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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Happy Father’s Day from V8 Speed and Resto!  Carrying on our weekend long Father’s Day Pics of the V8 Speed and Resto Crew; meet Brian Wibbenmeyer. His caption on this photo:

“I found the original picture I wanted to share for Father’s Day.   This is me standing on the trailer as my father writes a check to pay for the 69 Camaro project that would be his first restoration and got me hooked on this industry/lifestyle.”

Picture is circa 1986.

Enthusiasm for cool cars often starts at a young age, and we’re happy Brian continues to share his enthusiasm with all of us!

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Happy Father’s Day from V8 Speed and Resto!  Carrying on our weekend long Father’s Day Pics of the V8 Speed and Resto Crew; meet Jason (Sarge) Beebe – Shipping & Receiving Parts Leader. The love of cars has been the common thread between Jason and his father. Cars featured are their 1969 Chevrolet Camaro and 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle. 

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Brother’s 1971 Chevrolet Camaro.
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V8 Speed and Resto Crew wishes all father’s (past, present and future) a very Happy Father’s Day. Check out some of our crew’s memorable pictures.

Trevor Spence, Team Lead and Project Planning is working with his dad back in the day on his 1937 Terraplane Cab Pickup Express. 

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Brian Wibbenmeyer, Parts Manager is hanging out by his father’s 1964 Chevy Truck. 

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Mike Ford , technician at V8 Speed and Resto spent many weekends at the race track with his father-in-law.

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Continuing our Father’s Day Pics from the V8 Speed and Resto crew meet; Bob Schramm and Lisa Woods are a father & daughter duo here at V8 Speed and Resto. Lisa handles Marketing and Events at V8TV Productions and Bob is Shop Cleaning/Maintenance.  

Lisa: “As a kid, our 1977 Ford Wagon held countless memories, particularly during family vacations. The spacious back wagon became our makeshift play area, brimming with excitement and anticipation. However, the summer heat transformed it into a sweltering sauna, as we traveled for hours with no air conditioning, but thanks dad for adding the mattress the year we went to Alabama .”

Bob: “Watching my dad spend many evenings and weekends on his early 1950’s Dodge truck is something I will always cherish”. “Hanging out in the garage, the smell of oil and paint was where we had some of our best conversations”. 

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The memories of working on a car with your father are some of the best. Meet Toby Cochran; Paint Prep/Detailer of V8 Speed and Resto Shop. This picture was taken of him and his father getting his old 2010 R/T Challenger ready for Street Machine Nationals.

Street Machine Nationals in DuQuoin, IL next weekend June, 23-June 25. 

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How did you spend your summer back in the day? Flipping burgers or lifeguarding? Not these Red Bud High School students; they are honing in on their auto passions by joining the V8 Speed and Resto crew for the summer.  Welcome Jack Roscow, Ethan Hahn and Emilee Liefer! V8 Speed Shop understands the importance of passing on knowledge to the next generation.  If you have a passion for all things on wheels check us out at

#RBHS  #v8speedshop  #futureisbright  #mentor  #v8speedandresto


This 1968 Oldsmobile 442 appears to have Stage 1 ignition, and it’s already a foot off the ground!   In realty, V8 Speed and Resto Shop Fabrication is creating a new transmission tunnel to house the incoming 6-speed manual transmission and custom chassis.   However, this one will be able to launch when it’s done! 

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2023 Memorial Day Flag Image

V8 Speed and Resto Shop extends heartfelt gratitude to all those who have served and sacrificed for our freedom. 🙏🎗️As we celebrate the Memorial Day weekend, let’s remember that without those who served and sacrificed, we would not have the  freedom to enjoy our way of life, or special vehicles that hold personal significance to us and our families.  May this weekend be filled with unforgettable rides and cherished memories.  ❤️🚗

#MemorialDayWeekend #Gratitude #HonorTheFallen #Freedom #V8SpeedAndResto