Our Annual Picnic

President's Message

 

Hello to our website visitors and a big Thank You to everyone that attended the LAST Prowler Picnic and Ol' Timers Reunion on June 25, 2017. It was our 70th anniversary and a fitting finale to this annual event. The weather was perfect, well it was a little warm.

We had attendees from as far as Hawaii to the West and Detroit from the East. 

There were about 180 cars.  We started the morning with free coffee and donuts. The IDEAS provided fine music while Big Devereau served his tasty barbeque. 

All the t-shirts were gone early as are most of the 93 commemorative plaques cast this Spring at Monte Hale's Backyard (there's a piston in every plaque) Foundry!  We still owe a couple to folks so if you would like one let us know.

Our club will now reinvent 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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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.

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)