Jessi Combs Documentary Video About The Fastest Woman On Earth Is Going To Be A Tear Jerker

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"I'm not afraid of dying, but I'm not ready to die."

Earlier this week, HBO Max released a trailer for an upcoming documentary called The Fastest Woman On Earth.

It's about the late, beloved Jessi Combs and her journey to fame within the automotive space. Most people will know her from the time she spent on Mythbusters, filling in for Kari Byron. But to us gearheads, she's a lot more special than that 12-episode guest host gig in 2009.

Combs is, in fact, officially the fastest woman on earth. She was posthumously awarded the female land-speed record by Guinness World Records in June 2020, ten months after she died in a tragic land-speed record attempt.

We advise you to buy a box of tissues before it starts streaming on October 20. The teaser alone includes haunting words spoken by Combs herself: "I'm not afraid of dying, but I'm not ready to die."

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It's clear Jessi Combs still had many plans for her life. At least this documentary will live on, inspiring other girls and women to push the boundaries in a mostly male-dominated world.

And kicking male ass is something she was particularly good at. She was the first woman to score a class win at the infamous King of Hammers in 2014. In 2016, she scored another victory there. In 2015, Combs placed second in Class 7 in the Baja 1000. She also achieved multiple victories in the Ultra 4 series.

She rose to fame within the gearhead community by hosting All Girls Garage on Velocity from 2011 to 2014, and during 2012 she also co-hosted Overhaulin. Her last big appearance was on Jay Leno's Garage, driving a Bugatti Chiron.

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While all of the above is extremely impressive, Combs was clearly a lover of straight-line speed. She broke the female land-speed record three times. The first time was in October 2013 in the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger. She did an official run at 398.954 mph. She returned in 2016 and pushed the figure up to 477.59 mph.

The final record was the ill-fated high-speed attempt in the Alvord Desert on August 27, 2019. Combs did not receive the award immediately after her death. Combs lost control of her rocket-powered car after damaging one of the vehicle's front wheels at 550 mph.

The Guinness Book of World Records only reclassified the run as record-breaking in June 2020, officially making her the fastest woman on earth.

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