An automotive museum in Los Angeles is set to open an exhibit honoring the life of Jessi Combs next week.
Last month, Jessi Combs passed away after her supersonic land speed record car crashed. The racer, fabricator, and lover of all things cars was attempting another record attempt after already holding the world record for the fastest female driver.
Her car, a converted F-104 fighter jet with over 50,000 hp, lost control in an Oregon salt flat. Capable of speeds of over 400 mph, any mishap can be catastrophic.
We still don't have the full details as the investigation is ongoing. However, we do know that Combd will be honored at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles next week.
The exhibit is titled "Life At Full Speed" and will take place from September 22nd to the 25th. It will feature various artifacts of Combs' life, including several of her custom motorcycles, racing medals from various Baja and King of Hammers events that she won, and personal notebooks.
Several items from Combs TV shows will be on display, including Chip Foose drawings from her time on Overhaulin'. Combs also appeared on the seventh season of Mythbusters, as well as All Girls Garage, The List: 1001 Car Things To Do Before You Die, and How to Build... Everything.
"Jessi Combs was an inspiration to the entire automotive community," said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. "This exhibit is an opportunity to move people, especially the future generation of women builders and enthusiasts, through Jessi's incredible life story."
Although the exhibit itself is free, patrons are encouraged to make donations to the Jessi Combs Foundation which is "a new organization dedicated to educating, inspiring and empowering the next generation of female trailblazers and stereotype-breakers." The Petersen Automotive Museum website is accepting donations in increments as small as $5 or as large as $100.