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.
Jeff Walls - Active Prowler Member
Hi, my name is Jeff walls and I am proud to be the newest member of the "Prowlers", thanks to the invitation of Marty Simonides and the warm reception from all of the members.
From my early beginnings in Southeast San Diego, I poured over all the hot rod mags and hung around some of the older neighborhood kids with their hot rod Fords and Mercs. On my paper route was a high school kid always working on his red oxide primed 34 Cabriolet with no hood, decked out flathead, w/w's and dropped axle. This vision imprinted on my mind.
During high school and Jr. college, I had the pleasure of owning and slowly improving upon a 39 Ford 2D, and a 46 Ford pick-up. Career, Family and home ownership put a kabosh on the hot rod stuff.
Fast forward to 2000 and my retirement. I had the good fortune of consulting with and ultimately contracting with John Ray of Ray's Fabrication and Development on constructing a street rod from and original 34 cabriolet body and frame. Despite writing checks that would equal a cord of firewood, I couldn't be more pleased with the results