TonyWilliams wrote:Terry right now is in Idaho coming to the Peace Arch State park tomorrow to begin our rally. Whether he contacted Guinness or not, the fact remains he was and will always be the first electric motorcycle from coast to coast in the USA.
It frankly doesn't matter what Guinness records. I think Terry could enter the Iron Butt Rally (11 days, 11,000 miles)... They don't put that one in Guiness either.
That's cool that you'll see Terry & his bike. He was supposed to visit us here in NJ, but got hung up in Atlanta for a bit.
I would imagine that he probably has his sights set on the Iron Butt Rally at some point.
Again, the point of our rally is to bring another spotlight on EV's of different types (car, motorcycle, scooters, electric-assist bicycles) and local media love to cover world record attempts. So the Guinness thing is primarily a way to help promote EV's.
We hope you'll follow along with our adventure. Going at a more modest pace will give us a better flavor of the cultures to be found across the US than trips that take only a few days.
We did see Terry... for the entire event; he ended up in second place at the conclusion!!!
Our event also brought in outside the "EV cocoon" media; I did TV interviews in Medford, Oregon and San Franciso, California, plus we got various print mass media (modern term for newspaper).
Obviously, we got plenty within the cocoon exposure, also. Good luck; let's us know when you get near SoCal and we will get a welcoming party. I've test ridden a few of the electric bikes now, so maybe I'll own one by then.
The BC2BC-2013 All Electric Vehicle Rally began with all vehicles departing from the Canadian border at the Peace Arch State Park, Saturday, June 29, 2013 with 1508 miles / 2427km driven to Mexico.
Overall Results, Final Tally, BC2BC-2013, All Electric Vehicle Rally
Posted July 7, 2013 at 8pm
Rally #---Time points / Card points ---Model
1st) Car #43 ----- 1 / 1 --- Tesla Model S2nd) Bike#5 ----- 3/5 --- ZERO motorcycle
3rd) Car #8 ----- 4/4 --- Tesla Model S
4th) Car #1 ------ 7/3 --- Toyota Rav4 EV
5th) Car #6 ----- 5/7 --- Tesla Model S
6th) Car #45 ---- 6/6 --- Tesla Roadster
7th) Car #4 ----- 8/- --- Nissan LEAF
8th) Car #3 ----- 9/- --- Nissan LEAF
9th) Car #2 ----- DNF --- Mitsubishi iMiev