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December 2015

Car Stories Podcast and remarks from EV & Motorcycle Record Holder Carl Reese

When Carl Reese set out to claim his place in automotive history, he did not choose the normal breed of German super sedan or coupe that Alex Roy and Ed Bolian had opted for. He bought a Tesla. In addition… Continue Reading →

Motorcycle World Record from Los Angeles to New York

Trailer for “History of Transcontinental Motorcycle Records” Is Now Available!  Entire team helps one man with his attempt to beat George Egloff’s 1983 U.S. Express Solo Motorcycle Record.  Driving a BMW K1600 from Los Angeles to New York a total of 2829 miles.  Faced with obstacles and… Continue Reading →

The Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

Carl Reese TDA Contributor Randal Olson, a data expert and self proclaimed geek, was more than up for the challenge of computing the optimal road trip. Tracy Staedter, of Discovery News, and Randy collaborated some ground rules for the trip…. Continue Reading →

Larry Printz gives us the best Cannonball Story this Holiday Season.

I wake up nearly every morning the same way.  Before my eyes are fully opened, I reach for my phone.  With running my own business this has become normal practice.  You’re always concerned if a client may have had an… Continue Reading →

First Women to drive NYC to San Fransisco on Motorcycle

On May 2, 1915, the mother-daughter team of Avis and Effie Hotchkiss left Brooklyn, New York on a Harley-Davidson® three-speed V-Twin with a sidecar. Their destination? San Fransisco California and then back to New York. Born to run.   Effie had… Continue Reading →

Tesla may make it difficult to break the Autonomous EV Record.

December 10th 2015 New constraints are coming soon to Tesla’s Autopilot feature.   A post to Telsa Owners forum this evening show leaked images of Version 7.1 software for Tesla vehicles.  Images clearly show limitations will be placed on autopilot; directly effecting… Continue Reading →

Charles Glidden first man to circle the world in an automobile.

By Carl Reese Charles Glidden accomplished many significant things in his lifetime. Along with his wife Lucy, were the first to circle the world in an automobile back in 1902 they did it again in 1908. Charles was a billionaire that… Continue Reading →

AAA Sponsored the Very First Automobile Cross Country Rally

Carl Reese TDA Contributor Long before Brock Yates and Richard Doherty organized coast to coast automobile events in the 1970’s and 80’s.  Col. Augustus Post and the American Automobile Association  (AAA) was testing the limits of man and machine. The Summer of 1904… Continue Reading →

Transcontinental Drivers Association Store is Now Open !

  Find limited edition and transcontinental drivers association logo items available now!  Mugs, T-Shirts, Stickers and More.  Check out all the cool stuff 

The Cannonball Cockpits

The Cannonball Cockpits Before there were “Cannonball Cockpits” there was James Bond and his Bond Cars with their nifty spy gear and of course the Batmobiles which could outrun anyone, do just about anything and there was always a cool… Continue Reading →

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