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First Coast to Coast on Electric Motorcycle

Carl Reese TDA Contributor In 2013 Terry Hershner became the the first man to drive coast to coast on an electric motorcycle. He rode a 2012 Zero S ZF9 electric motorcycle. Terry studied Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina State University.  This knowledge… 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 →

Fastest Coast to Coast Record of All Time!

Carl Reese TDA Contributor On 6th March 1990 Lt. Col. Raymond E. “Ed” Yielding and Lt. Col. Joseph T. “JT” Vida crossed “coast to coast”, a distance of 2402.05 miles, in 1 hour, 7 minutes and 53.69 seconds.  Averaging a… Continue Reading →

Bicycle Transcontinental Record

Carl Reese TDA Contributor RAAM or Race Across America is the Bicycle equivalent of the Cannonball Run; a 3,000 mile transcontinental race. In 2013 Christoph Strasser broke the previous record set by Michael Secrest in 1990 by less than an… Continue Reading →

Man Sets Solo Lawnmower Record San Fransisco to New York City.

Carl Reese TDA contributor   In March of 2003 Brad Hauter embarked on a 79 day journey across United States on lawnmower.  Traveling solo from San Fransisco to New York by way of Santa Monica.  A total of 5551 miles!  Which… Continue Reading →

An amazing write up on The 2904 by NY2LA Solo Record Holder – David Simpson

Here is an amazing write up from David Simpson about our experiences on the 2015 running of The 2904. He drove a Lexus SC400 and set a new solo NY to LA record of 34 hours 33 minutes.  “Let’s have… Continue Reading →

First EV Trancontinental Drive

Oliver Fritchle and his electric car. On his 2,150 mile trip in 1908. Roads were very rough in those days. Oliver is the first known electric car endurance driver. Thank you Lanny Hartman for the photo and info!

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