Our Annual Picnic

President's Message


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. 


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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New Website!

Welcome to our new / updated website.

Sept 19, 2015 we helped Prowler Charter member Ace Carnahan and Ella celebrate their wedding anniversary. It was a special day...we managed to find old Prowlers (I'd never met) Nick Nichols and Dave Schaefer. It was a very nice celebration with perfect weather and wonderful catered mexican feast!

Left à Right: Jeff Walls, Jim Reid, Gene "Nick" Nickols" Charter Member #10, Dan Biggs, Dave Schaefer", member # 55, Andy Bekech, Jim ‘Ace’ Carnahan, Bill Larson, Ella Carnahan, Marty Simonides, Ken Polesky, Les Hilgers and Johnny Vinta.

 Prowler T-Shirt Quilts

Nancy Simonides constructed these two quilts made from MOST of the club's Old Timer Picnic t-shirts.  There are 40 shirts from over the years donated by past and present members.  The project took 3 years from planning to finish.  The quilts were displayed for the first time at the 2012 picnic at the club's t-shirt booth. They truly are amazing!!