80: Jessi Combs, Television, Driver, Fabricator, Author, Radical. + Milwaukee Word of Wheels guys

Jessi Combs, Television, Driver, Fabricator, Author, Radical.

Jessi’s goal is to participate in every car, motorcycle and anything else that involves speed and gnarly rocks. She is proving that is not always a “mans” sport. She accepts the honor of being an example for other women to be a part of motorsports.

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To date, Jessi is the Fastest Woman on 4 wheels holding a record of 398 mph with a top speed of 440 mph.  She has participated in the Kings of the Hammers brutal one-day desert race. The legendary Baja 1000 didn’t stop Jesse when she finished the toughest race of its kind. In 2015 she drove 1917 twin engine Model T in the “The Greatest Race On Earth” which requires an entirely different driving mentality and an ability to handle any situation with her car. On the Sahara Desert in Morocco, Jesse did the all-women off-road rally called the Rallye Aicha Des Gazellas.

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With all that – she has been a lead co-host and builder on TV shows like Velocity’s All Girls Garage and Overhaulin’.  Her latest TV project is “1001 Car Things to do before you die”. She travels the world and checks off everything on your automotive bucket list.

Jesse_Combs_Greatest_Race-300x197Jessi is also an established author after publishing her first book in 2015. Titles “Joey and the Chopper Boys”. A story of a little girl who loves motorcycles.

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www.jessicombs.com

 

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Milwaukee World of Wheels

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Larry Way and Brian Derge

Larry Way is with Championship Auto Shows, he coordinates the national presences and logistics of the Milwaukee show.  Larry has a big task in making sure everyone understands their roles, acquiring the celebrities and manages the marketing and public relations.

Brian Derge represents the local organization of the show. Brian has the responsible for managing registrations, the logistics of set up, day to day and tear down operations of the show. It’s a herculean task to take on with so many vehicles and participates to handle. He has to choreograph when and where the cars, motorcycles and vendors move in. He’s the guy – with a big clip board – when you drive your vehicle into the building.  He’s the guy who scampers about during the show making sure everyone has what they need.

Guest appearances will include: WWE superstar “Big Show”, Disney’s Olivia Holt, Duke’s of Hazzards stars, Tom Wopat (Luke Duke) and Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke).

The show will bring the Motorama with its traditional rods and customs. Music will be all Rockabilly with bands like Kevin Fayte Rock-n-Roll Trio and Liam Ford Band. And with a “Miss World” pinup girl contest.

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The Pinstripe Legends will be creating the coolest artwork on just about anything that sits still. They are truly legendary because of the tireless efforts to provide artwork for the Children’s Hospital auction – held through the weekend. These artists come all over the world to share their talents.
Some of finest motorcycles – two wheel or three wheel – examples with the featured at the T. S. Custom’s Motorcycle Show. Featuring top bikes from around the world.

They brought back the Summit “All American Chop Shop” which was a big hit. Watching fabricators reshape a car into a custom is a must see. Just hearing machinery, they use is cool.

This year the show hours are from Friday, February 19th through Sunday, February 21st. The show will be housed – as in the past few years – at the Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 South 84th Street, Milwaukee, WI.  For more information, see WOW website.

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