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If you’ve got a few hours to spare this weekend, the Lake Perkolilli team will be at the WA Hot Rod Show in Perth at the Claremont Showgrounds all weekend.

We have supported these guys in the past, visiting their last meeting.

A feature is Graeme Lockhart’s 1926 Ford Model T “Gow Job” which he has built specially for September. The old warhorse Cranston V8 Special also has had a facelift for the Red Dust Revival. They also have the only 1912 Cora motorcycle left in the world in the display of bikes which will be burning up the clay.
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If you’ve got a few hours to spare this weekend, the Lake Perkolilli team will be at the WA Hot Rod Show in Perth at the Claremont Showgrounds all weekend.

We have supported these guys in the past, visiting their last meeting. 

A feature is Graeme Lockhart’s 1926 Ford Model T “Gow Job” which he has built specially for September. The old warhorse Cranston V8 Special also has had a facelift for the Red Dust Revival. They also have the only 1912 Cora motorcycle left in the world in the display of bikes which will be burning up the clay.

 

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Olly Hathaway

My Uncle was state manager of Coventry Motors and raced cars there in the 1930’s. I have a photo of the Occassion.

John Ferrier cool stuff & great history

I’ll be there and will check it out 👍🏽

👍

Paul Stephen Church

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Although not the same propellants, this is about the equivalent power as we are going to use (60,000 lbf). Imagine this engine running for over 20 seconds! ... See MoreSee Less

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Angelo Karoussis

Love the shock waves in the exhaust. Same as the sr71

How close are you to getting funding to get the rocket built and start some shakedown runs? Would really love to see you get a chance to run it

Ian Matthews

Riley Wilson

Hold on Rossco 🙂

Got to love shock diamonds😃

Who doesn't love a rocket?

Last year i went to Kennedy Space Centre and wondered what the F1 rocket from Saturn 5 would be like on the 5R.

Lol you're nuts.

Mike Weberstadt what you recon the pattern in the flame represents ? Standing wave of the sound ?

Holly crap...

more!!! I want more!

That's a hyperbolic mixture that works.

Looks a bit lean. Ahahahahahahahahaha

That's me after a bad curry..

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The Impossible Engineering episode about Aussie Invader 5R, called ‘World’s Fastest Car’, is due to air on Discovery Turbo Channel June 10th at 8:30PM in Australia. ... See MoreSee Less

The Impossible Engineering episode about Aussie Invader 5R, called ‘World’s Fastest Car’, is due to air on Discovery Turbo Channel June 10th at 8:30PM in Australia.

 

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Had a few comments about wanting to watch this in the USA, it was showing there earlier this year. www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/impossible-engineering/

Wow. Looks great. What's the CdA of the car? Is it a close kept secret? it looks very low.... a very impressive bit of engineering! Good luck

On the Discovery Turbo Channel - bugger, I don’t have that channel Congratulations team on an amazing journey so far

Richard Campbell

Love to see that one wow

Awesome 👏

soooo much going on in this channel DISCOVERY TURBO CHANNEL from early morning / late evening gonna be recording whole lot

Aussie Invader 5R is one good looking car. About time Australia got into the high end of LSR again. 👍

Please Send A Link For Showing The Documentaire,?.

He Many Thanks Man Great,!.

I will not miss this day. All the best for you all involved

Kelvin Peters, this team and this car will deliver 💯%...

Go Rosco. Love your work.

It’s on Monday 08:30pm New Zealand time here too. All set to record it.

When did you guys set the new record? Or is the title “Worlds Fastest Car” just a bit premature?

Wow!! Looks amazing

Simon Leach

Josh Perkins

That’s not a sounding rocket, you’ll get Low Earth Orbit I reckon 🚀

I'm an Aussie living in the states now and like to see the special if someone can tell me what channel and when it will be on!

It’s Gone a bit quiet has it got an engine yet ?

It's NOT the worlds fastest car!

