We love seeing the future come to be.   Check out this ad from a 1969 issue of Car Craft Magazine, where GM predicts how future in-car navigation systems will allow you to drive from one coast to the other without a map!    Interestingly, they got it backwards… the signals come from the sky and not the road like they imagined!   Who’d have thought it’s all in the palm of your hand today?   

#futuretech #carsoftomorrow #predictions 

What’s got over 690 Horsepower and will be on display at the Car Craft Magazine Summer Nationals Pro Builder’s Shootout in Milwaukee this weekend and then at the Rev’n Rods & Heartland Music Tour – Southaven, MS event next week? The COMP Cams Camaro built at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop! We’re getting it ready for a big week… we hope you come see it in person! 

Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste provide on-scene coverage of the 2016 Car Craft Magazine Summer Nationals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop team was invited to display the freshly 1969 COMP Cams Camaro in the Pro Builders Shootout and Mike and Kev held court.

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Special thanks to Car Craft Magazine for including the V8 Speed & Resto Shop built ZR9 Camaro in the August, 2015 issue! They printed the Carter Hickman Designs rendering of the car, thanks Carter for the awesome work! We’re honored to be among the best in the biz! Thanks again!

DuQuoin, IL – Area resident Larry Frees and his grandson Nick Schmidt proudly display the 2014 Car Craft Magazine Publisher’s Choice award presented to them at the Car Craft Street Machine Nationals in DuQuoin, Illinois.

The recently restored “Mr. Chevy” hauler and accompanying 1955 “Mr. Chevy” race car were hand selected by Car Craft Magazine Publisher Ed Zinke as his choice for the most unique vehicles of the event. Even more exciting, the car and truck were photographed by veteran automotive photographer/writer Jeff Smith for a feature in an upcoming enthusiast magazine.

The car / truck combo beat out thousands of entrants for the honor, one of only 9 magazine editorial awards given.

“This weekend was a dream come true” Frees said smiling. “Yesterday was the first time in 38 years that the race car took its place on the back of it’s matching car hauler, and we could not have asked for a better outcome!” he beamed.

“Mr. Chevy” will no doubt be riding a little higher on the back of it’s hauler as they attend automotive events throughout the summer.

The 1968 Camaro “Reloaded” built by the V8 Speed & Resto Shop was invited to participate in the Pro Builders Shootout at the 2014 Car Craft Summer Nationals in St. Paul, MN.    You can see the car and read the coverage of the event in the December 2014 issue of Car Craft Magazine!

The V8TV crew will be at the 2014 Car Craft Summer Nationals in St. Paul, MN July 18,19, and 20.    Come by the Pro Builders Shootout area to meet representatives from the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew!

Chevrolet Performance presents the Car Craft Summer Nationals, a three-day event showcasing over 6,000 street machines and muscle cars.  The event will roll into St. Paul at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, July 18, 19 and 20, 2014 attracting more than 40,000 spectators and featuring all makes and models of street machines, muscle cars, street rods and light trucks as well as feature cars from all over the country. 

Come see the Reloaded Camaro, the ’70 Firebird, and the DRIVEN-1 ’66 GTO at the event!