President's Message

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

Ken Polesky - Active Prowler Member

Member #119


I was born and raised in Los Angeles.  I purchased my first car at age 13.  It was a 1933 Ford Vicky body and frame for $15.  My next car was purchased 6 months later, a 1936 Ford 5 window coupe (price was $50).  I had the car running with a Chevy V8 by the time I was 14 1/2.  When I was 16, I joined the Santa Monica branch of the "T Timers Car Club".  At age 19 I bought a 1928 Ford Roadster (which I still own).    I drove that Roadster to San Diego in November 1966, for active duty in the Navy (and never left).

I joined the LA Roadster Club in 1967 and remained a member until 1971.  Then I joined the San Diego Prowlers later in 1971.  I have been a Prowler ever since then.  My 1928 Ford Roadster was my original Club Car. 

Now, my 1928 Ford Phaeton is my Club Car.  It was finished in February 1983 and has logged over 100,000 miles - and is still going strong.
I am now finishing my 1933 Ford Sedan Delivery.  I have owned this car since 1972 and plan on voting that into the Prowlers as my Club Car.

Here's Kens latest completed project '33 Ford sedan delivery and is his new club car.  This delivery won "Best Home Built" at the 2005 Del Mar Goodguys show.  Ken's won 2 or 3 other awards at other various shows  for this beautiful delivery. Ken still has his '28 Ford Phaeton also.


This beauty has also just won the title of "GoodGuys / Timberland Pro 2005 Homebuilt Heaven National Champion" !!  For more info about this great win check out our "News" column on this web site.

Since the completion, November 2004, and the voting into the Prowlers of my Sedan Delivery as a second club car, my car has won the following awards.

  • Golden Acorn Casino Classic Car Show March 2005 Entrants Choice Winner
  • GoodGuys Del Mar Nationals April 2005 Home Built Heaven Event Award Winner
  • Classic Chevys of San Diego Picnic By The Bay August 2005 Best Truck or Delivery
  • Vista Rod Run #16 and Car Show August 7, 2005 Peoples Choice
  • Rodders To The Rescue Benefit Car Show October 1, 2005 1st Place Ford
  • 22nd Annual Fall Mountain Run November 2005 Best Grill
  • GoodGuys 2005 Season Winner Voted National Home Built Heaven Winner (Beat out 18 other nation wide event winners)
  • Early Times Mid Winter Rod Run Febuary 26, 2006 Club Choice Event Winner
  • 32nd Annual Sand Blast Rod Run Coos Bay Oregon July 2006 Long Distance Award
  • City of Carlsbad 5th Annual Classic Car Show August 2006 Best Interior
  • 43rd Annual Early Times Picnic June 8, 2008 Club Choice Closed Car

This is a shot of the '28 Ford Roadster Ken talks about in his club history above.  Jusy one of the many beautiful rods Ken has put together.  This shot was taken in the '70's after coming home from one of the big runs.  Theres another great shot of it in the '60's history section.