Land Speed World Record Holder, Artist and Racer
Jody Perewitz has become one of the most recognizable women in the motorcycle industry today. Jody has paved her way into history by becoming the first woman ever to 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. She rode a 1926 Harley Davidson JD. She completed all the miles from Portland, ME to Portland, OR, becoming one of 3 women to ever do so. Jody also competed in the 2019 Motorcycle chase, another antique motorcycle endurance race across the country on a 1936 Harley Davidson VLH. Once again, she completed all the miles from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Key West.
Old motorcycles seem to be a theme with Jody lately. She is currently completing the Sons of Speed races. She rides three different motorcycles, a 1919 Harley Davidson, a 1920 Indian Motorcycle, and a 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 Museum Hall of Fame. She is the youngest member to be inducted into the HOF. Jody and her father are also the only father/daughter duo in the Hall of Fame.
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, and legend, Dave Perewitz. With a great teacher, Jody’s knowledge grows every day, including in the paint department. Jody designs and paints, motorcycles, helmets, tumblers, and more! She is following in her father’s footsteps with their passion for paintwork. The Perewitz name is world renown in the custom motorcycle industry for producing some of the most sought after customs.