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Two V8 Speed & Resto Shop Built 1969 Camaros Included in Summer Of '69 Camaro Display at 2019 Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, OH

Restoring a classic car raises many questions, and we have answers. Below are answers to many common restoration questions, but we always encourage customers to email or call us anytime to chat!

Where is your shop located?

  • The V8 Speed & Resto Shop is located in the heart of the USA, 1/2 hour from St. Louis, MO, in Red Bud, IL
  • 817 S. Main Street, Red Bud, IL 62278 (314)783.8325

What do you do in your shop?

  • We perform complete restoration services, ranging from simple classic-car maintenance to full rotisserie, show-quality restorations.
  • We currently have 22 people on staff, including dedicated metal fabricators, mechanics, body technicians, painters, interior technicians, video / TV production, photography, web development, and administration.
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Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke’s 1967 GTO is finally mobile, and man, the Q is excited! Hear the story of the final steps of preparation for the first drive on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast. There is also Automotive Trivia, and a bunch of good muscle car tech tips all buried in this episode!

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
First Drive in 7 Years: The GTO Returns To The Road on the V8 Radio Podcast
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It’s been a long time coming, but the freshly built 461 cube Pontiac V8 in Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke’s 1967 GTO is alive and running strong! Mike and Kevin share the story of the ’67s first start up in 7 years on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast. They also chat about the 37th annual Continental Tire Street Machine Nationals event in DuQuoin, IL, and Kevin’s involvement as Emcee. Throw in some Automotive Trivia and a few laughs, and you’ve got the next action-packed episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
Mike's GTO Is Alive! Street Machine Nationals, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast







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We’ve got big news from V8 Radio’s Mike Q-Ball Clarke, as the freshly-rebuilt 461 cubic inch Pontiac V8 has finally landed in the nose of his 1967 GTO! On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike and Kevin share the story of how the install went down, along with some tips to make engine installs… and other car projects, go smoothly. This install was a long time coming, and the GTO will soon be back on the road after a seven year hiatus. Even with all the excitement, they didn’t forget to include an Automotive Trivia question, and much more for car enthusiasts on the V8 Radio Podcast!

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
Installing Mike's 1967 Pontiac GTO Engine, Automotive Trivia, and much more on the V8 Radio Podcast!







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Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste pay homage to Bobby Unser on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, and touch on other topics like Mike’s new ride! Plus, is there a possibility of his GTO appearing on the Hot Rod Power Tour? They chat about springtime cruising in an old convertible, some other GTO projects in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, and a lot more. The Automotive Trivia questions stimulate as always, so you don’t want to miss this episode!

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
Bobby Unser Crosses The Finish Line, Qs New Ride, Power Tour Plans, Automotive Trivia, and More!







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Mike Q-Ball Clarke’s daily driver was smashed in a wreck! Q’s OK, but now he’s looking to move into a truck. Possibly to pull a camper! Kevin and Mike discuss Kevin’s weekend camping trip and his quality time with some Rod and Custom Magazines from 1958, including an interesting look at a car club from the day. The automotive trivia question is a deusy… at least for Kevin, but you’ll hear all that and more on the latest V8 Radio Podcast!

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
Q's Crash, Camping, Car Clubs, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast







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Holy moly, the V8 Radio Podcast has reached 100 Episodes! On this special show, Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke are joined by Kelle Oeste of the V8 Speed and Resto Shop and chat about some of the high points of the first 100 podcasts. Of course, there’s automotive trivia and a whole bunch of other nonsense, so be sure you’re ready for it. Thanks to all who’ve listened to 1 or all 100 episodes, we appreciate it!

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
The V8 Radio Podcast Reaches 100 Episodes!







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If you want to cause controversy, just start talking about synthetic oil! On this special episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste are joined by Rick Lee from PTH Racing Oil to learn about synthetic lubricants and their line of high performance racing oils. Later in the episode, Rick shares some upcoming information about a new generation of non-petroleum based engine and gear lubricants that are high quality, renewable lubricants that promise to change the way we look at oil. Of course, we broke out some riveting automotive trivia questions and had a few laughs along the way, all on the V8 Radio podcast!

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
New Synthetic Oil Technologies With Rick Lee of PTH Racing Oil, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast







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Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke about Kevin and Kelle’s recent trip to LA and the awesome cars they saw in the Boskovich collection and the very cool visit to ARP fasteners. Kevin’s latest artwork is also a topic with Mike, being a rendering of Mike’s ’67 GTO! The Automotive Trivia is always fun, as is the “overselling adjective” that kicks off this – and every – episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
Kevin's Trip To SoCal, Car Renderings, The Cars of George Boskovich, The Latest From ARP, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!







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