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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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
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.
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.