Our Annual Picnic

President's Message


Hello to our website visitors and a big Thank You to everyone that attended the LAST Prowler Picnic and Ol' Timers Reunion on June 25, 2017. It was our 70th anniversary and a fitting finale to this annual event. The weather was perfect, well it was a little warm.

We had attendees from as far as Hawaii to the West and Detroit from the East. 

There were about 180 cars.  We started the morning with free coffee and donuts. The IDEAS provided fine music while Big Devereau served his tasty barbeque. 

All the t-shirts were gone early as are most of the 93 commemorative plaques cast this Spring at Monte Hale's Backyard (there's a piston in every plaque) Foundry!  We still owe a couple to folks so if you would like one let us know.

Our club will now reinvent ourselves back into "doing whatever we want" for a change and leave the event planning to promoters who enjoy that stuff!


We are still the unchallenged "oldest hot rod club" continuously corrupting young men since 1947 so please dig in to our webpages and visit the hot rod club that has been there the whole time. See the men, cars and their hobby from post WWII to the present that was the laboratory of power and style that helped shape today’s automobile. 


Thanks to Steve Waldron for another year of great T Shirts.

Many thanks to our famous racing and hot rodding artist Bob McCoy for our amazing 2013 T shirt art !

SPEEDWAY MOTORS sponsors of our 2012 and 2013 Annual Picnic.


SPEEDWAY is one of the oldest speedshops and the Prowlers are one of the oldest hot rod clubs

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The San Diego Prowlers making Hot Rod history - The 1980's

The 1980's were boom years for most everything in California.  Hot Rodding was no exception and the Prowlers were running strong.  Here are some of the members and the activities we had during this rocking decade.

Bob Deburn (member #136) had a very smooth riding 1932 Ford sedan delivery.  Bob enjoyed working on it and kept it in superb condition.  He was a frequent face at our events throughout most of the decade.


Heres another shot of Bob's delivery at a car show.

Here's past president Dick Fitzek's  #137 '32 3 window coupe.

his is another one of Dicks Hot Rods. It's a beautiful '32 . This rod was used for measurements for the Plymouth Prowler mock-up.  For more info concerning this you can refer to the story of " How the Prowler got it's name".

Here is another shot of Bob McCoy's rocket.  This "T" turned in a 205 mph at Bonneville in 1980.




Great shot of our Charter Members at the 40th Annual Picnic in 1987 at Deer Park.




Hotline News put out a great article on the Prowlers 40th Anniversary celebration that was held at Deer Park in Escondido. At this celebration there were about 200 cars.  As always we had a great time.