The Petersen Automotive Museum has announced it will extend “Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed” from Friday, Sept. 27 through Thursday, Oct. 3 thanks to the support of BFGoodrich. Admission to the exhibit is free or by suggested donation to The Jessi Combs Foundation, a new organization which seeks to educate, inspire and empower the next generation of female trailblazers and stereotype-breakers.
Located in the William E. Connor Penthouse, “Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed” features key objects such as Combs’ Great American Race and Baja medals, her American Welding Society certificate, and several of her motorcycles including “Grand Marshal Bike,” a 2016 Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider S, “Cocky Commuter,” a 2019 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob, “Jessi’s Chopper,” a 1976 Harley-Davidson Sportser with a beautifully engraved engine, and “Lily” 2013 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim.
Part of the original display, the Geiser TT, Savvy 88 and Goldie Rocks left the exhibit for the 2019 Off-Road Expo at the Pomona Fairplex, but the Savvy 88 and Goldie Rocks will be rejoining the Petersen exhibit on Monday, September 30. The exhibit was produced by Terry Madden, Liz Ferrin and curated by Brittanie Kinch.
“Thanks to her many fans, ‘Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed’ has been an incredible success for both the museum and The Jessi Combs Foundation,” said Petersen Automotive Museum executive director Terry L. Karges. “Jessi inspired many people in our community, and her influence is evident in the overwhelming response that this exhibit has received so far.”
“Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed” is free to the general public. Visitors are still required to pay standard general admission prices if they would like to view other Petersen Automotive Museum exhibitions.