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Great movie about Kitty in a record breaking rocket funny car. Eventful ride.youtube.com ... See MoreSee Less

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The description of what a funny car is. "A funny car is a regular car that you'd see on the highway except it happens to be powered by a rocket engine." Bloody journos! LOL

Wow!

I read after watching the video that Kitty passed away a short time ago at 72. RIP

Nice punch off the line!

MY hero....well done Kitty......well done......

Benny Skinner

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Big thanks to Trident Australia Pty Ltd and their great team. We had a brilliant meeting today with them and they have offered to do all of the propellant tank calculations and assist with the piston and end cap design, plus put these through an extensive testing programme once built.. thanks so much guys! ... See MoreSee Less

Big thanks to Trident Australia and their great team. We had a brilliant meeting today with them and they have offered to do all of the propellant tank calculations and assist with the piston and end cap design, plus put these through an extensive testing programme once built.. thanks so much guys!Image attachment

 

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We are looking forward to working with you on this!

Great collaboration and awesome team at Trident Australia Ltd

Stirling people

Keep on keeping on Rosco

Fantastic news

Was great to see you again yesterday Rosco!

Awsome! !!!!

Thanks Trident Australia

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2 weeks ago

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Sad news... RIP Kitty O’Neil. If you don’t know about her life, do look her up. Amazing stuntwoman and land speed record holder.Rest In Peace, Kitty. You are a legend. ... See MoreSee Less

Sad news... RIP Kitty O’Neil. If you don’t know about her life, do look her up. Amazing stuntwoman and land speed record holder.

 

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I already know about her she is a legend like our Rosco

R.I.P.

RIP Kitty

RIP xx

Sad news

R.i.p. Kitty

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Trish one of our new team members, who jets around the world all the time with her day job as an airline pilot, managed to come and visit us today to see the car for the first time.
Trish’s profile aussieinvader.com/the-people/trish-bischoff/
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Trish one of our new team members, who jets around the world all the time with her day job as an airline pilot, managed to come and visit us today to see the car for the first time.
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You in good company Rosco, Cheers

Let Trish drive the car, up to 1000 kmh she'll be fine.

Now there is a Lady who knows about Jets and travelling very fast, Excelent Photo and OMG look at the size of that Rocket Engine.😮

She would fit in the car very well. After you though Rosco

Looking good, Rosco.

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Supporting The Bloodhound SSC World Land Speed Project - https://mailchi.mp/3252c3807f38/supporting-the-bloodhound-ssc-world-land-speed-project

 

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I am devastated at the news. I had the privilege to see the car at its unveiling in London. That changed my life. It felt like history was about to be made. But then it went quiet for a long time. The car looked finished ! (it wasnt) Then they did the 200mph test runs at the airfield. The car looked less finished than when I saw it a year before. I thought something was wrong. All the time taking the car apart and refitting and refining. All this costs money. I honestly thought this was all accounted for and part if the planned progress. This is such a shock. Our government won't step in as they have bigger fish to fry. It's got to be crowd fund or major sponsorship. I would prefer crowd fund rather than some tit like Branson, swan in like he is the saviour and take the credit and kudos. Aussie invader has had its financial issues I know, and has survived. Publicity is the key. Positive publicity. Unfortunately not something the British media is very good at it seems. This needs to be a 2 horse race again, I think you will agree.

The Car is way to good for the Project to fail, it would be tragic to see ownership given over to someone else. What ever happens this car has the Technology and the power to break 800mph.

Well written

A fella a couple of weeks ago suggested conting Sir Richard Branson. Great idea. I wonder if anyone did?

They need a GoFundMe Page. I’ll kick some money in.

they have been overpromising and under delivering for years. I think sponsors got wise and have finally pulled the plug

Good luck blood hound landspeed

The thought of both being on the same strip at the same time would be amazing.

Unfortunately, the British public, apart from a scattering of a few die hards/normal people will blame brexit, the polish, the lituanians, the royal family, Yada Yada, plus "i only get £20k a year in benefits, how can I live?" Shame, but the place is fucked!

