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...]