SEPTEMBER 9th - 12th, 2021

The 2021 Car Show is full.
NEW 2021 registrations in mail in April.
Registration Hotline (518) 380-1874

IMPORTANT: 2021 registrations in mail in April.
NEW confirmation packets will be sent out as soon as they are completed.
(LIKELY APRIL) We will post another update in June/July.
Get ready to cruise into summer ... See you in September 2021
» Additional infomation will be available soon Thank you for your understanding — The ARK Team.
Adirondack Nationals Event Winners picture
You asked and we answered. The King of Custom is coming back with his Queen. 2021 Adirondack Nationals VIP's Dave and Charity Kindig
Albany Rods & Kustoms main event, Adirondack Nationals Car Show picture

Past Winners


2019 Senior Winners

1st Place: Robert Newman
1954 Chevy 3100 Pickup

2nd Place: Patti & Jim Salisbury
1957 Chevy Belair

» View all of the 2019 Adirondack Nationals Show winners

Adirondack Nationals 2020 shirt logo has the 2019 car show senior winners on it

» More 2019 show photos in the Gallery

2019 Benefactor

Albany Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region


Albany Ronald McDonald House provides a haven of comfort, love, hope and support – free of charge – for critically ill children and their families. We want to enable family-centered care by keeping children close to their families during a time of hardship. The Family Room and Family Suite offer families respite and support within the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center, close to their ill child and his/her caregivers.

» Visit the Albany Ronald McDonald House website for more information

In The News:

Community rallies to build Ronald McDonald House

LAKE GEORGE — So many people were interested in finding out how to help create a Ronald McDonald House retreat home in Lake George that hardly …
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UPDATED NEWS:

Adirondack Nationals Collection of the The window sticker that was returned to you was a small token for your Collection of the “Lost Year” 2020

On behalf of Albany rods and customs,
I would like to let our registrants know that the window sticker that was returned to you (sent out with your new 2021 registration packets) was a small token for your Collection of the “Lost Year” 2020.

IMPORTANT! - We will continue, as usual, to ask that you drive though the registration welcome area, on Fort William Henry, on the days of our show.
» For more information

Prior 2020 registrations are reserved for the 2021 Nationals Show

We will be re-issuing new entry numbers and sending out your packets likely mid-March into April 2021.
We are optimistic that we will have a show this year and we ask that everyone remain patient while we gather details and plan for this most anticipated weekend event.

» For any additional registration information



2021 Highlights


2021 VIP Guest: Dave & Charity Kindig

Dave Kindig is the owner and Chief Designer of the custom Fabrication automotive shop, Kindig-It Design. Since 1999 Dave and his wife Charity have built Kindig-It Design together.
» For more on Dave and Charity Kindig

2021 Nationals Kick-Off Party
Thursday September 9th

We are pleased to announce that the Albany Rods & Kustoms ADIRONDACK NATIONALS KICK OFF PARTY on THURSDAY NIGHT... is back by popular demand! In conjunction with Fort William Henry we will be hosting the party in our tried and true fashion!

What are you Doing Thursday, I just have to ask?

This years 2021 theme is TBD

Please join us and start the 2021 Adirondack Nationals off dressed up and enjoy the first night festivities and music.

Festival Area

Geared toward automotive related items such as parts, equipment, services, etc.

The Woman's Oasis

Features non-automotive vendors offering a variety of items and is a fun place for people to take a break from the cars.

Want to win BIG...

Try your luck in our Prize Raffle! Win one or more great prizes!

» More show highlights


The Cruise Route

Fri. and Sat. from 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The cruise route is north to south, and back, on Route 9 through the Lake George Village ONLY
. This is the cruise route most everyone will remember and is now based on changes to the roadway through Lake George village.

NOTE: Portions of Route 9 will be closed to local traffic during Friday and Saturday night cruising.

» For additional Cruise-In information, rules etc.

 

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Albany Rods & Kustoms

Albany Rods & Kustoms, or ARK for short is a car club based in Albany, NY with members from all over the Upstate NY area. ARK was founded in 1983, in 1985 ARK hosted their first event, "the Highland Farms Car Show" in Altamont NY, in 1986. It started "The Mom and Apple Pie Car Show". These first shows were small and drew less than 100 cars. In 1988, ARK held a "by invitation" show called the Adirondack Nationals at the Sheraton Inn of Glens Falls, NY. There were 268 cars. The following year, the show was moved to its present location on the grounds of the Fort William Henry Resort in Lake George, NY. The event just keeps getting bigger and better. We now average 1500 cars...

» Visit the Albany Rods & Kustoms website for more information.