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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 Gee Whiz Wonder of Salt Virgins

Age is superfluous at Bonneville. Young or old, it is all the same: wide-eyed wonder of a regal place constantly swirled with a riot of color, cackling thunder ripping out of homebuilt metal magic and the indescribable feeling of being so incredibly lucky to be there, to take part, to bear witness to the heart of motorsport still so pure and so welcoming.

You marvel that it exists at all.

That’s what coming to the Bonneville Salt Flats for the first time does to most everyone. It doesn’t matter what you might have read, heard, been told or watched, the real deal is a gargantuan knockout. Some freely admit this while others pretend not to be affected.

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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Supersonic Voice of Black Rock Silenced

At St Clement Danes church in London on June 19th, 2017, we  sat silently in the pews, and most said  farewell to an Air Commodore of the Royal Air Force, but for me it was  “Vaya Con Dios Desert Witch.” Out of uniform, she was simply, wonderfully a loyal friend, with which to drink copious quantities of champagne, and explore some beach, woodland, or castle when we were not on some crazy adventure out on the Bonneville Salt Flats. In September 1997, it was a rag tag bunch of dirty Brits I met on the Black Rock Desert. It was …

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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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