Everyone reading this magazine, at one point or another, has had a dream car in their head; a specific model, what type of power it would have, how it would look, how it would be driven, and probably even the build style or genre that the car would follow. For Ohio’s Joseph and Lila Schervish, their vision was clear, the only catch was that they have such an appreciation for most every style of build that their ’57 Chevy would have to incorporate something from each, if that was at all possible. In fact, when you ask Joseph what they built the car for he will tell you straight up: street, drag racing, pro street and even resto mod. And whether you favor one type of build over another, one thing we all have to agree on is that this 1957 Chevy is drop dead gorgeous!
Joseph, an automotive dealership general manager, was born in Euclid, Ohio and refers to his hometown, a suburb of Cleveland, as “the rock-n- roll capital.”
“All that mattered to us growing up was hot rods, girls, and rock-n-roll,” smiled Schervish.
It was Joseph’s brother Al who was the driving force behind his addiction to cars and horsepower. Al would take his younger brother, at just 10 years old, to his first big race event at Thompson Raceway on July 3, 1970.
“It was the Pro Stock Invitational,” Joseph recalled fondly. “I got to meet Sox and Martin, Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins, “Dyno” Don Nicholson, Warren Johnson and many other greats. Wow! From that day forward I was hooked! My brother Al was the coolest dude in town. He had six different ’57 Chevys and a whole bunch more cars, and to this day, in his ’70s, he’s still the coolest dude around.” Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
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