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 - Hot Rod Kings Top Traditional Rod and Custom Builders
       Hot Rod Kings Top Traditional Rod and Custom Builders by David Perry and...Read More
  • Book Review - Hot Rod Memories Relived Again
    Hot Rod Memories Relived Againby Don MontgomeryJune 12,’07Book review by...Read More
  • Book Review - Hot Rod Pioneers the Creators of the Fastest Sport on Wheels
      Hot Rod Pioneersthe Creators of the Fastest Sport on Wheelsby Ed AlmquistBook...Read More
  • Book Review - Hot Rods As They Were; Another Blast from the Past
    Hot Rods As They WereAnother Blast from the Pastby Don MontgomeryBook review by...Read More
  • Book Review - Hot Rods in the Forties; A Blast from the Past
    Hot Rods in the FortiesA Blast from the Pastby Don MontgomeryBook review by...Read More
  • Book Review - Hot Rod History Book Two: The Glory Years
    Hot Rod HistoryBook Two: The Glory Yearsby Tom Medley Book review by Richard...Read More
  • Book Review - I Am Your Disease
    I Am Your DiseaseBy Sheryl Letzgus McGinnis with Heiko Ganzer, LCSW,...Read More
  • Book Review - Inboard Racing, A Color Album
    Inboard Racing, A Color Albumby Bob and Elladine FoleyBook review by Richard...Read More
  • Book Review - Inboard Racing, A Wild Ride
      Inboard Racing, A Wild Rideby Bob FoleyBook review by Richard Parks,...Read More
  • Book Review - In Shadow of the Devil A Saga of Retaining Values in a World Gone Mad
    In Shadow of the DevilA Saga of Retaining Values in a World Gone Mad By Lynn...Read More

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Biographies

  • A Visit with James Close
      A Visit with James CloseAugust 2, ‘09 Biography by James Close, editing by,...Read More
  • Say goodbye to Boyd Coddington
      Say goodbye to Boyd Coddington LaHabra, CA Mar 5, ‘08 Story by Richard...Read More
  • Gone Racin’…To the Conze Machine Shop
    Gone Racin’…To the Conze Machine Shop California is one of those strange...Read More
  • A Visit with Jerry Cornelison
      A Visit with Jerry Cornelison05-29-08 Biography by Jerry Cornelison and...Read More
  • Say Goodbye to Chuck Daigh
      Say Goodbye to Chuck Daigh 06-02-08 Story by Richard Parks, photographic...Read More
  • Gone Racin’…Dave Danish
      Gone Racin’…Dave Danish  New improvements are being made to the ¼ mile...Read More
  • A Visit with Mark Dawson The new track manager at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, CA
      A Visit with Mark Dawson The new track manager at Auto Club Dragway in...Read More
  • A Visit with Steve Doll
      A Visit with Steve Doll 11-01-08 Biography by Steve Doll, Edited by Richard...Read More
  • A Diamond in the Dust; The Julian Doty Story
    A Diamond in the Dust;The Julian Doty StoryStory & Photographs by Jim...Read More
  • Profile of Julian Doty
      Julian Doty7-24-07 Story by Richard Parks    Julian Doty was born on...Read More

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Car Shows

  • Surf City Garage Car Show Aug. 26, 2012
    Surf City Garage Car ShowPresented by the Orange County Mustang Club 8-26-12...Read More
  • Tiki Highway Cars, Bikes, Bands and Art Show Aug. 26, 2012
    Tiki Highway Cars, Bikes, Bands and Art Show Huntington Beach, CA. 8-26-12...Read More
  • NMCA West Coast Shootout Aug. 18, 2012
    NMCA West Coast Shootout Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, CA 8-18,19-2012 Story...Read More
  • Twilight Cruise at the NHRA Museum Aug. 1, 2012
    Twilight Cruise at the NHRA Museum, Pomona, CA. 8-1-12 Story by Richard...Read More
  • Signal Hill Car Show August 5, 2012
    Signal Hill Car Show Signal Hill, CA 8-5-12 Story & Photos by: Roger...Read More
  • American Classic Cars & Cal-Rods team up to celebrate, Collector Car Appreciation Day July 13, 2012
    American Classic Cars & Cal-Rods team up to celebrate Collector Car...Read More
  • The Summer Cruise Night at Performance Plus July 20, 2012
    The Summer Cruise Night at Performance Plus Long Beach, CA. 7-20-12 Story...Read More
  • Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo & Car Show July 14, 2012
    Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo & Car Show  Bixby Knolls, CA 7-14-12 Story...Read More
  • 36th Annual Forty Ford Day June 24, 2012
    36th Annual Forty Ford DayLa Palma Park, Anaheim, CA6-24-12 Story & Photos...Read More
  • Alex Xydias 90th Birthday Gala June 16, 2012
    Alex Xydias’ 90th Birthday Gala Conference Center at the L.A. Fairplex 6-16-...Read More

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Racing

  • Gone Racin' to Irwindale Speedway - August 20, 2005
    Gone Racin' to Irwindale Speedway, August 20, 2005   Danny Oakes, Ralph...Read More
  • Gone Racin' to Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, CA. - May 28, 2005
    Gone Racin' to Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, CA.   Irwindale Speedway hosted...Read More
  • Gone Racin' To the Irwindale Dragstrip - 2005
    Gone Racin' To the Irwindale Dragstrip   Irwindale Speedway has recently...Read More
  • Gone Racin' "Legion Ascot Speedway," by John R. Lucero. 1982 Revised edition - 2005
    Gone Racin' "Legion Ascot Speedway," by John R. Lucero. 1982 Revised edition...Read More
  • Gone Racin' to the 45th Annual CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals - 02/05
    Gone Racin' to the 45th Annual CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals     The...Read More
  • Gone Racin' at The California Speedway - 2005
    Gone Racin' at The California Speedway   Roger Rohrdanz and I headed out to...Read More
  • Gone Racin' to the Scion Performance Challenge - 11/04
    Gone Racin' to the Scion Performance Challenge Writers, journalists and...Read More
  • Gone Racin' to the 40th Auto Club NHRA Finals - 11/04
    Gone Racin' to the 40th Auto Club NHRA Finals   The 40th Annual Auto Club of...Read More
  • Gone Racin' to the Mopar Twin 50's - 06/04
    Gone Racin' to the Mopar Twin 50's Saturday, June 27, 2004, Irwindale Speedway...Read More
  • 7th Goodguys Nitro Nationals at Pomona Raceway - 06/04
     7th Goodguys Nitro Nationals at Pomona Raceway   The 7th Goodguys Nitro...Read More

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