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
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" !