Channel 7 news report tonight on our project. ... See MoreSee Less
Us Brits need you to break the current record Rossco to stir up interest in Bloodhound again ...Good luck and best wishes for the future 😎👍
All the very best Rossco. The rocket car looks amazing. Best wishes and god bless to you all. Go get them mate. Xx
Love your determination mate. I hope you get the job done!
Great report on your great project.
Great piece Rosco and good promotion for the project
Great stuff Rosco. Proud to be your mate.
I have still got my bottle of champagne here from 1989/90ish I won at the fund raiser quiz night that I said I would pop when you break the WLSR 🤘🤘 lets get that cork signed Rosco 💯💯🔥🔥💨💨💨
Time is getting close now . I can feel the thunder down under!!!
Damn, Roscoe, you make me proud!!!
Keep going mate
Wonder what your budget has been so far on this?
Great news Rosco Aussie Invader - World Land Speed Record Challenger
Callum Smith Byron Smith Ash Smith
Susan Smith Sarah Scorer
U got this rosco do us proud and smash the record
Frrrrk yeah boi 🔥🔥💨💨🙏🙏💯💯💯
We have been told that the story shot a week ago by Chris Young and his team, ￼is going out tonight on Channel 7 news. This could be subject to change if there is any major breaking news, but hopefully not.￼￼ 🤞 ... See MoreSee Less
Great news Rosco. Keep up the good work mate!
In the eastern states too?
Here is a pic sent to us by one of our loyal 1000 MPH Club members Ryan (Chups) Masters. This was taken at a drag racing event at Ravenswood Raceway showing for the first time in Australian Drag Racing history 4 x Jet Powered vehicles together at one time. A GE J/79 jet Powered 200 MPH Truck, 2 x GE J/85 jet powered funny cars and my J/34 jet powered dragster still in her mock-up livery after just completing a TV ad for Vauxhall UK.
The drivers pictured are our great mates the World's Fastest Man On Water Ken Warby MBE. Tom Brown from Detroit, a veteran jet car pilot (invited to join us in a national tour), and myself. 4 x vehicles, 3 x drivers, guess who drew the short straw to drive 2 of the vehicles for a total of 6 passes…. me! ... my jet dragster Aussie Invade 1 and one of the jet powered funny cars. Thanks Chups some great memories here mate! ... See MoreSee Less
That was a busy weekend, great fun, with an after party in the pits that ended with the sun rising,
I remember working on All of those vehicles mate Fun was re wiring one of the funny cars Great times Rosco 😊
Great photo. Would love to see some pics of Aussie Invader 2.. remember seeing Rosco run it at Ravenswood in about 87. I had the absolute pleasure of chatting to Rosco in the pits after the run. I was 17.
i was there i remember you doing a run in the aussie invader then getting a lift back to the start line to run the funny car
Was this 84/85ish ? I remember seeing the Aussie invader and the truck with dad... i was only a little tacka!
Great photo. am in the UK.
closed canopy on aussie invader
Just clarifying, it’s not my photo, just one I found in an old article, But some amazing history there. I’d like to know more about the Vauxhall ad, and why they needed it to look so different from standard.
So how much enginering went the into aussie invader dragster vs the 5r🤣🤣
Special memories there,
Who is the young person in the middle?? 🧐🧐🤣🤣 great pic 🔥🔥🔥
great memory there Rosco
Yesterday I had the privilege of being granted a tour of the best trophy collection ever awarded to one family here in Western Australia. Frank
Figliomeni (dad) was proud to show me the thousands of pieces of memorabilia awarded to his son Michael (Magic Man Figliomeni) and his
other 3 sons over many years of national and international racing around the world.
Michael was nicknamed "Magic Man" after his unstoppable race wins in both Speedcars, Spintcars and as a youngster a champion BMX racer.
Sadly Michael passed back in 2006 whilst racing and winning, due to an undetected medical condition. Wow, what a fantastic memorial to a legendary man and racer. It would take a week to view all of the awards displayed and presented to this family. ... See MoreSee Less
Great man and a great family
He was indeed a great racer and a good fellow. You lucky sod getting a look at that lot! 👍
Frank showed me through the trophy "room" a few weeks back. Unbelievable collection from all his sons. Always good chatting to Frank about all and sundry 😊
Great people ,Frank looks well
OMG thats amazing. Sorry for your loss also. Xx
Wow, that is impressive!
Wow that's a collection
There will never be another magic man quite like figs.
Today we had a visit from our long time mate and Channel 7's news guru Chris Young. Chris joined us to cover a story on our Aussie Invader 5R Rocket car and her revolutionary Tank System, which we refer to as our Orbital Propellant Module. This is because the system we have developed, could be used to refuel satellites or rockets in space.
Chris has joined us on several occasions in years past whilst racing our previous LSR cars Aussie Invader 2 and 3 at Lake Gairdner in South Australia, plus many other events and
appearances we appeared at around our state. Four documentaries have been done on our exploits, One Mad Mile, Fastest Aussie on Earth, Encounters with Speed and more recently Impossible Engineering. ... See MoreSee Less
Rosco, can you give us a update as to when you might be planning trial runs. I know you are stil, some way off, just hoping for a possible indication. Good luck with all you and your small team are achieving, you certainly deserve to succeed.
Hope you go all the way Rosco ,been a long time since Ravenswood, best wishes
Hope it is going well for you. Awesome rocket car. Love the colour Rosco. Best of luck.
Great man Rosco "Never Give Up"
It looks amazing Rosco, keep up the good work 👍🇦🇺
Go get em Rosco.