enthusiasts. There are a couple cool trivia questions, a few laughs, and more on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!
1968 Chevrolet Camaro LS3 Restomod Interior Upgrades and Driving Video V8 Speed & Resto Shop V8TV
This great looking 1968 Chevrolet Camaro LS3 Restomod came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop to fix some tuning issues and to have a new custom interior installed. Continue reading “1968 Chevrolet Camaro LS3 Restomod Interior Upgrades and Driving Video V8 Speed and Resto Shop V8TV”
We all need to stick together!
Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste share their frustrations about feuding within the hobby. It’s no secret that there are those who are working to make the automotive enthusiast hobby and industry go away, so we all need to stick together, not attack each other. They also chat a bit more about the 2021 SEMA Show, answering the question of weather or not the OEM automakers should have displays at this aftermarket trade show. Throw in a few tangents and Automotive Trivia questions, and you’ve another jam-packed episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!
Closing out the summer car events and racing into the fall!
Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke have been wringing out the summer car event season as much as possible, and on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, they chat about the Off Road Expo, the 40th Annual O’Rielly Auto Parts Fall 4 Wheel Jamboree, the GTOAA car show in Pontiac, IL, and preview the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas! And if that’s not enough, more trivia questions are shared along the way. It’s a big episode!