#79 Jody Perewitz
1936 Harley Davidson VLH
Jody Perewitz has become one of the most recognizable women in
the motorcycle industry today. Jody has paved her own way into history by
becoming the first woman to ever jockey an American V-Twin powered
motorcycle into the record books at well over 200 MPH. She currently
holds 16 Land Speed Records, one of which is a World record.
In 2018 Jody competed in the Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Race in 2018 and 2021. She rode a 1926 Harley Davidson JD and 1921 Harley JD. She completed all the miles from Portland ME to Portland OR becoming one of 3 women to complete all the miles on the Cannonball in 2018. Jody also completed in the 2019 Motorcycle Chase, another antique motorcycle endurance race across country on a 1936 Harley Davidson VLH. Once again completed all the miles from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Key West.
Old motorcycles seems to be a theme lately with Jody. She is currently completing in the Sons of Speed races. She rides 3 different motorcycles, a 1919 HD, 1920 Indian, 1951 WR 45, all with no brakes and no gears! In October of 2018 she took home the checkered flag with a win at New Smyrna Speedway.
In 2020 Jody was inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame. She is the youngest member to be inducted into the HOF. Also Jody and her father Dave are the only father/daughter duo in the Hall of Fame. In 2021 Jody was selected to be the Grand Marshall of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
When Jody is not on two wheels she handles the marketing
and most of the day to day activities at Perewitz Cycle Fab located
in Halifax MA. She works side by side with her father legend
Dave Perewitz. Having a great teacher Jody’s knowledge grows
everyday, including in the paint department. Jody designs and paint motorcycles, helmets, tumblers and more! She is following in her fathers footsteps with their passion for paintwork. Jody spends a lot of her day in the paint booth putting her creative genes to work. The Perewitz name is world renown in the custom motorcycle industry for producing some of the most sought after customs.