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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 mystery 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. For more info see the Calendar below.


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.



Friday 9th February Burgers n cars Burger Fuel Kapiti 6pm
Saturday/Sunday Feb 10-11 Drag racing Masterton motorplex 10am
Sunday Feb 11th Coffee n cars Southwards car museum 9am
Sunday Feb 18th Shannon car show Shannon Domain 10am-2pm
February 21st-24th Americarna New Plymouth

MARCH 2024

Sunday March 3rd Rodders breakfast Aston Norwood 8-30am
Friday March 8th Burgers n cars Burger Fuel Kapiti 6pm
Sunday March 10th Soprano's hot rod picnic Horseshoe bend Tokomaru 10am
Sunday March 10th Coffee n cars Southwards car museum 9am
Saturday March 16th Horowhenua swap meet Levin showgrounds 7am
Saturday/Sunday March 16-17th DRAG RACING grand finals Masterton 10am
Sunday March 17th All Fired Up Kapiti school Paraparaumu, cruise departs southwards at 9-30am
March 21st-23rd Beach Hop Whangamata


MAY 2024

Sunday May 19th Capital Rodders Horsepower Display and Swap Meet 9am to 2pm


2024 Swap Meet

Capital Rodders General Metal Recyclers 14th annual Horsepower Display and Swap Meet will be held Sunday 19 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 2024 Swap Meet


2023 Guide Dog Fun Run

Thanks to everyone that came out to support the 18th annual Capital Rodders Guide Dog Fun Run on Sunday 24 September 2023.

It's always such a popular event on the Wellington calendar. 

Over the years we have been running this event we have raised $30,800 for Blind Low Vision NZ.

Special thanks to all of our sponsors.

2023 Guide Dog Fun Run


Members Rides



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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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