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

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!


New Website!

Welcome to our new / updated website.

Gordon (Gordy) Kolberg - Prowlers Associate Member






Next to join our new membership group was Gordy Kolberg.  He did two tours with the club as member #56 and #58.



This is a great shot of Gordy in the early 1960's using his 1937 as a pace car for the sprint car races in Balboa Stadium.  His 1937 was bought in 1937 by a family member.  It has always been in the family.





Gordy's beautiful 1937 Ford was a complete frame-off restoration.





All new A-arm coil over suspension, should ride like a dream!


This was Gordy's car as it looked in his second tour of duty with the club.  It is the same car as shown in earlier photos.  but now it had been completely rebuilt.  What a beautiful car.




What a beautiful engine compartment!  You could eat off of it!