This awesome Cougar blurs the lines between luxury and street brawler!
There are times when you don’t really want to stand out in a crowd… instead, working your way through the masses undetected, but knowing you’ve got the goods to leave the pack in your dust. This super clean 1969 Mercury Cougar is the perfect ride for times like those.
From the Cars, Stars, and Roll Bars site: “Kevin Oeste, Owner of V8 Speed and Resto Shop, has been a friend for many years and it was great to have him set aside time to be my featured guest. He is a lifelong automotive and motorsports enthusiast who’s passion was sparked at an early age. After receiving a degree in Broadcast Communication from Illinois State University, Kevin was able to merge his two passions by getting hired at Hot Rod Magazine in Los Angeles, eventually producing Hot Rod TV on Speedchannel. Shooting NCMA races and events like the Hot Rod Power Tour led him all over the country, eventually meeting his wife Kelle 6 states from home after his 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 XL convertible broke down on the Power Tour.
In 2005, Oeste and Kelle launched the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL, a world-class restoration, custom, and performance center currently employing 25 dedicated professionals building award-winning cars for discerning customers all over the world. Kevin handles the media and helps customers visualize their dream cars, and Kelle is the operational force that runs the business. Their first car was a 1969 Camaro SEMA show car, and it’s been full throttle ever since.
The mission statement of the V8 Speed and Resto Shop is “To connect people with the best times of their lives through things with wheels.” Kevin and Kelle Oeste remain immersed in automotive business, media, events, and culture, noting that it’s not about the cars… it’s all about the people and their stories. It seems they’ve written quite a story for themselves along the way.”
Don’t you love it when all the pieces come together and the car runs awesome and feels great? Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke chat about this with regards to the recently completed 1957 Ford Thunderbird with the 5.0 Coyote V8, 6-speed automatic, and custom performance chassis built at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. And Kevin’s 1970 Buick Riviera is also tuned up and running strong thanks to the recent upgrades. The Automotive Trivia questions are stumpers once again, and the early glimpse of spring weather makes for a fun episode.
This time, Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke shares his experiences at the 2019 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) show in Chicago. Mike stepped up to host some of the premiere unveilings and to help produce Muscle Car Of The Week videos with the V8TV team. He also shares the hard work and amazing high score of the 1967 Pontiac GTO restored by the V8 Speed & Resto Shop team, which made it’s public debut at the MCACN show as well. It was a jam-packed weekend, making for a jam-packed episode of the V8 Radio Podcast! Oh yeah, there’s trivia, too!
V8 Radio: Mike Survives the SEMA Show, MCACN After Hours Live! Preview, Trivia, and MORE!
Our esteemed Co-Host Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke has survived his first SEMA Show! We discuss all aspects of SEMA and his experiences at the show in this episode of V8 Radio. We also chat about a very special SEMA appearance by our friend Gene Winfield, a 91 year old kustomizer who just made it back from Finland with a brand new hip! Amazing. Then, we plug the upcoming Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals After Hours Live! stream from the 2018 MCACN show in Chicago on November 17… you going to watch? http://www.v8tvshow.com/mcacnlive Plus, Mike gets his own trivia question wrong… go figure.