Kevin Oeste is a featured guest on the Cars, Stars, and Roll Bars show with Mike Kinney!

From the Cars, Stars, and Roll Bars site: “Kevin Oeste, Owner of V8 Speed and Resto Shop, has been a friend for many years and it was great to have him set aside time to be my featured guest. He is a lifelong automotive and motorsports enthusiast who’s passion was sparked at an early age. After receiving a degree in Broadcast Communication from Illinois State University, Kevin was able to merge his two passions by getting hired at Hot Rod Magazine in Los Angeles, eventually producing Hot Rod TV on Speedchannel. Shooting NCMA races and events like the Hot Rod Power Tour led him all over the country, eventually meeting his wife Kelle 6 states from home after his 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 XL convertible broke down on the Power Tour.

In 2005, Oeste and Kelle launched the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL, a world-class restoration, custom, and performance center currently employing 25 dedicated professionals building award-winning cars for discerning customers all over the world. Kevin handles the media and helps customers visualize their dream cars, and Kelle is the operational force that runs the business. Their first car was a 1969 Camaro SEMA show car, and it’s been full throttle ever since.

The mission statement of the V8 Speed and Resto Shop is “To connect people with the best times of their lives through things with wheels.” Kevin and Kelle Oeste remain immersed in automotive business, media, events, and culture, noting that it’s not about the cars… it’s all about the people and their stories. It seems they’ve written quite a story for themselves along the way.”

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2022 Drive In Cruise Walkthrough Video

2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise Event Walk Through Video Live Replay V8TV

Join us as we take a walk through the cool cars at the 2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise event! This classic car show at the Belleville Skyview Drive in was the sixth drive-in cruise. Continue reading “2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise Event Walk Through Video Live Replay V8TV”

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

This clean 1964 Ford Falcon Futura came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop looking for some performance upgrades, and we will be installing new front suspension components from Global West and QA1 Motorsports, a Borgeson steering gear, a Flaming River tilt steering column, and more in phase one.

Continue reading “1964 Ford Falcon Convertible Suspension Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop”

Muscle Car Bucket Seat Restoration Upholstery Time Lapse V8 Speed and Resto Shop

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop features a complete interior shop, and in this video, technician Jay Jenner starts with some freshly restored and painted 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle bucket seat frames and installs Continue reading “Muscle Car Bucket Seat Restoration Upholstery Time Lapse V8 Speed and Resto Shop”

2 Step Paint Correction and Ceramic Coating on 2700 Mile Corvette ZR-1 at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This amazing 1994 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is showing less than 3000 miles on the odometer, making it a nearly 30 year old brand new car! It has been Continue reading “2 Step Paint Correction and Ceramic Coating on 2700 Mile Corvette ZR-1 at V8 Speed and Resto Shop”

2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise Event on August 20, 2022 at the Skyview Drive-In!

2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise Event on August 20, 2022 at the Skyview Drive-In!

Presenting the 2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise! Join us on Saturday night, August 20th, as we take the Drive In Cruise to a whole new level! In previous years, this classic car Continue reading “2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise Event on August 20, 2022 at the Skyview Drive-In!”

Pro-Touring 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Supercharged LSA Swap at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 2

This Pro-Touring 1968 Chevrolet Camaro came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop wearing fresh paint, but the owner wanted some performance upgrades to match. The task is to install a supercharged Continue reading “Pro-Touring 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Supercharged LSA Swap at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 2”