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SAVE THE 2017 DATES!   (Click “Events” tab for more information)

  • March 26 – Annual “Spring Dustoff” Swap Meet. 8am-4pm Terry’s Rte 50 Superlot, Rte 50, Burnt Hills NY.   (See flyer below)
  • June 11 – 35th Annual NOSTALGIA DRAGS Spring event. Lebanon Valley Dragway
  • October 15 –  35th Annual NOSTALGIA DRAGS Fall event. Lebanon Valley Dragway



Passing of a former member… The club is saddened to hear of the passing of a former member, Ron Dietz, on December 19. Ron was a US Army Air Cav combat veteran, having served in Vietnam at the height of the conflict, 1968-69, and was known for his volunteer service to disabled vets and membership in The Patriot Guard Riders.

In our world, he was known as a custom bike and street rod builder and was the longtime editor of the club newsletter. For us, Ron holds the distinction of having been married at a Capital Area Rods club function at Frosty Acres in the then club regalia-of-the-day – formal tuxedo with tails.

Several club members will attend services for Ron Wednesday, Dec, 28 at the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home in Albany. His obituary appears in the Albany Times Union.


The Oct. 16, 2016 Nostalgia Drags, Car Show & Swap Meet Were at MAJOR HIT!


 264 Show cars…. 160 Nostalgia Drag Cars… 52 Vendors

…and to our partner, Lebanon Valley Dragway

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Ed ‘Mig’ Migliaccio, First Place, Fall Nostalgia Drags 2016

The event went into the night, and photos were impossible, so Ed shared one of his many ‘winning shots’ with his hot ’68 Malibu



See “PHOTOS” Tab for more on our…

  • 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 2016 SPONSORS… We welcome and thank our newest supporter, 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 March 20, 2016 annual spring swap meet, 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.