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OT. Sad day for the Land speed community sad smiley
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: August 28, 2019 12:35PM

[jalopnik.com]
'Fastest Woman On Four Wheels' Jessi Combs Killed In Jet-Car Crash







1960 4dr sedan caveman car
1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)

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Re: OT. Sad day for the Land speed community sad smiley
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: August 28, 2019 01:09PM

Very sad for her family but she died doing what she loved...not a bad way to go out.

Worst of all Ed Shadle's North American Eagle landspeed jetcar was destroyed.

I took these pictures after a practice pass at El Mirage about 15 years ago.

Ed Shadle took the wings off of an F-104 Starfighter and put wheels on it.

He was after Andy Green's Thrust SSC record of 763.035 mph.

Notice the original F-104 tail number on the Eagle...60763


[www.landspeed.com]

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Re: OT. Sad day for the Land speed community sad smiley
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: August 28, 2019 01:11PM

I read that about a half hour ago on another automotive site I visit.
It is sad to hear of such tragedy, but then again "that's life"
The up side is she was apparently doing something she liked to do. RIP Jessi.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

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prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: OT. Sad day for the Land speed community sad smiley
Posted by: Black Widow ()
Date: August 28, 2019 01:25PM

Wow that's terrible. She had a great personality. I enjoyed watching her. Almost 500 mph-that's crazy.

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Re: OT. Sad day for the Land speed community sad smiley
Posted by: jcorvair ()
Date: August 28, 2019 01:27PM

Very sad news. I watched her on TV and loved what she brought to the shows she was on.

James
West Kelowna, BC

1965 Corvair, Corsa, Convertible 180/4 - Artesian Turquoise w/ white interior
1966 Corvair Corsa Coupe, 140/4 - Aztec Bronze w/ black interior
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Turbo
2016 Dodge 3500 Crew Cab 4x4 (for hauling cars, trailers, fifth wheels, quads, etc.)
2013 Victory Car Hauler (enclosed)
2019 Express Car Hauler (Aluminum, Enclosed)
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2016 Polaris 570 SP
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Re: OT. Sad day for the Land speed community sad smiley
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: August 28, 2019 01:47PM

I enjoyed her on TV as well. RIP Jessi.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Norman, OK

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Re: OT. Sad day for the Land speed community sad smiley
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: August 28, 2019 06:41PM

Very sad sad smiley

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: OT. Sad day for the Land speed community sad smiley
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: August 28, 2019 07:08PM

Here's a little memorial on Youtube, less than 2 minutes.

[www.youtube.com]

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
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Re: OT. Sad day for the Land speed community sad smiley
Posted by: tkalp ()
Date: August 28, 2019 07:57PM

She was as sweet and unassuming in real life as she was on TV. She will be missed.

T. Kalp
Wichita, KS

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Re: OT. Sad day for the Land speed community sad smiley
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: August 28, 2019 08:29PM

That had to be a pretty gruesome crash if she crashed going 400+ mph.
Any details of what failed or why she crashed?

Lee J

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Re: OT. Sad day for the Land speed community sad smiley
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 28, 2019 08:32PM

That report will come later. The original intent of that vehicle was to break the sound barrier.

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Re: OT. Sad day for the Land speed community sad smiley
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: August 28, 2019 08:36PM

Someone once wrote something like "every (wo)man's death diminishes me, for every man is part of humanity, and I am part of mankind."

I always feel saddened when I hear of someone's passing, even if I don't know them, and the better the person, the more tragic the loss. There are too many evil and hateful people in the world (may the Lord hasten their days, and give the time to the good ones.)

Sorry to hear of the passing of a good person.

-Mark

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Re: OT. Sad day for the Land speed community sad smiley
Posted by: Chris Lampe ()
Date: August 29, 2019 01:21AM

Sad Day for the entire automotive community. I always enjoyed watching her on Overhauling. RIP Jessi

Chris
Rowlett, Tx
NTCA - North Texas Corvair Association
CORSA
'64 Monza 'vert

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Re: OT. Sad day for the Land speed community sad smiley
Posted by: AZ Troy ()
Date: August 30, 2019 09:19AM

Phil Dally Wrote:
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Very sad for her family but she died doing what she loved...not a bad way to go out

Worst of all Ed Shadle's North American Eagle landspeed jetcar was destroyed.

I took these pictures after a practice pass at El Mirage about 15 years ago.

Ed Shadle took the wings off of an F-104 Starfighter and put wheels on it.

He was after Andy Green's Thrust SSC record of 763.035 mph.

Notice the original F-104 tail number on the Eagle...60763b]

[www.landspeed.com]

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Nope,

Worst of all is that Jessi Combs Killed



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Re: OT. Sad day for the Land speed community sad smiley
Posted by: Vairismo ()
Date: August 30, 2019 09:46AM

I wasn't aware she existed until this news. She lived large if not long, Doubt she would have changed her ways just to live long and 'average'. RIP

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Re: OT. Sad day for the Land speed community sad smiley
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 30, 2019 11:10AM

There's a saying in Landspeed... " Drive so fast you forget about death"

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Re: OT. Sad day for the Land speed community sad smiley
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 04, 2019 04:41PM

Just came across this update.

> > > Cause determined in Jessi Combs' fatal speed record crash < < <

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Re: OT. Sad day for the Land speed community sad smiley
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 04, 2019 04:49PM

Makes sense...

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Re: OT. Sad day for the Land speed community sad smiley
Posted by: 48kb1panel ()
Date: November 04, 2019 05:55PM

A very sad day. My question is how can mr.phil dally think that worst of all the distruction of the North American Eagle jet car be worse than the tragic loss of a beautiful talented young woman the likes of Jessi Combs ? I think I hope I miss understood he statement but if not I think someone has there priorities mixed up

My name is Mike Worrell living in southern Iowa my vairs are a 64 2dr convertible monza 900 with 110 motor 4 speed light yellow with blk interior. Then a few months ago I got a 65 2 Dr convertible monza 900 with 110 motor 4 speed
Also light yellow with blk interior. Not sure what gear ratio as of now I'll have a look and up date. I really like them both but really liking the 65. They really made a lot of changes in a 1 year difference ????

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Re: OT. Sad day for the Land speed community sad smiley
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: November 04, 2019 06:58PM

That concerned me as well, but thinking, at the time, it was just an unfortunate choice of words on Phil's part.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
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