We eat, sleep and breathe high performance

North Jersey’s Premier High Performance Shop for over 20 years

Stage 1 Automotive has been a leader in performance world, and repairing cars since 1994.

While we established our reputation working on classic muscle cars, we are a full service performance shop for newer muscle cars like Corvettes, Camaros, Dodge Challengers, Ford Mustangs. We also service European and Japanese models like BMWs, Mercedes, Porsches, VWs, Honda, Subaru, and Mitsubishi.

Stage 1 takes great prode in it’s craftsmanship and the expertise of our employees. Our techs are ASE Certified Master Technicians and certified in MIG and TIG welding. We still honor our roots and specialize in Buick GS and Stage 1 cars. We are your classic muscle preferred shop.

From tune-ups to complete engine rebuilds and even chassis restorations we are here to serve you.

A leader in the performance world Since 1994

Complete Engine Rebuilding


We specialize in classic muscle complete engine rebuilds, from original factory spect to mind blowing performance modifications.

Custom Exhaust Fabrication


We have decades of experience in complete custom exhaust building from stock to mild to wild. Kooks, Magnaflow, Borla and Corsa headers and complete systems and custom designs that work.

Comprehensive Alignment


Our specialty is high performance and road track complete alignments and also expert alignments for all vehicles.

Proven Technology

Stage 1 has tremendous experience with custom supercharger and turbo installations on all high performance cars, trucks and SUV”s. Camaro, Corvette, Mustang, Charger, Challanger and now all SUVs and trucks. Call today for pricing and options.

GM, Ford and Mopar Performance

We can convert any GM, Ford or Mopar into a tire shredding beast! Call us for details, options and pricing.

Winning Culture

Stage 1 Automotive has over 30 years of winning experience in complete drag race and road race performance set up. Call today with your needs.

Top Performance

Custom tuning on all American and import vehicles. Stage 1 Automotive is your one stop high performance shop.

The guys team up with Stage 1 Automotive to build a 470-inch Buick that makes surprising pump-gas power

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  • December 27, 2016
    Mark H.
    Brought my 82 Corvette in for tune up. Awesome professional shop. The owner Rob is very knowledgeable and pricing was good. Finally found a shop that specializes in performance and knows what they're doing. Highly recommend them
  • December 18, 2016
    Myles M.
    Stage 1 is the best! Stage 1 combines new school technology with old school craftsmanship and integrity. Rob, Dan and the whole crew at Stage 1 are equally competent working on my vintage 1969 MGB V8, 2012 Porsche Cayman R, as well as 2012 Hemi Durango RT. They take pride in their work and their prices are very reasonable.
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Hours of Operation

Weekdays:  9:00 – 6:00
Saturday:  9:00 – 2:00
Sunday:  Closed

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