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Nothing goes together like fast cars and rock & roll, and both are celebrated at the Curb Museum for Music and Motorsports and the North Carolina Music Hall Of Fame! We recently took a quick tour of this rich racing and racing museum and just had to share it. How many winning Indy, Nascar, NHRA, and other cars can you spot… and how many artists and songs do you know?

Racing enthusiast, Mike Curb is owner/founder of Curb Records, a label including greats like Wynonna Judd, Hank Williams, Jr., Tim McGraw and a host of stars of tomorrow. Curb has also owned cars driven by NASCAR legends including Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty and Dale Jarrett. See unique rides like LeAnn Rimes’ first car along with the #2 car Dale Earnhardt won his first Winston Cup championship in and the famous #43 car that Richard Petty raced to his 199th victory at Dover. Each storied set of wheels and more than 700 wall displays bring racing and recording industry history to life.

The Curb Museum is housed alongside the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, where you can take a deeper dive into the state’s musical heritage. We recommend it!

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V8 Speed and Resto Shop extends heartfelt gratitude to all those who have served and sacrificed for our freedom. 🙏🎗️As we celebrate the Memorial Day weekend, let’s remember that without those who served and sacrificed, we would not have the  freedom to enjoy our way of life, or special vehicles that hold personal significance to us and our families.  May this weekend be filled with unforgettable rides and cherished memories.  ❤️🚗

#MemorialDayWeekend #Gratitude #HonorTheFallen #Freedom #V8SpeedAndResto

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Plymouth named it the Duster, but this freshly restored 1973 version by the V8 Speed and Resto Shop is too clean for the name! Unless you’re referring to the hot 340 V8 under the hood.. then it all starts to make sense. You’ll get to hear the thumping Comp cam under the Edelbrock Performer aluminum heads when we post the video feature.   The V8 team was honored for the opportunity to restore every aspect of this car.  But that blue though! The secret of the color is also revealed in the video… stay tuned!  

#PlymouthDuster, #Restoration, #ClassicCars, #V8SoeedAndRestoShop,  #CarPassion

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Picture this: The wind blowing your hair, the sun beaming down on your face, and the open road stretching out before you. There’s nothing quite like the exhilarating freedom of driving a cool  convertible on a beautiful sunny day! The engine rumbles as you navigate the curves, feeling the adrenaline coursing through your veins. The timeless design and power create an intoxicating blend of style and performance. It’s a harmonious dance of man and machine. So let the sun kiss your skin and the Corvette transport you to a place where driving becomes pure ecstasy. Embrace the sheer joy of the ride! 🌞🏎️💨

#ClassicCars #CorvetteLove #ConvertibleCruisin’

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🔥 V8 Speed and Resto’s experience with the Discover Leadership Training Game Changer program has been a phenomenal success! 💪✨ The program has ignited a transformative shift in our mindset and performance, unlocking our true potential. Through dynamic exercises and immersive simulations, we’ve gained invaluable insights, fostering a culture of trust and collaboration. With newfound resilience and a fearless mindset, we’re ready to conquer any challenge that comes our way. A huge shoutout to Discover Leadership for this life-changing experience! 🙌

#DiscoverLeadership #GameChangerProgram #TransformativeSuccess #UnleashPotential #Collaboration #Resilience #V8SpeedAndResto

This Week in Classic Cars Radio Show KTRS Big 550

Tune in to This Week in Classic Cars Radio Show on KTRS The Big 550 this Sunday at 1:00 PM for an important discussion on safety concerns in the world of classic cars! 📻

Join us as we dive into the crucial topic of maintaining safety while working on and driving these timeless machines. From proper handling techniques to essential safety upgrades, Jeff Homsher from It’s Alive Auto and Kevin Oeste from the V8 Speed and Resto Shop will share valuable insights to ensure your classic car experience is not only enjoyable but also safe.

Don’t miss out on this informative episode that will empower you with the knowledge to keep yourself and your beloved classics protected. Stay tuned, mark your calendars, and join us for This Week in Classic Cars Radio Show on KTRS The Big 550! 🚗💨 #ClassicCarSafety #ThisWeekinClassicCars #RadioShow #KTRS #SafetyFirst

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Check out the skilled craftsmanship happening at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop! 🔥 Our talented fabrication team is hard at work welding in a brand new dashboard into a super-cool 1968 Oldsmobile 442. This one sits on a Roadster Shop chassis but retains its original appearance.

One of the challenges was to repair the rusty dashboard, but without the support of a reproduction panel made specifically for Oldsmobiles. The solution – adapt a Chevelle piece, mating it to the Olds dash to retain the Olds speaker grille and vents while eliminating the rust. The fresh new dashboard is a combination of Chevelle parts and custom-made pieces, replacing the rusty original. The result is a seamless panel that looks like we were never there.

Stay tuned for more updates on this sweet restomod project. We can’t wait to unveil the finished ride! 🏁✨ #V8SpeedandRestoShop #MuscleCarRestoration #FabricationTeam #ClassicCarRevival

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See the entire build photo gallery here!

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What a perfect day at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop! ☀️ The sun is shining, and our incredible team is enjoying a well-deserved break with a fun barbecue lunch.  The occasion is to celebrate the completion of a long-term restoration, reflect on the process, and appreciate the work and dedication of the team.  The smell of pulled pork and the sound of laughter fill the air as we gather together to savor delicious food and great company.

It’s moments like these that remind us how fortunate we are to have such an amazing team. We work hard, putting our heart and soul into restoring classic beauties, and today, we’re taking a moment to recharge and appreciate each other’s camaraderie. As we share stories and enjoy the warmth of the sun, we’re reminded that our shared passion for automotive restoration is what brings us together.

Here’s to the bright sunny days, mouthwatering barbecues, and the incredible team that makes our  shop a truly special place. Cheers to the joy of teamwork and the satisfaction of creating automotive masterpieces! 🍔🌞 #Teamwork #RestorationShop #BBQLunch #EnjoyingTheSun

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Shelby Cobra vs Corvette at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

Revving their engines in a battle for supremacy, the Shelby Cobra and the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette stand as legendary icons of automotive performance. On one side, the Shelby Cobra, a snarling beast born to conquer the tracks. Its lightweight frame, monstrous 427 Ford power, and thunderous roar make it a force to be reckoned with. Every stomp of the throttle sends shivers down the spine, propelling you into an adrenaline-fueled frenzy. On the other side, the Chevrolet Corvette, a sleek and powerful machine that balances elegance and brute strength. Its refined engineering, superb handling for the day, and iconic style create a harmonious symphony of performance. It grips the road like a predator, delivering thrills with every corner conquered. Both titans offer a smile-inducing driving experience, leaving you craving more. So, which would you choose in this battle of performance legends?

#ShelbyCobraVsCorvette #PerformanceProwess #AutomotiveTitans

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Primed For Perfection: The 1969 Corvette 427 Roadster Restoration at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

 We are thrilled to be working on the restoration of a very cool 1969 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Roadster. Our talented team has completed the bodywork, and we’ve just applied the first coats of primer. The next step? A stunning custom metallic blue paint job that will make this beauty truly shine! 🌟 Stay tuned for updates on this extraordinary project as we make this classic Corvette far nicer than it was when new.  Follow along with us as we breathe new life into this iconic American sports car!

#Restoration #Corvette #V8SpeedAndResto #ClassicCar

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