Dual author virtual event:"Landspeed" Louise Ann Noeth, IMAGES OF AMERICA: BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS, and Nick Bagley, ABANDONED UTAH
Please join us for a virtual dual author discussion with "Landspeed" Luise Ann Noeth, author of Images of America: Bonneville Salt Flats, and Nick Bagley, author of Abandoned Utah, Tuesday, December 1, at 7 PM. The event will stream live on our Facebook Page.
Images of America: Bonneville Salt Flats. Astronaut John Glenn used Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats as a landmark from space, but on Earth, amateur motorsports devotees have used the blistering hot, flat land as a speed laboratory for more than a century. On August 22, 1949, the hot rodders joined the pageant of power with their handcrafted cars, trucks, and motorcycles for a one-time event but never stopped coming back, trying to go faster every run down the multi-mile course. All came looking for the answer to the same question: “How fast will it go?” Those efforts have made them the fastest people on the planet, reaching speeds in excess of 500 miles per hour. On the salt, people find the limits of their courage, learn what daring greatly is all about, and realize why a Bonneville Salt Flats speed record is an internationally respected pedigree. People who race on the salt flats become a family bound together by speed—a powerful force that erases ethnic, economic, political, and religious barriers. They are land speed racers. And this is their story.
Abandoned Utah. Crumbling ceilings, collapsing floors, and caved-in mine shafts are but a few of the perils that await the reader. A new adventure presents itself to all who dare explore these dark and dreary locations. Every place tells its own unique story. Every ounce of dust contains a gold mine of historical significance. Remember, all things are doomed to be erased by time and decay. Abandoned Utah follows photographer Nick Bagley as he attempts to preserve the past through his photos. Reading more like a history book, Nick researches each location he visits, providing the reader with detailed information behind each image. More adventurous than your average photographer, Nick uses his camera as an instrument to showcase all his photographic expeditions. Each trip he takes opens new doors in time, revealing how things once were. Believing that history repeats itself, Nick attempts to preserve it by using his unique point of view. Now grab your camera, dust off your lens, and join Nick on his exciting journey through Abandoned Utah.
"LANDSPEED" LOUISE ANN NOETH is a lady raconteur of stunning speed stories. She raced jet dragsters, helped TEAMVesco capture the current 458-mile-per-hour world wheel-driven record, and guided the Breedlove and Fossett teams. Touchstones throughout motorsports are her heralded historical tome Bonneville Salt Flats and her Fuel For Thought column. She is an extreme speed consultant for film and television. Alex Xydias, an innovator who, with his partner Dean Batchelor, set the hot rod world afire in 1949 obliterating speed records, sets the stage for Noeth’s pictorial romp through salty speed deeds.
NICK BAGLEY is an abandoned building photographer who enjoys exploring ghost towns, mines, homes, and anything he can find along his seemingly endless journeys. Born in New York, and now residing in Salt Lake City, Utah, Nick adventures to forgotten locations all over the state. His passion for photography and interest in history allows him to create a unique window into the past. Through his books and social media, Nick presents his following with visually pleasing images combined with interesting stories and facts. For Nick, every adventure brings new challenges and excitement, and every photo represents an extension of his take on the abandoned world.
Join us! The authors will be available to answer questions following the conversation.
Astronaut John Glenn used Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats as a landmark from space, but on Earth, amateur motorsports devotees have used the blistering hot, flat land as a speed laboratory for more than a century.