It is July 2021. The SD Prowlers are doing well. We continued to meet throughout the Kung Flu pandemic outdoors in El Monte Park (Lakeside, CA.)
The venue seems to suit us well. We have entertained going back to the restaurant who always welcomed us to use their banquet room but have opted to stay in the park. Attesting to So Cal reputation for nice weather, we have not missed a meeting and at least half the members drive their hot rods.
Heading into 2022 and contemplating our 75th anniversary, we are being encouraged by our contemporaries to host another picnic.
We have reserved El Monte Park, Section 4 on June 4th, 2022.
We will keep you posted here. Until then, Keep the Shiney Side Up!
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Upcoming Events Short List !
Labor Day Swap @ Santee Drive-in
Oct 3-5 Del mar Good Guys
May 5 Freddy Castro Remembrance
June 4 Prowler 75th Anniversary
The San Diego Prowlers making Hot Rod history - The 1960's
In the 1960's the Prowlers continued to be the Club everyone knew about. Whether it was racing, cruising, shows and just having fun - we did it all, with class.
The group here from left to right back row is, Dave Hayward (member #52), Bob Urquhart (member #65), Joe Perronello (member #68), not known, Gordy Kolberg (member #56). Bottom left is Ed Thompson (member #38). Group in the middle front row, Everett Nicholas (member #57) and Allen Parker (member #64). Back row, Norm Urquhart (member #58) and Merle Rhodes (member #66). The numbers following the names are their member numbers. By the way, this picture was taken in the old Electric Building in Balboa Park and the Prowler banner in the back ground hangs in our club house to this day.
This is Dave Shaffer member #55 with his orange '34 Ford 3- window coupe with a Chevy Corvette engine. Dave still has this '34 and is in the process of returning it to original. In this picture he is displaying a trophy he won at the 1960 "Ted Bentley" Motor Sports Show held at the old "Great Western Building" which has now been torn down.
Bob Smith lead'n the pack on a run in '68. The other cars we see here are Jack Oposensky, Phil Gearhart and Bob Wolin's.
This is a great shot of 7 of the club cars outside Hoover High School in July of 1967. From left to right, John Mogarts '40, Tony Grotto's '31sedan, Bob Wolin's '31roadster, Bruce Hamiltons '29 roadster, Lee Brights '29 roadster pickup, Mike Hemis's '27 T roadster pickup and Bruno Cirello's '34 sedan.