Our Annual Picnic

President's Message


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. 


Thanks to Steve Waldron for another year of great T Shirts.

Many thanks to our famous racing and hot rodding artist Bob McCoy for our amazing 2013 T shirt art !

SPEEDWAY MOTORS sponsors of our 2012 and 2013 Annual Picnic.


SPEEDWAY is one of the oldest speedshops and the Prowlers are one of the oldest hot rod clubs

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New Website!

Welcome to our new / updated website.

Ray Gauthier - Active Prowler Member

Member # 121

I was born in San Diego in 1947, the youngest of 4 boys. I have spent most of my life here except for a brief time I lived in Bend Oregon. I was in the Prowlers in the mid seventies and driving a 1928 Ford Sport Coupe. I drove that car to four NSRA national’s, 2 in Tulsa, 1 in Memphis and one in Detroit.

I've been a  mechanic, a body man and painter. When I retired I was an insurance adjuster for Allstate Ins.

I live in El Cajon CA and my current club car is a 1929 Ford highboy roadster.