Man Sets The Coconut Cannonball 125 Record

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Amercian Carl Reese sets record for veterans charity.

Carl Reese with Moorea-Fun-Bike Owner Jeff (Jean-François)

“Though not quite the horsepower i’m use to when setting records; it was quite enjoyable to bring awareness to a good cause”.

Carl Reese endurance driver picks one of the most beautiful spots in the world to set his seventh world record. On March 26, 2016, Reese completed a 37.4 mile lap around the perimeter road located on Moorea in the French Polynesian Islands. The total elapsed time was 48 minutes and 18 seconds riding a 8 horsepower scooter. This record was set to bring attention to the upcoming combat veterans charity event in Los Angeles. Reese, who isn't taking himself too seriously these days, set the new record aboard an ultra low powered scooter. Tourist often rent these scooters while visiting the island.

Carl Reese and his team set six transcontinental “cannonball” records in 2015. Including one Guinness Book World record with co-driver Deena Mastracci and Rodney Hawk. Reese is most notable record is for setting the solo motorcycle record between Los Angeles and New York in 38 hours and 49 minutes aboard his BMW K1600 GT.

The Lap of Moorea is also affectionally called the “Coconut Cannonball 125," which is in reference 125 cc scooter in which the record is attempted on. News of this new record was posted on Reese’s Instagram account. Reese said “Though not quite the horsepower I’m use to when setting records; it was quite enjoyable to bring awareness to a good cause."

Reese will be giving a multimedia presentation “The 100 Year History of Motorcycle Records” at a charity fundraiser on April 16th 2016, at 6pm. New Century BMW Motorrad will be hosting the event at their Los Angeles area dealership: 3001 W. Main St. Alhambra, CA 91801. All proceeds go to combat veterans charity Motorcycle Relief Project. Tickets are available online at http://www.ncbmwmotorcycles.com/iron-riders/ .

Carl partners with the Motorcycle Relief Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides relief to combat veterans suffering with PTSD and other injuries by taking them on structured, professionally-led multi-day motorcycle adventures. The trips help veterans decompress, learn stress management tools, and connect with other veterans with whom they have something in common.

Carl is currently working on a feature-length documentary called “Iron Riders: History of Motorcycle Records.” Born in Mercer, Pennsylvania, he currently resides in California. Outside of setting world records, Reese is a licensed general contractor, certified home inspector, and environmental specialist in Valenica, CA.

Video of Reese's Lap of Moorea is available on YouTube. Carl Reese is currently on a speaking tour and is available to speak about his driving adventures internationally. For more information visit http://www.carlreese.net or contact (661) 270-6653.

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