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SUNDAY – MAY 13, 2018

Lebanon Valley Dragway, Rte 20, W. Lebanon NY  

WANTED: Show cars & Motorcycles all years  — SWAP VENDORS   —   RACERS! ’93 & older   

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2018 Spring ‘DUSTOFF’ Swap Meet a BIG Success!

The club’s first event of the season, the annual “Dustoff” swap meet, was our most successful spring event ever, drawing more than 600 buyers March 25 to our home-away–from-home at Terry’s Rt 50 Superlot in Burnt Hills, across the street from Morris Ford.

Check out the photos tab on this site. The first shots you see are of a full house 35 minutes after the doors opened. It stayed that way for nearly four hours.

Several vendors told us they wish they’d brought more to sell. I fact, one said he pretty much  sold out, leaving at the end with just two small boxes of “stuff.”

Indoor spaces had sold out early, and the outdoor swap area continues to grow. (We virtually sold out the indoor spots for next year before the swap meet ended. Better get to us if you’re interested.) 

We wish to thank our sponsors, Shank and Falvey Insurance and our long-time sponsor, friend and club fan, Charlie Morris, for the use of the entire Terry’s Rt 50 Superlot facility again this year.

The last photo in the series is that of our president who got to bat cleanup, since he didn’t make he meeting in which jobs were handed out.

We also thank our faithful vendors and, of course, buyers and spectators who helped us with the “Unofficial start of the car season in the Capital District.”


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cap rods shank & flvey dustoff sponsor 2018


Merry Christmas, Happy New Year – Happy Holidays to ALL!

Check the ‘Photos’ tab for Scenes from our 2017 Christmas Party

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2017 Nostalgia Drags, Car & Bike Show and Swap Meet – HUGE SUCCESS!

Our final public event of the season, the Capital Area Rods 37th Annual Nostalgia Drags, Car & Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet at Lebanon Valley Dragway was a major success.

Despite the late calendar date of October 15, the weather more than cooperated with bright sun and warm temperatures.

In turn, that brought 252 show cars, bikes and trucks, more than 40 vendors hundreds of spectators – including many families – and a full racing schedule.

If you missed it, or you wish to revisit that day, see our Photos tab for dozens of shots.

Tentative dates for the Spring and Fall events at the dragway are May and September. Watch this page, and Facebook for exact dates.

Remember – we’ve opened the show to all makes and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles. And “the Valley” has expanded its racing classes to accommodate everyone. So, come and “run what you brung”.


NY State Senator says ‘Happy 40th Birthday’ to the club (see photo tab)  


Check out our “Photos” tab for…

  • 2018 Annual Spring “Dustoff” Swap Meet
  • 2017 Fall Nostalgia Drags… Car Show… & Swap Meet
  • 2017 Clambake
  • 2017 Hot Rod and Muscle Car Madness Show (coming)
  • 2017 Spring Nostalgia Drags (coming)
  • 2017 Swap Meet (coming)
  • 2016 Fall Nostalgia Drags, Car Show & Swap Meet
  • 2016 Clambake
  • 2016 Spring Nostalgia Drags, Car Show & Swap Meet
  • 2016 Spring “Dustoff” Swap Meet – this was a HUGE success!


It’s our 40th year! 


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SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2017 SPONSORS… We welcome and thank our supporters, the global commercial insurance provider Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., commercial insurance 677 Broadway, Suite 401, Albany NY 12210   Reach out to Arthur J Gallagher in Albany at 518.869.3535 and…

Thank you again this year to our longtime supporter … Charlie Morris President of Terry’s Super Lot, site of our annual spring swap meet in March. Ask for Charlie at the Superlot  873 Saratoga Rd, State Rte 50, Burnt Hills NY 12027. Opposite Morris Ford, of course!


Welcome to the NEW WEBSITE for the Capital Area Rods!

Founded in 1977, we are the oldest continuing street rod club in the Albany, NY area.

For 40 years, our members have been active with not only clubmember events, but also those which are open to the public. 

Chief among those events are the Spring and Fall Nostalgia drag races, car shows and swap meets at New York’s Lebanon Valley Dragway which draw hundreds of the region’s best rods, customs and restos as well as vendors and, of course, spectators.

Plus… there’s our newly expanded SPRING AUTOMOTIVE SWAP MEET in mid-March which rapidly is becoming the area’s unofficial and popular kickoff for the coming cruisin’ season.

For more information on the club or the events we sponsor or run, explore our website via that “Events” tab above.


Founding Member Bob Long’s Rare ’32 Ford Cabriolet

Over time we will add photos of members’ cars and a bit of their profiles, and periodically update our best cruising bets calendar.

NEW! Looking for a car or parts? Visit our club classifieds pages.  

Let’s make this a two-way street. Chat with us via our blog, or use the contact tab above.