The Original Rocket V8!

This cool 1949 Oldsmobile is powered by the original 303 Rocket Oldsmobile V8, but is wearing a smooth custom look with a lowered stance, vintage green exterior, and fully a finished interior. The 1949 Oldsmobile joined Cadillac as the second American automaker to mass produce an overhead valve V8 engine, and this version remained in production until 1953.

Returning The Olds To The Road

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop team aims to make the car more enjoyable to drive all day long, installing power steering, air conditioning, disc brakes, cruise control, tilt wheel, and perhaps some seat upgrades as well. Fuel injection might be in the cards, we’ll post all the pictures and videos here so you can follow the progress of this unique resto-mod street rod… is that a “Street Mod?” Hmmm…

Follow The Upgrades

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is ready to perform a stock and original restoration or build a high performance restomod just for you. Contact us anytime to chat about your project goals!

Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with all your Classic or Muscle Car needs today!

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817 S. MAIN STREET – RED BUD, IL 62278

The 1950s Studebaker Champion holds a special place in the hearts of car enthusiasts for a multitude of reasons. Whether you’re a seasoned hot rodder, a passionate racer, or simply appreciate classic style, there’s something undeniably appealing about these iconic vehicles.

Built for Speed and Style:

  • Aerodynamic Advantage: The Champion’s sleek, sloping design wasn’t just for aesthetics. It offered a distinct aerodynamic advantage, making it a favorite among racers seeking to push the limits on the track.
  • V8 Power Potential: Under that distinctive hood lies the potential for housing a powerful V8 engine, transforming the Champion into a true performance machine. This combination of form and function is a major draw for hot rodders looking to create unique and exhilarating rides.

Under The Skin:

For street rodders, the appeal of the Studebaker Champion is historic. These cars possess a certain undeniable coolness factor, with their timeless design and distinctive character. This particular car has been fitted with a modern front suspension and Flaming River electric power steering. Disc brakes and custom wheels add to the road-going capability, while a Demon carburetor-topped small block Chevy V8 provides the power. Vintage Air A/C keeps everyone cool inside.

1953 Studebaker Champion Project Intro Video

A Studebaker Gets a New Lease on Life:

Here at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, we share the passion for these remarkable vehicles. As evidenced by the stunning gray 1953 Studebaker Champion currently undergoing a complete repaint and detailed restoration in our shop, we understand the importance of preserving and enhancing the character of these classics.

Your Dream Restoration Awaits:

Whether you own a street rod, a classic car, or a hot rod yearning for a refresh, we’re here to help. We’re passionate about bringing your automotive vision to life, and we’d love to chat about the possibilities and turn your dreams into reality.

So, if you’re looking for a shop that understands and appreciates the timeless appeal of the Studebaker Champion, or any other classic car, get in touch with the V8 Speed and Resto Shop today!

The Triple Crown of Rodding event celebrates Hot Rods, Customs, Classics & Muscle Cars thru 1972, AND…. American-Made Trucks thru 1998!    We’ll be there September 8-9, will you?

HERE’S JUST A SAMPLE WHY THIS EVENT WILL BE WHERE ALL THE PLAYERS….. COME TO PLAY!

• Brand New 2023 Chevrolet Pickup Hot-Rodded by Alloway’s Rod Shop to
be given away by LUCK-OF-THE-DRAW to one lucky registered participant!
• 50/50 drawing with 1/2 the proceeds going to one lucky winning ticket & the other 1/2 going to charities.
• Over 40 State-Of-The-Art Beautifully Machined Billet Aluminum trophies and show chrome plated (6) of the Triple Crown Winners… Best Street Rod, Best Street Machine, Best Street Cruiser, Best Truck (up to 1972), Best Truck (73-87). Best Truck (88-98)
• Win the Prestigious Triple Crown Trophy & a Gibson guitar! (gotta give some guitars away we’re in Music City USA)
• The top (3) cars will be featured on the cover of Modern Rodding magazine and the Top (3) Trucks on the cover of Classic Truck Performance magazine with full inside features on all 6.
The Top 6 Triple Crown Winners will be invited to compete for the Barrett-Jackson Cup & $20,000.00 Jan. 21-29, 2024 in Scottsdale, Az. (Only 50 vehicles Nationally invited with a
minimum of 6 from this show!)
• “Huge” Exhibitor Midway – Over 100 Vendors
Large Swap Meet & Car 4-Sale Corral
Nostalgia Nitro Dragsters Demo
• Concerts and fun for the whole family!
• AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

TRIPLE CROWN OF RODDING • SEPT. 8 & 9 • 2023

Nashville Superspeedway
Event will be held at the Nashville Superspeedway
4847-F McCrary Rd, Lebanon, TN 37090

Friday Sept 8 from 7am – 5pm
Saturday Sept 9 from 8am – 5pm

Event is open to all Hot Rods, Street Rods, Street Machines, Classics & Customs up to 1972 AND All American-Made trucks up to 1998.

https://www.triplecrownofrodding.com
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Hot Wheels: Chevy Corvette Restomod Build: Custom ’64 Corvette C2 At The V8 Speed and Resto Shop

We’ve all wanted a full-size version of our favorite Hot Wheels car, and this custom 1964 Chevrolet Corvette built at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop makes that dream come true! The restomod Corvette build features custom paint, performance suspension upgrades from Global West, new disc brakes, and a Holley Sniper EFI system install on the Edelbrock 350 crate engine.

The Design

The main part of the project was repainting the Corvette in custom colors. The goal was to give the overall appearance of a full-size Hot Wheels car, a car that is fun to look at and drive! Custom C2 Corvettes can be controversial, as changing a C2 Corvette from original can hurt it’s collector car market value. However, this 1964 Corvette did not have it’s original engine any longer, and the exterior and interior had been changed from their original colors as well. This allowed for some freedom of expression to build a custom Corvette with a new paint job all it’s own.

