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!






  • Brian S.

    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.


    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

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

    • mopar george

      you need parts 9734609032 older mopar

  • harold kramer

    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

      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

        What happened to Hymie expert fuel line maker?