Jessi Combs’ crash during her attempt to beat the 398 mph land speed record in the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger in a 52,000 horsepower, jet-powered car resulted in her untimely death on August 27, 2019.
Jessi Combs’ Last Custom
Her last build was a custom Strider bike for the Flying Piston Benefit. It is now at Mecum Auctions. To set up your bid or see more at Mecum Auctions, click here.
Jessi Combs’ Bike Highlights
- One of 11 one-off, professionally customized balance Strider bikes from the 2019 class of Flying Piston Strider Customs
- Created in a charity partnership managed by the Flying Piston Benefit and unveiled at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip during the 2019 Sturgis Rally
- Proceeds benefit All Kids Bike, the Strider Education Foundations’ initiative to make bike-riding a part of kindergarten curriculum nationwide
- This was the last custom build by fearless female racer, trailblazing fabricator and TV personality Jessi Combs before her untimely passing in August 2019
- Jessi led by example, empowering others to grab life as fiercely as she did
- The tiny board-tracker is a testament to her skill and finesse
About Jessi Combs
Jessi was born in Rapid City, South Dakota, on July 27, 1980. She attended WyoTech in Laramie, Wyoming, where she earned a degree in custom automotive fabrication. Since the launch of her career, building a custom vehicle for SEMA, Jessi raced in King of the Hammers for four separate years, including her 2014 Spec Class win, and took second place in the Baja 1000 Class 10 division in 2011.
A TV Personality – In addition to her need for speed, Combs was a TV personality, hosting shows such as Overhaulin’, Mythbusters, All Girls Garage, Extreme 4×4, and most recently in Autoblog’s The List: 1001 Car Things To Do Before You Die.
In 2008, she released a line of women’s welding gear, as a spokesperson for Lincoln Electric. And in 2015, she released a children’s book, Joey and the Chopper Boys, a story about a girl who loves motorcycles.
An avid motorcyclist herself, Jessi was a well-known builder and enthusiast in the world of two wheels. She made appearances at events such as The Handbuilt Show, Women’s Motorcycle Show, Babes Ride Out, Biker Belles, Wild Gypsy Tour, and was the first female grand marshal of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for their 77th anniversary.
Imagine a New Future Where Every Kid Can RIDE a Bike & Has The Ability to RIDE a Motorcycle when They are Ready
Proceeds benefit All Kids Bike, the Strider Education Foundations’ initiative to make bike-riding a part of kindergarten curriculum nationwide. So, imagine…
- Imagine a future where bicycles in elementary schools are as fundamental as whiteboards, racks of balls, and rows of desks.
- Imagine a nation where every child is taught in school, along with reading, writing, and arithmetic, how to ride a bike.
- Imagine a country where all school children possess the self-confidence bicycling provides, not to mention the stimulation to their hearts, muscles, and minds.