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READY LIKE TEDDY TELLS THE TALE FROM 100 YEARS OF BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS RACING

                    A century of speed has rolled across the famed Bonneville Salt Flats. Starting in 1914, with “Terrible” Teddy Tetzlaff, the velocity milestones are still rising, roaring and raging. The 2014 racing season brings Kaylin Stewart, a rookie 16 year-old teenager to the starting line determined to set a class record in excess of 200 miles per hour.  First-time racers at the Bonneville Salt Flats are affectionately called “salt virgins” because running on the panoramic sodium-soaked pancake always imparts startling insight about its many hidden difficulties. Every smarty pants who thinks …

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LandSpeed Louise scores 3 “podium” finishes at 2012 AARWBA journalism competition

                  Hours before  the running of the 2013 Indy 500, the All American Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association | AARWBA announced that “LandSpeed” Louise Ann Noeth came away with three “podium” finishes for its 2012  motorsports journalism competition. The trackside awards breakfast held May 25, 2013 revealed Noeth scored a pair of first place and a third place for writing and photography all focused on land speed racing. MAGAZINE COLUMN WRITING   1st place  “From the Demonizers to Humanizers,” Goodguys Gazette, January 2012 / Fuel For Thought column    PHOTOGRAPHY – PRINT PEOPLE …

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100th Anniversary Edition of Bonneville Salt Flats in Production NOW

Bonneville Salt Flats: the Fastest Place on Earth is being updated and republished to mark the celebration of 100 years of racing on the salt in 2014. I have joined forces with the University of Utah Press to publish a book that will now include another decade plus of racing action. Much of the original book will stay the same, but I am picking up the action in 1998 and adding to the historical record concluding with the close of the 2012 racing season. I am looking for not only interesting highlights from each year, but also top quality photographs …

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ESPN2 BROADCASTS COVERAGE FROM BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS

Happily, mainstream media is starting to recognize the tremendous efforts of land speed racers — the fastest people in the world! The  a  7-minute segment on Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout Saturday,  November 5th at noon (EST), part of the NASCAR nationwide pre-race show. Can’t wait? No problem, watch the fast-paced, energy-laden mini-saga here: espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7190038&categoryid=2378529 Rocky Robinson, the fastest rider on 2 wheels at 376MPH didn’t wait; he checked in with me saying, “Just watched the ESPN video of the Shootout. Awesome job. Wish I could have stayed around to be part of it. I sure hope you are coming back …

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ENGINEERING THE FUTURE THROUGH LAND SPEED RACERS

I spent the morning and half the afternoon listening to America’s brain trust talk about how they were making tomorrow better by working out today’s problems in federal laboratories all across the country. This was the annual meeting of the Federal Laboratory Consortium whose organizers had asked me to give the keynote luncheon presentation on land speed racing. As a mere high school graduate who only got college education by sneaking into classes at the Illinois Institute of Technology, impressed doesn’t begin to explain my thoughts about hanging out some of the best brains on the planet, but let’s just …

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