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

Swede Sommer - Active Prowler Member

Member # 131

 

Swede joined the Prowlers in 1972.  His pride and joy was a 1930 Ford Sedan Delivery which he drove for many years.  He had a "mis-hap" with it in 1973 and was a 'co-pilot' for a couple of years before finding his current car in 1975.

 

Swede was voted a Life Member in 2017.

Ah yes, his sweet 1932 Ford Sedan has been his ride since 1975.  The paint today is the same as it was in 1975, black with gold pin-striping.  Swede has continually upgraded the drive train.  The engine, gearbox and rear end are all newly updated and this car really goes down the road.

 

Swede spent a lot of this time in the Navy so for a time, making cruises was a lttle challenging, but now that he is 'retired' he is busier than ever.  You will see this car on many cruises and in many car shows today.  But if you see in on the freeway, better look quick cause it really moves along.  In fact, the Prowlers decided not to let Swede lead on too many cruises.  Why?  because many of us can't keep up with him.  (Ha Ha)