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Many people have commented that Aussie Invader 5R looks a lot like The Blue Flame. We take that as a great complement, to be compared with Dick Keller's creation, driven by Gary Gabelich and its monumental achievement in 1970.In 1970, The Blue Flame became the world land speed record holder. It was the last American team to set the world land speed record, and the last on the Bonn... ... See MoreSee Less

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i don't care what the Aussie invader looks like i just want the record broken.

it was stunning too!

Bloody love it 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

1 month ago

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Ken Warby has held the world water speed record for 40 years. 👏👏👏 His son David is out to break it soon, and we want to make it a double for Australia. 🇦🇺The 8th of October marks the 40th anniversary of Ken Warbys second & current World Water Speed Record of 317.60mph - 511 kmh. Ken is the first man to officially exceed 300 mph & 500 kmh on water, the first Australian to hold an unlimited speed record, the only man in history to design, build and drive a boat to a World Water Speed Record, he is also the only man alive in the world to ever hold the Record..Happy Anniversary Ken !!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Ken Warby has held the world water speed record for 40 years. 👏👏👏 His son David is out to break it soon, and we want to make it a double for Australia. 🇦🇺

 

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Best hurry up then before Bloodhound gets it in 2025 or something 😂

 

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Thanks for sharing, great update!!

Hanging with Jay Leno.

 

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Jay’s man cave.

That's pretty cool Rosco!!!! Looks like your having a good time here in the states. Come up to Montana... I owe you dinner.

🤗 Know there is a man who understands a dream.

How great Rosco, has Jay Leno's Garage convinced you to go steam power yet... #rocketpower #62,000lbsThrust #200,000+hp #1000mph

I hope you got a look at his awesome car collection.

Haha love your work rosco!!

Well done Rosco!! I’m sure he will be following the adventure. Maybe he’d like to buy a drive?

Stop in and see us, I'll have a cold VB for you.. Your always welcome here you know.

Hope he made a very generis donation mate

As dinky di as they get.. go Rosco.

Royalty right there

2 ledgends there

Brilliant!!!

Thats Awesome!

Nice!!! B

Legends.

Awesome

A pair of legends right there. 👍👍

Get him 2 sponser u rosco

Jay meets his match!!!

WAy to go, Rosco!

Go get em roscoe

Proper celeb now 😉

Just Brilliant

Well done Roscoe

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2 months ago

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Awesome. Every time I'm there Rosco I take a different route and find new treasures.

Looks like Deliverance country watch out Rosco can you hear banjo’s?

Eldorado Gold Mine just out of Vegas. Was there for a photo shoot a few years ago with the model up on that balcony and the truck running boards. Great place.

so we have recovery vehicle and a fuel truck now ... Yahoo, better buys some more trees to offset thier polution lol

Reminds us of the movie "duel" with Dennis weaver...

Old skool setting! 🤠

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2 months ago

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The pictures from the night shoot by GG Graphics here in Perth. Great work guys - gg-graphics.com.au/ ... See MoreSee Less

The pictures from the night shoot by GG Graphics here in Perth. Great work guys - http://gg-graphics.com.au/Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Love it

What’s the project’s status????

just stunning - gobsmacked

Very sexy

Looks like it’s going a 1000mph standing still!!! 😮

When is it actually gonna go for a run?

Dynamic pics of a super dynamic machine

Amazing shots of the car sensational.

Spectacular 😄👍🇦🇺

Oooo - lovely 👍

Derek Will

Is that fin on top of the nose a steering fin?

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Having driven thousands of miles, had several great meetings, we’ve made it to Vegas - it's Sunday and we've been to Church so we can have some refreshments. What happens here stays here apparently! ... See MoreSee Less

Having driven thousands of miles, had several great meetings, we’ve  made it to Vegas - its Sunday and weve been to Church so we can have some refreshments. What happens here stays here apparently!

 

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Roscoe, tell them you know Mike Druse and the beer is free....!!

Welcome to the USA Rosco, I wish I was there to meet you, but I'm almost 3000 miles away in Florida

Good luck Rosco, Have a wonderful time over there Bet Chrises Mum xx

Not now you have posted a picture it doesn't 😂

Same here, Roscoe. I'm on my mountain trying to run the elk to death!! Sure hate to miss a Roscoe moment!!

