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
Bob Wolin - Active Prowler Member
Member # 86
Bob has been building hot rods for many years. He is also a master machinist with a very complete personal machine shop. Bob can fix almost anything made of metal and the heavier the metal, the better. He has help most of the Prowlers throughout the years. What a guy!
Bob currently has two hot rods which he of course built.
Bob was voted a Life Member in 2017.
One is a 1931 Ford 5-window Coupe. It is an all metal car with a stock 31 Ford body. He purchased the body in July of 1976 (it was in a basket). The car was completely finished and on the road by March of 1978. It sports a Chevy 327 small block V-8, with a '57 Chevy 3-speed transmission with overdrive. The rear end is from a 1964 T-bird. The motor is capped with a triple-deuce set of Stromberg 97 carburetors running progressive linkage.
The other car is a 1929 Model-A roadster. He purchased the car in July of 1963 with no engine or transmission. It was on the road raising heck by November of the same year. Now the car has over 100,000 miles on it (and 7 paint jobs). There are numerous improvements he has made to the car and it still going strong. The roadster sports a 327 Chevy V-8 (1964 vintage) with a Chevy 3-speed transmission with overdrive from a '57. As with his other car, the engine has a triple deuce carburetor setup with progressive linkage.
Both of these cars are driven regularly today. Bob attends the cruises in El Cajon and many others. As Bob says ... you gotta drive them!