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Happy 40th Birthday to US – August 4 


A NEW EVENT!        August 6      Mark Your Calendar 

Car Show, Swap Meet, Vendors of All Kinds, Games, Food Old-Time Family Fun 

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Capital Area Rods Announces an ALL-NEW EVENT starting in ’17

In celebration of the club’s 40th Anniversary, we present,

in partnership with the Albany-Saratoga Speedway

 “Northeast Hot Rod & Muscle Car Madness” August 6th

Car show… Swap Meet… Live bands… Family Activities… Food& Beverages – See “Events” for updates

                                        No year limits on show cars       VENDORS WANTED!



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

  • NEW! – August 6 Northeast Hot Rod & Muscle Car Madness Saratoga Speedway Malta NY
  • October 15 –  35th Annual NOSTALGIA DRAGS Fall event. Lebanon Valley Dragway


See “PHOTOS” Tab for 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 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.