Our Annual Picnic
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.
Want to Become a Member?
Are you interested in becoming a member but still have some questions? For more information, use our contact form or just email us. We look forward to hearing from you!
Welcome to our new / updated website.
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.
Bob was voted a Life Member in 2017.
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!