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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Kevin's New Creative Space, Digitizing The Past, the Diamond Golden Apple Cutlass, Automotive Trivia, and Much More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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Previewing the 20th Anniversary of V8TV on-location from the 2023 PRI Show in Indianapolis on the V8 Radio Podcast!

2024 marks the 20th anniversary of V8TV Productions, Inc., and the start of the V8TV television show, which spawned the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, and this very podcast!    On this special episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kelle Oeste, Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke, and Kevin Oeste preview the V8 20th anniversary recorded live at the PRI Paddock and Podcast Stage at the 2023 PRI Show in Indianapolis.   There are lots of great things in store, and automotive trivia, all waiting inside the V8 Radio Podcast!  

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Previewing the 20th Anniversary of V8TV on-location from the 2023 PRI Show in Indianapolis on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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Previewing the 20th Anniversary of V8TV on-location from the 2023 PRI Show in Indianapolis on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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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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Take a lap through the 2023 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals with us after hours! The 2023 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show once again was jammed with unbelievable cars and displays. In this video, we take a walk-through the show after hours where the general public was not allowed to get up close in personal with many of the cars and feature exhibits. We cover the great “Who’s The Boss?” Ford display, the dual engine 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado, then we see the big bodied Buick display, cars from AMC and Pontiac and Chevrolet, special featured 1968 Ford Torino GT 428 Cobra Jet, Saleen Mustangs, and much more.

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1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30 Convertible in PLUM CRAZY at 2022 MCACN Show Muscle Car Of The Week

This amazing 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 convertible is wearing an unusual color for an Oldsmobile, it’s actually a factory Chrysler color called Plum Crazy Purple! However, this amazing car was painted by General Motors in this Chrysler color back in 1970 and is considered correct for the car. How can this be? We got the whole story from restore Allan Steinbock at the 2022 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show in Chicago.

This is not just a pretty face, as this 442 features the 455 V8 engine with the W-30 performance package, including an aluminum intake manifold, hotter camshaft, tuned carburetor, and other blue-printed engine parts. It also features sport suspension, and the W 27 rear axle as well.

Although it is not a typical car, it is typical of the types of amazing and rare muscle cars found each year at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Show in Chicago, we hope to see you there!

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The TMI TRIM Awards at The SEMA Show 2022 set the industry on fire. With the lack of awards from a few companies that are normally at the show, TMI Products stepped up to give the recognition that these builders deserved. Builders from all over the world entered for the coveted title of Best of Show – but only one amazing ride was able to take home that trophy.

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Seven other winners were awarded in their respective classes and the TMI TRIM Awards were firmly cemented into the SEMA Show history books. After the week, coverage spread like wildfire of the TRIM Awards and they were seen by over 57 million enthusiasts.

The TMI TRIM Awards pay homage to the craftsmen who hand cut, stitched, and designed all the amazing interiors at SEMA. Too often though, the paint, wheels, or engine received most all of the recognition – no longer is that the case where TMI is now honoring fellow tradesmen who have perfected their craft.

TMI Products has been hand crafting some of the finest automotive upholstery for over 40 years now. With 40 years in the rear-view mirror, it was time to give back to the community and recognize those special builders. TMI is continuing this new tradition with the TRIM Awards for the 2023 SEMA Show.

Last years Best of Show winner wasn’t even a TMI Products interior, showing how serious TMI is about recognizing the best of the best. In fact, TMI doesn’t even choose the winners; for that, a completely independent panel of six industry veterans go over every inch of the car and then determine the winners.

The expert panel of judges include:

  • Kevin Oeste- The Voice of the SEMA Show and TRIM Awards Host, V8 Speed & Resto Shop Owner
  • Sean Holman- Owner of Use For Adventure and Co-Host of The Truck Show Podcast
  • Sara Morosan- Owner of LGE-CTS Motorsports, 2021 SEMA Person of the Year, Multi-time Ford Design award winner
  • Theresa Contreras- owner of Baja Forged, Multi-time Ford Design award winner, PPG Brand Ambassador
  • Marcel Venable- co-owner of AutoRevolution on Amazon Prime, OBS-Clash, Car Guy Confessions Podcast
  • Jason Mulligan- co-owner of AutoRevolution on Amazon Prime, OBS-Clash, Car Guy Confessions Podcast

The TMI TRIM Awards are designed to not only honor the builds and the craftsmen behind it, but to celebrate them in a public fashion. Wednesday November 1st at Noon all the judges and builders will convene at the stage in the TMI Products booth. Here, the judges will go over some of the highlights and announce winners in front of the entire Central Hall at The SEMA Show 2023.

