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By Aiden Taylor, 16 Sep 2015 TV

Up close with John's sinister blown 1000hp Fast '57 Chev


JOHN Mawhinney’s black, blown ’57 Chev street car is an absolute stunner. This thing’s packing 1000hp of blown Chevy goodness and has laid down a 9.83@139mph in full street trim.

The ’57 was originally John’s dad’s car; John took ownership of it when his father passed away. At the time it had a blown 383 and ran a best of 10.80, but the motor gave up during John’s first drive in the beast, forcing him to start fresh with a new set-up. That’s when the blown 400-cube Dart-block V8 came onto the scene, along with a host of other major modifications.

To read more about John’s sinister ’57 Chev, grab the September issue of Street Machine, but be quick because the October mag is out tomorrow!