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Jessi Combs Killed in Land-Speed Record Crash
She was 36.
Jessi Combs Killed In Jet-Car Crash During Speed Record Attempt
Jessi Combs Killed In Jet-Car Crash During Speed Record Attempt
An automotive legend gone too soon.
The automotive world has suffered a huge loss. Racer, television personality, fabricator, and all-around female gearhead,, was attempting to break her own land speed record behind the wheel of a 52,000-horsepower jet car in Oregon’s Alvord Desert. For reasons yet unknown, the jet-powered car she was driving crashed during the land-speed record attempt, killing Combs.
Petersen Automotive Museum Honors Jessi Combs With Special Exhibit and Fundraiser
"Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed" celebrates Combs' life and gathers donations for The Jessi Combs Foundation. Jessi Combs was an inspiration to anyone with a love of machines. Her death on August 27th, while attempting to break her own land-speed record and become the fastest woman on earth, was a tragedy that shocked the automotive world. Now, The Petersen Automotive Museum is honoring Combs' life and legacy with a special exhibit taking place September 22nd through 25th in Los Angeles. And it all goes to support an excellent cause.
Combs held the title of “fastest woman on four wheels” after driving that same North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger to a staggering 398 miles per hour back in 2013. Last year, she attempted to beat her speed record and clocked a 483.227 mph shakedown run, but mechanical issues arose and ended the attempt early.
At just 36 years old, Combs has accomplished so much in the automotive industry, and her untimely death is mourned by many. She has appeared on multiple television shows such as Overhaulin’, All Girls Garage, Mythbusters, and she was a co-host on Extreme 4x4 on PowerBlock TV (now PowerNation).
A role model for women in the motorsports industry, Combs was a skilled automotive builder and fabricator. Whatever she set her mind to, she accomplished. Combs represented the American Welding Society and designed a line of women’s welding gear.
Jessi Combs Honored With Special Exhibit at Petersen Automotive Museum
The Petersen Automotive Museum has created a special exhibit honoring Jessi Combs, “the fastest woman on four wheels.” Opening September 22, the exhibit will feature several of her motorcycles, her accolades including Baja and Great Race medals, personal notebooks, original Chip Foose drawings from her tenure on Overhaulin’, and other memorabilia highlighting her career as a fabricator, racer, and TV personality. 1/4 SLIDES © Motor Trend Staff jessi-combs-land-speed-crash-0.jpg 2/4 SLIDES © Motor Trend Staff jessi-combs-land-speed-crash-3.jpg 3/4 SLIDES © Motor Trend Staff jessi-combs-land-speed-crash-2.
Combs was also a force to be reckoned with in the off-road world, competing in the Baja 1000. At a King of Hammers event, she was the first woman to place. Given the nickname “Queen of Hammers”, Combs finished first place overall in 2016 at King of Hammers.
Combs’ accident follows a couple of jet-powered car crashes that have also ended in tragedy. Katarina “Kat” Moller, just 24 years of age, died from her injuries after her Larsen Motorsports “American Dream” jet dragster crashed at Sebring International Raceway during an exhibition run in November. Doug Rose, 80, was behind the wheel of his own Green Mamba jet dragster at Norway Speedway in Michigan’s northern peninsula last August when a failed turn sent him into a guardrail resulting in his death. Back in 1966, Rose had both legs amputated below the knees after the Green Monster jet car he was driving also hit a guard rail, but that didn’t stop his love for the sport.
Jessi Combs Honored with Special Exhibit at Petersen Automotive Museum
The Petersen Automotive Museum has created a special exhibit honoring Jessi Combs, “the fastest woman on four wheels.” Opening September 22, the exhibit will feature several of her motorcycles, accolades such as the Baja and Great Race medals she won, personal notebooks, original Chip Foose drawings from her tenure on Overhaulin’, and other memorabilia highlighting her career as a fabricator, racer, and TV personality. 1/4 SLIDES © Automobile Magazine Staff jessi-combs-land-speed-crash-0.jpg 2/4 SLIDES © Automobile Magazine Staff jessi-combs-land-speed-crash-3.
It’s safe to say that Jessi Combs was a female advocate in the automotive world, a hands-on role model for women in a male-dominated industry. She paved a path doing what she loved, but the world lost a bright light in the automotive world and beyond. Our condolences go out to her loved ones. Rest in peace, Jessi.
Jessi Combs Could Earn the Title of "World's Fastest Woman" Posthumously .
Combs' last successful land-speed record attempt will be submitted to Guinness World Records. If certified, her 531.889-mph run will become the fastest ever by a woman. Jessi Combs was killed in a crash last month while attempting to set a new women's land-speed record. Now, it has been announced that her last successful run will be submitted to Guinness World Records. If the results are certified, Combs will posthumously earn the record for the fastest woman on earth.
Jessi Combs Killed In Jet-Car Crash
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