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

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New Website!

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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!