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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 - Bonneville Salt Flats
    Bonneville Salt Flats by Louise Ann Noeth Book review by Richard Parks,...Read More
  • Book Review - Memories Of The California Jalopy Association
      Memories Of The California Jalopy Association By Thomas D. Luce...Read More
  • Book Review - The Chrisman Legacy; Always Faster
    The Chrisman Legacy; Always Faster by Tom Madigan Book review by Richard...Read More
  • Book Review - Circle of Impact The true life events of a brave action figure
    Circle of Impact The true life events of a brave action figure by Lynn McCoy...Read More
  • Book Review - Crazy Horses The History of British Drag Racing
    Crazy Horses The History of British Drag Racing by Brian Taylor  with a...Read More
  • Book Review - Custom Cars 2009 Annual a Trend Books publication
    Custom Cars 2009 Annual a Trend Books publication, by Justin Kudolla Book...Read More
  • Book Review - Diggers, Funnies, Gassers & Altereds Drag Racing’s Golden Age
    Diggers, Funnies, Gassers & Altereds Drag Racing’s Golden Age By Bob...Read More
  • Book Review - Drag Boats of the 1960’s
    Drag Boats of the 1960’s by Don Edwards with Barry McCown Text by Bob Silva...Read More
  • Book Review - Drag Racing, Yesterday and Today; the Story of the World’s Fastest Sport
    Drag Racing, Yesterday and Today; the Story of the World’s Fastest Sport by...Read More
  • Book Review - Dragster and Funny Car Memories Southern California in the Sixties
    Dragster and Funny Car Memories Southern California in the Sixties by Don...Read More

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Biographies

  • A Visit with Diane Carmelo Leuenberger Vandenberg Dec. 20, 2012
    A Visit with Diane Carmelo Leuenberger Vandenberg Written by Diane Vandenberg...Read More
  • Gone Racin'...Dawson Hadley: Soft Spoken Genius Nov. 28, 2012
    Gone Racin'...Dawson Hadley: Soft Spoken Genius Story by Bob Falcon, edited by...Read More
  • Gone Racin’…Mari Palash Biography by Richard Parks Nov. 28, 2012
    Gone Racin’…Mari Palash Biography By Richard Parks Mari Nosker (Palash) was...Read More
  • Gone Racin’…Andy Porterfield Story by Richard Parks Nov. 28, 2012
    Gone Racin’…Andy Porterfield Story by Richard Parks.  May 1, 2012.  ...Read More
  • Andy Porterfield Celebration of Life October 1, 2012
    Andy Porterfield Celebration of Life Story by Richard Parks, Photographic...Read More
  • Say Goodbye to Roger Christian Jensen July 14, 2012
    Say Goodbye to Roger Christian Jensen Fountain Valley, CA. 7-14-12 Story by...Read More
  • Gone Racin'... Frank Arciero, July 7, 1925 – May 23, 2012
    Gone Racin'... Frank Arciero, July 7, 1925 – May 23, 2012.  Written by the...Read More
  • Robert Shaw Biography April 12, 2012
    Story by Terry Shaw, editing by Richard Parks Photographic consultant Roger...Read More
  • David Parks 60th Birthday Party March 17, 2012
    David Parks 60th Birthday Party Costa Mesa, CA 3-17-12 Story by Richard...Read More
  • Eldon Snapp Biography March 12, 2012
    Eldon Snapp Story by Richard Parks and Timothy Oldfield, Photographs by...Read More

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Car Shows

  • Costa Mesa Historical Society March 17, 2013
    Costa Mesa, CA March 17, ‘13 Story by Richard Parks Photographs by Roger...Read More
  • 13th Annual Huntington Beachcruiser Meet March 23, 2013
    Downtown Huntington Beach, CA Saturday, March 23, 2013 Photos by: Roger...Read More
  • Hot Rod Homecoming March 23-24, 2013
    The Fairplex in Pomona, CA Saturday, March 23, 2013 Photos by: Roger Rohrdanz...Read More
  • Anaheim Hooters Car and Bike Show March 3, 2013
    Anaheim, CA March 3, 2013 Story and Photographs by Roger Rohrdanz Roger...Read More
  • Memorial Car Show for Bill Papke Feb. 9, 2013
    Huntington Beach, CA Saturday, February 9, 2013 Story and Photos By Roger...Read More
  • 2013 Grand National Roadster Show Jan. 25-27, 2013
    L. A. Fairplex at Pomona, CA Friday, January 25, 2013 Story by Richard Parks...Read More
  • America’s Most Beautiful Motorcycle at the 2013 Grand National Roadster Show Jan. 27, 2013
    LA Fairplex, Pomona, CA Sunday, January 27, 2013 Story & Photos By Roger...Read More
  • Suede Palace at the 64th Grand National Roadster Show Jan. 25, 2013
    LA Fairplex, Pomona, CA Friday, January 25, 2013 Story and Photos By Roger...Read More
  • Pinstripers at the 64th Grand National Roadster Show Jan. 25, 2013
    LA Fairplex, Pomona, CA Friday, January 25, 2013 Story and Photos and By...Read More
  • The 2013 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) Award Jan. 27, 2013
    Grand National Roadster Show L. A. Fairplex at Pomona, CA Jan. 25-27,’13...Read More

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Racing

  • NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series - 09/08
    NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series “Nostalgia Sportsman Shootout ll” at Auto...Read More
  • So Cal Pro Gas Association Celebrates with a Bang - 07/08
      So Cal Pro Gas Association Celebrates with a Bang 07-05-08 Auto Club...Read More
  • NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series - 04/08
    NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series “Sportsman Shootout” at Auto Club Dragway...Read More
  • The March Meet’s Golden Anniversary - 03/08
    The March Meet’s Golden Anniversary Auto Club Famoso Raceway March 8, ‘08...Read More
  • Gone Racin’ to The 48th Annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals - 02/08
    Gone Racin’ to The 48th Annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals Los...Read More
  • NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series - 11/07
      NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series At the Automobile Club of Southern...Read More
  • 16th Cacklefest A "Living Museum" - 10/07
      Cacklefest 16th Annual Auto Club of Southern California Hot Rod Reunion A...Read More
  • Hot Rod Heritage Drag Racing - 10/07
      Hot Rod Heritage Drag Racing 16th Annual Auto Club of Southern California...Read More
  • The 25 Annual Great American Race - 07/07
      The 25 Annual Great American Race - 2007 Pomona, California July 13,14, ‘...Read More
  • 2007 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach - 04/07
      2007 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Long Beach, California April 13-15, ‘...Read More

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