Rosco, don't get tennis elbow. 🍻🍻😂

Sorry I missed you this time, Mate. If you had told me there was beer involved, I would have driven up tonight!

Hahaha good work guy's!!, your making me thirsty but it's not even 8am here!!

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Well that about sums it up. For once I’m behind the camera. 😜 ... See MoreSee Less

Well that about sums it up.  For once I’m behind the camera. 😜

 

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Hope you’re going to the Blackbird Airpark at Palmdale. 👍

2 months ago

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Stopover in NZ and great to catch up with my friend Peter Beck the CEO of Rocket Lab. ... See MoreSee Less

Stopover in NZ and great to catch up with my friend Peter Beck the CEO of Rocket Lab.Image attachment

 

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Lots of knowlege and experience you two, NZ punches far above it's weight with Advanced Technology and Engineering.

Rocketry expects in search to conquer The land 1000 mph threshold ...pioneers in the automotive technology industry...

Why would you bother going there? It’s not rocket science... oh wait... 😁

I see the inspiration for the car design 😃.

Ah yes, as per our discussion! Will do!

Good luck Rosco Love Bet xx

It’s great you were able to catch up with Peter after all Rosco.

Matteo Vinci, drop Rosco Mcglashan a line!

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Off to the USA via NZ to talk about rocket engines. Will post updates. ... See MoreSee Less

Off to the USA via NZ to talk about rocket engines. Will post updates.

 

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Good luck for a successful and safe trip.

Go Rosco

Good work guy's! Have fun! Be a while before your at Lunch again Rosco??

Safe travels guys. Howdy Rocketman Rosco 🙂

Good luck Roscoe 😎

Where in the US are you heading too?

Have a safe flight guys.

Have a fabulous time Baz, hope it’s a successful trip for everyone 👍

Good luck and safe travels

Good fortune guys.

Good luck Rosco.

Good luck mate.........

Good luck with that. I suspect though, that the US is the most unlikely country in the world to share or export rocket technology!

Go Rosco

Have a blast! Ho Ho

👍👍

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2 months ago

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Glen and Grant at “GG Graphics” are legends with their “blackout photography”. We THANK them sincerely for the supporting us once again with their recent night time photo shoot. Really looking forward to seeing the photos.
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Thanks to you both. Great night. Images soon.

Nice traction engine!

2 months ago

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A big "Thank You" to Jack from "MX Aircraft Co" and "Aero Jacks" for allowing us the use of his immaculate hangar for the filming by the UK base film company at Jandakot Airport. Also a big thank you to Reef Group for their help with the moving equipment. ... See MoreSee Less

Remembering Our Friend Ed Shadle

It is with great sadness that we share that early this morning, Ed Shadle passed away. In his final days, he was surrounded by family and friends. We ask that while we each mourn his passing, that we also celebrate his life, and the tremendous influence that he has been for so many.
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Remembering Our Friend Ed Shadle

It is with great sadness that we share that early this morning, Ed Shadle passed away.  In his final days, he was surrounded by family and friends.  We ask that while we each mourn his passing, that we also celebrate his life, and the tremendous influence that he has been for so many.

 

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Oh no! Ed was such a good guy.. I always enjoyed the conversations with him.

RIP Edward

He had a Dream and he influenced many others with his Enthusiasm for Living in the fast lane, RIP Ed Shadle, your vision lives on.

I didn't know Ed personally but as Facebook friends we shared a passion. My hope is that someone facilitates his dream. Time is short but a window of opportunity exists to illuminate his name in the LSR Hall of Fame for all time.

Rip Ed and condolences to the family.

This is very sad.😌😢 Sad he is gone and just as the his NAE, North American Eagle is poised to set the landspeed record higher in the Supersonic range. This is heartbreaking for the lsr community.😢😞

very sad

RIP Ed

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This is the first shot we have had of the car from anything like above. The filming shoot has all wrapped up. Will update everyone with more details when we can. ... See MoreSee Less

This is the first shot we have had of the car from anything like above. The filming shoot has all wrapped up. Will update everyone with more details when we can.

 

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We are undertaking engine development at present. Planned 2020, subject to funding.

