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Kevin's New Creative Space, Digitizing The Past, the Diamond Golden Apple Cutlass, Automotive Trivia, and Much More on the V8 Radio Podcast!

Tune in for a thrilling ride down memory lane with the latest episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, hosted by the dynamic duo of Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke.

This episode is packed with exciting content that will pique your interest, whether you’re a seasoned restoration pro or a casual admirer of automotive history. Here’s a sneak peek at what awaits you:

Kevin’s Creative Hub Revealed: Dive into a tour of Kevin’s brand new creative haven, a space brimming with inspiration and sure to spark your curiosity. What innovative projects are brewing within its walls? Tune in to find out!

Preserving the Past: Resurrecting Old Recordings and Videos: As the V8 Speed and Resto Shop and V8TV gear up for their 20th anniversary, the conversation delves into the fascinating process of rediscovering and digitizing old recordings and videos. This is a treasure trove of automotive history waiting to be unearthed!

The Unveiling of a Beauty: 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible: Kevin Q-Ball touch on the stunningly restored 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible, a long-time family heirloom car brought back to life by the skilled hands at V8 Speed and Resto.

Fueling Your Automotive Knowledge: Automotive Trivia Challenge: Put your car knowledge to the test with a fun and engaging automotive trivia challenge hosted by the dynamic duo. Are you ready to show off your expertise?

And Much More! This episode is just a taste of the exciting content packed into this latest V8 Radio Podcast. Buckle up for laughter, insightful discussions, and a healthy dose of automotive passion.

Don’t miss out on this thrilling ride! Subscribe to the V8 Radio Podcast today and be the first to experience the latest automotive adventures with Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke.

P.S. Share your thoughts on the episode in the comments below! What aspect are you most excited about? What car-related stories would you like to hear in the future? Let’s keep the conversation rolling!

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Cruise into Nostalgia with the Latest V8 Radio Podcast: Unveiling a Cutlass Supreme & More!
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This iconic 1963 Corvette rolled into the V8 Speed and Resto Shop with a fender needing some TLC. Brad, the owner, wanted to ensure a perfect fit and finish, so our experts are tackling the job with precision.

What’s in store for this Corvette Roadster?

  • Fender Repair: We’ll meticulously address the fender’s imperfections, ensuring a seamless and like-new appearance.
  • Gap Adjustment: We’ll fine-tune the body panel gaps to achieve consistent and aesthetically pleasing spacing.
  • Stripping & Repainting: The old paint will be removed, revealing a clean canvas for a stunning new finish. Brad, have you decided on a color yet? We can’t wait to see it!

Stay tuned as we transform this fender and bring this 1963 Corvette back to its showroom glory. We’ll share progress photos and updates along the way, so you can witness the magic happening right here!

In the meantime, let us know in the comments below:

  • What’s your dream color for this Corvette?
  • Have you ever owned or worked on a classic car? Share your experiences!
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Hold onto your surfboards and beach umbrellas, because we’re diving headfirst into a restoration project that’s sure to turn heads! We’re thrilled to announce that a stunning 1963 Buick LeSabre Station Wagon mild restomod is rolling into the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for a complete exterior refresh.

These 1960s wagons are the epitome of cool, offering spacious comfort and timeless style. But let’s be honest, even the coolest classics need some love after years on the road. This beauty is no exception, and we’re excited to bring its original shine back to life.

The plan? A meticulous repaint in its factory-fresh color will be the star of the show. But that’s not all! We’ll also be meticulously restoring the trim, ensuring every detail gleams like new. We have a few other surprises up our sleeves, but let’s just say this iconic wagon will be ready to cruise in style once again.

Stay tuned as we document this exciting journey! We’ll be sharing behind-the-scenes glimpses, restoration tips, and of course, the final reveal of this magnificent Buick LeSabre. Buckle up, gearheads, and get ready for a trip down memory lane – with a twist of modern magic!

P.S. Have a classic car that needs some TLC? We’d love to hear about it! Drop a comment below and tell us about your dream restoration project.

V8 Speed and Resto Shop 20th Anniversary at PRI

As 2024 dawns, we at V8TV Productions are thrilled to mark our 20th anniversary—a milestone that signifies an incredible journey in the automotive world. Two decades ago, our venture began with the launch of the V8TV Television show, captivating audiences across the USA via satellite and cable systems. The response was overwhelming, with viewers reaching out to commission us to build cars for them, thus laying the foundation for the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.

