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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Prowlers Create Special Trophies for Car Shows

The San Diego Prowlers Hot Rod Club, just can't seem to do things like other clubs.  At our 60th Annual Picnic and Car Show, the club decided that we should make all of the trophies that we gave out.

 

We have some very talended metal workers in the club.  Most notably - Monte Hale and Bob Smith.  I guess they just couldn't find enough fenders to bank out or frames to box.  They "volunteered" (coaxed into doing it by an envious club) and came up with some of the best trophies that any of us ever saw.

 

The trophies are shown below with the named winner from the Annual Picnic.

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Torres was the winner of the "Best 1957" trophy.

Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

Jim Jenkins with the North County Cruisers Club received the "Best T" trophy.

Contragulations!

 

 

 

 

Joe LaPorte received the "Best HiBoy" trophy.  It was a beautiful car.

Congratulations Joe.

 

 

 

 

 

Dick Secor's 1932 Ford was chosen to receive the "Best '32" trophy.

Great work on that car Dick.

Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

 

The trophy for the "Best Original" was taken home by Ivan Miller.

Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Free was chosen to receive the "Best Coupe" trophy.

What an amazing car, Joe.

Congratulations!

 

 

 

Juston Vos brought home the "Best Rat Rod".  It was a thing to marvel at, Juston.  We just hope you get it home in one piece.  (Chuckle!!)

Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

The trophy for the "Best Custom" was given to Bob Allen.  This car was a real looker with fantastic workmanship.

Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

The "Best Truck" award was hauled away by Jordon Quintal.  Honestly, you should have seen this truck ... fantastic.

 

 

 

 

John Vinta (from Roseburg, Oregon won the trophy for "Long Distance".  Thanks for coming John.

 

 

 

 

The car club "Country Gents" won the trophy for the club with the "Most Cars".

 

 

 

The "Best of the Show" trophy is chosen by all of the Prowlers through a special voting process during the day.  We are pretty finicky about who gets this baby.  When it was all said and done, the "Prowler Pick" trophy went to Harry and Josh Jackman for their absolutely beautiful 1932 Ford Sports Coupe.

 

Congratulations guys!

The Prowlers want to thank Monte Hale and Bob Smith for the many hours of work they put into making these trophies.  They were stunning in person.