Heading cross country!

Heading cross country!

Drove from Kentucky to New York last week to pick up my daughter in Hoboken for my co- pilot. As I was exiting the freeway for JFK, I hit something in the road that blew out a tire and bent the rim. Called tesla service at 7:am Monday morning. They had a new tire and rim on by 9 am. Left JFK supercharger at 9:45. Stopped in Hoboken and on to Newark, De. Full range charge and left with 258 miles. Pulled into Somerset sc with 11 miles rang left. Somerset to Macedonia in 3 hrs. It was snowing so the leg to Maumee, Ohio was slow. Got in at 2:30 am and couldn't get to the supercharger because of the snow that hadn't been plowed. Went to a Hampton inn 1/2 mile away and called Tesla. The guy told me to get some sleep and he would see what he could do. I went back to the sc at 8 am and it was clear. Are these guys the best or what! Headed out to Mishawaka with temp at 6 degrees. I'll keep you up to date if there is interest.

hsadler | January 25, 2014

The shows not over till 'myfastlady' sings !!

gill_sans | January 25, 2014

@johnanniegibson Or you can email your photos to me at and I'll upload them to my Flickr account of the same name and post them here in this thread.

Captain_Zap | January 25, 2014


I think that's the first time I heard of the "kWh per acre".
You might be on to something there.

Pricee2 | January 25, 2014

An hour and a half ago J&J were only an hour from Barstow.

What's going on did the ICE mafia get them?

Arrg! Need an update.

johnanniegibson | January 25, 2014

Here is some pictures of flat Stanley at Tejon Ranch and at Hawthorne. Hopefully flat Stanley can travel back to Kentucky with @myfastlady.

JenAlJill13 | January 25, 2014

I think J&J must have arrived in Barstow and are being mobbed by well wishers. This has been an exciting road trip and it's getting even more exciting. The tension is palpable. You well wishers in Barstow, don't hold them up too long... we want to go to sleep before midnight on the East Coast...

AtlantaCourier | January 25, 2014


There's probably a few people who met them there and they are chatting, but not updating. 15 more minutes and if we don't hear from then, I'll ring up Elliot Ness.

gill_sans | January 25, 2014

@johnanniegibson OK, Tesla forum doesn't work as I expected. People can post images inline from Flickr on this forum, though. Sigh. Shutting up now.

Rheumboy | January 25, 2014

Blank pics!!!! You're killing us!

Bonlaw | January 25, 2014

Those with twitter accounts tweet LATimesJerry, the automotive reporter. Sadly, I don't have one. | January 25, 2014

I don't think the forum likes the "https" in the dropbox URL - my attempt at posting also failed.


logicalthinker | January 25, 2014

While we wait in tense anticipation, I've found more reading material on our All-American electric Transcontinental Convenient & Free road trip pioneer. | January 25, 2014

Fun to watch history unfolding in real-time!

I think this is the fastest growing thread I've seen in the last year!

AtlantaCourier | January 25, 2014

At the sound of the tone, it will be time for the update from Barstow.


NKYTA | January 25, 2014

@ JenAlJill13, but the problem is those in Barstow are chatting and not reading here!

We need an update!

JohnGlenney | January 25, 2014

They are rounding the final turn and headed for home, traveling like a tremendous machine ( from the Belmont stakes with Secretariat winning the triple crown). Left Barstow at 3:25 headed for Hawthorne. 113 miles to go, 187 miles range left. I am feeling pretty good about making it. Jill driving again, something to tell her future kids.

NKYTA | January 25, 2014

Well this thread clearly doesn't need to be bumped today.
:-) | January 25, 2014

Here (I think):

NKYTA | January 25, 2014

Nice O.

CalDreamin | January 25, 2014


johnanniegibson | January 25, 2014

BravO. | January 25, 2014

BTW, those are @johnanniegibson's pics, I was just the posting-go-between :)

Mel. | January 25, 2014

You guys are all super. Thanks myfastlady

logicalthinker | January 25, 2014

There's some bad traffic and an accident on I-15S near the intersection with I-215 South.

