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List of Carl Reese’s World Records


1. Guinness World Record: Shortest charging time to cross the USA in an electric vehicle

From April 16–19, 2015, Rodney Hawk, Deena Mastracci, and Reese drove from Los Angeles to New York City.[1] They used a Tesla Model S P85D electric vehicle.[1] The total charging time was 12 hours 48 minutes and 14 seconds. [1] 


2. Fastest time to cross the USA in an electric vehicle record

The April 16–19, 2015 trip also set the record for the fastest time from Los Angeles to New York City in an electric vehicle.[2][3] The total trip time was 58 hours and 55 minutes; Guinness does not track speed records on open roads; so this “record” is unofficial.[2] However, it was recorded and verified by a third party “GPS Insight” a fleet tracking company. Reese’s team beats the previous records set by Tesla staff and a team from[2] The trip was supported by Anthony Alvarado, Johnnie Oberg, and Matt Nordenstrom.[2]

Guinness Book of World Records Carl Reese, Deena Mastracci and Rod Hawk

3. Transcontinental autonomous record

From October 18–21, 2015, Deena Mastracci and Reese invited journalist Alex Roy to set the record for the shortest LA-NYC trip with a semi-autonomous car. Elon musk congratulated Reese’s team on Twitter.  [4][5][6][7][8] The first coast-to-coast autonomous record was set by employees of Delphi. Delphi engineers covered 3,400 miles, San Francisco to New York City, over a span of nine days.[24] The trio drove from Redondo Beach, CA in route to Red Ball Garage in Manhattan in 57 hours and 48 minutes.[4] The drivers used the autopilot function of the Tesla Model S P85D for 96.1% of the 2995-mile journey.  [4][5][9]    


4. Fastest time to cross the USA in an electric vehicle record

On the October 18–21, 2015 trip, Deena Mastracci, Reese and Roy also beat Mastracci and Reese’s prior record of 58:55 for an LA-NYC run with an electric vehicle. [2][4][10][11]  

5. Double transcontinental electric vehicle record

On October 22, 2015, after fewer than 28 hours in New York City after the record-breaking autonomous run, Deena Mastracci and Reese drove the Tesla P85D back to the Portofino Hotel in Redondo Beach, California.[4][12] Chris Bischof a California notary stood by to officially log the couple in; a staff member of the Portofino was signed as a witness the accomplishment .

The couple set the double transcontinental record for an electric vehicle (round trip LA-NYC-LA) with a time of 6 days, 6 hours, and 22 minutes; this beat the previous record set by Dan Edmunds and Kurt Niebuhrs, which was 6 days, 23 hours, and 4 minutes.[12][13]

Carl Reese, Chis Bischof (notary) and Deena Mastracci.
Carl Reese, Chis Bischof (notary) and Deena Mastracci.

6. Solo motorcycle record from Los Angeles to New York City

On August 28–29, 2015, Reese set the record for fastest solo motorcycle from Los Angeles to New York City with a time of 38 hours and 49 minutes. He departed from West Valley Cycle Sales in Winnetka, CA at 3:15 A.M.PST and arrived in Manhattan BMW Motorrad in New York City at 9:04 P.M. EST.[14][15][16][17][18] Reese insisted on notaries at both the start and finish lines, a first for transcontinental runs, who verified both his identification, engine number, odometer reading, and the VIN of the vehicle.[14] The vehicles he used were also tracked and verified by GPS Insight a third-party GPS tracking corporation.[14] Reese also submitted to voluntary urine analysis to prove to skeptics that his system was free of stimulants or drugs to help him achieve his endurance records.[18] The Transcontinental Drivers Association has also verified Reese’s documents.[14]

7. Lap of Mo’orea scooter record

On March 26, 2016, Reese set the fastest lap around the island of Mo’orea in the French Polynesian Islands. He set a lap time of 48 minutes and 18 seconds driving an 8-horsepower Peugeot 125cc Tweet Scooter. Reese captured the event on timelapse and posted it to his YouTube account.  The lap around Mo’orea is also known as the Coconut Cannonball 125 where participants attempt to circle the island aboard rented scooters in the shortest amount of time.[19][20]  

8. Closest Place to the Sun on Earth to the Sea on Motorcycle in a Single Day

On September 3, 2016, Reese and Sebastain Montero were granted special access on Chimborazo in Ecuador; to set the record. The pair set the new world record for riding on motorcycles from the closest point on Earth to the sun to an elevation at sea-level in a single day. Reese and Montero reached a gain/loss in elevation of 56,678 feet during their endeavor. Chimborazo, the highest mountain which is located in the South American country. However, even at 20,548 feet, Chimborazo isn’t the highest mountain by elevation above sea-level in the world, but its location along the equatorial bulge makes its summit the closest point on Earth’s surface to the sun. Although Chimborazo is typically off-limits to motorcycles due to the remoteness of the mountain in the case of an emergency, Minister Serrano granted Reese and his team special access to the natural wonder. The record like others Reese has set is to bring awareness to The Motorcycle Relief Project. MRP is a 501.3 (C) charity that benefits combat veterans suffering from PTSD.  The Ride of My Life producer Brad Barker is well known for work on Discovery® and the History Channel® filmed Reese journey .[21]

