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Old 08-28-2019, 10:06 AM
 
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Jessi Combs—vehicle builder, racer, fabricator, TV personality, and all-around automotive legend—was killed on Tuesday in a crash while attempting to break her own land-speed record in southeast Oregon. She was 36.
https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...-record-crash/

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Old 08-28-2019, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Back in 1977, deaf stuntwoman Kitty O'Neil averaged ann official 512.710 mph for two runs in a rocket car, also at the Alvord Desert. It was reported that she went over 600 mph during an unofficial run. Her rocket car had 3 wheels, not 4.: https://www.si.com/vault/1977/01/17/...lory-and-gloom



Because I live in Oregon, I visit that area every now and then. The Alvord Desert is extremely remote and pristine. I'm surprised they got permission to make the speed attempt. After Kitty O'Neil, they said they would no longer allow it.

Here is a photo I took of the Alvord Desert from the mountain they mention in the article:

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Old 08-28-2019, 03:16 PM
 
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Jessi Combs, race car driver and TV host, dies in jet-car crash at age 36

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Old Yesterday, 08:58 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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She was tough, just *ucks.

She was someone I always expected to see on a car show.
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Old Today, 03:54 PM
 
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jessi combs was probably one of my favorite presenters on teh various car show she worked on. i had big hopes for her when i first saw her on extreme four by four. i was not disappointed.
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