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Capital Rodders hot rod club is based in Wellington, New Zealand. It is one of the oldest, largest and most active hot rod clubs in Wellington. With a wide variety of vehicles, from rat rods to drag cars, street or strip, old or new, budget rods to award winning hot rods, we have it all and our club members are pretty active in the rodding scene, often getting best represented club at events.

We have club meetings on the last Tuesday of every month at our club rooms, right next to the boat ramp on Onepoto Road, Porirua. Meetings start at 7.30pm, but you may find members are there earlier to check out recent runs or drags on our big screen. If you are interested in joining, come along and introduce yourself even if you are still planning on building or buying a hot rod. For more information click here.

Check out the coming events calendar, which is updated about once a month. If you are from a rod club in the lower North Island area and would like your event posted on our page then just email the details to us.

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Capital Rodders is an Incorporated club affiliated to the New Zealand Hot Rod Association

Capital Rodders runs two key events each year - the Swap Meet and the Guide Dog fun run. These are both major events on the Wellington rodding calendar, enjoyed by everyone that attends.

The Capital Rodders General Metal Recyclers annual Swap Meet and Vehicle Display is held in May. This event has established itself as one of the 'must go' swap meet events on the annual calendar, with lots of awesome cars on display, car parts stalls, auto memorabilia and many happy customers.

The Guide Dog annual myster run is held in September with lots of fun and heaps of prizes up for grabs. We have been running this successful event since 2005 and have raised over $20,000 for the guide dogs so far.



Capital Rodders Club meetings - 7.30pm on the last Tuesday of every month. New members and visitors are all welcome to come along to a club meeting at the club rooms, Onepoto Road, Titahi Bay, Porirua.

July 2021
11 Jul Tararua Rodders Breakfast, Levin Cobb & Co, Levin
18 Jul Hot Cars, Hot Brekkie, Willow Park Tavern , Palmy

August 2021
1 Aug Rodders Breakfast, Aston Norwood, Kaitoke Upper Hutt
7 Aug Palmy Swap Meet, Manfield

Sept 2021
5 Sep Rodders Breakfast, Aston Norwood, Kaitoke
5 Sep Ram Rodders fathersday show and shine, asterton 10am – 2pm
5 Sep Dads Drags street car showdown, masterton motorplex
7 Sep NZHRA Diamond Anniversary Cruise, Palmy-Wellinton leg of the cruise
16–19 Sep Kaikoura Hop Weekend
19 Sep Wellington Chev Club, poker run 11am larf n tiger, seaview
26 Sep Capital Rodders Guide Dog fun run


2021 Guide Dog Fun Run

The annual Capital Rodders Guide Dog Fun Run will be held on 26 September 2021.

Mark your calendars, more information to come soon...

So far we have raised more than $23,000 for the Blind Foundation over the years we have been running this succesful event.


2021 Swap Meet

The Capital Rodders General Metal Recyclers 11th annual Horsepower Display and Swap Meet was held Sunday 23 May at the Trenthan Racecourse, Upper Hutt.

This event is always popular with a great variety of vehicles and horsepower on display, awesome car parts stalls, auto memorabilia and many happy customers. Enquiries to swapmeet@capital-rodders.org.nz.

Special thanks to our sponsor General Metal Recyclers.

Capital Rodders Swap Meet 2021


Members Rides





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Please note; the clubrooms are not available for public hire.

For commitee or event enquiries please contact: Murray Hartley 0276878264 events@capital-rodders.org.nz

Send mail to:

Capital Rodders Inc.
P O Box 51-021
Wellington, 5249
New Zealand.

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