Carl Reese Chimborazo

9. Most Individuals stuffed into a Tesla P100D

On December 25, 2016,  Reese and Deena Mastracci and friends set the record of the most people stuff inside a Tesla P100D.  Total of 19 people managed to fit into the Tesla Model S.  The event was broadcast live on Facebook and a second steady cam was used to captured and uploaded to YouTube. [22][23]


Motorcycle Relief Project

Reese and his Fiancee Deena Mastracci set multiple world records to bring attention to Motorcycle Relief Project a US-based 501(c)(3) charity that helps combat veterans that have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. [21]

Coalition of Hope

On September 3, 2016 Reese set a motorcycle record in Ecuador to bring awareness to the joint project between the Coalition of Hope is a US-based 501(c)(3), and The Ride of My Life. Bringing attention to the earthquake that happened on April 2016. The 7.8 earthquake that killed 650 people people and destroyed 26000 homes. [21]


  1.  a b c “Shortest charging time to cross the United States in an electric vehicle”. Guinness World Records. April 19, 2015.
  2.  a b c d e George, Patrick (April 24, 2015). “They Drove A Tesla From LA To New York In A Record 58 Hours 55 Minutes”Jalopnik.
  3. ^ Klein, Jonathon (November 3, 2015). “Bob Lutz Is Wrong, Tesla Isn’t Doomed”Bold Ride. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  4.  a b c d e Testing the Tesla Autopilot on a 2,995-mile road trip. November 3, 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2016 – via YouTube.
  5.  a b Davies, Alex (October 22, 2015). “Obviously Drivers Are Already Abusing Tesla’s Autopilot”WIRED. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  6.  ^ Krok, Andrew (October 21, 2015). “Trio claims coast-to-coast Tesla Autopilot record in 57 hours, 48 minutes”Roadshow. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  7.  ^ Hankey, Josie (October 21, 2015). “Trio Breaks Los Angeles to New York Transcontinental Autonomous Driving Record with Tesla’s New Autopilot System”PRWeb (Press release). Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  8.  ^ DiStasio, Cat (October 23, 2015). “Tesla Model S drivers use self-driving features on record-breaking road trip”Inhabitat. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  9. ^ Edelstein, Stephen (October 22, 2015). “Autopilot drives Tesla Model S Electric Car Coast-To-Coast (More Or Less)”Green Car Reports. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  10. ^ George, Patrick (October 21, 2015). “Alex Roy And Two Members Of The Tesla Record Team Just Broke That Coast-To-Coast Record With Autopilot”Jalopnik.
  11. ^ Richard, Michael (October 23, 2015). “Coast-to-coast in 57 hours with Tesla’s Autopilot taking the wheel”TreeHugger.
  12.  a b Roy, Alex (October 30, 2015). “The Future Is Back: Why The New Cross-Country Tesla Record Matters”Jalopnik. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  13.  ^ “ Tesla Drivers Set Record for Cross-Country Travel in Electric Vehicle”Edmunds. July 21, 2014. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  14.  a b c d Hankey, Josie (February 4, 2016). “Man Breaks Solo Cannonball Motorcycle Record from Los Angeles to New York City in 38 hours, 49 minutes”PRWeb (Press release). Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  15.  ^ Fails, Andrew (February 10, 2016). “Cannonballing on Two Wheels: Everyone Else is a Sissy”Right Foot Down. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  16.  ^ Crucchiola, Jordan (February 1, 2016). “How to Race a Motorcycle Across the US in a Record 39 Hours Straight”WIRED. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  17. ^ “Man Breaks Solo Cannonball Motorcycle Record from LA to NYC in 38 hours, 49 minutes”TransContinental Drivers Association (Press release). January 27, 2016. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  18.  a b Baruth, Jack (January 28, 2016). “Los Angeles to NYC in 38 Hours, On A Six-Cylinder Beemer”The Truth About Cars. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  19. ^ Reese, Carl (March 31, 2013). “Man Sets The Coconut Cannonball 125 Record”PRWeb (Press release). Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  20. ^ “Carl Reese sets “Lap of Moorea” cannonball record for charity”Transcondrivers. March 31, 2016. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  21. Jump up to: a b c Reese, Carl (September 21, 2016). “New Motorcycle Record For All The Right Reasons” (Website). Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  22. Most people stuffed into a Tesla P100D Retrieved December 29 2016
  23. Most people stuffed into a Tesla P100D  Retrieved December 29 2016
  24.  “Delphi self-driving car goes coast-to-coast, autonomously – ExtremeTech”.
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