It’s not really a car though, is it?? Neither is the Bloodhound or SSC-more like rockets on wheels. At least it’s the right colour though...lol

It's...ALMOST the world's fastest car....:-)

I hope it's the world's fastest when it's time to make the official runs, when is the official runs due?

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New shirts have just arrived through our merchandise sponsor, Tangibility. Will be up on their website soon. Only 50 initially, so may need to be quick, but will post again when ready for sale, and hopefully we will produce more soon. ... See MoreSee Less

New shirts have just arrived through our merchandise sponsor, Tangibility. Will be up on their website soon. Only 50 initially, so may need to be quick, but will post again when ready for sale, and hopefully we will produce more soon.

 

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Yes please 2 shirts for me an my partner medium an extra large. An i donated on the gofundme for aussie invade. Thank you.

Jesus Rossco By the look of the breath you’ve just taken One would think you’re racing a hot air Balloon & your about to blow it up😂 👍just kidding Good luck in your quest

Great looking shirt, I would love to grab one from the site when they come up....

Looking great! 🙂

Who's the good lookin' model.???

Looking good Rosco, don’t forget to breathe or you may pass out 😂

The Catwalk beckons

The Catwalk beckons

I'm on for six, send me bank details 💯👍

Could you post to UK ?

How Mutch,?There Are Beautiful,?.

Damn, Roscoe, you'd look good in a gunny sack!!! Nice shirt!!!

Lookin good Rossco..😎🙂👍🏾

Very nice.

4xl for me Rosco!

How is the car coming along?

I'd wear one

Can I get a 4x?

I will get myself one hopefully 👍

Any BFB size?

Cool Cap!

YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Make you look thin!!!!

ill take 2

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Aussie Invader News Update - Unplanned International Visit - https://mailchi.mp/d0537dd0df76/aussie-invader-news-update-unplanned-international-visit

 

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Keep it up Rosco, we are caravanning again

Team member Barry Fitzsimmons on a quick trip to the UK and managed to catch up with our great engineer Paul Martin. Paul has been a real star for us, designing our “floating” canards and our ground breaking air brakes. ... See MoreSee Less

Team member Barry Fitzsimmons on a quick trip to the UK and managed to catch up with our great engineer Paul Martin. Paul has been a real star for us, designing our “floating” canards and our ground breaking air brakes.

 

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Canards and ground breaking air brakes! All a mystery to me! But Aussies are very good at thinking outside the box. Lovely. Gail xx

Canards and ground breaking air brakes! All a mystery to me! But Aussies are very good at thinking outside the box. Lovely. Gail xx

Great footage from Warby Motorsport of Spirit 2 going through its paces.

Warby Motorsport - Spirit 2 - The Fastest Team on Water
Many thanks to the whole team @littleripperlifesaver for all of your help keeping Dave safe and awesome footage. 3 clips from our Mother's Day Runs. Hammering down and touching into the 240's Cheers Road Tech Marine - RTM Jaycar Electronics BEASTWEAR @certusAPAC @fundamentalmedia you guys keep us running
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Stupid music, we'd rather hear the boat.

Cameron Brooks

Bennington J Garrott

The toughest most dangerous record. Aerodynamics and hydrodynamics to contend with. Brave guy.

David Paget

SJ

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When Mother Nature meets power personified. We can’t wait to show you the results!
Only with your help will we raise our profile and get to the start line, please share!
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Supersonicselfie. 👍

Love this vehicle !

An absolutely beautiful looking car. Brilliant team.. Australian engineering!!!

Done it for ya Rosco go get em mate an show the world what aussies can do. It would be amazing to have the world water andland speed records here.

