V8 Speed and Resto Shop Hiring Mechanic

We’re Hiring a Classic and Muscle Car Mechanic!

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V8 Speed and Resto Shop is hiring a skilled Automotive Mechanic Technician specializing in the construction, repair, modification, and restoration of classic and Muscle Cars.

This position requires knowledge and experience repairing classic cars, restoring mechanical parts, installing performance parts and upgrades, all the way up to complete restoration and custom car creation.

Knowledge of engines, suspension systems, fuel systems, carburetors, engine tuning, brake systems, general diagnostics and repair, air conditioning systems, automotive wiring and charging systems, and more is required.

LINK: ABOUT THE V8 SPEED AND RESTO SHOP

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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V8 Speed and Resto Shop is Hiring A Mechanic!
V8 Speed and Resto Shop is Hiring A Mechanic!

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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.

LINK: ABOUT THE V8 SPEED AND RESTO SHOP

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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V8 Speed and Resto Shop Automotive Fabricator Job Opening Now Hiring!

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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They really ARE trying to restrict our access to performance parts and our freedom to build a race car. REALLY.

You may have heard of the RPM Act and the fight to protect our rights as racers and performance parts manufacturers. And although it may seem like the process is dragging to pass the RPM Act into law, every law proposed goes through a long series of reviews and approvals before landing on the President’s desk. This Performance Racing Industry video does a great job of comparing the lawmaking process with building a race car! Check it out:

How a Bill Becomes a Law – #RPMAct Update!

The video mentions sending emails to your elected officials… and by clicking the link below, you can send a concise, pre-written letter in favor of the RPM Act requesting the continued support of your legislators. The website will automatically deliver the message to the right people, it really can’t be any easier. Click the link and join the cause today!

Share this with your racing friends and family!

Kelle Oeste featured in Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal recently ran a feature story on the effects of rising interest rates on small business across America, and they interviewed V8 Speed and Resto Shop owner Kelle Oeste as a source. The feature discussed how the interest rates affect credit lines and cashflow of a small business, and Kelle provided her feedback on how this has impacted the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. You can click this link to read the whole story from the Wall Street Journal:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/rising-interest-rates-put-small-business-owners-plans-on-hold-11668911299

V8 Speed and Resto Shop featured in the Wall Street Journal
V8 Speed and Resto Shop, photo courtesy of the Wall Street Journal.
2022 Veterans Day at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

V8 Speed and Resto honors all Veterans, and we appreciate those who chose to be part of our team.  We are fortunate to work on a variety of Classics and Muscle Cars for Veteran owners, as well.  Thank you for your sacrifice and service to our country!

Dylan Rollins, US Marine Corps, 2018-2022

Andrew Helfrich, US Marine Corps, 2011-2015

Bob Schramm, US Army 1968-1970

Jason Beebe, US Air Force, 22 Years

Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke, US Air Force

#veteransday2022  #v8speedandresto   #proudtobeanamerican #grateful  #army #navy #airforce #marines #coastguard #spaceforce

Kelle Oeste interviewed for LIA Magazine

LIA Magazine (Ladies In Autosports) paid a visit to V8 Speed and Resto on their way to The SEMA Show. Owners John and Julie Aschenberg of LIA Magazine feature and celebrate women from all around the country who make a difference in the automotive industry.  We’re fortunate they came to visit and spotlight Kelle for her dedication to the shop and the industry.  Thanks for the visit and the coverage, and be sure to check out LIA Magazine! http://www.liamag.com/

#liamagazine   #v8speedandresto  #semashow

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Lingenfelter Give Away Engine

Lingenfelter Build Center Wixom, MI

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

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!

Presented by:

V8SR

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.

ONLINE TICKET SALES NOW CLOSED. PURCHASE TICKETS AT THE SKY VIEW BOX OFFICE SATURDAY NIGHT 8/20 STARTING AT 6:00 PM.

(You can still advance purchase tee-shirts, however!)

THIS IS EVENT IS PRESENTED BY:

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…

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