President's Message

It is July 2021. The SD Prowlers are doing well. We continued to meet throughout the Kung Flu pandemic outdoors in El Monte Park (Lakeside, CA.)

The venue seems to suit us well. We have entertained going back to the restaurant who always welcomed us to use their banquet room but have opted to stay in the park. Attesting to So Cal reputation for nice weather, we have not missed a meeting and at least half the members drive their hot rods.

Heading into 2022 and contemplating our 75th anniversary, we are being encouraged by our contemporaries to host another picnic.

We have reserved El Monte Park, Section 4 on June 4th, 2022.

We will keep you posted here. Until then, Keep the Shiney Side Up!

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News

Upcoming Events Short List !

Labor Day  Swap @ Santee Drive-in

Oct 3-5      Del mar Good Guys

May 5      Freddy Castro Remembrance

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)