The Petersen Automotive Museum hosted a special exhibit honoring Jessi Combs, “the fastest woman on four wheels” which featured several of her vehicles, motorcycles, awards and medals, personal notebooks, original Chip Foose sketches, and other memorabilia highlighting her career.
Combs tragically passed away on August 27 while attempting a new land-speed record. She was driving the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger, repurposed F-104 fighter jet which she had piloted to previous women’s four-wheeled speed records.
“Jessi Combs was an inspiration to the entire automotive community,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges, in a statement. “This exhibit is an opportunity to move people, especially the future generation of women builders and enthusiasts, through Jessi’s incredible life story.”
The exhibit was free, but donations were accepted and proceeds will benefit The Jessi Combs Foundation, a new organization that aims to inspire “the next generation of female trailblazers and stereotype-breakers.”
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