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Drag Racer Pete Hill: A Legend on Two Wheels

July 10, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sarah Pritchard

Pete and Jackie Hill have been in the motorcycle game for over 50 years, but it is their accomplishments on the drag strip that have given them international recognition. In his long and successful career, Pete Hill won several national and international drag racing championships. He won his first International Drag Bike Association (IDBA) championship title in 1981, and went on to win four more. He also won four titles with the American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA).  

Jackie was always by his side serving as his pit crew. According to Pete, he only raced to test his theories. The couple raced all over the world, but these days Pete and Jackie can be found running their motorcycle repair shop, Pete Hill Motorcycles, in Greenville. 

Video by: Charles Dymock and Tabitha Safdi

Edited by: Sarah Pritchard

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