The trophies are just as unique and custom as the interiors and can easily be hoisted in the air in a show of appreciation and accomplishment during the awards ceremony. While there are a few winners, only one ride will be crowned as the Best of Show!

To be eligible for the TRIM Awards, you need to have a vehicle that’s registered and on display at the SEMA Show 2023. There are categories for TMI-equipped vehicles, and categories for non-TMI-equipped vehicles. Having a TMI-equipped vehicle though does not offer a better chance of winning, as proven by last year’s Best of Show winner, that was not TMI-equipped.

TRIM Awards Categories include:

  • Best Car –Open to any car that features TMI seats
  • Best Truck –Open to any truck that features TMI seats
  • Best Custom SUV or Wagon –Open to any SUV or wagon, either two-door or four-door
  • Best Full Interior –Open to any vehicle of any type that is running a full TMI interior. A full TMI interior includes all the available components from that model line
  • Most Creative –Best usage of patterns, colors, and overall execution
  • Best Color-Matching –Best usage of patterns, colors, and stitching that matches vehicle exterior
  • Best Custom Car Interior (open to all Cars at the show) –Can be any vehicle with any type of custom interior
  • Best Custom Truck Interior (open to all Trucks at the show) –Can be any vehicle with any type of custom interior
  • Fan Favorite (Chosen Online) –Finalists that the TRIM Award Judges have chosen will be voted online by fans worldwide.
  • Best of Show Champion –Judges will vote on their favorite interior of SEMA 2023 and crown it with the TRIM Award’s highest honor

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Judging for the 2023 SEMA Show TRIM Awards will begin Tuesday afternoon October 31st with the announcement from TMI’s SEMA booth of the top 20 vehicles. Competitors are encouraged to register online to let judges know where to find their vehicles.

The crowning of the inaugural TRIM Champion will take place on November 1st at TMI Products SEMA booth #24477, 12:00 noon PST.

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop campus in Red Bud, IL

20 Years of great cars, great stories, and great people!

What started as an idea to produce honest, straight-forward car enthusiast television grew into a world-class shop with an amazing and inspiring Team building important cars for owners who love them. Without the tireless dedication of our team – starting with family, friends, and automotive companies that believed in us – the V8 Speed and Resto Shop would never exist as we know it today. Check out the timeline to see the humble beginnings and how we’ve grown over the past 20 years! Thank you for your support!

V8 Speed and Resto Timeline

Kelle and Kevin Meet on Hot Rod Power Tour 1999

Kelle and Kevin Oeste meet on 1999 Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour

Kevin Leaves Hot Rod Magazine TV, V8TV Concept Born

Kevin Oeste Hot Rod Magazine TV Producer

V8TV Productions, Inc. First Incorporated

V8TV

First V8TV Episode Completed

Kevin Oeste holds the first V8TV Television episode betacam SP tape in March of 2005

Kevin Oeste holds the first V8TV Television episode betacam SP tape in March of 2005

V8TV First Airs On Dish Network Satellite

V8TV airs on Dish Network starting April 6, 2005Our TV show debuts nationally on Dish Network satellite TV.

V8TV Airs 10th Episode

V8TV Episode 10 8.17.2005 Schwarz Performance

Building The V8TV Farm Shop

Converting a farm building into the V8TV Shop in 2005

 

 

 

V8TV’s First Car: The Royal Purple “Royal Sport” Camaro Begins

V8TV Airs 20th Television Episode

Brent Jarvis Corvette on V8TV episode 20

V8TV Publishes First Daily Video Weblog – Building Royal Sport Camaro for 2006 SEMA Show

First Car Build Video Blog of Royal Sport Camaro V8TV October 2006
First Car Build Video Blog of Royal Sport Camaro V8TV October 2006

The Royal Sport Camaro Unveiled At SEMA 2006

 

After a record thrash, our first car debuts at the 2006 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

V8TV Expands to DirecTV Satellite

The Men’s Channel becomes Men’s Outdoors and Recreation and adds DirecTV Distribution

1969 Chevelle “SS496” Build Begins

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS496 Build Begins

V8TV YouTube Channel Launched

V8TV YouTube Channel Launched September 2007
V8TV YouTube Channel Launched September 2007

