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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…

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

Happy HEMI Day!

Hemi Day

 

It’s April 26, and you know what that means, Dodge fans: It’s National HEMI day. 4/26 = 426. Let’s celebrate!

 

The legendary 426 HEMI V8 was born back in late 1963 when Chrysler performance engineers, led by group manager Tom Hoover, decided to up the ante in NASCAR and on the drag strips, where the Dodge brand was already a top performer.

 

Starting with the sturdy block and reciprocating assembly from the winning 426-cubic-inch Max Wedge engine, Hoover and crew dusted off the hemispherical combustion chamber layout from the company’s previous 1951-1958…

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Happy HEMI Day!