Building The Corvette

This custom Corvette video features disassembling the corvette, repairing the fiberglass body, and a bit of Corvette C2 history. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop paint department repaints the Corvette in Ermine White, then lays out the 3 color custom stripe design. We mask off the stripes and custom paint the Corvette in our downdraft Blowtherm paint booth, and spray a final clear coat.

Watch The Build Video

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Our team had so much fun with this 1964 Corvette that we even built a 1:64th scale Hot Wheels version to match the full size car!

Let’s Build Your Dream

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is as full service custom and restoration shop, complete with a full fabrication shop, body shop, paint shop, interior shop, and mechanical departments. We perform stock restorations and complete custom builds, and everything inbetween. LS Swaps, custom body mods, modern driveline swaps, custom interior, custom consoles, high quality custom paint, and dyno tuning are all available. Contact the V8 Speed and Resto Shop today to see how we can make your custom, restomod, pro-touring, street rod, or performance truck build come to life!

1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
ENGINE:EDLEBROCK CRATE 350
SUSPENSION:GLOBAL WEST
FUEL INJECTION:HOLLEY TERMINATOR X
WHEELS:ROCKET RACING
BODY & PAINT:V8 SPEED AND RESTO

CONTACT THE V8 SPEED AND RESTO SHOP

817 S. Main Street
Red Bud, IL 62278
314.783.8325
https://www.v8speedshop.com/contact-us

Take A Desert Cruise in the Corvette! (Thanks to the owner for sharing this video!)

Custom 1964 Corvette Build Photos

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Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with all your Classic or Muscle Car needs today!

817 S. MAIN STREET – RED BUD, IL 62278

The Triple Crown Of Rodding is a new event that celebrates Hot Rods, Customs, Classics & Muscle Cars up through 1972, AND…. American-Made Trucks through 1998!

The Triple Crown of Rodding is going to be a hot rodder’s paradise.

Enter your ride to compete for the coveted Triple Crown award! They will be presenting over 40 State-Of-The-Art, Beautifully Machined, Billet Aluminum, show chrome plated trophies to the 6 Triple Crown Winners…Best Street Rod, Best Street Machine, Best Street Cruiser, Best Truck (up to 1972), Best Truck (73-87). Best Truck (88-98)!

The top (3) cars will be featured on the cover of Modern Rodding magazine and the Top (3) Trucks on the cover of Classic Truck Performance magazine with full inside features on all 6.

AND – The Top 6 Triple Crown Winners will be invited to compete for the Barrett-Jackson Cup & $20,000.00 in January 2024 in Scottsdale, AZ. There are 50 vehicles nationally invited to the Barrett Jackson Cup, and a minimum of 6 will be selected at Triple Crown of Rodding!

And even if you don’t enter the Triple Crown competition, you can still win all kinds of cool stuff!

Check this out – You can WIN a brand new 2023 Chevrolet Pickup – custom built by Alloway’s Rod Shop – just by walking through the gate! That’s right – This killer truck will be given away by LUCK-OF-THE-DRAW to one unbelievably happy & lucky registered participant!

The winner of the huge 50/50 drawing will split 1/2 the proceeds with some worthy charities. There’s even a chance to win a Gibson guitar! The event IS in Music City, after all!

But there is far more than just the competition and giveaways – They’ll be setting up a huge Meet & Greet with industry celebrities and top builders! You’ll see cars that are winning at other 2023 national events.. because tons of them will be competing for the Triple Crown! Cruise the Track with your registered vehicle! Find NEW parts in the huge exhibitor midway! Find OLD parts in the big Swap Meet & Car 4-Sale Corral!

And just to keep it loud, there’ll be Nostalgia Nitro Dragster Demos, Concerts, and fun for the whole family!

Register online now at Triple Crown Of Rodding.Com, and be prepared to take in all the action.. in just 2 days! This event wraps Saturday night so everyone can get home safely Sunday without being a zombie at work on Monday!

See YOU at the TRIPLE CROWN OF RODDING • SEPT. 8 & 9 • 2023 at the Nashville Superspeedway!

Learn more at https://www.triplecrownofrodding.com today!

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This 1946 Ford Tudor street rod stands tall after a cosmetic restoration at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop! The car was already sitting on a Mustang II front suspension with a Chevy 350 and Turbo 350 transmission combination when it arrived at the V8 shop, and the owner was happy with how it drove. But he didn’t like the peeling black paint, the beat-up trim, and the rust around the edges. It was time to strip it and start fresh.

Down to the bare bones

Once the paint was stripped, it was obvious that the old Tudor needed some love in the metalwork department. The trunk floor was badly rusted, and the rear fenders were also rusted thin with pits. Nice 1946 Ford rear fenders are hard to find, so the V8 crew created new ones in the metal fabrication shop. Once TIG welded in, you can’t tell there were any repairs ever made. Similar treatment was done to the trunk floor.   

A whole new look

The body shop crew took it from there, sanding the Tudor’s curves and prepping the body for paint. Once in the paint booth, the ‘46 was treated to multiple coats of Mercedes Graphite Metallic basecoat color and several layers of clear. We think the polished and replated trim looks dynamite against the subtle metallic silver color.

Inside, the seats, carpet, and headliner were reupholstered, and the dashboard chrome was restored adding a brilliance to the interior not found on modern cars.

The 350 was tuned up, Rocket Racing wheels were added, and this super clean ‘46 Ford is ready for another ¾ of a century of cruising fun.

We invite you to contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for all your fabrication and paint needs, no matter how old your ride!

Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with all your Classic or Muscle Car needs today!

817 S. MAIN STREET – RED BUD, IL 62278