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

Les Hilgers - Active Prowler Member

Les joined the Prowlers in 2001.  If you open a magazine and see a faded green hiboy cruising around the San Diego back country...for sure it is Les!

This is Les' 1932 hiboy roadster and he DOES drive it



Here is Les on the road. Caught this in a magazine article.

This is an original hotrod from yesteryear that Les found. It was subject of a magazine centerfold article in 2017.

Les has an old Bonneville car...really old :- )

Here is Les' "daily driver" hot rod again. This car gets everywhere...just open a magazine with coverage of a north San Diego county road run and this car will likely be in it!

Here is one of Les' rides that we don't see much of.

I wonder if he is going to race that thing?

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