Our Annual Picnic

President's Message


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. 


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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New Website!

Welcome to our new / updated website.

Complete Prowlers Member List (Historical)

This list of past and present San Diego Prowler Hot Rod Club members was compiled by researching club minutes from each and every meeting dating back to 1952. Payment records from the treasury reports, searching phone and real estate public records and the internet were used as research tools. There was a lot of communication with Charter members identifying people in early photos which number in the multiple hundreds. Although there are some gaps in the early years, this list is mostly complete. Many thanks to all the members, past and present who contributed their of time making phone calls and corresponding to complete this list. Without this help, Andy, our historian, could not have completed this roster. Over the past 66 years, there have been only 225 members. Sadly, many members on this roster are no longer with us. They may be gone, but they will never be forgotten.


Charter Members from 1947 are listed in bold and shown as (Charter).


Member (Last name, First name)

A to K

Member (Last name, First name)

L to Z

Adams, Dave

Adams, Don (Charter)
Alba, Rick
Allison, Jim
Anderson, Jim (Charter)
Armstrong, Bill
Baker, Dave
Baltes, Jerry
Barrett, Mike
Bartlett, Dick
Bartley, Ernie
Bekech, Andy
Bell, Regie
Benhart, Benny
Bevan, Fred (Glendening)
Biggs, Dan
Black, Jerry
Blanchard, Ernie
Bland, Gary
Blanton, Bob
Boggeman, Richard
Bond, Danny
Boran, Gary
Boulow, Bill
Bradbury, Jim
Bradford, Dick (Charter)
Brent, Danny
Bright, Jack
Bright, Lee
Brooks, Dicky
Brought, Jerry
Brousseau, Roger
Brown, Bill
Brown, Chet (Honorary)
Brown, John (Charter)
Bunschuh, Buddy
Burnett, Carl
Butlemer, Dave
Butler, Vance
Caddell, Jeff (Charter)
Callahan, Chris
Cameron, Mike
Campanella, Chuck
Campbell, Gary
Cariola, Roy
Carlton, Jim
Carnahan, Jim (Charter)
Carpenter, Bill (Charter)
Carpenter, Rick
Carr, Donn
Case, Randy
Case, Rusty
Castro, Fred
Chavez, Clem
Cirello, Bruno
Clark, Bill (Willie)
Coe, Terry (T.C.)
Considine, Tom
Cramer, Don
Crane, Cliff (Charter)
Crouch, Page
D'Agestino, Paul (Blackie)
De Bardelebem, Jay

Deburn, Bob
Derieux, Gene (Dutch)
Dezonia, Jerry (Charter)
Dinkins, George (Charter)
Donnelly, Don (Charter)
Dougherty, John
Dovey, John
Duda, Larry
Eagleson, Rex
Even, Bob (Charter)
Even, Jack (Charter)
Fitzek, Dick
Fleetwood, Bud
Ford, Bill
Ford, Jim
Frenken, Bill (Charter)
Garrett, Tom
Gauthier, Ray
Geffe, Clark
Gerhart, Phil
Gibson, Chuck (Charter)
Gobble, Glen (Honorary)
Grato, Tony
Gregg, Spence
Hale, Robert (Honorary)
Hale, Monte
Hamilton, Bruce
Hardee, Bob (Honorary)
Harvey, Dennis
Hayward, Dave
Hazelwood, Ted
Heiney, Bill (Charter)
Heiney, Jack
Hemus, Mike
Henry, Bud
Hicks, Gary
Higgins, Bob
Hilgers, Les
Holley, Bob
Holmquist, Curt

Honey, Roger (Honorary)
Howarth, Gene
Howe, John
Hunter, Larry
Hunter, Mark
Husted, Bob
Iagman, Ed
Ilhoff, John
Jackman, Tommy
Jameison, Jack
Jenks, Jim
Jenning, Frank (Charter)
Jones, Gary (Charter)
Jones, Johnny (Honorary)
Keeler, Ted

King, Byron (Charter)

King, Calvin
Knelang, Bill (Charter)
Kolberg, Gordy















LaBarre, John
Lake, Craig
Larson, Bill
Lee, Ronny
Lieras, Serg
Lovell, Tom
Lyons, Larry

Madruga, Ken
Madruga, Tom
Marsh, Frank
Mattingly, Jim (Charter)
Mayfield, Doug
McClenden, Gene
McClenden, Randy
McCoy, Bob
McEntee, Larry
McNulty, Burnie
McLendon, Gene
Megerle, Jim
Miller, Flo
Miller, Keith
Minor, Dick
Mireno, Veto
Mitsingas, Milt 
Mogart, John
Moore, Marty
Morrow, Pete
Mussen, Jim
Myers, Bob
Myrick, Danny
Neil, Jack (Charter)

Newton, Dean
Nicholas, Everett
Nichols, Gene (Charter)
Noble, John
Nennemacher, Bill (Charter)
Oglebe, Neal
Olsen, Tom
Olson, Paul
Opecensky, Jack
Osborn, Gary
Ostrander, Oakley
Parker, Alan
Perronello, Joe
Polesky, Ken
Prafke, Roger
Purdy, Don (Charter)
Quillen, Ron
Raliegh, Norm (Charter)
Reid, Jim
Rhodes, Merle

Richardson, Darrell
Rickles, Gary
Robinson, Ken (Charter)
Ruether, Bob
Russell, Bob
Sackett, Bob
Sawyer, Dick (Charter)
Scarcelli, John
Schaffer, Jean
Schram, Jim
Sercranic, Jack
Sexton, Jim
Shaffer, Dave
Simon, Chuck
Simonides, Marty
Smith, Bob
Smith, Frank
Smith, Fred
Smith, Jim
Sommer, Swede
Sotier, George
Souza, John
Souza, Mark
Speers, Jay
Spelts, Harold (Charter)
Spooner, Dean
Stammen, Tom
Stein, Bob (Charter)
Stewart, Bob
Stewart, Don
Stewart, Ed
Taylor, Doug
Thompson, Ed
Toovey, Calvin (Charter)
Tricoli, Chuck (Honorary)
Tuttle, Glen
Urban, Norman (Charter)
Urquhart, Bob
Urquhart, Norm
Varley, Joe
Vidali, Joe
Vinta, Johnny

Waldron, Steve

Walls, Jeff
Warfield, Don
Weim, Don
Wells, Gordon (Charter)
Wenzel, Don
Westbrock, Bob
Wilkinson, Frank (Charter)
Wilkinson, Junior
Will, Mike
Williams, Hank
Williamson, Jim
Wilson, Dick (Charter)
Winslow, Don
Wolin, Bob
Woods, Sheldon
Wrieden, Jim

Ybarra, Jesse
Zolezzi, Larry