It is July 2021. The SD Prowlers are doing well. We continued to meet throughout the Kung Flu pandemic outdoors in El Monte Park (Lakeside, CA.)
The venue seems to suit us well. We have entertained going back to the restaurant who always welcomed us to use their banquet room but have opted to stay in the park. Attesting to So Cal reputation for nice weather, we have not missed a meeting and at least half the members drive their hot rods.
Heading into 2022 and contemplating our 75th anniversary, we are being encouraged by our contemporaries to host another picnic.
We have reserved El Monte Park, Section 4 on June 4th, 2022.
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
Oct 3-5 Del mar Good Guys
May 5 Freddy Castro Remembrance
June 4 Prowler 75th Anniversary
Fred Castro Passes Away
It's with sad heart, we have to report the loss a true friend and hot rodder Fred "Chico" Castro. Fred passed on Aug. 7th, 2008. Fred was only a young 66 years of age. Fred was a member of the San Diego Prowlers Hot Rod Club since 1962, and he held the member number of 70. "Chico" was the first and only member to hold a "Life Membership" of our club!
Freddie was a "drive 'em" kind of guy, and was seen all over Southern California in his "T" Bucket or 1940 std. coupe. He attended almost all the Father's Day L.A. Roadster Shows in his "T"; only missing the last few years!
Only the best of the fun times and memories will be remembered with this great guy in our greatest of hobbies!
This is a shot of when Fred was presented with a plaque recognizing him as the first "Life Time Member".