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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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!