"LandSpeed" Louise Ann Noeth, Storyteller
Louise Ann Noeth founded LandSpeed Productions in 1984 to specialize in a variety of creative disciplines including: Creative Writing, Photography, Graphic Design, Public Relations, and Advertising. Ms. Noeth's award-winning writing and photographic work have been published around the world in several languages. From Sports Illustrated to The Late Show with David Letterman and onto the international arena, her client list is equally diverse and thought-provoking.
She is best known for her unusual, 'storyteller' perspective using words and pictures. After several years of touring North America as a professional auto racer campaigning a 250-mph jet dragster, she became a member of the Fourth Estate when she was hired by Petersen Publishing Company in 1979.
As the first female editor-in-chief of any of the firm's automotive publications, she produced HOT ROD Industry News, SEMA Show HOT ROD Hotline, and was a member of the development team for HOT ROD Nationals and CAR CRAFT Nationals.
Ms. Noeth has been freelancing her storytelling skills over the past 15 years producing investigative, technical, feature and personality assignments for a wide array of magazines, newspapers, book publishers, racing teams, entertainers and corporate clients.
Her column, Fuel For Thought, provides readers with an insiders view to the automotive and motorsport industry's current events and is authoress of the critically acclaimed, award winning Bonneville Salt Flats, currently in its third printing.
As one of few women auto writers/racers in America, her moniker "LandSpeed Louise" is well-deserved and hard-earned.
She has served on several auto industry technical committees developing self-regulating guidelines in tires, suspension, and emission controls and contributed to regulatory discussions with the Secretary of Energy in Washington, D.C.
Comfortable and competent behind the wheel of any car, or truck, she is also an accomplished motorcyclist, licensed airplane pilot and blue water sailor.
Ms. Noeth has seven times been honored with Moto Awards at the Automotive Journalism Conference for her investigative reporting, public relations campaigns and editorial photography. Her book, Bonneville Salt Flats was the 2002 winner of the Society of Automotive Historians Valentine Award, presented in recognition for accuracy in historical research.
She is a member in good standing with the Motor Press Guild and has served as an Officer of the International Motor Press Association.
A staunch supporter of education, she frequently donates her time to schools, non-profit, and civic organizations as a public speaker and photography judge.
Using her camera as an "electronic paint brush," Ms. Noeth's photography assignments have taken her around the world. The adventures have been compiled into a substantial 'stock library' that offers licensing opportunities of images on a wide variety of topics.
Ms. Noeth's art and photographs have been exhibited at the Chicago Art Institute, Ventura County Museum of History and Art, Ventura County Government Center, and Visions Gallery.
Ms. Noeth's biography appears in "Who's Who" books including "America", "American Women", "Communications", "Of the West", "Among Young Professionals", "In the Millennium", and "Emerging Leaders in America."
More about Louise's presentation
The show is essentially a slide presentation of images culled from Louise's two-month adventure in the Black Rock Desert covering the World Land Speed Record trials and includes various video clips from film documentaries for which she consulted. She was on assignment for Sports Illustrated, HOT ROD, Car Craft, CAR, Automobile, Car&Driver, a number of European and Asian magazines, as well as a number of private photo commissions.
As a freelancer, Louise is not supported by a corporate budget, so reimbursement for travel related expenses is required (roundtrip airfare or mileage for driving, hotel, meals, etc.). A $500 honorarium is also requested.
Equipment needed for the presentation: a slide projector with a zoom lens (autofocus on the remote control), screen, and if the audience is in excess of 75, a hand held, or lapel microphone. She would also like to display her book, Bonneville Salt Flats, (and make it available for sale on-site) at the presentations along with other photographs and articles. A separate table to display her books and prints, or a board upon which to mount the photos is requested. Louise may ask the section to make advance copies of articles for distribution. Photos of Louise are available in advance if needed for publicity.