RIP Jessi Combs

RIP Jessi Combs

slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
edited August 2019 in General discussion

'Fastest Woman On Four Wheels' Jessi Combs Killed In Jet-Car Crash

Jason Torchinsky: 43 minutes ago

"Yesterday, while attempting to beat her own land speed record, the 52,000 horsepower jet-powered car driven by racer, fabricator, and television personality Jessi Combs crashed in the Alvord Desert in Oregon, killing her, as local news reports. Combs was 36 years old and held the title of “fastest woman on four wheels” after breaking 398 mph in that same North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger in 2013."



  • RVT1000RVT1000 Senior Member

    Another version of the same story:

    I had no idea she was attempting this.

  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited August 2019

    From team member Terry Madden:

    So I don’t know how to say any of this but it all needs said. I have never loved or been loved by anyone as much as this amazing woman @thejessicombs she was truly my unicorn and I enjoyed every single minute that I had with her. She was the most amazing spirit that I have ever or will ever know. Unfortunately we lost her yesterday in a horrific accident, I was the first one there and trust me we did everything humanly possible to save her!! I’m not ok, but she is right here keeping my going-I made her a promise that if this didn’t go well that I would make sure and do good with it, please help me with that, you are all going to see things on news please believe non of them.. we the family have drafted a release and it will come out today with more proper info, but I was just woke up by the media tracking me down and I need everyone of her true friends to do what she would want “take a deep breath, relax” and do good things with this.

    Please donate to nothing, I know there will be people try, we are finishing the documentary as she wished and the world will know the truth and her foundation will use those funds to do amazing things in this world and make her legacy live on properly. In the coming days her family and I will get the proper channels put together that you can then donate to that foundation but until you hear it from me wait please-I don’t want some asshole profiting off this (all ready had one try to sell us a video)... .


    Love you all and thank you all for being such amazing friends to her, she dedicated her life to helping support others dreams and I promise I will continue that.

  • HEMI_guyHEMI_guy Senior Member

    Heartbreaking......... but she knew the risks and died doing what she loved. Let's just hope it was quick and painless.

  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member


    Katrina Moller in Nov. and Anita Board in a jr. dragster Nov. 2017.

    Old or young, a serious discussion (and paperwork) should take place before undertaking such a profession called "Motorsports".

  • V10KLZZ71SV10KLZZ71S Senior Member

    Its very sad to see her on Overhaulin. Doing what she loved.

Leave a Comment

Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key.