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

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.