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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 - Rockin’ Down the Highway the Cars and People that Made Rock and Roll
      Rockin’ Down the Highway the Cars and People that Made Rock and Roll by...Read More
  • Book Review - Roy Richter; Striving for Excellence
      Roy Richter; Striving for Excellence by Art Bagnall Book review by Richard...Read More
  • Book Review - Run to Glory Chasing the World’s Water Speed record 1967-1989
      Run to Glory Chasing the World’s Water Speed record 1967-1989 by Donald W....Read More
  • Book Review - San Diego Motorsports, 100 Racing Years A Johnny McDonald Collection
    San Diego Motorsports, 100 Racing Years A Johnny McDonald Collection Book...Read More
  • Book Review - The Salt of the Earth Ab Jenkins’ own Story of Speed
      The Salt of the Earth Ab Jenkins’ own Story of Speed by Ab Jenkins &...Read More
  • Book Review - Smoke, Sand, and Rubber
      Smoke, Sand, and Rubber by Mel Anthony Book review by Richard Parks,...Read More
  • Book Review - Supercharged Gas Coupes Remembering the Sixties
      Supercharged Gas Coupes Remembering the Sixties by Don Montgomery Book...Read More
  • Book Review - The Fast Lane; The History of NHRA Drag Racing
      The Fast Lane; The History of NHRA Drag Racing Feb 19, 2008 Book review by...Read More
  • Book Review - The American Hot Rod
    The American Hot Rod by Dean Batchelor 08-04-08 Book review by Richard Parks...Read More
  • Book Review - The Birth of Hot Rodding: The story of the Dry Lakes Era
    Gone Racin ’…"The Birth of Hot Rodding: The story of the Dry Lakes Era,"  by...Read More

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Biographies

  • A Visit with Doug King
      A Visit with Doug King Story by Doug King, Editors Richard Parks &...Read More
  • Burke LeSage Celebration of Life
      Burke LeSage Celebration of Life Story by Richard Parks, Photographs by...Read More
  • A visit with Burke LeSage
      A visit with Burke LeSage 03-16-09 Written by Burke LeSage Edited by...Read More
  • Gone Racin’…Jim Lindsley
    Gone Racin’…Jim Lindsley     As we start the 2005 racing season, full of...Read More
  • Say Goodbye to Joe MacPherson
      Say Goodbye to Joe MacPherson Tustin, California November 5, 1928 - March...Read More
  • Alvin "Mousie" Marcellus of the famous "Winged Express" fuel altered Celebrates his 75th
      Our Hero’s Alvin "Mousie" Marcellus of the famous "Winged Express" fuel...Read More
  • Gone Racin’…with Dave Marquez
    Gone Racin’…with Dave Marquez   In boxing there is a term used to denote the...Read More
  • Say Goodby to Jack McAfee
      Say Goodby to Jack McAfee 1922 - 2007 Story by Richard Parks, consultants...Read More
  • Jack Mendenhall
      Gone Racin’…Jack Mendenhall   I met Jack Mendenhall late in his life, when he...Read More
  • A Visit with Ky Michaelson
      A Visit with Ky Michaelson 05-27-08 Biography by Ky Michaelson and Richard...Read More

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Car Shows

  • Mooneyes X-mas show and Drags Dec. 10, 2011
    Toyota Speedway Irwindale, CA. 12-10-11...Read More
  • John Force Holiday Car Show #14 Dec. 4, 2011
    Yorba Linda, CA Dec 4, ‘11 Story and...Read More
  • LIONS Last Drag Race Reunion Dec. 3, 2011
    LIONS Last Drag Race Reunion at the Auto Club Wally Parks...Read More
  • Goodguys 1st Fall Del Mar Nationals Nov. 25, 2011
    The 1st Goodguys Fall Del Mar Nationals began Friday at the scenic Del Mar...Read More
  • 47th Anual NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, CA Nov. 11, 2011
    Nov. 11-14, 2011 Story and Photographs by Roger...Read More
  • Classic Car Saturday at Old World Village Nov. 5, 2011
    Nov 5, 2011 Huntington Beach, CA.  Story and Photographs...Read More
  • La Verne Fanfest Kicks off the Auto Club NHRA Finals Nov. 5, 2011
    La Verne, CA November 5, 2011 Story & Photographs by...Read More
  • 20th California Hot Rod Reunion Oct. 21, 2011
    Auto Club Famoso Raceway Bakersfield, CA. October 21-23,...Read More
  • Main Street Malt Shop and Santa Ana Drag Strip Reunion Oct. 1, 2011
    City Orange, CA. Oct 1, 2011 Story by Richard Parks...Read More
  • Long Beach Motorama Oct. 1, 2011
    Oct. 1, 2, 2011 Long Beach, CA Story and Photographs by Roger Rohrdanz...Read More

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