Great Reaction from LSR Press Conference
The following story by Chrissy Arthur has appeared on the ABC News website and is just one of many that will be appearing over the coming days, after Rosco's Press Conference in Brisbane about using a remote Queensland outback site to run Aussie Invader 5R.
A man known as the 'fastest Australian on Earth' is looking to outback Queensland to set a new land speed record.
Rosco McGlashan hopes to use a dry lakebed in the Diamantina Shire in Queensland's far south-west, where he intends to reach speeds of more than 1,600 kilometres per hour.
His race car will be powered by a liquid oxygen rocket motor.
McGlashan says he will take a team to survey the site south-west of Longreach later this week.
"It is a dry lakebed, it is half way between Bedourie and Birdsville," he said.
"It looks like it is 31 kilometres long and it just looks very, very vast.
"We are taking the latest and greatest survey equipment known to man out there, we've got drones to fly up and down the lake, we've got access to a helicopter.
"What we are out to do is the 'holy grail' of motor racing.
"We want to go 1,000 miles per hour, which is faster than a bullet."
McGlashan says his team has been invited to race the car in the United States, but he is keen to see if the Queensland site is suitable.
"We really want to run in Australia," he said.
"Everything we have done, it is an Australian project and we want to set the record there.
"The car we are building is the world's most powerful car.
"It is a rocket-powered car, 62,000 pounds of thrust which has more power than two Super Hornet aircraft put together.
"We want to test next year in 2014, and in 2015 we want to be out there pressing the 'go' button and running some numbers."