Same goes for yourboat David cheers mate

Bring it on can’t wait to c this beast run

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Wanneroo Rotary Club paid us a visit this past week. These great people are the salt of the earth and are a brilliant asset to our local community, and also great supporters of our project. We enjoyed a fun night with me giving an update on our car and showing off the progress we have made since their last visit a few years back. The Paul Conti Wines where a great hit and several pioneering families of our area attended. ... See MoreSee Less

Wanneroo Rotary Club paid us a visit this past week. These great people are the salt of the earth and are a brilliant asset to our local community, and also great supporters of our project. We enjoyed a fun night with me giving an update on our car and showing off the progress we have made since their last visit a few years back. The Paul Conti Wines where a great hit and several pioneering families of our area attended.

 

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That’s sounds like a great day - I cannot imagine my local Rotary Club being as supportive though- but that’s a different story 👍👏

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Rocket propellant module starting to come together.

We have just converted our drogue guns from using gas generators to compressed air fired units. Our SDR designed and built guns were perfect but we could not find suitably powered gas squibs to launch our deployment bolt from the gun to the desired distance behind our car. Our squibs were either way too powerful or too weak. Using compressed air and a Just Valves big bore electric solenoid, we now have this problem solved. We now also have the ability to turn the pressure up or down depending on race venue conditions. ... See MoreSee Less

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Is that what we call backyard engineering? Love it.

Great job. Innovation!

Often times the simplest method is the best method 👍🏻

Coming to lunch today Rosco?

That works

Could you explain to a normal person what a drogue gun does ?

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A nice piece on whether the Budweiser Rocket Car went supersonic or not!A brief history of the Budweiser Rocket car and the controversy surrounding its claim to have gone supersonic. Sills and footage from unknown / uncredited so... ... See MoreSee Less

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Pretty sure the rules state 4 wheels are required to set official records

Close but no cigar..

Great piece 🤙

I think the car was getting damn close to Mach 1 and the transonic shock waves were evidently causing the car to lift at the rear - super brave driver - but by ignoring the rules all credibility was lost 🤔

zero quality data, 3 wheels not 4, only 1 pass not a 2nd in the opposite direction within the hour and no sonic boom. Stan Barrett although extremely brave is a fraud by claiming the sound barrier. personally in my mind, Andy Green was the first. the SSC met all the rules criteria, driven per the rules with accurate timing and produced a sonic boom. it's a no brainer in my book.

Incredible run nonetheless

What do you think Rosco No sonic boom?

They most certainly did something that's for sure, but the sound barrier? I doubt it.

Great video!!

Thanks for sharing my video - glad you enjoyed it!

They did something right, it's in the Smithsonian.

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Good luck go smash it rossco

Maybe Uber should sponsor?

Fantastic Rosco. Who is coming up with the 3 mill. Need to hit the mud

All the best Rossco

Hopefully a sponsor comes through soon. Can’t wait to see it hit the salt.

Always good to see how far you are progressing your dream! Maybe you should connect with Richard Branson.

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Well done Eric Teboul. Shame ANDRA would never let me run my rocket bike in the 80s!Frenchman Eric Teboul pictured at this year's Santa Pod Festival of Power event with his hydrogen peroxide rocket powered bike which has set numerous records on the drag strips. ... See MoreSee Less

Well done Eric Teboul. Shame ANDRA would never let me run my rocket bike in the 80s!

 

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must be an awesome experience sitting on the start line in near silence then pushing the red button..... would be great to see it side by side with something like Jay Uptons top fuel bike just to compare

Is that single rocket powered bike rossco.

Haven't been for a while but have seen side by side rocket car racing with Sammy Miller's Vanishing Point, and the Oxygen car some years ago at Santa Pod.. Have also seen Eric in action and I do find it incredible that he only dare use something like a quarter of the power. Imagination running your rocket bike and Eric's on the track at the same time, that would be some sight to see. 🙂

Sometimes Andra Suck! Just Sayna

Pure hydrogen peroxide is bloody dangerous though, worse than hydrazine.

Alex May

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Great to have a visit from Senator Michaelia Cash, and thanks to MP Ian Goodenough for the introduction and your continued support for our project. We hope to make Australia proud. 👍 ... See MoreSee Less

Great to have a visit from Senator Michaelia Cash, and thanks to MP Ian Goodenough for the introduction and your continued support for our project. We hope to make Australia proud. 👍

 

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I wish you all the very best !

