CLICK TO APPLY: https://www.v8speedshop.com/jobs

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 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

Experience required! This is not an entry level position.

We provide Good PPO Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid Holidays, Dental insurance, 401(k), Vision insurance, Flexible schedule, Life insurance, 401(k) matching, Employee discounts, Professional development assistance, Employee assistance program.

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.

Please go to our online application and apply at https://www.v8speedshop.com/jobs

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

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.

#community #dreams #partnerships #futuregenerations

"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.

V8 Radio Podcast

The Return Of The Van, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!

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V8 Radio Podcast
The Return Of The Van, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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Nostalgia gets the best of our host Kevin Oeste as he stumbles across a car he’s been seeking for 32 years… and it’s a van!   A custom 1979 Dodge Maxivan, to be specific, very similar to the one his family bought back in 1984.   On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke […]

Cool Cars at the 2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise, Road Tripping the Buick and GTO, Automotive Trivia V8 Radio Podcast

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Cool Cars at the 2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise, Road Tripping the Buick and GTO, Automotive Trivia V8 Radio Podcast
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The 2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise was a success, although a bit wet at times.   We were happy to finally fulfill the destiny of having Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke’s 1967 Pontiac GTO, Pauls Wieshuber’s 1962 Buick Electra, and Kevin Oeste’s 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 XL all at the Drive In event!   There were hundreds of cool […]

2022 Speed Week – or Speed Weekend? Views from New Zealand on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast

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Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
2022 Speed Week – or Speed Weekend? Views from New Zealand on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
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The racers and enthusiasts came, and so did the rain. We still had fun.

SEMA Hall Of Fame, Bonneville Speed Week, Hanging in SoCal, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!

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V8 Radio Podcast
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Great people make up this great industry!

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

V8 Radio Podcast
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GTO Fixes, Street Machine Summer Nationals, Automotive Trivia, Drive In Cruise, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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Sometimes Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke’s ingenuity surprises even himself.

Tenths From 200: New To The Salt with Zach Straits on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast

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Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
Tenths From 200: New To The Salt with Zach Straits on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
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Missed it by THAT much!

Lessons from Gene Winfield, Walker Evans, and Jack Roush SEMA Hall Of Fame Members plus the Street Machine Nationals on the V8 Radio Podcast

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
Lessons from Gene Winfield, Walker Evans, and Jack Roush SEMA Hall Of Fame Members plus the Street Machine Nationals on the V8 Radio Podcast
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Spending time with some automotive legends in hopes to learn a thing or two!

From NASCAR to the Salt – Aaron Brown and the Garage Shop on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!

Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
From NASCAR to the Salt – Aaron Brown and the Garage Shop on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!
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Nothing is impossible with the right people and attitude.

Flying Blind With Dan Parker, the World’s Fastest Blind Man on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast

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Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
Flying Blind With Dan Parker, the World’s Fastest Blind Man on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
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Dan Parker is not the kind of guy who sits around waiting for cool stuff to happen to him.   A lifelong racer and machinist, Dan’s racing days could have been cut short after a tragic drag racing crash deprived him of his sight.   But that’s not the story Dan wanted to write, so he devised […]

Q-Ball’s GTO Engine Out Again? Off-Shore Parts, Air Show Therapy and Automotive Trivia on the V8 Radio Podcast

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Q-Ball’s GTO Engine Out Again? Off-Shore Parts, Air Show Therapy and Automotive Trivia on the V8 Radio Podcast
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Didn’t Mike “Q” Ball Clarke get the engine IN his 1967 Pontiac GTO?

1970 Chevrolet Corvette Suspension Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

Looking for a Classic, Muscle Car, or Corvette of your own? Click an orange button link below to see what’s for sale all across the USA on a variety of automotive for sale sites like Craigslist, eBay, and others all in one place!

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Click an orange button link above to see what’s for sale across the USA on a variety of automotive for sale sites like Craigslist, eBay, and others all in one place! Just click the button of the car you’re looking for, then click the blue “Open All” button to see the results!

We’re happy to help you procure your car should you find one to purchase, contact us for more info!

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”