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Louise Ann Noeth, a.k.a. "Landspeed Louise," has been a motor-head speed freak all her life. Her award-winning investigative, technical and feature writing, graphic design and photography have been published around the world. Recognized and respected for her storyteller perspective in her entertaining "Fuel For Thought" column, she was the first female editor of HOT ROD Industry News and HOT ROD Hotline at Petersen Publishing Company, where she also assisted in developing the HOT ROD and CAR CRAFT Nationals. A publicist for racing teams, entertainers and corporations through LandSpeed Productions, her clients have included Craig Breedlove's Spirit of America World Speed Record Team, General Motors and Jeana Yeager of Voyager aviation fame. As a public speaker, Ms. Noeth has delighted and educated audiences on a variety of topics, including the World Land Speed Record, the history of land speed racing, fine art photography, tall ships, Italian art and architecture, Indonesia and Russian River Rafting in Siberia. Ms. Noeth toured as a professional auto racer, campaigning a jet dragster. As one of few women auto writers/racers in America, she has served on several auto industry technical committees for tires, suspension and emission controls. She has participated in regulatory discussions at the national level, which resulted in administrative policy changes. Ms. Noeth's art and photography have been exhibited on "The Late Show with David Letterman," and at many museums, schools and galleries. Her journalism and photography has garnered numerous awards from peer-judged journalism competitions and she is recognized historian on several motorsports subjects. Comfortable and competent behind the wheel of any car or truck, or on a motorcycle, she is also licensed airplane pilot, blue-water sailor, white-water rafter and occasional wing-walker. Ms. Noeth is a founding member of the Motor Press Guild currently serving as an Officer on the Board of Directors and former officer of the International Motor Press Association.

LandSpeed Louise named 2009 Goodguys Woman of the Year

Columbus, OH – Renowned author, historian and columnist “Landspeed” Louise Ann Noeth was named 2009 Goodguys Woman of the Year at the 12th PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. A veteran of motorsport and land speed racing journalism, she accepted the award in front of a packed house during the event awards ceremony. Noeth has fueled her passion for high speeds with a wide-ranging palate over several decades. After years of racing a 250mph jet dragster she joined Petersen Publishing Company in 1979. She was Petersen’s first female automotive editor-in-chief of any of the firm’s automotive publications. While working at Petersen, …

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Aerobatic Champion Pilot Vicki Cruse killed in UK airshow practice at Silverstone Racing Circuit

Vicki Cruse, an International Aerobatic Champion and president of the International Aerobatic Club (IAC) since 2005 was killed Saturday, Augst 22, 2009 in England just after noon. She was practicing for the World Aerobatic Championships being staged at Silverstone Racing Circuit, the home of British motor racing. No one else was injured in the incident. Vicki was also an Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) director and board member. The 40 year old beloved pilot from Santa Paula, California, was pronounced dead at the scene. Mercifully, Vicki died instantly after her single-seat Zivko Edge 540 nosedived into the ground witnessed by  motoring …

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Another Pair of Steamin’ World Land Speed Records

For on-site, original photographs and reproduction rights contact Louise Ann Noeth at 805.312.0893 or louise@landspeedproductions.biz Development driver Don Wales suited up today on the Muroc dirt at Edwards Air Force Base to lay down a sizzlig pair of runs that qualify for another flying mile and flying kilo record — the second in two days for the British Steam Car Challenge! (see yesterday’s post for details) After weeks of grueling toil in withering desert heat, the Brits kept their wits and saved the best for last. Wales averaged 148.308 in the kilo and 148.166 in the mile. The team now …

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World’s Fastest Kettle Gets Its Steam On

British Steam Car Challenge financed and driven by American Charles Burnett III breaks the oldest World Land Speed Record For on-site, original photographs and reproduction rights contact Louise Ann Noeth at 805.312.0893 or louise@landspeedproductions.biz Boiling across Edward’s Air Force Base in California on Tuesday,  August 25th, at 8:19am (PST) Charles Burnett III successfully broke the land speed record for a steam powered car – which has stood for more than 100 years – achieving an average speed of 139.843mph on two runs over a measured mile. Driver Charles Burnett III piloted the car for both runs reaching a peak speed of 136.103mph on …

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Cable TV personality Jesse James isn’t a “dead man”; he is just a brazen liar.

Despite numerous irrefutable facts to the contrary, TV’s Jesse James continues to claim he set a World Land Speed Record with the old The Dees/Milodon Engineering/Davis B Streamliner that was reworked to accept a hydrogen-gulping V8. There was no record. In my opinion, Mr. James is a simply a brazen liar who cheats all those good men and women who have for decades honestly laid it on the line to ink a spot in the record books. The claim of besting BMW’s FIA ratified hydrogen-powered World Record Speed Record on June 16th on the southern California El Mirage dry lake …

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