I think we could have fit two more people, if we hadn't planned it around the holidays. Some of us were carrying a few extra pounds.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 29, 2016
A group of friends attempted to set the world record for fitting the most people inside a Tesla Model S P100D. World Record Holders Carl Reese and Deena Mastracci whom set records to bring awareness to veterans charity "Motorcycle Relief Project" assembled a team on Christmas afternoon and managed to fit 19 people into the American made Tesla all electric vehicle.
The Tesla sedan that normally seats five. The group was able to far exceed that amount; they even managed to put one individual in the front trunk that is commonly referred to by Tesla owners as the “frunk.”
The record remains unofficial until the Guinness Book of World Records reviews the evidence. The team will know in a few weeks if they were successful. The attempt was broadcast live on Reese’s Facebook page and is available now on his YouTube channel video link https://youtu.be/yCYhJrl1sQ0. Video credit : Ryan Sorensen.
The group included:
1. Carl Reese,
2. Deena Mastracci,
3. Tom Delgado,
4. Kristen Delgado,
5. Monica Delgado,
6. Marco Delgado,
7. Emily Sorensen,
8. Natialie Sorensen,
9. Micheal Sorensen,
10. Kevin Sorensen,
11. Cassie Cabrera,
12. Alex Cabrera,
13. Lauren Van Sloten,
14. Darren Bassford,
15. Anonymous adult Betsy ,
16. Anonymous adult George,
17. Anonymous adult Sally,
18. Anonymous Minor #1,
19. Anonymous Minor #2,
The Reese and Mastracci are best known for their many EV and motorcycle "cannonball" records:
August of 2015: Reese was one of 9 motorcyclists in the history of the United States to set the Los Angeles to New York "Cannonball" record. Reese’s time was 38 hours 49 minutes.
September of 2016: Reese and Sebastián Montero of Quito, Ecuador set a 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. This feat can only be done on Chimborazo in Ecuador. After the President of Ecuador Rafael Correa and Minister of the Interior of Ecuador José Serrano tweeted about Reese’s eighth world record attempt, the posts became the top tweets in South America. Reese and Montero reached a gain/loss in elevation of 56,678 feet during their 17 hour endeavor from Chimborazo, a Volcano (closest place to the sun on Earth) finishing at Canoa Beach (sea level).
The Ecuador motorcycle record was to bring awareness to the devastation Ecuadorians sustained during an April 2016, 7.6 Earthquake. In addition to bringing attention to the Ecuadorian victims in need, this record attempt was also an effort to increase awareness of the Motorcycle Relief Project, a 501.3 (c) charity. This charity provides relief to combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other injuries. Reese and his fiancé, Deena Mastracci, have set multiple transcontinental records to bring awareness to the Motorcycle Relief Project.
Mastracci is best known for her epic world record ride in June 2016: “Longest Motorcycle Trip by New Licensee.” Mastracci’s cross-country trip of more than 11,000 miles began June 1 in Santa Clarita, California. She had no prior on-road experience other than that gained at a one-day class at Streetmasters Motorcycle Workshops—on a closed racetrack—and a Motorcycle Safety Class given at the local college for her motorcycle test. The coast-to-coast ride by way of the Arctic Circle was no vacation as Mastracci encountered a variety of challenging road conditions, including snow, mud, ice, 50 mph wind, flooded roads, and golf ball sized gravel. Mastracci’s total mileage of 11,236 miles surpassed the previous record of 9,000 miles held by Cliff Chu set back on July 23, 2012.
Deena Mastracci and Carl Reese are sponsored by GPS Insight, First Gear, National Cycle, Clearwater Lights, EarthX Batteries, and Streetmasters Motorcycle Workshops.
Please direct all media inquiries, or requests for information about this record-breaking trip, to Carl Reese at (661) 877-1499 or email carl(dot)reese(at)mac(dot)com.
About Carl Reese
Carl Reese is an endurance driver. Reese has set more transcontinental records than anyone since Edwin “Cannonball” Baker. Reese and his team have set nine world records, most notably the Solo Motorcycle “Cannonball” Record from Los Angeles to New York in 38 hours and 49 minutes. Reese was born in Mercer, Pennsylvania and now resides in Pine Mountain Club, California. Reese is active on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EnduranceDriver.
About Motorcycle Relief Project
Motorcycle Relief Project (MRP) is a 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization that provides relief to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other injuries by taking them on multi-day motorcycle adventure tours. Our mission is to honor and encourage veterans while providing them with opportunities to decompress, get unstuck and connect with other veterans. Donations can be made here: http://www.motorelief.org/make-a-donation.
About Deena Mastracci
Mastracci has multiple EV records to her name. She is best known for her solo motorcycle record. In June 2016 Mastracci set the world record of the “Longest Solo Motorcycle Ride By New Licensee.” Mastracci drove 11,263 miles on her first trip that originated at the California Department of Motor Vehicles after taking her motorcycle test. She promptly left for Deadhorse, AK (the furthest north you can drive in North America) from there she drove to the East Coast.
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