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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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The Business of Speed in PRI Magazine

The lead cover feature of Performance Racing Magazine’s June 2015 issue is on land speed racing. The magazine asked me to examine the sport from a business perspective, an angle I haven’t covered in many years but enjoyed developing immensely. You will see some very familiar names, some brand new and an unvarnished statement of serious concern from Turbocharger Wizard Kenny Duttweiler that caps the piece. While the profit margins are rather low for high performance vendors selling the the Land Speed  Racing crowd, there is a magical allure that seems to outweigh the bottom line. No surprise to those …

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Packed Podium Finish for LandSpeed Louise at International Automotive Media Competition

June 27, 2014 – Berkley, MI – Winners of the 23rd International Automotive Media Awards were announced at during a ceremony held at the Vinsetta Garage Restaurant. IAMA’s were presented at a joint event with the North American Concept Vehicle of the Year (NACVOTY) Awards.The International Automotive Media Competition (IAMC), is a program to recognize and encourage excellence in all forms of automotive media. Louise Ann Noeth submitted three works for review – all three were judged to be worthy of an award.         GOLD | The Demon’s Dozen | Book – published by LandSpeed ProductionsSILVER | …

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The Demon’s Dozen

                     George Poteet, owner of the Speed Demon streamliner, commissioned “LandSpeed” Louise Ann Noeth  to chronicle the 2012 racing season of the land speed racing team whose dedicated work allowed Poteet to drive in excess of 400MPH a dozen times during two speed meets on the Bonneville Salt Flats. The timed runs on the surveyed course resulted in the certification of 1 National and 2 World Land Speed Records. This unprecedented achievement surpasses the remarkable speed demonstration by Californian Al Teague driving his Spirit of 76 streamliner in excess of 400MPH …

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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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