Combs will participate on a panel of expert judges for the Teng Tools Grand National Rod and Custom Show, featuring nearly 50 of New Zealand’s best custom vehicles, according to a press release. She’s also scheduled to compete against Australasia’s best racing talent in the Right Karts Celebrity Charity Kart Challenge on July 18.
“My whole life I’ve heard and read great things about New Zealand, and have only dreamed of traveling there. I am beyond grateful that my relationship with CRC helps make those dreams come true,” she said. “It’s wonderful to be involved in an event that highlights a huge part of my personal mission to encourage women into motorsports.”
With her degree in custom automotive fabrication, Combs has inspired millions with her creative and practical skills on TV shows such as All Girls Garage, MythBusters and Overhaulin’, the release noted.
“CRC is a global company and serves customers from 26 locations around the world with manufacturing and distribution throughout North, Central and South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific marketing areas,” said Dori Ahart, marketing manager for CRC Industries, Americas Group. “CRC has a very strong brand presence in New Zealand and the CRC Speedshow is New Zealand’s biggest motorsports event. Jessi Combs and her knowledge and experience from a multifaceted career in the automotive industry are a perfect fit for this venue and the Women in Motorsports show theme. We are proud to have her represent CRC at home in the U.S. as well as abroad.”