Road Trip with Steve Visits Jerry Stein Max Wedge Collection | Freedom Drive – Lake Hiawatha, NJ

Jerry Stein Max Wedge

Steve Magnante stopped by long-time NHRA drag racer, Jerry Stein’s house in Lake Hiawatha, NJ, on the Dart Road Trip to get a glimpse of the Max Wedge gold mine in his garage. We hit the jackpot when he showed off his famed Max Wedge Dart, the Teacher’s Pet, which patiently waits for the day to unleash it’s power back out on the drag strip.


Watch for yourself as we explore more of the treasures Jerry uncovers for us and look out for the secret word for your chance to win a trip to the 2013 SEMA Show!







  • Posted July 19, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    It was incredible to tag along on this leg, and being in the presence of so much history was mind-blowing! Between Jerry and Steve, there was so much knowledge flying around… HUGE thanks to Jerry for his hospitality! On a side note, Steve, your celebrity-spotting is unrivaled, sir.

    Posted July 23, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    THE DART Is a welcome surprise to return they are the quint essential race car we crave a 5.7 model for Saturday night crazy jack would go nuts

  • ossie tim
    Posted July 26, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Was hoping to see the collection of parts you spoke of ???
    What happened…is there more video I’m missing?

    • mopar george
      Posted August 4, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

      you need parts 9734609032 older mopar

  • harold kramer
    Posted April 8, 2015 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    My best friend Hank and I used to see Jerry at Race Way Park English Town NJ.Hank and his partner AL ran a 65 with fuel injection Jerry friend would make fuel lines for them. Brings back great memories.

    • Hank Bernstein
      Posted April 10, 2015 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

      Yes! My partner Al Farina from Staten Island drove our red white and blue ’63 Plymouth 426 Wedge and we both wrenched it. Al’s Purple ’65 never ran as good on the Hilborn set-up as it did on the stock AFB’s and Factory Crossram because we were impatient and tried to ‘rush down’ the E.T’s. All our cars were called ‘The Earthquake’. (starting with Charlie Palladino’s ’62 413. Jerry’s B Stock Automatic ’63 (Black car) and Red C Stock Automatic ’64 (National Record Holders) usually outran our B and C Modified production cars. When we got out of racing we sold lots of parts to Jerry and he may still have our Max Wedge Heads, Manifold,Carbs and Stahl headers! p.s. Harold Kramer primed the injectors with an oil can and really got excited when Al beat Heavy, Brooklyn’s Wild Pumpkin in great Mopar Wedge vs. Big Block Chevy runs.

      • harold kramer
        Posted April 11, 2015 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

        What happened to Hymie expert fuel line maker?

  • Theodore M Grossman DMD
    Posted March 13, 2016 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Could you help me find Pat Iacoco? He was from Fair Lawn, N.J. and E. Patterson drove for Jerry Stein back in the day. I’d like to contact Jerry to find an old friend. I used to run at Englishtown and watched Jerry’s “Teacher’s Pet” and Bill “Grumpy Jenkins”, “Monster Mash” back in the 60’s.
    Thank you

  • doug shaw
    Posted May 5, 2016 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    i would like to get in touch with jerry. he was an old friend of my dad jimmy shaw j&j balancers my phone 9416507633

  • Posted October 28, 2017 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Jerry used to live down the street from me years ago in Hopatcong. Harris Ave.

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