Our Annual Picnic

President's Message

 

Hello to our website visitors and a big Thank You to everyone that attended the LAST Prowler Picnic and Ol' Timers Reunion on June 25, 2017. It was our 70th anniversary and a fitting finale to this annual event. The weather was perfect, well it was a little warm.

We had attendees from as far as Hawaii to the West and Detroit from the East. 

There were about 180 cars.  We started the morning with free coffee and donuts. The IDEAS provided fine music while Big Devereau served his tasty barbeque. 

All the t-shirts were gone early as are most of the 93 commemorative plaques cast this Spring at Monte Hale's Backyard (there's a piston in every plaque) Foundry!  We still owe a couple to folks so if you would like one let us know.

Our club will now reinvent 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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Andy Bekech - Active Prowler Member

Member # 35 / 2

Club Secretary 2008-2009

Club Historian (forever)

 

Andy was especially proud of his all steel 1932 Ford Victoria that was originally owned and built in 1950 by Bob Stewart (a Prowler). 

Ed and his son Bob were the originator of the "Dago" dropped front axle.  The top of the car was 'chopped' in 1950 by Jaoquin Arnett of the famous 'Bean Bendits'.  The car ran at the El Mirage dry lakes in the early 1950's.  In one run it made 127.5 MPH, while running under the banner of the Russeta Timing Association (R.T.A.)

 

 

The Ford Victoria was featured in the 'Hop UP' and "Car Craft' magazines in the 1950s.  It made the front cover in April 1952.

 

Andy owned the car from 1956 to 2010.  It was rebuilt twice, once in 1957 and again in 1980.

He also had a beautiful 1940 Ford convertible until about 2009.  He considered this car as close to a roadster as he wanted to get.  As a retired fire fighter he of course paints his cars 'Fire Engine Red'

 

Andy currently ownd a dark blue 1940 Ford Coupe which was previously owned by Fred Castro.

 

 

 

 

Andy is the perennial Curator of Hot Rod History and Prowler historian. He interviewed by publications for articles about our hobby and individual hot rod aficionados trying to locate an old car.  The Prowlers would appreciate readers with stories about Prowlers or their old cars, pictures, etc. to contact us. See our home page for the contact information.