President's Message

It is March 2022. The SD Prowlers are doing well. We are excited to see things open up in the hot rod world. We have cautiously ventured to the Grand Nationsl Roadster Show and most recently the Early Times Mid- Winter Run. I heard today that Escondido's Cruisn' Grand event has been permitted and will commence on April 1...Hooray!!


The Prowlers are preparing to host our 75th Anniversary Picnic on Saturday June 4 at El Monte Park. We will have a live band (The Ideas) playing favorite oldies. Big Dev will be there with his famous BBQ truck. We will have event t-shirts and free dash plaques for participant cars while they last.

This event will cost $3 per car (for the park)


As many businesses discovered adapting to pandemic restrictions there were new ways to do things. We had to give up meeting in our comfortable indoor restaurant and chose the outdoor setting at El Monte County Park in Lakeside, CA. Attesting to So Cal reputation for nice weather, we have not missed a meeting and at least half the members drive their hot rods. As of our meeting tomorrow March 3, 2022 we will have met 43 times outside with no rain. 


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

Apr 1-3     Del mar Good Guys

May 5      Freddy Castro Remembrance

May 11    Cajon Cruise 

June 4     Prowler 75th Anniversary



San Diego Prowlers Official Hot Rod Judging Form

Entrant Number: _______            Class:   OPEN____     CLOSED____

Year: ____   Make: _______ Model: ________   Mod: ___________ Color: __________

Scoring is 1=Good, 5=Excellent.  All judged elements must be visible


Body.        Check for condition, damage, quality and detail.            25 points

                  1.  Body                                                                        _____

                  2.  Paint/decoration (striping, flames, graphics)                _____

                  3.  Chrome                                                                    _____

                  4.  Workmanship                                                            _____

                  5.  Original metal                                                           _____        Subtotal _____



Interior.  Check for condition, quality, detailed and clean.                25 points

                  1.  Seats                                                                        _____

                  2.  Doors/panels                                                             _____

                  3.  Floor Covering                                                           _____

                  4.  Trunk/Pick up bed                                                      _____

                  5.  Dash, Steering wheel, Console                                    _____        Subtotal _____



Engine compartment. Check condition, quality, detail                      25 points

                  1.  Chrome/polished/paint                                               _____

                  2.  Points for non SBC/LS engine                                          _____

                  3.  Exhaust system                                                         _____

                  4.  Wiring/Accessories                                                     _____

                  5.  Detail/cleanliness                                                       _____        Subtotal _____

COMMENTS: ______________________________________________________


Safety. Check condition, quality, detail                                            25 points

                  1.  All lights/lenses/glass                                                  _____

                  2.  Wheels/tires/suspension                                              _____

                  3.  Brakes                                                                       _____

                  4.  Mirrors                                                                       _____

                  5.  Safety restraints                                                         _____        Subtotal _____



Bonus for special features IF they add to WOW factor.                    30 points

                  1.  Mods (Chop/channel/low/rake/tail dragger, etc)            _____

                  2.  Speed Eqmnt (carbs, blower, quickchange)                  _____

                  3.  Image/period theme (does it nail a look?)                    _____

                  4.  Innovation (something different that works)                 _____

                  5.  Add points for pre ’49 Ford                                          _____

                  6.  Add points for a car that is driven                                _____ 

Subtotal _____

COMMENTS: ______________________________________________________


                                                                                                                              GRAND TOTAL___________