Our Annual Picnic
Hello to our website visitors. The San Diego Prowlers are now well into our 71st year. It is August and it's hot even in San Diego. This was our first Summer since the early '70s that we haven't staged our annual
"Picnic and Ol' Timers Reunion". It really feels good to relax a little and have time to drive our hot rods and maybe even work on them a little.
As promised we are reinventing 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.
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Prowlers Making Hot Rod history - The 1990's
Throuoghout the 1990's whenever hot rods gathered in Southern California, you were likely to see a heard of Prowlers. Here you can see 20 of the Prowlers in one of our annual group photos. They are: (back row left to right)
Fred Castro, Swede Sommer, Hank Williams, Bob Wolin, Paul Olsen, Mike Gooch, John Noble, Roger Frafke, Marty Simonides, Dick FitzeK, Pete Morrow,
Bob Blandon, and Ed Iagman.
(Seated in the car) Jim Jenks and Milt Mitsingas.
(Front Row left to right) Dave Hayward, Marty Moore, Andy Bekech, Ken Polesky, and Bob Smith.
In September of 1995, the Prowlers came out for the Vintage Race Weekend at North Island (Naval Air Station) in San Diego.
This is Roger Prafke's '27 "T" roadster that we were talking about above. A home built rod only like Roger can build. Note the red "T" track style roadster behind Roger. It has quite a history. It belongs to Artist, Cartoonist, Car Builder, Race Car Driver and former Prowler Bob McCoy. The car ran at the Lakes and Bonneville as a modified roadster. The license plate says it all "217 MPH"!!
Lt. to Rt., Andy Bekech's Vicky and Dick Fitzek 3 window. This picture was taken in the early '90's at the S.D. Auto Museum. The vicky was one of two of Andy's rides then, the other ia beautiful '40 Ford Convertiable. Andy being a retired Fireman can you guess what color the '40 is? Yep you got it "RED" !