Fast forward to today, and we find ourselves crafting dream cars for enthusiasts worldwide, powered by a dedicated team of 30 highly skilled technicians. Our presence isn’t just limited to our shop; we’re actively engaged in automotive events across the country, immersing ourselves in the vibrant community that shares our passion.

One such recent event was our attendance at the 2023 PRI Show in Indianapolis—a hub of innovation and camaraderie. Here, we had the privilege of exploring cutting-edge products while reconnecting with cherished friends and companies who stood by us from the outset. It’s a testament to enduring partnerships and shared commitment that some of the finest names in the automotive aftermarket, who collaborated with us two decades ago, continue to be integral in our journey, collaborating with us to create exceptional content and unforgettable cars for our valued clientele.

Reflecting on our evolution—from a television show to a global entity delivering automotive excellence—fills us with immense pride. This journey has been marked by unwavering dedication, tireless craftsmanship, and an unbridled passion for creating automotive marvels.

As we celebrate this milestone, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our loyal customers, supportive partners, and our incredible team whose commitment fuels our success. Here’s to 20 years of thrilling rides, unforgettable creations, and the unwavering pursuit of automotive perfection. And as we look ahead, we eagerly anticipate the exciting ventures and innovations that the future holds for V8TV Productions, V8TV, and the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.

We hope you’ll join us in our celebrations throughout 2024!

#prishow #v8speedshop #v8tv #PRI2023

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This 1968 Dodge Coronet 500 has had extensive metal work done to it, and before it goes to the body and paint shop, the team is test fitting all the trim to make sure it fits properly. This is an important step to ensure that the final product is everything the customer wants it to be.

The video shows the car in the fabrication shop, where it is completely media blasted and sprayed with a gray epoxy primer. Certain areas are bare steel where the team has been doing welding, panel gap fitment, and rust repair. However, the car is now at the point where the team wants to see how the trim fits before it goes to the body and paint shop.

This step is essential because it allows the team to identify any potential problems early on. For example, if a new or reproduction part doesn’t fit properly, the team can make the necessary adjustments before the car is painted. This saves time and money in the long run.

The 1968 Dodge Coronet 500 is a cool project car, and the team at V8 Speed and Resto Shop is excited to see it finished. The car has a 383 engine, 330 horsepower, and 425 foot-pounds of torque. It also has a fresh suspension. Everything on the car will be essentially brand new when it’s finished.

If you have a project car that you’re thinking about restoring or customizing, the team at V8 Speed and Resto Shop would be happy to chat with you! 

Click Here to contact the shop!

 

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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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1968 Oldsmobile 442 Dashboard fabrication
1968 Oldsmobile 442 new dashboard welded in

See the entire build photo gallery here!

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

See the restoration photos: https://v8speedshop.com/1969-chevrolet-corvette-jl/

There’s Always Something New to Learn, Kevin’s 25th SEMA Show and Plans, Automotive Trivia, and More!Detach

Mike “Q” Ball Clarke and Kevin Oeste gear up for the 2021 SEMA Show and make some plans to record a V8 Radio Podcast from the show floor right in the middle of SEMA Week.   Kevin realizes this is his 25th SEMA Show, and reflects on how there is still so much to learn, see, and do for car enthusiasts.   There are a couple cool trivia questions, a few laughs, and more on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

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There's Always Something New to Learn, Kevin's 25th SEMA Show and Plans, Automotive Trivia, and More!
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If you have been a loyal listener to the V8 Radio Podcast, you know that our Esteemed Co-Host Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke only recently got his 1967 Pontiac GTO back together after a 7-year hiatus.   Well, guess what… he’s thinking about blowing it apart again!   And, some great new Automotive Trivia questions are shared, and Kevin tells Mike he sucks and his car is slow.   You really have to listen to the V8 Radio Podcast for the details!

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Planning a Frame Off Restoration, Automotive Trivia, and Much More on the V8 Radio Podcast
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We all need to stick together!

Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste share their frustrations about feuding within the hobby.   It’s no secret that there are those who are working to make the automotive enthusiast hobby and industry go away, so we all need to stick together, not attack each other.   They also chat a bit more about the 2021 SEMA Show, answering the question of weather or not the OEM automakers should have displays at this aftermarket trade show.  Throw in a few tangents and Automotive Trivia questions, and you’ve another jam-packed episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!  

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Auto Enthusiasts Unite, 2021 SEMA Thoughts Pt. 2, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast
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