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

Marty Simonides - Active Prowler Member

Member # 118


I joined the Prowlers in 1971.  My original club car was the Model T- pickup.  In 2011, my wife and I bought a 1936 Ford Humpback Sedan and it is my second club car.  We semi-retired the roadster - life is good.




Marty has a great 1927 "T" Ford roadster pickup. This is Marty's second time around with the Prowlers and we're all glad to have him back. It's kinda one of those things where once a Prowler, always a Prowler.




Great shot of Marty's "T" roadster pickup. Marty built this all-steel roadster pick up in 1969 and it is still on the road looking great today.



Here is my 1936 Ford Humpback.  Its nice to have windows sometimes.


OK let's update Marty's page here. If you asked Marty why he built the little black roadster above his answer would be "Because I could". The body had languished for a couple years and I'd pretty much written it off when he drove it to a meeting in 2018. It's a nice car as the pictures attest.