1955 Ford Thunderbird Wedding Photo

Significant cars are considered part of the family, and Otto Robert’s 1955 Ford Thunderbird recently played the role of “Best Ride” in his Son’s wedding!   We wish the new couple all the best, and appreciate the importance of moments like these.   We’re honored for the opportunity to buff and detail the Thunderbird for the occasion!   The “Road Of Marriage” is best when traveled in a cool car!     Did you include your classic  in YOUR special day?  

❤️Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Roberts Family!

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This 1965 Shelby Cobra by Backdraft came to us when the owner wanted all the chrome and bright aluminum pieces powdercoated black. In addition, we installed a killer audio system so the driver can hear tunes over the Roush 427! We also performed some paint work on the car after a fender was damaged.  


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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”

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Rendering at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This great-looking 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster is visiting the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some performance upgrades, with the big one being the install of a Chevrolet Performance ZZ427 engine and Holley EFI.  We’ll also be upgrading the brakes and suspension to handle the 485 HP from the new mill, but the major upgrade is the custom-mixed metallic blue color accented by American Racing wheels, and L88 hood, and custom striping.    Designer Murray Komant brought the vision to reality, and now the V8 team is making it happen.    Read More to see the photos and videos!


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.

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This deep blue 1977 Chevrolet Corvette is in for a new driveline including an LS3 V8, a Tremec TKX 5-Speed manual transmission, and more. These Corvettes look cool and handle well, but the often anaemic, low-compression “smog motors” from the mid 1970s leave much to be desired in the performance department. The Chevrolet Performance LS3 430 HP crate engine will fix all that, and the Tremec TKX 5-Speed is designed for high RPM shifting. Dakota Digital RTX gauges will proved the driver with the vitals without looking like an add-on. It’s going to be a lot more fun when it’s finished!