Journalism

International Woman’s Day at the Larz Anderson Museum

There came a surprising, unexpected phone call early this year, It was an invitation to join four other women in celebration of the International Day of the Woman. The ladies all work in the automotive and motorsports industry and all that was expected of us was to talk about our daily lives, each a different journey in male-dominated professions. I’m ready at the drop of a pin to talk up land speed racing, but jabber on about myself? Not so much. It was the same for the other gals as well. Not a mantle we easily picked to carry. This …

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The American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association Calls Out LandSpeed Louise Seven Times

St. Peters, MO – The American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association announced the winners of its 2017 Nationwide Media Contest. Presented for excellence in motorsports journalism, photography, broadcasting and books, the annual contest selects the top three entries for each of the 22 categories. “LandSpeed” Louise Ann Noeth was recognized seven times: 4 First Place spots, 2 Second Place slots and 1 Third Place nod. All first places were for magazine writing: Feature, News, and a pair in the always-tough Technical categories. Demonstrating her indomitable competitive spirit to delve into several competition segments, her business reporting covered Road Racing …

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LandSpeed Louise takes Home Honors for Writing & Photography in National Competition

May 29, 2017 – Speedway, IN – Winners of the All American Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association National Competition were announced just prior to the 100th running of the Indy500. Entries were judged “blind,” no judge was aware of the writer or where the work was published. The works sent for judging were published in the 2016 calendar year. FIRST | Magazine Feature Writing | New Age: Powering Today’s Youth Market | PRI Magazine AUG 2016 AUG2016_Youth_PRI FIRST | Magazine Column Writing | Law & Order: Inside Rulemaking | PRI Magazine April 2016 APR2016_Rules_PRI FIRST | Photography – People | …

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HOORAY! CHICAGO CUBS 2016 WORLD CHAMPIONS

The long held hope of teenage left field bleacher bum was made manifest in Cleveland tonight. Gone was Leo Durocher, Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Billy Williams, Randy Hundley, Billy Williams, Ferguson Jenkins, Glen Beckett, Don Kissinger. . . How the hell do you remember these things after nearly 50 years? Because your little desperate fan heart so was so damn heartbroken when the season went into the toilet, aka the September swoon. I was there, in Wrigley Field,  the day the music died. No man could break my heart more than the Cubs that year. Not even the kind words …

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2016 Speedweek: Records Few, Breakage Aplenty with Poor Salt Conditions

Copyright “LandSpeed” Louise Ann Noeth  All Rights Reserved  DO NOT  copy or link with prior written permission. The 68th running of Speed Week, August 13-19, hosted by the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) was a mixed bag of success. Land speed racing was back after a forced, two-year weather-induced hiatus and the bulging pit area was abuzz with warming engines. The racers were ready, but the salt crust? Not as much. Its bumpy surface was marginally thin in many places leading many to stand down, or depart early. Smaller, lighter machines struggled with what veteran record-setting motorcyclist Joe Amo termed …

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