#79 Jody Perewitz
1936 Harley-Davidson VLH
Jody Perewitz has been around motorcycles all her life. 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. 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 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. Not only is Dave teaching her about the business but also how to paint. The Perewitz name is world renown in the custom paint world for producing some of the most sought-after customs.
Jody ran in the 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball on a 1928 Harley-Davidson JD earning a perfect mile score. She returns for the 2020 Motorcycle Cannonball, and is now trying her hand at the Cross Country Chase.