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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.

Beyond the Race Track:

For street rodders, the appeal of the Studebaker Champion goes beyond raw power and speed. These cars possess a certain undeniable coolness factor, with their timeless design and distinctive character. They offer a unique driving experience that combines classic charm with surprisingly good handling, making them a joy to cruise in.

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!

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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1963 buick lesabre wagon jw 2024 01 30

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!

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1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass SX RH Restomod EFI and Transmission Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This deep black 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass SX Convertible is powered by a 455 Olds V8 and arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with a turbo 400 automatic transmission. The owner wants to use this car often and make it a comfortable and reliable driver, so plans include a Holley EFI system and an overdrive transmission. However, he does not want to deviate from the classic original appearance of the car. Follow along as we improve the drive ability of this extremely sharp Cutlass!