Richard Parks, Writer and Roger Rohrdanz, Photography

Richard Parks, Writer and Roger Rohrdanz, Photography

Picture: 

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

Pages

Book and Movie Reviews

  • Book Review - Automobile Dictionary with Lagniappe
      Automobile Dictionary with Lagniappeby Ben JordanBook review by Richard Parks...Read More
  • Book Review - Automobiles of Distinction; Imperial Palace Auto Collection, Las Vegas, Nevada
    Automobiles of Distinction;Imperial Palace Auto Collection, Las Vegas, Nevada...Read More
  • Book Review - A Teenage Experience
    A Teenage Experience by John Chambard 03-31-08Book review by Richard Parks and...Read More
  • Book Review - Aventura, Alaska, Brasil
    Aventura, Alaska, Brasilby William CarrollBook review by Richard Parks,...Read More
  • Book Review - Big Daddy A Career Pictorial, Volumn 1
      Big DaddyA Career Pictorial, Volumn 1 by Don Garlits & Michael Mikulice...Read More
  • Book Review - Big Daddy, the Autobiography of Don Garlits
    Big Daddy, the Autobiography of Don Garlits by Don Garlits and Brock Yates Feb...Read More
  • Book Review - Birth of Hot Rodding:The Story of The Dry Lakes Era
    Birth of Hot Rodding:The Story of The Dry Lakes Era by Robert Genat and Don...Read More
  • Book Review - Bonneville Salt Flats
    Gone Racin’ to the…“Bonneville Salt Flats”     Louise Ann Noeth has written an...Read More
  • Book Review - Blood on the Wall
    Blood on the Wall A Novel by Deke HoulgateFeb 10, 2008Book review by Richard...Read More
  • Book Review - Bonneville Salt Flats, speed limit 1000 mph
      Bonneville Salt Flats, speed limit 1000 mphby George D. Lepp Book review by...Read More

Pages

Biographies

  • Gone Racin' - Tom Medley's Celebration of Life
    Story by Richard Parks, photographs by Doug McHenry.        I never thought...Read More
  • A Visit with Jeffrey Foulk
    Story and photographs by Jeffrey Foulk Edited by Richard Parks Photographic...Read More
  • Bud Meyer - A Celebration of Life
    Story by Richard Parks with Ken Berg, photographs by Reece Moore, and...Read More
  • A Visit with Henry Mikasa Torres, Sr.
    Story & photographs courtesy of Henry Mikasa Torres, Sr. Henry’s brother...Read More
  • Main Street Malt Shop & Santa Ana Drags Reunion
    Main Street Malt Shop & Santa Ana Drags Reunion Read More
  • Say Goodby to Joe Reath June 27, 2013
    06-27-13 Written by Delma Reath and Richard Parks, with Jim Snyder    Joe...Read More
  • A Visit with Spencer Simon June 27, 2013
    06-27-13 Biography by Spencer Simon, edited by Richard Parks       My...Read More
  • Say Goodbye to Dave May - 06/06/2013
    Say Goodbye to Dave May 5-28-13 Story by Don Faust, Kevin Stith and Christine...Read More
  • Gone Racin’ ...to see John Buck
      Gone Racin’ …to see John Buck The Grand National Roadster Show has a storied...Read More
  • Autobiography of William Francis Steagall Sr. Jan. 11, 2013
    Autobiography of  William Francis Steagall Sr 01-11-13 Story by William F....Read More

Pages

Car Shows

  • Collector Car Appreciation Day 2013
    See Roger's coverage of Collector Car Appreciation Day in Buena Park, CA July...Read More
  • 2013 Costa Mesa Classic Car Show
    See Roger's coverage of the Costa Mesa Classic Car Show on June 30, 2013. Read More
  • Fountain Valley Classic Car and Truck Show
    Check out Roger's coverage of the Fountain Valley Classic Car and Truck Show,...Read More
  • The 37th Annual Forty Ford Day
    See Roger's coverage of the 37th Annual Forty Ford Day. Read More
  • AXC Class of 2013 Inaugural Graduation
    Check out Roger's coverage of the AXC Class of 2013 Inaugural Graduation. Read More
  • 49th Annual LA Roadster Car Show and Swap Meet
    See Roger's coverage for the 49th Annual LA Roadsters Car Show and Swap Meet on...Read More
  • Annual R.C. Classic Antique Car Show and Chili Cook-Off June 1, 2013
    Presented By Huntington Beach Elks Huntington Beach, CA Saturday, June 1,...Read More
  • 52nd Annual Orange County Model A Ford Club Pancake Breakfast April 28, 2013
    Hart Park, Orange, CA Sunday, April 28, 2013 Photos by: Roger Rohrdanz   The...Read More
  • 26th Annual Seal Beach Car Show April 27, 2013
    Seal Beach, CA Saturday, April 27, 2013Photos by: Roger Rohrdanz   From...Read More
  • 19th Annual Orange Plaza Car Show April 21, 2013
    Orange, CA Sunday, April 21, 2013 Photos By Roger Rohrdanz   The City of...Read More

Pages

Racing

  • 47th Annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals - 11/11
    47th Annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club...Read More
  • 20th California Hot Rod Reunion - 10/11
    20th California Hot Rod ReunionAuto Club Famoso Raceway Bakersfield, CA....Read More
  • 53rd annual "March Meet" - 3/11
        53rd annual "March Meet" Auto Club Famoso...Read More
  • 45th Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals - 11/09
      45th Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA FinalsAuto Club Raceway...Read More
  • The March Meet Auto Club Famoso Raceway - 03/08/09
    The March Meet Auto Club Famoso RacewayMarch 8, ‘08Story by and photographs...Read More
  • The Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals - 02/09
      The Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals Los Angeles County Fairplex, in...Read More
  • Southern California Pro Gas Association - 01/09
    Southern California Pro Gas Association at Auto Club Dragway at Calif....Read More
  • “The Last Race?” NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Finale and the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, CA - 11/08
    “The Last Race?” NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Finale and the Automobile...Read More
  • California Hot Rod Reunion #17 - Oct. 10, 2008
    California Hot Rod Reunion #17 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing SeriesAuto Club...Read More
  • 17th Annual Auto Club of Southern California Hot Rod Reunion The Cacklefest a “Living Museum” - 10/08
    17th Annual Auto Club of Southern California Hot Rod Reunion The Cacklefest a...Read More

Pages