Alexandra Lier (b. 1971 in Frankfurt, Germany) visited the famous Speed Week at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, for the first time in 1999. Immediately, a lasting obsession with fast cars, hot rods, and customs was born. She has returned annually ever since, taking photographs, honing her own skills at burning rubber with the best of them, and becoming a member of the "salt community" herself. Alexandra Lier has a professional background in marketing and is an award-winning art director and designer. She received her photography education at the Frankfurt Academy of Communicatin and Design. Living in Hamburg, Germany, she was a member of the girl Punk rock band Twiggy Killers and has recently picked up playing guitar for the band Clara Bow. Kevin Robert Thomson, a photographer, author, and musician, is a gearhead himself. He has published widely in books, magazines, and underground publications on the hot rod scene.