Jess Combs Womens Land Speed RecordThe point of The List is to complete a bucket list that would make any auto enthusiast proud, but there are some experiences we always assumed might be out of reach for even us. Breaking a land speed record was one of them. The time, resources and skills required to properly set a new benchmark in speed are for the seriously committed only. Fortunately for us (and you), host Jessi Combs is one of those people.

As we reported, Combs became the Fastest Woman on Four Wheels last month when she broke the FIA Women's Land Speed Record on a dry lake bed in Oregon. Behind the stick of a retired, wingless ex-military jet, she recorded a two-way average speed of nearly 393 miles per hour and maxed out at over 440 mph.

Her feat was monumental and the experience once in a lifetime, making it perhaps the most worthy item we've ever recorded for The List. We're ready to share her experience with you, so scroll down to watch history being made.

UPDATE: Sorry for the technical difficulties. They have been fixed and the episode plays fine now.

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      Dark Gnat
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow! Very impressive!! It's an extremely risky exercise and she deserves a lot of credit for it.
      dadslife83
      • 1 Year Ago
      Way to go, Jessi!
      SPcamert
      • 1 Year Ago
      Should have been #440
      Drizzy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Very nice all around. Congrats to Jessi. Well done to AB for the production as you could actually feel the emotion of the event. Impressive stuff from the American Eagle team for their consistent ability to fire a rocket. AND a big "Word Up!" to her mom for rocking a Sturgis Shirt. Good on ya!
      uh34d
      • 1 Year Ago
      Damn, all the nasty comments here about the vehicle. If anybody cares to take a look at some pictures of other land speed vehicles, they're far from four wheels, an engine and a steering wheel. Now, don't get me wrong, I'd love to see say a 49 fastback Buick, any of the fastback cars from 48, 49, 50 crank out 700 mph+ but, it's not gonna happen. I'm happy for the girl. Still took some gonads to hop into the vehicle and do 400 mph+...on wheels, on the ground. It appears there's some male jelousy problems out there comin from the guys. Calm the testosterone down and be happy for the girl and her team...give credit where credit is due.
      powertour
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can women have cajones? Even if not, Jess qualifies. Congrats.
      ron.white4
      • 1 Year Ago
      my mama always told me to stay away from fast women...
      maxcranium
      • 1 Year Ago
      It doesn't matter what she used. She was going faster then any of you losers, who can't even drive fast enough to get out of the way...
      Younes S
      • 1 Year Ago
      They did not mention during her speed of her new aircraft vehicle it ended up taking off before reaching the finish line...
        Mac
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Younes S
        That would have truly been a record by taking off without wings :)
          goodgrief61945
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mac
          A car did that yearsago, when some fool strapped a jet engine to his car. He, and the car ended up as a blob on the side of a mountain.
      WESLEY
      • 1 Year Ago
      I told you Chip Foose was hanging around a Fast Woman, LOL
      bochemilner
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think she past me on I-40.
      danrbas
      • 1 Year Ago
      Back in the '60's I once went and saw the car that Craig Breedlove was building. I had no idea whatsoever that this car would eventually break the land speed record for its time!
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