The Capital District Chevrolet Club was established in 1977 by the late Roy Minshell and two friends. They wanted gather a group of vintage and classic car enthusiasts that would share their passion for preserving, restoring, and working on all types of cars. A fellowship of like-minded people. Since that first fateful meeting in the DeNooyer Chevrolet (of Albany, NY) customer lounge, the CDCC has expanded on and strengthened the tenants that led to the club’s inception.
Under the leadership of current El Presidente, The Head Honcho, The Big Cheese, The Main Man Phil Trifaro, the club is the home of over 50 members. Our cars run the gamut from beautifully restored stock to weekend racer. From the 40’s to today–Domestic, Import, Custom, or Unique.
Every year we endeavor to hold cruise events to a variety of car-related and/or historical destinations. A summer picnic and holiday party are mainstays of our yearly event calendar. Our single largest event is the Annual car show at the Colonie Elks. The CDCC contributes yearly aid to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, in addition to a scholarship award to a Hudson Valley Community College student majoring in the automotive technology program.
Club member Bob Adler stays abreast on current legislation and environmental concerns that could adversely affect the automotive hobby. Editors Jeff and Donna Bazicki publish the monthly newsletter (Bowtie Bulletin) containing information on events, car news, and features on the club members and their vehicles.
Open monthly meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, at 7:30 PM. The Route 7 Diner in Latham, NY has been our home for quite a while. They are located three miles west of the Latham Traffic Circle, on Route 7, across from Keeler Motorcar. The membership chairperson, Pete Battaglia, invites anyone to come to one of our meetings and get to know us. For those interested in joining, annual dues for a single membership are $20.00, and $30.00 for a family membership.