We'll be posting images and videos from the 2015 Car Craft Summer Nationals in this V8TV Forum thread... check back often for the latest from the weekend's events!       Click to see the latest!

And, if you like the ZR9 Camaro, text the number 5 to (203)318-9220 and cast your vote for the Pro-Builder's Shootout!

Detroit Speed Charger at 2015 Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, OH

Photos by McGaffin Digital Photo

The 2015 Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus is home to some fantastic Muscle Car and Street Machine action, including the crownging of the Street Machine Of The Year Award.  (SMOTY)  This year, the competition was amazing as a tremendous variety of modified Muscle Cars competed for the title.    However, one of the coolest aspects of the competition is that each SMOTY contender needs to be a real car... meaning that it needs not only to run and drive, but it is thrashed on the autocross course!    In this gallery shot by McGaffin Digital Photo, you'll see these high-dollar rides in motion as they are beat up on the course.   

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

SEMA Collector Car Appreciation Day 2015
Last year, the Crazy Cruisers Car Club of Panama City, Florida, hosted their Fifth Annual National Collector Car Appreciation Day Show and Shine.  The event once again included a visit from honorary member Russ Deane, SEMA’s General Counsel. 

SEMA and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) councils have announced that the next "Collector Car Appreciation Day" will be celebrated July 10, 2015. The date marks the sixth consecutive commemoration in what has become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.  

SEMA and its councils will once again seek a congressional resolution to recognize the day's significance. The industry endeavors to preserve our nation's automotive heritage while providing well-paying, high-skilled jobs nationwide. Intended to celebrate the classics of the past and the future, Collector Car Appreciation Day is a singular tribute to the collector-car industry and the millions of hobbyists it supports.

“The U.S. Senate helped launch Collector Car Appreciation Day by passing resolutions each year at our request,” said SEMA Vice President of Government Affairs Steve McDonald. “As we prepare for the sixth celebration of our nation’s automotive heritage, enthusiasts and related businesses are already planning open houses, car cruises, club gatherings and educational events to mark this annual commemoration. In fact, Collector Car Appreciation Day continues to take on a global character, with events held last year in the United States, Canada and Australia.” 

1969 Camaro ZR9

The 2015 Car Craft Summer Nationals event is right around the corner, and we'll be there with the  V8 Speed & Resto Shop built 1969 Camaro "ZR9!"   Our crew will be there participating in the Pro Builders Shootout, but there will be thousands of awesome cars to check out.    See you in Milwaukee!

The 2015 Street Machine Natonals in DuQuoin, IL, was a great place to tavel back in time to see some of the most iconic Pro Street car from the era.     Cars like Troy Trepanier's "ProBox" 1960 Impala, Gary Buckle's 1971 Camaro, Matt & Debbie Hay's Thunderbird, and many more were on-hand in the Legends of Pro Street aisle.    We snapped a bunch of photos of the event, including a few of the V8 Speed & Resto Shop-built 1969 Camaro "ZR9" as it made it's public debut!

V8TV 10th Anniversary Cruise-In


Presented By:  HTP USA Logo


V8TV 10th Anniversary Cruise - In & Drive In Movie Party Presented by HTP America, Inc!


Skyview Drive-In Theater in Belleville, IL - Thursday, August 27, 2015


Gates Open at 6:00 PM - Limited to first 400 cars!






V8TV has been on the air for 10 years, and on August 27, 2015, we're celebrating with a special event consisting of a Cruise-In car show, a Special Episode of V8TV, and a screening of Smokey & The Bandit on the big screen of the Skyview Drive-In in Belleville, IL!    ** RAIN DATE - Thursday, September 3 at 6:00 PM.  


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Street Machine Nationals Logo

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop and V8TV Crew will be on-hand at the 2015 Street Machine Nationals in DuQuoin, IL, June 26-28.     This is a very fun event, celebrating Pro Street heritage and horsepower all weekend long.    This year, the show expands its activites with an autocross in addition to the burnout contest and other special activities like the Legends Of Pro Street display.    Click the Read More link for the complete schedule of events at DuQuion 2015!

The 2015 Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour rumbled past the home of V8TV as it made it's way from Gateway Motorsports Park down to Memphis, TN.     Our crew was on hand at the Gateway stop to snap some photos of the dizzying amount of Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Customs, Late Model Performance Cars, Trucks, and so much more.   The next morning, we opened the doors of the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL, to any Power Tour participant that needed a hand along the way.    The Power Tour route literally came to our front door,  and our town of Red Bud put on an amazing show of it's own welcoming the thousands of cars and participants all day long.     This gallery captures just a slice of all the action!      

Be sure to click through all 5 pages of photos!