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
Prowler Cars in the Movies
Prowler cars are required to be Fords. Several of the Prowler's cars have been in movies. One notable car is shown below. This Prowler car is actually an old 20's Dodge roadster cab that Joe Pironello and Bob Smith dragged in from the desert. It so closely resembled a Model T Ford nobody said anything and Joe made it into the cutting edge street roadster of it's time.
It was featured in the movie "The Lively Set" in 1964 which featured James Darrin, Pamela Tiffin, Doug McClure and Joanie Sommers.
So Click here and see the movie posters and photos and take ride back in time in time when things were simpler, and cars were 'hotter', riding in the restored roadster as it buzzes through the neighborhood of it's new home.
Then enjoy another nice pictorial of it's movie history and the San Diego Prowlers! Click here