Great progress Rosco. 👍

Looking good mate, you and Sheryle have a wonderful Easter 🐣

Hope they brought their cheque books with them. Make a call to Bill Shorten to make sure you get $$$$ promises from both sides so you're not backing the wrong horse. Good luck Rosco and hope Aussie dollars help fuel your mission to keep Australia proud of its achievements.

did they stump up any money or are they being typical politicians pressing skin for a pre election photo op? I'm guessing the latter.

Cameron France

Kim Rosco Another true Australian Warrior.

Hit it up Rosco.

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Nice write up by Len Fretwell in DIGGING & DRILLING's latest publication. ... See MoreSee Less

Nice write up by Len Fretwell in DIGGING & DRILLINGs latest publication.

 

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that shot really articulates the size of the car, incredible 🙂

That is one AWESOME MACHEEEEENE. Hey Rosco , can I borrow it to slip down the shop to get the grand kids their Easter Eggs!?

Looks fantastic in that shot. Shows the true size of the vehicle 👍🏽👍🏽

I never thought the car was actually this big. What a Colossus !! Can't wait to see this fired up !!

go rosco perth is behind ya

Bill Lucas, check this out!!! Look at the size of this thing and 200,000 horsepower! Holy Crap! Go Australia!

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It was great to catch up with an
old friend today, Air Vice Marshall Neil Smith (retired) with his lovely wife
Maria.
Neil was one of our best RAAF supporters, a guy who helped us source our ATAR Mirage engines and get them operational. He dropped in from our East Coast to check on the progress of our Aussie Invader 5R and to have a beer.
A brilliant man, and without his support we would have been waiting forever
to complete Aussie Invader 2.
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It was great to catch up with an
old friend today, Air Vice Marshall Neil Smith (retired) with his lovely wife
Maria. 
Neil was one of our best RAAF supporters, a guy who helped us source our ATAR Mirage engines and get them operational. He dropped in from our East Coast to check on the progress of our Aussie Invader 5R and to have a beer.
A brilliant man, and without his support we would have been waiting forever
to complete Aussie Invader 2.

If you watch the short video until the end, you will see the world’s fastest U-turn. Estimated Craig was travelling at 675mph at the time. We believe this was caused by the shock wave travelling down the car and causing lift on the large rear wheel supports. With Craig sitting so far forward, he was unable to feel this starting to happen. We hope to overcome this with our “V” shaped underbelly and the driver sitting two thirds of the way back.My tribute to Craig Breedlove - a true hotrodder and metal maestro if ever there was one. Originally I used John Parr's "St Elmo's Fire" as the soundtrack bu... ... See MoreSee Less

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Yes crosswinds wouldn’t have helped, but also that car would be going transonic and a large shockwave moving down the car would have also started to create lift.

Craig Breedlove may find possibly the only lake in a million miles (if ever the Earth was that big) in a desert to sink a land speed record car in water, or at over 600mph look at a track at an unusual angle. But looking for inspiration and a good example to the words "never give up because in the end you'll get there". What a legend! Respects!

There is something special about watching cars (& boats) travelling at speed - they are simply awe inspiring & the rooster tails are fascinating 👍🏻

There was also a cross wind on the run.

The story I heard (I don't know if it's true) is that a gust of wind hit the tail and flipped the car.

I believe there was also a misunderstanding of the magnitude of the cross wind according to the team

What happened to the car in later years? Clearly it was fast enough in these early runs.

