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

  • Solvang Restaurant Book Review
    There are places on this Earth that are simply breathtaking; little paradises...Read More
  • Book Review: From Horseback to Horsepower
         I review all sorts of books, pamphlets, movies, magazines and stories...Read More
  • Gone Racin' - The Old Car Nut Book #2
         THE OLD CAR NUT BOOK #2 is the second in the series by editor and author...Read More
  • Gone Racin' - The Old Car Nut Book #1
         The editor of THE OLD CAR NUT BOOK series is David Dickinson and he has a...Read More
  • Book Review - Street Rod and Custom Showtime
          Most books that I review are rather straightforward and they are...Read More
  • Popular Mechanics Magazine Review
          My son, Michael Parks, loves to hunt garage, estate and yard sales...Read More
  • DRIVE! Magazine Review
        DRIVE is your blue collar print-media periodical.  There is nothing...Read More
  • Classic & Kustom BOMBS Magazine Review
      Classic & Kustom BOMBS magazine is a high-quality, quarterly...Read More
  • Book Review - A History of Auto Racing in New England, Volume 1
    A HISTORY OF AUTO RACING IN NEW ENGLAND, Volume 1, by Dick Berggren.  Book...Read More
  • Drag-Strip Hotrodders
    Magazine review by Richard Parks, photographic consultant Roger Rohrdanz. ...Read More

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Biographies

  • Gone Racin'... Will Moore
      Story by Richard Parks, photographic consultant Roger Rohrdanz. Photos...Read More
  • Celebration of Life for Louie Senter
    On July 9, 2016 over 300 people came together at the Wally Parks NHRA...Read More
  • Gone Racin' - Jim Clark Bio
    Gone Racin' ... James Clark Jr. Biography by Jim Clark, with editing by Richard...Read More
  • Gone Racin' - Dean Court Biography
    Dean Court      I was born in Rochester, New York, where it snows from...Read More
  • Gone Racin' - Bernie and PJ Partridge Bio
    Their last meeting. NHRA legends Bernie Partridge (L) and Wally Parks visit...Read More
  • Richard Parks Gone Racin' column - RIP David Parks
      It is with profound sadness that I have to inform you that my brother,...Read More
  • Gone Racin' - Don Garlits Biography
    Biography and photos/captions by Don Garlits      Longevity doesn't guarantee...Read More
  • Gone Racin' - Me, Kathy, and the Car
    Biography and photographs by Jim Calzia   Collage of The Car at the 2014 Sonoma...Read More
  • Gone Racin' - Larry Mayfield Biography
    Biography and photographs by Larry Mayfield.  Larry goes by his nickame Mayf on...Read More
  • Gone Racin’...Mickey Thompson Panel Discussion at the Wally Parks NHRA
    There is nothing like having a place to hang out if you are a hot rodder.  In...Read More

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Car Shows

  • Balboa Car Show
    https://www.hotrodhotline.com/balboa-car-show Read More
  • The Mooneyes Car Show Coverage
    https://www.hotrodhotline.com/mooneyes-open-house-0#.V40jevkrJQL Read More
  • Fountain valley Car Show
    http://www.hotrodhotline.com/node/16959/1 Read More
  • 2013 Grand National Roadster Show
    January 2013. Every year at the Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS), there is a...Read More
  • The Suede Palace
    Coverage from the Suede Palace exhibit at the Grand National Roadster show here...Read More
  • Million Dollar Breakfast Cruise Nov 30 2014
    Million Dollar Breakfast Cruise Nov 30, 2014      Read More
  • Gone Racin' to see the Suede Palace Models
    Story by Richard Parks Photographs by Mitzi Valenzuela The Grand Nationals...Read More
  • Colorful 2014 Grand National Roadster Show Stories Part 2
    Story by Richard Parks Photographic consultant Roger Rohrdanz      The Grand...Read More
  • Colorful 2014 Grand National Roadster Show Stories Part 1
    Story by Richard Parks      Jon and Nancy Wennerberg traveled out to the Grand...Read More
  • Surf City Veterans Day Car Show
    Surf City Veterans Day Car Show Read More

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Racing

  • Santa Ana Drags Reunion
    https://www.hotrodhotline.com/santa-ana-drag-strip-reunion#.V_0pIPkrJQI Read More
  • NHRA Division 7 Race
    NHRA Divison 7 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, at Auto Club Dragway...Read More
  • NHRA ET Finals
    NHRA Division 7 Summit Series Finals Auto Club Dragway at Fontana, CA. 10-4-15...Read More
  • Santa Ana Drags Reunion
    http://www.hotrodhotline.com/node/14340/1 Read More
  • Circle K NHRA Winternationals
    Circle K Winternationals kick off HERE. Read More
  • 50th Auto Club NHRA Finals
    Read full article by Richard Parks and see photos by Roger Rohrdanz here  Read More
  • Gallery of Speed at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum
    Story by Richard Parks, Photographs by Roger Rohrdanz        On July 29, 2014...Read More
  • Rip Michels and Toni McCray
    Rip Michels and Toni McCray Read More
  • Ryan and Andy Partridge with Steve Latina
    Ryan and Andy Partridge with Steve Latina Read More
  • Madison and Allison Gay - Bandoleros Racers
    Madison and Allison Gay - Bandoleros Racers Read More

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