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Resto Mods

Blackdog Speed Shop specializes in high performance vehicle builds for race teams, auto cross, street racers, hot rods, SCCA and Ultimate Street Car Association drivers; we also build some of the highest quality, restomods in the nation. 

Based in Lincolnshire, IL, Blackdog Speed Shop is one of the premiere firms building restomods.

What’s a restomod?  The term is a combination of the words "restoration" and "modern" technology.  Restomods are classic cars that are reworked to include systems like four-wheel power disc brakes, modern power plants, modern suspension systems, and all new electronics.  Since many classic cars did not leave the factory with air conditioning systems, most restomods include creature comforts like a/c, power windows, blue tooth navigation and stereos.

Blackdog Speed Shop has built several award winning trucks displayed at World Of Wheels, Black Velvet a 1955 Chevy Bel Air exhibited at the 2016 annual SEMA show in Las Vegas to a Ford Mustang Shelby clone that has been featured in multiple car magazine articles.

Most of the builds are done for customers who have a favorite car that has terrible handling, hard to find replacement parts and none of today's modern comforts, we then turn them into their premiere daily driver with plenty of power, gas mileage and cornering ability by adding the proper upgrades. 

Depending upon what the customer wants, we can customize the vehicle from frame to roof, exterior to interior.

The restomod market is hot and a growing segment of Blackdog’s business, Our focus is on building restomods for people who want to drive and enjoy them. 

Blackdog uses only the best components and is a dealer for some of the most renowned performance parts manufacturers; they even have fabrication and custom manufacturing capabilities in house.  For Blackdog the key is to understand the vision and emotion the vehicle provides for the customer and bringing that into a modern form that provides performance, pleasure, and passion

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