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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John LaBarre - Prowlers Associate Member

John has a cherry 1932 Ford Pick-up.  He has been hot rodding cars since he was a kid.  In the 1960's John built a nice 1940 Ford truck with a built-up Ford flat-head engine top off with 3 Stromberg carburators.  It really smoked.

 

His 1970's project was a great looking 1935 Ford pick-up.  In the late 1990's John acquired his current club car which has been souped up with a Cadillac V8 and a 1939 gearbox.  It also has a 'Gear Vendors' overdrive unit in it for cruising.

 

 

John's current passion is an historical hot rod, a 1927 Ford Model T roadster - which he calls the "Toy T" because that is what it was called when featured in early 1950's era hot rod magazines.

This car was also previously built and owned by 3 other Prowler club members.  Hoot Gibson had the car in the 1940's.  Carl Burnett and Bob Smith had it in the 1950's.  You can imagine that there is a lot of history behind it.  It has been in numerous hot rod featured magazines.

 

John hopes to have the "T" finished by the end of this year.  That will then be the fourth time this car has been a Prowlers  club car.  Good luck John!  We look forward to seeing you driving the car.