I think some UK politicians have U Turned faster than that recently 😰

Plus you’ve got a tail on the fin to counteract any lift 👍

Tony Shield

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Tank System Update - Rosco and team member Barry Fitzsimmons met with Kurt and Steve from Hardchrome Sales and received a tour of their huge and impressive workshop. ”We have great confidence that the machining of the long aluminium tubes for the Propellant Module would not be a problem for them”, said Rosco.
Earlier Rosco talked to Jamie and Dave at Hallite about seals, etc. for the end caps and pistons, as they are going to make a set of custom designed seals & guides for the tank system.
Phill Pampling kindly offered to prepare the CAD drawings for the machining of these parts.
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Tank System Update - Rosco and team member Barry Fitzsimmons met with Kurt and Steve from Hardchrome Sales and received a tour of their huge and impressive workshop. ”We have great confidence that the machining of the long aluminium tubes for the Propellant Module would not be a problem for them”, said Rosco. 
Earlier Rosco talked to Jamie and Dave at Hallite about seals, etc. for the end caps and pistons, as they are going to make a set of custom designed seals & guides for the tank system.
Phill Pampling kindly offered to prepare the CAD drawings for the machining of these parts.

 

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Well done Hardchrome Sales team

The technology and engineering involved in this project is amazing. History in the making.

1000 mph or bust.🏁

Aussie Invader 3 goes under the hammer, as part of the Gosford Motor Museum sale. Eventual price was $455k. ... See MoreSee Less

Aussie Invader 3 goes under the hammer, as part of the Gosford Motor Museum sale. Eventual price was $455k.

 

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Such a beautiful car, I loved every minute working on her with the most amazing team

Fond childhood memories hanging with my Dad & Roscoe 💙🇦🇺❤

It will only pay for a fraction of the next conquest. What a machine. Be proud

Any news on who the buyer was yet?

Well done Rosco!

It should be 1 million if you compare it to exotic vehicles, wouldn't be surprised it cost that to develop

I thought you already sold this a year or so ago?

I remember unloading her at Pearce and watching her run tests on rubber 7.50-16's against a Macchi She had the macchi beat at over 300 until it got airborne Hell of a lot of good memories

Now there's an expensive addition to somebodys man cave...😄

A good price but sad to see.

Ian Warhurst / The Bloodhound Project (Bloodhound Land Speed Record) bought Bloodhoundssc Technical Centre for an undisclosed sum. It's gone to a great guy though, and looks like it is going to go much faster than the 200 mph or so it did at Newquay Aerodrome (limited by the English Electric Lightening tyres it was using).

Hopefully it comes back over west.

Dang; beat me by $454,500...

What did it cost to build

She still looks good after all these years, 1 month in the paint shop at Parens , with Mike what a Artist.

Do you know where it's going to now?

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Demelza Sutton

Great interview Rosco. Would be so fantastic to run it in Australia but looks like no one can support you here. Sad ☹️

Very Good Interview - Mr McGlashan

Awsome 👍🏽

Thank you Ian Goodenough MP for your support. Our aim is to showcase our car to a wider audience, raise our projects profile and much needed funds to complete the car and mount our challenge.Rosco McGlashan of Mullaloo plans to showcase Australian innovation by displaying Aussie Invader 5 - his rocket powered car, at the upcoming World Expo in Dubai. Well done for promoting local Aussie ingenuity on the world stage!
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Thank you Ian Goodenough MP for your support. Our aim is to showcase our car to a wider audience, raise our projects profile and much needed funds to complete the car and mount our challenge.

 

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Well done Rosco great to see

Great news for the true pioneers of speed and engineering .

Defo a job for the likes of QANTAS to get on board and get 'her on board'!

Ian gets involved in a lot going on in his area. Good guy to have flying the flag for you.

The efforts of Rosco and the Warbys, have done more to raise the international respect for Australian enterprise , than anything else. Does Australia award Knighthoods?

Way to go Rosco 💪💪💪

Just smash that record rossco we proud of u mate

Hope the local MP is able to kick in some $$$$ to help transport the whole show to Dubai. He's eager to benefit from appearing next to it, so he can pull some strings to ease your burden.

Go Rosco! World expo for a world record potential. Love it!

