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Deena Mastracci Attempts Motorcycle Endurance Record

This is the story of a woman that wants to get her motorcycle license and wants to set a world record too. Deena Mastracci is attempting to set the “Longest distance by a new motorcycle licensee.”   She will take her motorcycle license test on June… Continue Reading →

Grandpa’s Speeding Ticket and His Excellent Adventures

By Carl Reese  Before I can tell you about grandpa’s speeding ticket, I need to tell you about some of his adventures and his many epic road trips.  In 1975 my grandfather Joseph H Ferringer thought it would be a great… 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 →

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 →

Cross country record trip you never heard about.

Carl Reese TDA Contributor   Jacob M Murdock a wealthy business man from Johnstown PA and his family set out be the first family to drive coast to coast in a car.   I know many of you think Clark Griswold was the… Continue Reading →

Longest journey on Motorized Bicycle

Carl Reese TDA Contributor The longest journey on a motorized cycle is 4,443.4 miles traveled in a span of a month achieved by Troy Rank in 2014. Electrical Engineer Troy Rank started his journey on August 1st of 2014. He… Continue Reading →

Horatio Nelson Jackson First Transcontinental Automobile Trip

Carl Reese TDA Contributor   In 1903 Horatio Nelson Jackson accepted a $50.00 ($1500.00 in 2015) bar bet that he couldn’t drive an automobile across the country.   Amazing since he didn’t have any experience with a car, or much less own one…. Continue Reading →

Longest Journey in the Oldest Car

Carl Reese TDA Contributor Earlier this year 2015 Joe Swann and his wife Betty claim to have set the record for the longest journey in the oldest car. Departing from and returning to their home in Wrightsville PA, they circled… Continue Reading →

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