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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1966 Dodge Coronet Convertible Maintenance at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This clean yellow 1966 Dodge Coronet convertible arrived at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some maintenance and TLC to make it a reliable and fun cruiser. It’s got a 383 under the hood, fed by a F.A.S.T. EFI system, and it spins an automatic transmission. The cool part is that this is a family heirloom car that has been passed to the current generation, and will always remain in the family. The owner’s parents had a ’66 Coronet like this one brand new, and recaptured those memories when they purchased this one a few years back. Today, their children and grandchildren are excited to enjoy the car and continue the legacy.

Contact the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for help looking after your Classic or Muscle Car, we’re happy to help!


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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.

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Kevin Oeste is a featured guest on the Cars, Stars, and Roll Bars show with Mike Kinney!

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.”

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1960 Ford Starliner Barn Find at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

1960 Ford Starliner Barn Find Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Muscle Car Of The Week MCACN

This 1960 Ford Starliner High Performance was bought new by Mike Falco’s father, and the car is still in his family. However, the Starliner was parked back Continue reading “1960 Ford Starliner Barn Find Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Muscle Car Of The Week MCACN”

Dialing-In The Tune, Coyote Thunderbird Follow Up, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast

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.  

You can reach us at https://www.v8speedshop.com/contact for help with your classic or muscle car!

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