All the bestRosco. Right Ian. Where’s the moolah.

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Aussie Invader 5R - 10 years in the making, watch it all in 10 minutes! PLEASE SHARE.10 years in the making and soon to challenge for the World Land Speed Record, Aussie Invader 5R is a 52ft long rocket car currently under construction in Per... ... See MoreSee Less

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Ripper Roscoe, I was inspired to sign up the grandson for a selfie

Great video!

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For all you racers who have salt fever, please read.

This has been a huge job assembling this centre support of our propellant tanks framework. Very special thanks must go to Di Candilo Steel City, John D and Peter Walsh for supplying and laser cutting out the 6 leaf clovers which form the main structure of this support. Thanks must also go to Thomas Fabrication for the expert rolling of our tube seats and test circles, Brad Stacy for his brilliant welding work of this intricate construction, Baz Fitzsimmons for the great CAD design, and Air Liquide for the world’s best welding products, and of course the whole Aussie Invader Team for their input. ... See MoreSee Less

This has been a huge job assembling this centre support of our propellant tanks framework. Very special thanks must go to Di Candilo Steel City, John D and Peter Walsh for supplying and laser cutting out the 6 leaf clovers which form the main structure of this support. Thanks must also go to Thomas Fabrication for the expert rolling of our tube seats and test circles, Brad Stacy for his brilliant welding work of this intricate construction, Baz Fitzsimmons for the great CAD design, and Air Liquide for the world’s best welding products, and of course the whole Aussie Invader Team for their input.

 

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Good work well done.

Brilliant work Rosco - congrats for doing the righty and mentioning your supporting sponsors. That's the way to keep moving forwards with the project. 👍👍👍

Another work of art on the road to delivery !

How long before we see some times

Wow! Impressive!

Nice work Peter Walsh..

Aussie Invader - 5R - 😲😲❤️❤️🏆🏆🏆🏆

The excitement also builds.

Really looking forward to seeing this beast run. Top quality engineering. (y)

That's art.

Cant wait 2 c this run well done rossco

Happy to help 👍

How big did you say your Colt revolver was?

Top quality!

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Looking forward to watching this.A documentary about age without limits 82, 86 and 76 are the ages of our three protagonists whose lives are revolving around the Bonneville Speedweek, a land speed… ... See MoreSee Less

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Yep looks awesome

If you are young, and watch these type of movie,, they,re inspirational. If like me, then its a little bit like looking into a mirror that shows a part of a single dimensional future. I,m 60, and I still ride a motorcycle,, either I have lots of years in front of me,, or it could end tomorrow,, but one should never give up doing what keeps you young.

Never to old to enjoy the dream

Gemma Stratton

I’ll get there one day

Looks awesome 👏

One of my heros!!!!!

It’s going to be GREAT 👍🏽

Helen Allen Geoff Allen

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“Smithy“, aka famous WA cartoonist Greg Smith, has done us proud with this caricature of Aussie Invader 5R. ... See MoreSee Less

“Smithy“, aka famous WA cartoonist Greg Smith, has done us proud with this caricature of Aussie Invader 5R.

 

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Looks a bit naughty mate 😮😮😜

Thomas Fabrications in Bayswater, Perth, have just completed an extremely precise fabrication job for our rocket engine's propellant system. These folks did a first class job on the rolling and forming of our cylinders seats, millimetre perfect. Thank you Brian, Rin and the mighty Crew at Thomas Fabrication. ... See MoreSee Less

Thomas Fabrications in Bayswater, Perth, have just completed an extremely precise fabrication job for our rocket engines propellant system. These folks did a first class job on the rolling and forming of our cylinders seats, millimetre perfect. Thank you Brian, Rin and the mighty Crew at Thomas Fabrication.

 

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Workshop looks familiar Anthony Warnock

Good stuff when does it look like you will be starting test runs etc been following you for quite a while now .

