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 The Gone Racin' team of  Roger Rohrdanz and Richard Parks have racing stories, photos, book and movie reviews in The Alternate, (see guest columnists), DRIVE Magazine

Happy New Year from Richard Parks and Roger Rohrdanz:
     Joan Denver Meyer, Bud's widow, is going to hold a Celebration of Life for Bud at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum on March 1, 2014, from 11 AM until 2 PM.  Further details will be published at as we hear about them.  Bud Meyer was the nephew of Indy 500 three-time winner Louie Meyer.  Bud was also a champion boat racer.
     Harry Pallenberg and Harold Osmer have produced a video called WHERE THEY RACED, about racing venues in Southern California.  You can see it at I'm in the drag racing portion, but I won't win any Oscars.
     THE BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS: Two Decades of Photography by Peter Vincent has been reviewed on  It is an amazing work of black and white, plus color photographs of the Salt Flats.
     A trailer for the movie SNAKE AND MONGOO$E on the lives of Don Prudhomme and Tom McEwen can be seen at
     The SANTA ANA AIRPORT DRAGSTRIP (1950-1959) Reunion is held twice a year in April and October at Santiago Creek Park in Orange, California.
     The GRAND NATIONAL ROADSTER SHOW will be held on January 24-26, 2014 at the Los Angeles County Fairplex in Pomona, California.
     CRUISIN' FOR A CURE is held at the Orange County Fairgrounds, in Costa Mesa, California on the last Saturday in September of each year and is the largest one day event in the area.
     Autobooks/Aerobooks (818-845-0707) and the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum (909-622-2133) carry the movies, books and videos mentioned.
     For reviews on the books and movies listed go to, Guest Columnist, Richard Parks and Roger Rohrdanz.

Most of the information on this page is sort of a history lesson in what
happens when a novice puts up a lot of information and continues
adding as it comes in - hard to take down what someone has written
and added to the site.  Enjoy history..

Events and links Santa Maria, CA Bent Axles (events)

 GasUp Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame Induction Photos - September 27, 2008.

Photos of the Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame "GAS-UP" 2009

 October 22-24, 2010 - Rotary Car Show in Buellton, CA

 Book a room here.   for 2011 April 30 "GasUp" or a visit to the area. 
GasUp will not be in 2010 due to conflicting races etc.  See us in April 30 for Super GasUp.


SCTA/BNI World Finals (091012)


For the old event schedule that has phone numbers on it click here.

 Car Show at JR's Drive-In - Santa Maria, CA
               (held ever 2nd Friday of the month @600 E. Main.  805-928-3288


  .  See for details. (Craig Hoelzel)

.  See  

  More information at or 714-803-9216.    (Debbie Baker)



Just a quick note - Mark Mendenhall, Jack's son, will be carrying on his fathers tradition - Mark sees the GASUP becoming bigger and better in years to come.  Mark wants to share the Museum so more people may enjoy the history of United States road system.  050914 Events page.

(events done) Above information is deemed reliable 091011