THE FINEART PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK
ON AMERICAN CARCULTURE
BY ALEXANDRA LIER

Some people spend their entire lives in pursuit of
the ultimate rush. Speedseekers leaves no doubt
about why.
Speedseekers is a dream come true. It all began
for Alexandra Lier when she met David Perry at
a truckstop near Bonneville. It was her first visit
to Speed Week. A life-long obsession for fast cars,
hot rods and customs was born. She’s since honed
her skills burning rubber with the best of them,
meeting and photographing top mechanics, racers
and adrenaline junkies from all over the world.
All of it is captured here with extraordinary images
taken on the salt flats and racetracks, and in the
studios and garages of this fanatically passionate
culture.
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. All of it told with the gear-banging
prose of Kevin Thomson.
This Is the Race That Never Ends…
Family and friends who can’t understand think
you are crazy. The money, the time, the space and
labor, the endeavor it takes. Frequently the payoff
is invisible. To the disinterested outsider the affair
borders on ludicrous, a state of arrested development
perhaps. It could be true to a certain extent but you
know better. There is so much more to it.
Knowledge and experience gained, skills and
friends acquired, memories and the chemistry of
the brain delivering the goods when the engine
screams.
276 Pages // 10” x 12” Hardcover
370 Illustrations
ISBN: 978-1-58423-314-5
39,90 € // 45 $