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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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?