1969 Chevelle SS496 Debuts at SEMA Show

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The 1969 Chevelle SS496 at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

“Splitter” Pontiac Firebird Featured on Popular Hot Rodding Magazine Cover

1970 Pontiac Firebird Splitter featured o Popular Hot Rodding Magazine Cover

V8TV Channel Reaches 1 Million Plays on YouTube

V8TV Channel reaches 1 Million Plays on YouTube

V8TV Produces Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge Invitational DVD OUSCI

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V8 Speed and Resto Shop Restored 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Scores Gold Spinner at Chevy Vettefest

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1969 Pontiac Firebird “Routy” Featured at 2010 SEMA Show

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V8TV Added To TUFF TV Network

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1969 Pontiac Firebird “Routy” Takes 2 Awards at 2011 Trans Am Nationals

V8 Speed and Resto Shop moves to 817 S. Main Street, Red Bud, IL

Owner Steve Prouty flanked by his trophies at the 2011 Trans Am Nationals!

Kevin Oeste Named Official Emcee of Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

Kevin Oeste Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Official Emcee
Kevin Oeste unveils the prototype 1969 Hurst Olds at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago.

RELOADED Camaro makes 2011 SEMA Show Debut

Reloaded Camaro Scores 991 / 1000 at MCACN

1968 Camaro Reloaded Built By V8 Speed and Resto Wins at Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals
 

Routy Scores Gold At MCACN 2011

1969 Pontiac Firebird Routy Wins Gold at 2011 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

1969 Pontiac Firebird Routy Featured on cover of High Performance Pontiac Magazine

1969 Pontiac Firebird Routy on cover of High Performance Pontiac Magazine

V8SR Builds 5.0 Coyote Powered 1955 Thunderbird

1955 Ford Thunderbird powered by 5.0 Coyote V8

1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass S71 Featured at SEMA Show

1971 Oldsmobile “S71” Featured On Popular Hot Rodding Magazine Cover

Popular Hot Rodding March 2013

V8 Speed And Resto Builds All-New 1969 Camaro

All New Dynacorn 1969 Camaro Body

1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZR9 800 HP Pro-Touring Camaro Build Photo Gallery

1968 Camaro RELOADED Featured in Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine

1968 Chevrolet Camaro RELOADED

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Moves to Red Bud, IL

We moved into the 817 S. Main Street, Red Bud, IL  address “officially” on August 17, 2013.

2013 Hot Rod Drag Week Rolls Past V8 Speed and Resto Shop

Hot Rod Drag Week 2013 rolls past V8 Speed and Resto Shop

Muscle Car Of The Week Video Series Launched

Muscle Car Of The Week Episode 1 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 number 1

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Facebook Page Launched

First V8 Speed and Resto Shop Facebook Header

Lou’s Change 1969 Camaro in Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine

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V8 Speed and Resto Shop Featured in Parts and People

V8 Speed and Resto Shop featured in Parts and People

V8SR Adds Citrix Business Systems Management Backbone

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Citrix Backbone

V8TV YouTube Channel Reaches 10 Million Video Plays

V8TV Channel reaches 10 million plays on YouTube

V8 Speed & Resto Shop in Car Craft Pro-Builders Shootout at the 2014 Summer Nationals

V8TV Channel Ranks 3rd on StreetFire.net Automotive Video Streaming Site

V8TV Channel Ranks 3rd on StreetFire.net

Lou’s Change Wins Editor’s Choice Top Ten at Super Chevy Show

Lou's Change Super Chevy

Mr. Chevy and Reloaded Camaro Displayed at 2014 Street Machine Nationals

Mr. Chevy 1955 Chevrolet Gasser and Truck at Street Machine Nationals 2014

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Displays “Mr. Chevy” at SEMA Show

Mr. Chevy on Hot Rod Website

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Reloaded in December, 2014 Car Craft Magazine

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Reloaded in December, 2014 Car Craft Magazine

1969 Chevelle Featured in Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine

1969 Chevelle Featured in Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine

Mr. Chevy Gasser Featured in Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine

Mr. Chevy Gasser Featured in Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine

Mr. Chevy Gasser Featured in Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine

Mr. Chevy Featured in Hot Rod Magazine

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V8TV Added To Rev’n Channel

V8TV airs on Rev'n Automotive TV Network

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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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