Drive carefully.

michael.konen | January 25, 2014

Here is an update I saw on TMC. Times are in PST.

"They left Barstow for Hawthorne at 3:25 pm. Should arrive Hawthorne around 5:15-5:30 pm."

JohnGlenney | January 25, 2014

"Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come" . 93 miles left to go, 3521 in the bag

Rheumboy | January 25, 2014

Too bad we can't watch on our Tesla apps

logicalthinker | January 25, 2014

According to Google Maps, it's almost exactly a two hour drive from the Barstow Supercharger to the Hawthorne Supercharger.

Myfastlady left Barstow at 3:25 pm pacific time... Should be arriving at 5:25 pm Pacific time.

That's exactly 90 minutes from now.

If all goes well, History Will Be Made in just 90 minutes.

Captain_Zap | January 25, 2014

Go! Baby! Go!

Tesla's myfastlady is a stretch runner that is on the bit.
I'd bet she ran the entire race with blinkers off.
Nothing spooked myfastlady, not even a polar vortex.

I think she's going to win the race handily and take the crown!

grn-enrg | January 25, 2014

Elon should go greet them on arrival!

logicalthinker | January 25, 2014

Can anybody confirm if the AP is going to be there / has been notified?

If they ignore this they are missing out big time.

Tâm | January 25, 2014

Would you all advise local Los Angeles TV station about this breaking news?

I hope the more people calling, the more prioritized it can be and they can spare a newsvan to Hawhorne Supercharger?

ABC 877-777-6397

NBC 818-840-342

CBC 818-655-2000

BobN @US-CA-SoCal | January 25, 2014

I left a msg for KABC Channel 7 this morning. No idea if they'll follow up.

JohnGlenney | January 25, 2014

In one memorable race of the real myfastlady. I had been in Florida and she was racing in Kentucky that night. I drove all day and arrived just as the starting gate opened. She broke out of the gate first and led all the way, finishing clear of the field in a dominant performance. That was her day to shine.

Mel. | January 25, 2014

CBS said they will not cover it

BobN @US-CA-SoCal | January 25, 2014

And today is yours and Jill's.

Mel. | January 25, 2014

cbs tip line Extension is 2290. Call. 818-655-2290. Maybe with enough calls they will change their mind.

Rheumboy | January 25, 2014

CBS is too busy covering the latest gang shooting!

J.T. | January 25, 2014

Not to take anything away from this incredible journey but could someone try and post a new topic on the Model S forum and report back. I think the forum is broken.

Maybe the buzz about myfastlady was too much to take.

logicalthinker | January 25, 2014

Wow, for the first time in history, an all-electric cross-country trip can be done for free, conveniently, even in the dead of winter... and CBS would rather give Bieber front page placement?

Hello world.

JohnGlenney | January 25, 2014

Passed the traffic slow down, 58 miles out on the 210

772 | January 25, 2014

Don't post here much, but I had to login to congratulate the myfastlady team. Good work! And of course, thanks to Tesla for taking this from concept to reality.

I'm still hopeful that the media will pick this story up, as it's quite monumental.

logicalthinker | January 25, 2014

Ha ha, just called CBS news, the girl was like "Oh, the Tesla? OK thank you..."

Jamon | January 25, 2014

Go, lady, go!
Fast, lady, fast!
Go fast, my lady!!

logicalthinker | January 25, 2014

Emphasize the key points when you call the media: FREE, FAST, & FRIGID WINTER is not a problem.

edjez | January 25, 2014

Myfastlady: thank you

AtlantaCourier | January 25, 2014

Okay, no reports from Hawthorne. Do we have any idea how many people are there?

hsadler | January 25, 2014

BMW, while in Munich, told me "You Americans have Range Anxiety"


We Americans solved it !!!!

lolachampcar | January 25, 2014

BMW has Tesla anxiety :)
I'm really glad I'm not on BMW's board right now.