Our Annual Picnic

President's Message


Hello to our website visitors and a big Thank You to everyone that attended the LAST Prowler Picnic and Ol' Timers Reunion on June 25, 2017. It was our 70th anniversary and a fitting finale to this annual event. The weather was perfect, well it was a little warm.

We had attendees from as far as Hawaii to the West and Detroit from the East. 

There were about 180 cars.  We started the morning with free coffee and donuts. The IDEAS provided fine music while Big Devereau served his tasty barbeque. 

All the t-shirts were gone early as are most of the 93 commemorative plaques cast this Spring at Monte Hale's Backyard (there's a piston in every plaque) Foundry!  We still owe a couple to folks so if you would like one let us know.

Our club will now reinvent 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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Happiness and gasoline go together!  137 cars & trucks so far, luckily 4 magazine covers.  It started in the 6th grade, I couldn’t stop!  Motorcycles, customizing cars, and “borrowing” cars.  I got drafted after college, decorated Army, and back to college for a Ph.D.  Ended up a professor at San Diego State, and developing the first practical computerized automotive collision estimating system.  

In the 70’s building fold out trailers out of Nomads and Safaris, cheap back then!  The magazines called them Half Mads!! 

Then it was Automotive Information Clearinghouse serving hobbyists and insurance companies.  Fun!  Many car clubs, but the Prowlers were special, and difficult to join. 

Took me 3 years, 3 cars, a 34 Victoria, a 38 convertible, finally an all-out 41 Ford truck. 

Before leaving the Prowlers I acquired a lot of rare vintage Prowler gear and items, some from day 1.  Most went back to a current Prowler member.  I’m lucky, no bucket list.  Losing control at 173 MPH in my GTR sorta solved that.  Thanks for the Prowler experience!