Welcome!

NEWS:

  • 2016 CLAMBAKE… See ‘Photos’ tab
  • Rat Rods drag racing at Lebanon Valley during our October Nostalgia Drags, car show and swap meet. (See below!)  More new events to be announced. See events tab or below for more on our 2016 Fall Classic Nostalgia Drags, Car Show and Swap meet.

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 NEW!       RACE THAT RAT ROD!

Lebanon Valley Dragway and the Capital Area Rods invite you to

Take your RAT ROD down the dragstrip! 

Sunday October 16, 2016 (Rain Date: Oct. 23)    Gates open at 8am

Vendors and show cars use main gate = Racers enter at tech, 1/4-mile west of main gate

*Part of the Capital Area Rods Annual Nostalgia Drags, Show and Swap Meet

 The Valley and Capital Area Rods are expanding year eligibility and classes for racing

 PLUS other events in the works!

  • More details to come, e.g., special rules, discounted club pricing to race**

          **$35 to race…     $25 for car-show-only entries  

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2016 – It’s our 40th year! 

FIND US ON FACEBOOK!

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DON’T MISS OUR NEXT EVENT… (This is the big one!)

Fall NOSTALGIA DRAGS, CAR SHOW, SWAP MEET 

OCTOBER 16, 2016

LEBANON VALLEY DRAGWAY

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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.

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 WE WANT YOU!    2016 SAVE THE DATES… and VENDORS WANTED! 

  • Fall Nostalgia Drags and Car Show OCTOBER 16 @ Lebanon Valley Dragway

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 See ‘PHOTOS’ Tab For Our…

  • 2016 Clambake
  • 2016 Spring Nostalgia Drags, Car Show & Swap Meet
  • 2016 Spring “Dustoff” Swap Meet – this was a HUGE success!
  • 2015 Christmas Party
  • 2015 Nostalgia Drags, Car Show and Swap Meet
  • 2015 Clambake
  • 2014 Christmas Party

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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 nearly 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.

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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.