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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Are you interested in becoming a member but still have some questions? For more information, just email us at andys32vic@yahoo.com . We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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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

San Diego Prowlers Hot Rod Club - Celebrate 60 Years of Hot Rodding

The San Diego Prowlers proved that even after 60 years of hot rodding, we can still throw a barn-burher of a car show.  We also want to thank our sponsors who generously supplied items for our raffles and winning cars.  Sponsors were:

 

  • Meguiars Auto Wash
  • Ecology Auto Recycling
  • Napa Auto Parts
  • Hi-Tech Auto Polish
  • Valley Transmission Repair
  • Dick's Sporting Goods

 

 

 

Well as you can see, we were not the only ones who thought that a 60 year old hot rod club outing was a big deal, the 5 page spread in 'Street Rodder Magazine' says something about it.  We want to thank everyone at Street Rodder for coming and spending a day with us at Bates Nut Farm.  We love your magazine too!

 

 

 

 

 

That much ink on little ole us, well it was pretty gratifying.

 

 

 

 

 

We all had fun.  Mom's, Dad's, and especially kids had a great time throughout the entire day.

 

 

 

 

Some amazingly beautiful cars showed up.

 

 

 

Every kind of hot rod is always welcome at a Prowlers Picnic and Car show.

 

 

We counted over 400 cars came during the day.  This is what a car show is all about.  Each car is different.  Each one is a work of art.  All are beautiful in their own way.

 

Life is good!

2008 Picnic at Bates Nut Farm

Bruce Hamilton Donates Vintage Club Minutes

Special thanks goes to Inactive Prowler Bruce Hamilton, member #87. At our 60th Anniversary Picnic held in September 2007, Bruce presented to the club our club minutes from the years 1948 through 1951. Our living Charter Members have told us they believe minutes were not taken at meetings during our first year of 1947. Previously, we had in our possession club minutes dating back only to 1952. Included were minutes of the Russetta Timing Association meetings from 1948, (the Prowlers were members of the RTA back in the early days). It has been a real hoot reading the early minutes at our regular meetings after the previous meeting's minutes are read. Bruce is a true friend of the Prowlers and is interested in the continued success of the club. Oh, by the way, did I mention Bruce paid for the band at the picnic?