“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”
Those words were said by Tesla CEO Elon Musk when speaking about the struggles that his companies faced in dire times of adversity.
They were also spoken by Eliza Bleu, a victim of human trafficking who was lucky enough to be rescued after nine years. Bleu was at the Longest Tesla Parade on Dec. 12, where an estimated 340 Tesla owners rallied in Atlanta, GA, to combat human trafficking in a massive parade of electric vehicles.
The Miles Through Time Automotive Museum, in conjunction with Tesla Owner’s Club Atlanta, coordinated the largest parade of all-electric vehicles from the Silicon Valley-based automaker in an attempt to raise awareness about the issues of human trafficking.
The parade took place Dec. 12, and a total of 340 Tesla cars checked in to the event, making it the largest parade of Teslas ever. The previous record was set in 2017 in Beijing, China, where 145 Teslas lined up in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record.
While the Miles Through Time Automotive Museum provides an in-depth timeline of automotive history and development within their facility, their mission was to raise money for Operation Underground Railroad, commonly known as O.U.R. According to its website, the organization intends to rescue children from sex trafficking and sexual exploitation and has saved thousands of people in 28 countries and 26 U.S. states.
The Longest Tesla Parade, as it was labeled by the Miles Through Time Museum, was coordinated by Sean Mathis, the founder of the museum.
“Days before discovering the Guinness record, Atlanta had just had sting that resulting in the rescue of 30-plus kids from human trafficking,” Mathis told Teslarati. “My wife apparently followed Tim Ballard on social media who is the founder of O.U.R. and suggested...