Lingenfelter Give Away Engine

Lingenfelter is more than turning innovative engineering into winning performance; they like to get involved, and this time, they are helping children with critical illnesses make their life-changing wishes come true through the Make-A-Wish foundation. 


Priceless wishes are granted for children, plus the winner takes home a $30,000 Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Eliminator Spec Engine built to the same specifications used to build the engines for the 1953 Kindig-It CF1 Roadster for Dave Kindig at Kindig-It-Design.

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Eliminator Spec Engine

  • 650 Horsepower
  • Lingenfelter 427 LS Engine
  • Lingenfelter LS3 Ported Heads with LSX Springs
  • Borla 8-Stack Injection
  • Billet Specialties Tru Trac Front Drive
  • Forged & Balanced Rotating Assembly
  • Lingenfelter Roller Camshaft
  • Lingenfelter Certificate of Authenticity
  • Signed by Dave Kindig and Ken Lingenfelter


The Lingenfelter Performance Engineering’s Eliminator Spec Engine Program of custom-built engines are “ENGINEERED FOR THE TRACK, BRED FOR THE STREET.” All Lingenfelter Eliminator Spec S, R, and X Engines represent the ultimate in street or track performance and are designed to the highest standard of durability and reliability.

To add to the excitement, the winning raffle ticket will be randomly drawn by Dave Kindig, owner of Kindig-It-Design and the star of the hit TV show “Bitchin’ Rides” at the Lingenfelter 21st Annual Blue Suede Cruise on July 30th, 2022.

The winner does not need to be present to win, but all are welcome to join the fun and meet our celebrity guests, Dave Kindig and Kevin Schiele “KevDogg,” for three days of 1978 and older hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars & trick trucks. It is a great event for the entire family with a car show; fun runs, drag racing, manufacturers midway, great food, live music, fireworks, and a coloring contest for all ages judged by Dave Kindig and Kevin Schiele! It all happens July 29th-31st at the Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

Make-A-Wish Raffle Tickets https://donate.onecause.com/engineraffle
Event Info https://www.lingenfelter.com/lingenfelter-blue-suede-cruise.html
Event Tickets http://www.summitmotorsportspark.com/events/11290

Happy 4/27 from the V8 Speed and Resto Shop!

Photo Credits:

Binbrook Speed & Custom – Mark O’Grady: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mospeedimages/36160634533

“Gold Brick” T – Auto Evolution: https://www.autoevolution.com/news/1927-ford-model-t-gold-brick-could-be-goldmembers-hot-rod-145708.html

Walsh T – Fuel Curve: https://fuelcurve.com/time-warp-t-the-walsh-familys-27-t-roadster/

Frank Mack T – Sicnag: https://www.flickr.com/photos/42220226@N07/43918688265

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

Randolph County StartUp Visits V8 Speed and Resto

It’s no secret that we are all about building your dreams here at V8 Speed & Resto Shop / V8TV. That’s why we were honored to partner with Randolph County StartUp and help inspire future generations of entrepreneurs to follow their dreams. Students in this program work hand-in-hand with local businesses to develop the knowledge and skills to launch their own working business. This week we served as mentors by providing a tour of our facility. The students got to meet members of our team as they shared their knowledge on how we operate our business day to day. We are delighted to participate and help transform the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders.

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"International Women's Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women." Our shop is run by a woman who knows what it means to work hard and grow, both personally and in business. This snap of Kelle from the early years tells the tale... working in coveralls in the cold shop (with the kitty staying warm on a sheet, and an even warmer dog on the toes) and paying attention to the details. It takes perseverance to keep going, and nothing has stopped her yet. We have several strong women in our shop, and we're fortunate for them all.

“International Women’s Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women.” Our shop is run by a woman who knows what it means to work hard and grow, both personally and in business. This snap of Kelle from the early years tells the tale… working in coveralls in the cold shop (with the kitty staying warm on a sheet, and an even warmer dog on the toes) and paying attention to the details. It takes perseverance to keep going, and nothing has stopped her yet. We have several strong women in our shop, and we’re fortunate for them all.

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Hirohata Mercury at Mecum Auction

JANUARY 15, 2022 – The Hirohata Mercury sold for a hammer price of $1.95 Million Dollars at the Mecum auction! It remains the highest price paid for any kustom car, and we were excited to see it happen.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

When it comes to kustom cars, the 1951 Mercury built by George and Sam Barris for Bob Hirohata is about as legendary is it gets. The car innovated kustom design elements, and remains true to form today, even through an extensive restoration. Oh yeah, it also looks awesome! It’s long, low, chopped, clean, with Buick side trim, tuck & roll interior, Caddy Sombrero hubcaps, and a real Von Dutch stripe on the dash, and it’s boss. And now, it can be yours!

The spring, 2022 Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida is where this amazing ride will change hands to the highest bidder.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Hirohata Mercury, arguably the most famous custom car of the classic era
  • Named for the car’s original owner, Bob Hirohata of Los Angeles, California
  • Iconic custom car built by Sam and George Barris
  • Featured in Hot Rod Magazine in March 1953
  • Cover car for Hop Up magazine in March 1953
  • Class Winner at the 1952 Petersen Motorama
  • Featured in Rod & Custom in October 1953
  • Appeared in the film “Running Wild” in 1955 starring Mamie Van Doren
  • In the care of the McNiel family since 1959, when Jim McNiel purchased the car for $500 at the age of 16
  • Restoration completed in 1996 to exact 1952 Motorama specifications
  • Restoration detailed by Pat Ganahl in several issues of Rod & Custom magazine
  • Colors matched using spectrography and new paint was applied by Junior’s House of Color using PPG materials
  • Displayed at the “Hot Rods and Customs (The Men and Machines of California’s Car Culture)” exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California upon completion
  • Restored again by the original builders, including Herschel “Junior” Conway and Frank Sonzogni, in 2015 for Pebble Beach
  • First in Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2015
  • Added to the National Historical Vehicle Register in 2017 and displayed on the national mall in Washington, DC
  • Previously displayed at the Petersen Automotive Museum
  • 1953 Cadillac 331 CI OHV V-8 engine with three Stromberg carburetors
  • The B-pillars were removed and the roof was reshaped to create a hardtop
  • V-butted windshield
  • Top chopped 4 inches in the front and 7 inches in the rear
  • Front fenders extended 4 inches, incorporating frenched 1952 Ford headlights
  • Rear fenders extended and fitted with frenched 1952 Lincoln Capri tail lights
  • Trunk corners were rounded
  • Hood was filled, peaked and extended into the grille
  • Custom grille made from three 1952 Ford grilles
  • Factory dips on the doors were filled and the surrounding sheet metal was reshaped to flow with 1952 Buick Riviera trim spears
  • Functional brake cooling scoops on rear panels
  • Flush fit, flared fender skirts
  • Chopped front coils in front and the frame was kicked up in the rear
  • Springs were de-arched using two sets of 1.5-inch lowering blocks
  • Finished in two-tone Seafoam Green and Organic Green
  • Pinstriping originally applied by Von Dutch
  • Custom upholstery by The Carson Top Shop
  • Trunk upholstered by Gaylord’s Kustom Shop
  • 1953 Cadillac “Sombrero” wheel covers
  • Twin Appleton S-552 spotlights

Head over to https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0122-487726/1951-bob-hirohata-mercury-custom/ to see more, and for your chance to register to bid on a true kustom legend. And if you win, please take us for a spin!

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