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 - Kustom Kulture Queens
    Kustom Kulture Queens by MitziReview by Richard Parks, photographic consultant...Read More
  • Book Review - L.A. Roadsters, A Retrospective
      “L.A. Roadsters, A Retrospective” By Dick Wells and Jack Stewart Book review...Read More
  • Book Review - L.A. Roadsters, A Retrospective
        Gone Racin’…with the L.A. Roadster Club Dick Wells and Jack Stewart of the...Read More
  • Book Review - Legends of Motorsports
    Legends of Motorsportsby Dave FriedmanBook review by Richard Parks,...Read More
  • Book Review - Legion Ascot Speedway (1920s-1930s) [1982 Revised Edition]
      Legion Ascot Speedway (1920s-1930s) [1982 Revised Edition]  by John R. Lucero...Read More
  • Book Review - Legion Ascot Speedway; Revised Edition
    Gone Racin’…”Legion Ascot Speedway,” by John R. Lucero. 1982 Revised edition...Read More
  • Book Review - Let ‘Em All Go! The Story of Auto Racing by the man who was there.
    Let ‘Em All Go!The Story of Auto Racing by the man who was there. by, Chris...Read More
  • Book Review - Mickey Thompson The Fast Life And Tragic Death Of A Racing Legend
    Mickey ThompsonThe Fast Life And Tragic Death Of A Racing Legend by Erik...Read More
  • Book Review - My Road to Indy
      My Road to Indya narrative by Len SuttonBook review by Richard Parks,...Read More
  • Book Review - My Road to Indy
      My Road to Indya narrative by Len SuttonBook review by Richard Parks,...Read More

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Biographies

  • A Visit with Christine Eastman at the 2008 Grand National Roadster Show
      A Visit with Christine Eastman at the 2008 Grand National Roadster Show...Read More
  • Bob Falcon Biography
      Bob Falcon Biography05-28-08Biography by Bob Falcon and Richard...Read More
  • A Visit with Edward George Farrell
      A Visit with Edward George Farrell Story & photographs by Dorothy...Read More
  • Ralph Foster, circa 2007
      Ralph Foster, circa 2007April 13, 2008 Story by Richard Parks photographic...Read More
  • A Visit with Frank Genco
    A Visit with Frank GencoOct 10, ‘11 Story and Photographs by Frank Genco,...Read More
  • A visit with Gil Gillis
      A visit with Gil Gillis01-19-09Written by Tracy, Gloria and Gil Gillis Edited...Read More
  • A Visit with Charlie Gilmore
    A Visit with Charlie Gilmore01-15-09 A Story by Charles Gilmore and Edited by...Read More
  • Charlie Gilmore’s Recollections
      Charlie Gilmore’s Recollections01-16-09A Story by Charles Gilmore and Edited...Read More
  • A Four Decade Journey Through Hot Rodding with Jim (White) Harrell & Nick Harrell
    A Four Decade Journey Through Hot Rodding with Jim (White) Harrell & Nick...Read More
  • Gone Racin’…To say goodbye to C.J. Hart
    Gone Racin’…To say goodbye to C.J. Hart     CJ “...Read More

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Car Shows

  • 48th Annual Los Angeles Roadsters Show & Swap June 16, 2012
    48th Annual Los Angeles Roadsters Show & Swap Fairplex, Pomona, CA 6-16...Read More
  • Fountain Valley Car Show June 9, 2012
    Fountain Valley Car ShowFountain Valley, CA6-9-12 Story by Richard Parks...Read More
  • Carroll Shelby Tribute at the Petersen Museum May 30, 2012
    Carroll Shelby Tribute at the Petersen Museum Story by Richard Parks with...Read More
  • Dick Martin honors, Five Guys April 23, 2012
    Dick Martin honors,Five Guys 04-23-12 Story by Richard Parks Photographs by...Read More
  • 27th Annual Fabulous Fords Forever April 22, 2012
    27th Annual Fabulous Fords Forever Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA. April...Read More
  • Memorial Service for John Partridge April 21, 2012
    Memorial Service for John Partridge Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, CA. April...Read More
  • Ford-Cobra-Shelby Reunion April 20-21, 2012
    Auto Club Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum April 20-21, 2012 Story &...Read More
  • 18th Annual Orange Plaza Car Show April 15, 2012
    18th Annual Orange Plaza Car Show City of Orange 4-15-11 Story and Photos by...Read More
  • The Main Street Malt Santa Ana Drags Reunion April 14, 2012
    Orange, CA 4-14-12 Story by Richard Parks Photographic consultant Roger...Read More
  • Doheny Wood April 14, 2012
    Doheny Wood Doheny Beach, CA4-14-12 Story & Photos by: Roger Rohrdanz...Read More

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Racing

  • Gone Racin' to 39th Annual NHRA Auto Club Finals - 11/03
    Gone Racin' to 39th Annual NHRA Auto Club Finals   The 39th NHRA Auto Club of...Read More
  • Gone Racin' Winternationals Cacklefest, Pomona - 02/2003
    Gone Racin' Winternationals Cacklefest, Pomona 2003   Drag racing fans who...Read More
  • Gone Racin' '43rd K&N Winternationals - 02/03
     Gone Racin' '43rd K&N Winternationals Clear skies, a warm sun, with a...Read More
  • Gone Racin' to the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals - 2002
     Gone Racin' to the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals Rain, that...Read More
  • Gone Racin' with the Junior Dragsters - 06/02
    Gone Racin' with the Junior Dragsters   Many people have never heard of or...Read More
  • Gone Racin' To the 42nd Annual NHRA Winternationals - 02/02
    A strong Santa Ana wind brought sunny, dry and warm temperatures to the second...Read More
  • Gone Racin' - 2005 Boat Racers Reunion
    The 2005 Boat Racers Reunion was held on June 11-12, 2005, at the Los Angeles...Read More
  • Gone Racin' to the 2004 Boat Racers Boat Show
    The Boat Racers Boat Show was held over 4 days, from June 10th, through the...Read More
  • Crackerbox Club Meeting
    Story by Richard Parks, photographic consultant Roger Rohrdanz       Dr Tom...Read More
  • Gone Racin --To the July 4th Pep Boys Nationals Drag Race at Pomona - 2001
    For those of us who have raced only on the West Coast, the Pep Boys NHRA 50th...Read More

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