“The World’s Fastest Place” is Alexandra Lier’s tribute to the vanishing era of internal combustion and fossil fuel racing. These are portraits of a generation of Speedseekers who cherish the smell of gasoline and oil like the very air we breathe; people whose sense of purpose is tied to the creation of record setting vehicles. They are powered by absolute devotion, friendship, and the ambition to win—from the first turn of the wrench all the way to the starting line at Bonneville.
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BY ALEXANDRA LIER
Speedseekers is organized in five main chapters: History, Garage, Speed, Landspeed, and Style & Sound. Breathtaking archival photographs of legendary racers and race cars set the stage, a stunning suite of portraits of the protagonists in their private garages give the book a rare glimpse behind the scenes. Contemporary images of today’s racers and current record-holders with their wheels and their fans lend the whole phenomenon a riveting and authentic air. But it doesn’t stop there. The whole world of the supporting cast is represented, Customizers, painters and stripers, model builders, illustrators and tattoo artists, musicians and designers fill out this amazing collection of all things speedy.