Kingsport Antique & Rod Club

The Kingsport Antique & Rod Club is the oldest car club in Kingsport, Tennessee. In 2024 we are celebrating our 50th Anniversary. We are a non-profit organization. Our membership generally averages around 70 members. Club members’ cars include antiques, street rods, 50’s and 60’s mild customs and classics. You do not have to actually own a car to be a member, although most are expecting to own or build a rod, custom, etc.

We meet once a month, on the second Thursday, at Golden Corral Restaurant on Eastman Road. Most members eat at around 6:30 p.m., and the meeting starts as soon as the meal is finished. After the meeting we move to the parking lot for lengthy bs’ing, and bench rod building.

Our major activities each year are our annual Benefit Cruise-In and Wilderness Trail Rod Run. The Cruise-In is held on Friday evening at the Kingsport Town Center at the corner of Fort Henry Drive and Memorial Blvd. in Kingsport , TN. It is followed on Saturday by The Wilderness Trail Rod Run, held on Main Street in Kingsport, TN at the Historic Train Station. These activities are held during Memorial Day weekend in May of each year. All donations at the Benefit Cruise-In, are donated to charity. Those have been going to the Ronald McDonald House in Johnson City, TN.

As a club, we try to hold one or two picnics each year, and usually a cruise to an interesting location.