Arias, Moore, Chapouris, Van Dyke, Gas-Up and Santa Ana Drags Reunion

Update for those on my old Car Racers Newsletter: April 1, 2017 - Santa Ana Drags Reunion, 10 am to 2 pm, Santiago Creek Park located at Lawson Way and East Memory Lane, Santa Ana, California. No charge to attend, light lunch provided by Gene Mitchell. Group photograph at 1 pm. April 29, 2017 … [Read more...]

Gone Racin’ … Alex Xydias at the Motorsports Museum

Story by Richard Parks. 19 March 2016. Larry Fisher sent out word to the hot rodding community that Alex Xydias was going to speak at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by Automobile Club of Southern California, on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Along with the memories of the … [Read more...]

Gone Racin’…To the Bean Bandits Reunion

Story by Richard Parks. September 21, 2009. The Bean Bandits of San Diego are a storied car club. They were in the forefront of drag racing in the early 1950's, helped to form and manage Paradise Mesa Drag Strip and were players in land speed racing for the last six decades. They are a … [Read more...]

Gone Racin’…Berardini Brothers

Story by Richard Parks. October 31, 2006. Pat and Tony Berardini raced in the early days of drag racing in the early 1950’s, establishing a reputation for skill, speed and consistency. Their parents, Carlo and Philomena Berardini, emigrated from Italy before WWI and settled in Southwest Los … [Read more...]