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    RIP Jessi Combs

    Trying to break the land speed record in the Oregon desert. https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...-record-crash/

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    What a bummer. She was a badass.
    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

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    RIP Jessi Combs
    watch out for snakes

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    Sucks. I thought she was a bad ass chick and she did well for herself. RIP

    She reminded me of a woman I worked with when I first out of college. Smoking hot welder who loved the Scorpions. She could lay dimes like no other, and kick you ass if you said/did the wrong shit, seen it. She laid out a dude in the paint booth who pinched her ass, funny as shit. 2x her size and that guy fell like a tree.

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    Hate to say I never heard of her. Shows how out of touch I am. Guess she was on Mythbusters, too?

    Seems like a really kick-ass chicka. RIP.

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    RIP. That's a binary outcome sport if there ever was one.
    Set my compass North, I got Winter in my blood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    RIP. That's a binary outcome sport if there ever was one.
    Yeah. Wow. A rocket on the ground.

    RIP crazy chick

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    Just realized who this was. Awful, but a bit like hearing that a prolific BASE jumper or free soloist has died. No margin for error at those speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Just realized who this was. Awful, but a bit like hearing that a prolific BASE jumper or free soloist has died. No margin for error at those speeds.
    512 MPH will do it. RIP to a badass woman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzworthy View Post
    512 MPH will do it. RIP to a badass woman.
    Exception that proves the rule: I leased a boat from a chap who punched out of F104 at 590 MPH indicated airspeed, and lived.

    QED & RIP

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    Well, I guess this is proof that DIY hot rodding a fighter jet to ground travel needs a little more expertise than a bad ass chick tv star and her bad assness. First thing you need is a few aerospace guys to figure out the aerodynamics, at least, like when Thrust was developed.

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    STFU Benny

    She has been working on this for a long time with a crew of qualified professionals. Shit happens, RIP.

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    She had hit 483 in previous runs. According to this report, she was attempting to hit 619.

    https://www.autoblog.com/2019/08/28/...usauto00000015

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    That's when aerodynamics get super freaky, because you're breaking the sound barrier, sending shock waves 360. Hard enough in the air, dangerous on the ground. It's been done already, though. Don't see the point in a woman repeating the feat. Doesn't take strength.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Doesn't take strength.
    Just one more thing you have expertise in.

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    Here. I'll let the current record holder explain. Oh, and btw, unless they changed the rules for reality TV, you have to make two runs within an hour to set a record.



    Amazing achievement. Not to be trifled with.

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    Benny wouldn't have survived childhood in Lake Wobegon.
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    RIP.

    found this from 1979, pretty cool:


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    I remember this guy from my yout. The best name ever. Craig Breedlove. (should be a porno name) And The Spirit of America.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Don't see the point in a woman repeating the feat. Doesn't take strength.
    Side eye is the only acceptable answer to this stupid comment..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Shirley was strong as a man?

    Besides, she was a champion. Beat men at their game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Shirley was strong as a man?

    Besides, she was a champion. Beat men at their game.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxTnIkapl-I

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    Heart like a Wheel is a pretty good movie about her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Here. I'll let the current record holder explain. Oh, and btw, unless they changed the rules for reality TV, you have to make two runs within an hour to set a record.





    Amazing achievement. Not to be trifled with.

    I’ve been in the pits with old college buddies setting records at Speed Week, it’s not a one hour window Bunny. You are talking out of your butthole once again.

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    Yeah it is, the guy says it in the video.

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