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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Bob Wolin - Active Prowler Member

Member # 86

 

Bob has been building hot rods for many years.  He is also a master machinist with a very complete personal machine shop.  Bob can fix almost anything made of metal and the heavier the metal, the better.  He has help most of the Prowlers throughout the years.  What a guy!


Bob currently has two hot rods which he of course built.

One is a 1931 Ford 5-window Coupe.  It is an all metal car with a stock 31 Ford body.  He purchased the body in July of 1976 (it was in a basket).  The car was completely finished and on the road by March of 1978.  It sports a Chevy 327 small block V-8, with a '57 Chevy 3-speed transmission with overdrive.  The rear end is from a 1964 T-bird.  The motor is capped with a triple-deuce set of Stromberg 97 carburetors running progressive linkage.

 

The other car is a 1929 Model-A roadster.  He purchased the car in July of 1963 with no engine or transmission.  It was on the road raising heck by November of the same year.  Now the car has over 100,000 miles on it (and 7 paint jobs).  There are numerous improvements he has made to the car and it still going strong.  The roadster sports a 327 Chevy V-8 (1964 vintage) with a Chevy 3-speed transmission with overdrive from a '57.  As with his other car, the engine has a triple deuce carburetor setup with progressive linkage.

 

Both of these cars are driven regularly today.  Bob attends the cruises in El Cajon and many others.  As Bob says ... you gotta drive them!