President's Message

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

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".

 

 

 

 

Check Google Maps for Ventua Cove. This is next door to the Bahia Hotel and a 1/4 mile from the historic roller coaster and ocean.

The 65th Prowlers Picnic and Ol' Timers Reunion was October 6, 2012 at Ventura Cove in San Diego's Mission Bay.  This a new venue for our annual picnic and the first venture from San Diego's east county in several years.  It was well received by everyone.

Our commemorative 66th Annual Picnic t-shirt artwork by Bob McCoy.

After the party was over and we were packed up we took time out for a rare group shot.  A fitting end to a great day!