When are you guys going to do a pass in it???????

Some vehicles look like they want to fight you before they'll run well. Other's look "just right", like they just want to run....this looks like that. Sincerely hope you get the funding you need to develop & build the engine to let it run.

So VERY SPECIAL, congrats for reaching this milestone.

That looks like 1000 mph 😍

Wow!! Looks awesome

the small fin atop of the fuselage just rear of the front wheel , what is its purpose ?

The wheels are chocked, looks like it has to be restrained! Is the nickname WINX?

Can’t wait to see this weapon in action!!!

Very very impressive b👍🏁🏁🏁

👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

Glen Davis

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When Aussie Invader 5R is moved it takes several hours set up. Here it is condensed into 3 minutes. ... See MoreSee Less

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Shame you had to cut the nose off Rosco to fit it in the container.Good luck with the Doco.

Great stuff. I really hope you guys do well with this.

Go to your Destiny Rosco! My Dad would have loved to see the finished product 🙂

Brendan Boeck

2 months ago

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For all those asking the planned run date is 2020, but that is dependent on funding for the engine development.

It looks amazing Rosco, you and your team should be very proud of what you have achieved so far.😄👍🇦🇺

Looking good Rosco, if you mention my name, you’ll get a good seat up front 😊

Will have to come up and see you again

looks fantastic guys.

Looking very nice indeed

Looks amazing 😁

looks hooot

It's so long you'd need one of those tennis balls on a bit of string to gauge where to stop when you park it in the garage! 😉

So you brought her out of moth balls. Looking good. Do you need rent a crowd cheap? 🤪🤪🤪🤪

WEN WILL U B TRYING FOR A RECORD

is it ready to run yet

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2 months ago

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Rosco, great to see you're still chasing the dream. I'm watching with keen interest and know that there's nobody more driven and dedicated than you. All the best from us at Uniglide Lubricants Australia.

J#### C##### Rosco, I never realised how big the "car" was until these pictures. The 1/43 Spark model dwarfs some of the other models in my cabinet, but I just thought it was over scale. Now I can see its correct. Good luck to all of you.

Wow , looks amazing

Stunning, really fantastic, might I ask where you imagine the post fuel burnout Center of Gravity might be located, in reference to some feature that is externally recognisable, as opposed to a length from the nose?

Very neat Rossco.

Go Rosco...

That's a big car! Far bigger than I thought. It looks fantastic

Its massive. Best of luck.

So glad you got that ATO situation soughted. Kudos and best o luck 🍀

The car looks awesome.

Looks amazing 🙂

Real pioneers of modern automotive technology !!!!

I am sure Gary Gabelich would have loved your car.

You gunna do 1000 mph in a shed

When Came it on TV,?

Amazing !!

Looking very sharp guys

How cool does that look?

Looks impressive guys, good luck

That is a beast indeed. Can't wait for you to start testing.

She's a beast. Brits don't stand a chance.

Zachary Todd

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2 months ago

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Look forward to seeing and learning when you, the team and car feature on Discovery!

I need your garage!!!!

Dave Holdcroft

We. just had the opportunity to take a pic of the 20’ container, given to us by ABC Containers decked out to fit the nose front wheel pack and tooling forklift lifting beams etc. soon we will do a time lapse movie showing what it takes for us to unload and reload. Thanks to ABC Containers, Di Candilo Steel City and the team for their big contribution in doing this big job. ... See MoreSee Less

We. just had the opportunity to take a pic of the 20’ container, given to us by ABC Containers decked out to fit the nose front wheel pack and tooling forklift lifting beams etc. soon we will do a time lapse movie showing what it takes for us to unload and reload. Thanks to ABC Containers, Di Candilo Steel City and the team for their big contribution in doing this big job.

 

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Like the led setup

you fisished the bench , cool

Aussie Invader team selects Interorbital to build the world's most powerful car engine, all 200,000hp of it! Help get our Kickstarter campaign off to a flying start.https://mailchi.mp/ad0e37d1af0d/aussie-invader-chooses-interorbital-systems-to-build-the-worlds-most-powerful-car-engine ... See MoreSee Less

Aussie Invader team selects Interorbital to build the worlds most powerful car engine, all 200,000hp of it! Help get our Kickstarter campaign off to a flying start.https://mailchi.mp/ad0e37d1af0d/aussie-invader-chooses-interorbital-systems-to-build-the-worlds-most-powerful-car-engine

 

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What happened to Rocket Lab who were on board when I became a 1,000 mph member ion 2012?

