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Scratching the Surface

Scratching the Surface

 

My earliest memories are loaded with inquisitive adventures. I was one of those kids who would take everything apart to examine and explore all of the inner workings of virtually anything I could get my hands on, just to see what made it function. Occasionally, I’d manage to put everything back in some semblance of working order, as well, which had the effect of encouraging my seek-and-dismantle missions. Oh, certainly, there were misadventures, and the Frankenstein-ing of a few less than fortunate items into, well, objects whose end…

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Scratching the Surface

Road Trip with Steve Visits Steve Magnante’s Muscle Car Collection | Freedom Drive – Amhest, MA

Magnante's 1963 Dart GT

 

The second leg of the Dart Road Trip crossed the Freedom Tour finish line at Steve Magnante’s home in rural Massachusetts, and we couldn’t wait to pull his classic rides out of the garage.

 

First up was his 1963 Dart GT, an all original, never restored vehicle that is Steve’s everyday driver. The next was a ’63 altered-wheelbase Dart built as a tribute to “Rampage”, and hidden in the back was a ‘Cuda straight out of the ‘60s.

 

Steve’s home was stocked with auto…

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Road Trip with Steve Visits Steve Magnante’s Muscle Car Collection | Freedom Drive – Amhest, MA

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