British magazines Classic Fords Modified and Retro Ford Magazine feature 10 pages of the top modified Mustang and Ford builds from SEMA Show ’22, in the latest issue. SEMA is the largest automotive aftermarket event of the year. If you are lucky enough to experience SEMA you are sure to experience Kevin Oeste. Kevin hosts SEMA Ignited and SEMA Central which include interviews with automotive celebrities, industry experts and influencers. SEMA 2022 was anticipated by many after coming off the pandemic years; however, SEMA 2023 just may prove there are further enhancements and higher exceptions. 

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The 2022 SEMA show is coming up in Las Vegas, and we will be working the show and attending. However, we are always ask the same question, Continue reading “Why YOU Can’t Get In To The SEMA Show – Unless You Are In The Automotive Aftermarket Business V8TV”

Top 10 Quickest Muscle Cars Of 1969 Muscle Car Of The Week Episode 373

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This 1962 Buick Electra convertible originally appeared on one of the very first episodes of V8TV working on the engine and a disc brake conversion.  Back in 1998, David Freiburger and Rob Kinnan of Car Craft and Hot Rod Magazines purchased this car for a Car Craft Magazine cheap and fun weekend cruiser project.  They gave the original carburetor a tune, did a quickie bright yellow paint job on the car and drove it around for a bit before putting it up for sale. At that point, our friend Paul purchased  the car from Freiburger and towed it from sunny Southern California to his home in the Midwest. Paul drove the car for a couple summers until the original Buick 401 Nailhead engine failed, and not having a lot of resources back then, Paul decided to install a small block Chevy V8 that he had on hand.  About that time, Paul’s job changed, he started a family, and more important life events occurred. Today, nearly 20 years later, the car has arrived in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop where the V8 Team will complete his engine conversion and make the car a driver once again.   

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1966 Dodge Charger Upgrades Video V8 Speed and Resto Shop V8TV

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On this episode, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about the current state of some successful print car enthusiast magazines including recent releases Rodding Revolutions and Wheel Hub, as well as longtime favorites The Rodder’s Journal, Hemmings Motor news, and of course, the return of CARtoons Magazine!

They also touch on a cool ’77 Pontiac Trans Am that just went home after a visit to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for an engine replacement. That’s pretty routine in our shop, but the fact that the owners are twin 16 year old guys is not! It’s great to see younger people digging these kinds of cars.

Our hosts also chat about the recent placement of V8 Radio on the iTunes “Popular Automotive Podcast” listings! You’ll also find the usual trivia question and some other nonsense, and you’ve got the latest episode of V8 Radio!

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10 Quickest Cars of 1970: Muscle Car Of The Week Episode #201

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The V8 Speed & Resto Shop built ’69 Chevelle landed a full feature in the February 2015 issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine! Thanks Hemmings, and congrats to the owner Al and the V8 Crew!

The 1955 Chevrolet Gasser “Mr. Chevy” and its companion 1955 Chevy hauler are featured in this month’s Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine!   Congrats to owner Larry Frees and to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew on their work on the truck!    Video after “Read More” below!

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The V8 Speed & Resto Shop built 1969 Camaro “Lou’s Change” was selected by the staff of Super Chevy as a recipient of their “Top 10” at the 2014 Super Chevy Show at Gateway Motor Speedway, and even got a photo in Super Chevy Magazine!  Congrats to owner Lou and the V8 Crew!