A blast from the past for all our UK friends.
youtu.be/rdncq3g6tzYAmerican speed merchant Art Arfons introduces his 17,500 horsepower "Green Monster" on an airfield near Bournemouth. Three times holder of the land-speed rec...
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Aussie Invader August 2018 Newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/e5ddf851cf61/aussie-invader-august-2018-newsletter

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Anatomy of a 1000mph record run...
Getting to the start of the timed measured mile will only take 22 seconds and a 3.5 mile run up. Stopping Aussie Invader 5R will take a lot longer and about 8 miles (about 13 km) of track.
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Anatomy of a 1000mph record run... 
Getting to the start of the timed measured mile will only take 22 seconds and a 3.5 mile run up. Stopping Aussie Invader 5R will take a lot longer and about 8 miles (about 13 km) of track.

 

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For more information, see aussieinvader.com/the-brakes/

Lake Gairdner would do then!

Seems wayyyyy too easy

It's a tall order when you consider a low flying jet hasn't even done the 1000mph required. I'm pretty sure yourselves & Bloodhound SSC will both do it. It's just a matter of who does it first. Good luck to all teams involved 👍👍👍

Good luck mate but when is it going to happen and where

Good luck china you have been working years for this

Love these facts!!

I'm no rocket scientist.... but 3.5 +1 + 8 = 12.5 miles, not 17......right?

When is the run and where?

Gareth. Maybe you’re right ✅

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3 months ago

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Great to see this girl again on the water after 51 years. Watched by our great friend and Donald’s daughter, Gina Campbell.Due to the SRC's priviliged access to the crew training and running of Bluebird K7 on Loch Fad we have had limited opportunies to post. However, after a period in excess of 51 years in the words of a watching Gina Campbell her father's legendary record breaking craft "got her knickers wet and hitched up her skirts" today with lead pilot Ted Walsh at the controls.

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Great to see this girl again on the water after 51 years. Watched by our great friend and Donald’s daughter, Gina Campbell.

 

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The boats proving trial could take place in 2019 however there will not be any speed in the proving runs so please do not expect triple digits starting with a 3 ever.

Wow, amazing machine, well done to the team!

Tony Maskell remember this ?

Will hight run next year try be 300mph.that year low speed

That water looks decidedly choppy for running on.

Allan Ball Peter Duffy

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Congratulations to Copenhagen Suborbitals team for their successful sea launch of their Nexo 11 rocket from Bornholm Spaceport in Denmark. These people are an inspiration to the world showcasing what can be achieved with the dedication of an all-volunteer team. A brilliant achievement and well done from the Aussie Invader 5R LSR Team in Australia. please see copenhagensuborbitals.com ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Copenhagen Suborbitals team for their successful sea launch of their Nexo 11 rocket from Bornholm Spaceport in Denmark. These people are an inspiration to the world showcasing what can be achieved with the dedication of an all-volunteer team. A brilliant achievement and well done from the Aussie Invader 5R LSR Team in Australia. please see copenhagensuborbitals.com

 

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Excellent photo!!!!

I hope they made sure the Russians knew first - a Norwegian effort nearly started WWIII

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i have 2

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It’s offical, we will have new shirts and jackets to sell soon. Thanks Beastwear for your support. Watch this space!

 

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Going to have singlets? Nobody ever does singlets anymore.

I have the 'Model' the 'Cap', watching.....

It's amazing how far we have come with the car. This was 7 years ago and we are still on the job, although the reality is getting a lot closer with the engine development (Phase 2) underway now.In 2011 we opened our workshop up to inspire the Willetton High School year 12 students. Team member Brett Boughton (their engineering teacher) organised a h... ... See MoreSee Less

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You’ve come a long way since the key note speaker at my year 12 graduation back in 2000. Lol. Warnbro community high school.

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