#79 Jody Perewitz
1912 Harley-Davidson Single
Jody Perewitz has been around motorcycles all her life. From a kid in her dad’s shop to setting land speed records, Jody has become well-known throughout the motorcycle community for her both her knowledge of bikes and riding skills.
Jody paved her own way into history by becoming the first woman ever to ride an American V-Twin powered motorcycle at over 200 MPH. She currently holds 16 Land Speed records, one of which is a World Record, and has earned four AMA number one plates. She also competes in Sons of Speed vintage circle track races. In October 2018 she took home the checkered flag on a 1920 Indian.
When not blasting down the Bonneville Salt Flats, or cruising on vintage bikes across America, Jody handles the marketing and day-to-day activities including painting at Perewitz Cycle Fab in Halifax, Massachusetts. She works side-by-side with her father, award-winning custom bike building legend Dave Perewitz, the “King of Flames”. Learning from the best, she is perfecting her own talents for airbrushing and painting. The Perewitz name is world renown in the custom paint world for producing some of the most sought-after customs.
In 2018 Jody competed in the Motorcycle Cannonball on a 1926 Harley Davidson JD. Her along with 2 other women became the first females to complete all the miles. She tried her hand at the inaugural Cross Country Chase in September 2019 also making all the miles. She now returns for the 2020 Motorcycle Cannonball where she will be riding a 1912 Harley-Davidson Single.