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Richard Parks, Writer and Roger Rohrdanz, Photography

Richard Parks, Writer and Roger Rohrdanz, Photography

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Richard Parks is the writing half of the Gone Racin’ column while Roger Rohrdanz does the photography. We have a huge archive of articles from Richard and Roger's collaborations, including many inside looks at some of our industries heroes and legends.

Separately, Richard is a prolific historian and commentator on the Hot Rod industry and lifestyle and Roger documents shows and events.  For easier reference, their contributions have been categorizes as: Racing, Car Shows, Biographies, and Book Reviews. 

Archive of Articles by Richard Parks, Writer and Roger Rohrdanz, Photography

Book and Movie Reviews

  • Book Review - When the Hot Rods Ran; May 15, 1938
      When the Hot Rods Ran; May 15, 1938 by William Carroll Book review by...Read More
  • Book Review - Where They Raced Auto racing venues in Los Angeles, 1900-1990
    Where They Raced Auto racing venues in Los Angeles, 1900-1990 by Harold L....Read More
  • Book Review - Winners are Driven
    Winners are Driven A Champion’s Guide to Success in Business & Life by...Read More
  • Book Review - ’32 Ford Deuce
      ’32 Ford Deuce by Tony Thacker Book review by Richard Parks, photographic...Read More
  • Movie Review - Spin Club 1989-2010
      Spin Club 1989-2010 By Mark Brazeau Movie review by Richard Parks,...Read More
  • Movie Review - Memories of the California Jalopy Association 1949-1964 Volumes 1-6
      Memories of the California Jalopy Association 1949-1964 Volumes 1-6 By Tom...Read More
  • Movie Review - The Hot Rod Story
    The Hot Rod Story by Alex Xydias Movie review by Richard Parks, Photographic...Read More
  • Movie Review - Slingshot! An American Hot Rod Foundation Film
      Slingshot!  An American Hot Rod Foundation Film Movie review by Richard...Read More
  • Movie Review - The Salt Ghost Return of the Nitro Express
      The Salt Ghost Return of the Nitro Express Movie review by Richard Parks,...Read More
  • Movie Review - Boys of Bonneville Racing on A Ribbon Of Salt
      Boys of Bonneville Racing on A Ribbon Of Salt Movie review by Richard...Read More

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Biographies

  • Celebration for Wally Parks
    Celebration for Wally Parks At the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA...Read More
  • Wally Parks Inducted into the Los Angeles County Fair Association’s Hall of Fame
    Wally Parks Inducted into the Los Angeles County Fair Association’s  Hall of...Read More
  • Robert E. Petersen’s Celebration of Life
    Robert E. Petersen’s Celebration of Life Petersen Museum Mar 29, ‘07 Story...Read More
  • Landspeed Racing with Gail & Allen Phillips
    Landspeed Racing with Gail & Allen Phillips Feb 26, ‘07 Story by Richard...Read More
  • A Visit with Ed Rachanski
    A Visit with Ed Rachanski 11-01-08 Story by Ed Rachanski and Richard Parks  ...Read More
  • Our Hero Ron Roseberry
    Our Hero Ron Roseberry June 5, 1936 - December 9, 2006 Story by Richard...Read More
  • Rosie Roussel's Story
      Rosie Roussel's Story 08-02-08 Story by Richard Parks, photographic...Read More
  • George Rubio - As told by his friends and family
      George Rubio As told by his friends and family Mar 19, ‘08 Story by...Read More
  • Otto Ryssman
    Otto Ryssman July-27-07 Story by Richard Parks Otto Eugene Ryssman was born...Read More
  • A Visit with Ed Safarik
    A Visit with Ed Safarik Written by Ed Safarik, edited by Richard Parks,...Read More

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Car Shows

  • 35th Annual Forty Ford Day June 26, 2011
    40 Ford Day La Palma Park, Anaheim, CA 6-26-11 Story & Photos by: Roger...Read More
  • F-100 Western Nationals June 25, 2011
    29th Annual F-100 Western Nationals Canyon RV Park, Anaheim, CA 6-25-11...Read More
  • Anaheim Classic Car Show June 24, 2011
      Anaheim, CA. 6-24-11 Story & Photos by: Roger Rohrdanz Friday June 24...Read More
  • Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts June 20, 2011
    The AXC (Alex Xydias Center) 6-20-11      Story by Richard Parks,...Read More
  • 47th Annual L.A. Roadsters Show & Swap June 18, 2011
    Fairplex Pomona, CA 6-18-11 Story by Richard...Read More
  • Fountain Valley Classic Car and Truck Show June 11, 2011
    Mile Square Park Orange County, CA 6-11-11 Story by...Read More
  • Fallbrook Vintage Car Show May 29, 2011
    Fallbrook Vintage Car Show (Rain or Shine) Fallbrook, CA 5-29-11 Story...Read More
  • Santa Ana Drags May 2011 Reunion May 7, 2011
      Santa Ana Drags Reunion Orange, CA 5-7-11 Story by Richard Parks Photos...Read More
  • Santa Ana Drags Reunion Oct. 2, 2010
    Santa Ana Drags Reunion Oct 2, 2010 City Orange, CA. Story by Richard Parks,...Read More
  • 11th Annual Cruisin For A Cure Sept. 25, 2010
      11th Annual Cruisin' For A Cure Supporting CITY of HOPE's Prostate Cancer...Read More

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