We are dealers for Whipple pro charger and Edelbrock superchargers.

We have decades of experience in complete custom exhaust building from stock to mild to wild

At Stage 1, we offer axle-hub dynamometer testing and tuning for your vehicle.

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

Our Stage 1 Performance Storage solution was created to meet the needs of our passionate clientele base and their hot-rods.

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



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.



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


Theodore Isaac Rubin

“Recently, Rob at Stage 1 did a ring and pinion gear swap on my 25th anniversary 7-up Mustang and they set up the new gears perfectly (absolutely zero noise) and the price was exactly what he quoted me before he started the job. I would recommend them to everybody driving a performance car (except my opponents. LOL)”

Joseph Ragonese

I am EXTREMELY satisfied with the work Rob Destin and crew performed on my 2019 Camaro. They’re on point professional and totally passionate about their shop and work. It’s hands down the best speed shop I’ve been to in my over 30 years experience. They’re that good

Hoseung Yoon (AHSY)

They’ve done a custom work for my exhaust to modify. They will back up their work and help you out along the way. I would definitely recommend this shop!

Chad Schwartz

Guys did a fantastic job putting my new cat back system in. Super friendly and accommodating. Very knowledgeable from top to bottom. I would highly recommend bringing your vehicle here! Thanks guys

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 pride 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

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