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A SHOP TOUR AT MANNS RESTORATION

Manns Restoration Does World-Class Work in a Tiny Missouri Town BY “LANDSPEED” LOUISE ANN NOETH This small town crew knocks out world class cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles and fire engine that can be found in museums all around the globe. This humble gang of talented guys have won every “Best of Show” from Pebble Beach to Amelia Island and even had a command performance with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. Let’s get this out of the way: Festus. Yes, Festus. As in Missouri. A name that begs comical commentary despite its biblical origins. It is certainly not the first place …

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GOODGUYS GAZETTE DUMPS LANDSPEED LOUISE

It was an odd, yet unquestionably puzzling way that I discovered I had been fired. When the January 2015 Goodguys Gazette arrived and my name was gone from the masthead, a spot it been for more than 12 years, I finally got the message. My Fuel For Thought column and the occasional special features and photos were history. Emails had gone unanswered for months and phone calls were never returned. I should be livid, but I am only saddened by the reality that the one place the land speed racing community could count on reading something monthly about their marvelous …

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Bonneville: A Century of Speed

Greetings land speed racing speed fans. .  . If you are waiting for the epic motorsports update of my Bonneville Salt Flats history book first published in 1999, please know it is a year behind. I wanted to include the full 100 years of land speed racing, not just sell a book during the 100th year.  Bonneville: A Century of Speed published by the University of Utah Press will, hopefully, be available for sale sometime next year. I have been working on this massive chronicle for many years. It will contain several hundred thousand words and upwards of 1,000 photos. Hundreds …

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Winner for the 5th Time! 2012 Valentine Award from Society of Automotive Historians

 The Southern California Chapter of the Society of Automotive Historians announced the winner of the 2012 James Valentine Memorial Award is Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette columnist and author “LandSpeed” Louise Ann Noeth of Creve Coeur, Missouri. The award for periodicals is granted for Excellence in Automotive Historical Research was presented for “Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame” which appeared as her August 2011 Fuel For Thought monthly column.  “I was particularly interested in the evolution of the idea of a Hall of Fame, and to see, in one place, the names of all those honored so far,” explained Bob Ewing speaking …

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COLLECTOR CAR APPRECIATION DAY – July 8th, 2011

Long have I supported the individual’s right to modify, build from scratch, and challenge existing “norms” in transportation and motorsports. From my friends at SEMA came news of celebrating the incredible grassroots genius displayed by so many in their rides.  Lots of high and mighty words, but it all boils down to a great excuse for a party!  — LSL Annual Event Acknowledges Importance of Collection and Restoration of Classic Cars Washington, D.C. (January 24, 2011) – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils announced July 8, …

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