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    Default RIP Jessie Coombs...

    Youngish female fabricator, racer and all around good gal.

    Combs held the title of "fastest woman on four wheels" after setting a record of 398 mph in her jet-powered North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger in 2013. More recently, she had piloted that same car to 483.227 mph in a single shakedown run in October 2018, though that run ended prematurely with mechanical troubles. (Governing bodies require two back-to-back runs in opposite directions to set an official speed record.)

    Combs was a legend in the automotive world. Trained in fabrication and hot-rod building at WyoTech, she soon made her way to automotive television. Combs was a host, builder, and technical expert on shows like Xtreme 4x4, Overhaulin', Truck U, and Two Guys Garage. She brought about Velocity channel's All Girls Garage, and was a host and builder on a season of Discovery Channel's Mythbusters.

    When not on camera, Combs competed in a wide variety of racing venues. She was the first woman to place at Ultra4's King of the Hammers; she took home a Class 10 podium finish at the Baja 1000; and she ran in the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles, an all-women rally race. She was even the first woman to compete in The Race of Gentlemen, racing a twin-engine 1913 Ford Model T.

    Combs joined the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger team as driver in 2013. Her goal was to pilot the car (built from a decommissioned fighter jet) beyond 512 mph, the record for Fastest Woman on Earth, set in 1976 by Kitty O'Neil.


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    RIP Jessi! The automotive world is missing a great gal today!!!

    Like Bob stated, at least she passed doing what she loved...
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    Sad day, she will be missed
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    I have spent my career, building, custom equipment,hot rods,cars trucks,motorcycles,and installed my trike kit. I gained respect for this young lady in her ability to fabricate,make,and repair things. She will be missed. A great talent gone to soon.

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    I had not heard of this before. When did she die and how? I really enjoyed her on her TV shows, she was a great talent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegasus1300 View Post
    I had not heard of this before. When did she die and how? I really enjoyed her on her TV shows, she was a great talent.
    Crashed the jet car 8/27.
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