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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

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Book and Movie Reviews

  • Book Review - Every Sunday Drag Races; Orange County Airport, Santa Ana
      Every Sunday Drag Races; Orange County Airport, Santa Ana by Leslie Long and...Read More
  • Book Review - Edelbrock, made in USA
    Edelbrock, made in USA by Tom Madigan Book review by Richard Parks,...Read More
  • Book Review - Flat Out The Race For The Motorcycle World Land Speed Record
    Flat Out The Race For The Motorcycle World Land Speed Record By Rocky...Read More
  • Book Review - Flat Out
    Flat Out by Albert Drake 6-16-11 Book Review and photographs by Bud Lang...Read More
  • Book Review - Fuel & Guts The Birth of Top Fuel Drag Racing
    Fuel & Guts The Birth of Top Fuel Drag Racing by Tom Madigan Book...Read More
  • Book Review - Heroes of Hot Rodding
    Heroes of Hot Rodding by David Featherston Book review by Richard Parks,...Read More
  • Book Review - High Performance The Culture and Technology of Drag Racing 1959-1990
    High Performance The Culture and Technology of Drag Racing 1959-1990 By;...Read More
  • Book Review - Tex Smith’s Hot Rod History Book One the Beginnings
      Tex Smith’s Hot Rod History Book One the Beginnings By Tom Medley Book...Read More
  • Book Review - Hot Rodder! From Lakes to Street
      Hot Rodder! From Lakes to Street by Albert Drake Book review by Richard...Read More
  • Book Review - Hot Rod Chronicle
    Hot Rod Chronicle by the auto editors of Consumer Guide, with Don Prieto Book...Read More

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Biographies

  • Burke LeSage Celebration of Life Jan. 20, 2012
    Story by Richard Parks, Photographs by Roger Rohrdanz 01-20-...Read More
  • Say Goodbye to Bill Summers June 20, 2011
    Say Goodby to Bill Summers 6-20-11 Story by...Read More
  • Nick Arias Jr.
      Nick Arias Jr. Gardena, Calif. 4-25-06 Story by Richard Parks & Photos...Read More
  • Say Goodbye to Bill Bagnall
      Say Goodbye to Bill Bagnall March 27, 1926 - November 22, 2006 Story by...Read More
  • The Berardini Brothers
      The Berardini Brothers Anaheim, California July 2006   Story by Richard...Read More
  • John & Blake Bowser & The Legendary Auto Club Famoso Raceway Bakersfield, CA
      John & Blake Bowser & The Legendary Auto Club Famoso Raceway...Read More
  • A Visit with Dave Brant
      A Visit with Dave Brant 06-12-08 Biography by Dave Brant and Richard...Read More
  • A Visit with Thomas Elmer Bryant Junior
    A Visit with Thomas Elmer Bryant Junior 06-13-08 Biography by Tom Bryant and...Read More
  • A Visit with Barry 'Burly' Burlile
    A Visit with Barry 'Burly'; Burlile 06-03-08 Biography by Barry Burlile and...Read More
  • A Visit with George Callaway
    A Visit with George Callaway 06-12-08 Biography by George Callaway and...Read More

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Car Shows

  • Mooneyes X-mas Show & Drags Dec. 8, 2012
    Irwindale, CA. 12-08-12 Story & Photos by: Roger Rohrdanz   The...Read More
  • John Force Holiday Car Show #15 Dec. 2, 2012
    Yorba Linda, CA Dec 2, ‘12 Story and Photographs by Roger Rohrdanz   The...Read More
  • Twilight Cruise Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum Nov. 7, 2012
    Twilight Cruise Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum Nov 7, 2012 Pomona, CA...Read More
  • Main Street Malt Shop and Santa Ana Drag Strip Reunion Oct. 6, 2012
    Main Street Malt Shop and Santa Ana Drag Strip Reunion City Orange, CA. Oct...Read More
  • 26th Annual Placentia Heritage Car Show Oct. 13, 2012
    26th Annual Placentia Heritage Car Show Placentia, CA. Oct 13, 2012 Story...Read More
  • Owens Valley Cruisers 19th Annual Fall Colors Car Show Oct. 5-7, 2012
    Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop, Ca  Friday, October 5,...Read More
  • Rancho Los Amigos Foundation presents Rebuilding Cars Rebuilding Lives First Annual Car Show Sept. 29, 2012
    Rancho Los Amigos Foundation presents Rebuilding Cars Rebuilding Lives First...Read More
  • Lucky 13th Annual Cruisin’ For A Cure Sept. 22, 2012
    Lucky 13th Annual Cruisin’™ For A Cure OC Fair & Event Center, Cost Mesa,...Read More
  • 23rd Annual Belmont Shore Car Show September 9, 2012
    23rd Annual Belmont Shore Car Show Long Beach, CA. Sunday, September 9,...Read More
  • 30th Annual Great Labor Day Cruise Sept. 1, 2012
    30th Annual Great Labor Day Cruise Sept 1-2, 2012 Orange County Fairgrounds...Read More

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Racing

  • 47th Annual NHRA Carquest Auto Parts Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona - 02/07
    47th Annual NHRA Carquest Auto Parts Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at...Read More
  • Gone Racin'... To the Toyota Performance Challenge - 12/06
    Gone Racin'... To the Toyota Performance Challenge   Roger Rohrdanz and I...Read More
  • Gone Racin'...to the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA 2006 Finals - 11/06
    Gone Racin'...to the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA 2006 Finals...Read More
  • Gone Racin' to The Grand AMA Speedway Races - 2006
    Gone Racin' to The Grand AMA Speedway Races   We met Ronnie Hancock at...Read More
  • Gone Racin'... Illegal Street Racing - 2006
    Gone Racin'... Illegal Street Racing       The News is rife with stories of...Read More
  • Gone Racin'... on politics in motor racing - 2006
    Gone Racin'... on politics in motor racing   Hot rodders and motor racing...Read More
  • Gone Racin' Looking for sponsors - 2006
    Gone Racin' Looking for sponsors     It always happens when guys start bench...Read More
  • Gone Racin' to The XRL - 2006
    Gone Racin' to The XRL   We received an invitation to see an XRL event at...Read More
  • Gone Racin' to the Muscle Car 1000 - 10/05
    Gone Racin' to the Muscle Car 1000   The Inaugural Muscle Car 1000 Tour began...Read More
  • Gone Racin' to the Lucas Oil NHRA Division 7 Inaugural Event at California Dragway - 09/05
    Gone Racin' to the Lucas Oil NHRA Division 7 Inaugural Event at California...Read More

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