Our Annual Picnic
Hello to our website visitors. The San Diego Prowlers are now well into our 71st year. It is August and it's hot even in San Diego. This was our first Summer since the early '70s that we haven't staged our annual
"Picnic and Ol' Timers Reunion". It really feels good to relax a little and have time to drive our hot rods and maybe even work on them a little.
As promised we are reinventing 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.
Want to Become a Member?
Are you interested in becoming a member but still have some questions? For more information, use our contact form or just email us. We look forward to hearing from you!
Welcome to our new / updated website.
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.