Trish, one of our team members is normally more at home flying an Airbus A380, but looks right at home in the drivers seat! ... See MoreSee Less

Trish, one of our team members is normally more at home flying an Airbus A380, but looks right at home in the drivers seat!

 

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She would be able to over take an airbus like it was standing still in that Rosco

Oi that's my seat lol

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USA FOLLOWERS - The Impossible Engineering episode about Aussie Invader 5R is being shown on Discovery Science channel - 21st February.

 

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I just watched your show and it was awesome! Good luck and be safe!

What about us Aussie followers?

For these pioneers of land and water speed records nothing is impossible....and they are going to prove it with all safety related issues incorporated in the final design!!

Am watching now. Though I thought you were going to have attempted a run on the show. How disappointing.

Later this year David Warby will be going after the world water speed record. He is trying to up the record held by his father, Ken Warby, who has held it for Australia for over 40 years. We wish him all the best.

Warby Motorsport - Spirit 2 - The Fastest Team on Water
SHE LIVES!!!!
Thanks to Gary @ Jaycar/ RTM and Bryce @ DCRA we can now start with confidence and we are good to go for the 23rd of February at Taree. Come and join us for some kerosene fuelled fun. If all goes well we may have something extra special planned. 😀
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at 80 years old still like to see records broken my best wishes.

Awesome 😃😄 The real deal!!!

Ross Brown you in a few years!!😁😅

What is the water speed record please ? And best of luck from the UK

Allan Jeffery

All the best guys.

Karin Mc Rae Mitch Blackshaw Benjamin Blackshaw

Heidi

Rohan Trusler

Steven try time a break from work to be there!

Bloodhound SSC | Aussie Invader, Bluebird K7 (it's rebuilt!) | Spirit 2 It's almost like we're mirroring 😂

Adam Wood

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Great to have a visit from Lieutenant Sal Malone who is a Seahawk chopper instructor for our Navy, based in Nowra NSW. Sal is very interested in our car, project and team and was in town to pay us a visit and check on the progress of our exciting mission. She looked at home in the driver's seat and had to be forcefully removed. I was fortunate to have Sal instruct me in a Seahawk simulator in Nowra a couple of months ago, and with her fine tuition, I was able to land a Seahawk on a moving ship! It was a fantastic experience. ... See MoreSee Less

Great to have a visit from Lieutenant Sal Malone who is a Seahawk chopper instructor for our Navy, based in Nowra NSW. Sal is very interested in our car, project and team and was in town to pay us a visit and check on the progress of our exciting mission. She looked at home in the drivers seat and had to be forcefully removed. I was fortunate to have Sal instruct me in a Seahawk simulator in Nowra a couple of months ago, and with her fine tuition, I was able to land a Seahawk on a moving ship! It was a fantastic experience.

 

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I'm glad she felt at home 😉

Landing a seahawk on a moving ship...the same as riding a motorbike through traffic on one wheel I suspect!

Cool, she's in the right job then 😉

Rosco is she going to be the driver for the womens record

Sign her up as the driver!

Be good to get the ADF to add some sponsorship, as they do in the US

I love the project Rossco and though I have only been a selfie supporter I like the way you present and inform us. I scratch my head how it can be so hard for you to raise the necessary support. I’ll bet that anyone that has had the privilege of sitting in that drivers seat would need forceful removal. Keep up the great work.

Go Sal!

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We have talked about that the Aussie Invader project and the Thrust SSC / Bloundhound guys being good friends from way back. I came across these photos of when Richard Noble and Andy Green came to my house for a BBQ in December 1998. Andy took great interest in Aussie Invader 3, the car he had made redundant, with his 763mph record! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

We have talked about that the Aussie Invader project and the Thrust SSC / Bloundhound guys being good friends from way back. I came across these photos of when Richard Noble and Andy Green came to my house for a BBQ in December 1998. Andy took great interest in Aussie Invader 3, the car he had made redundant, with his 763mph record! :-)

 

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Hopefully Bloodhound SSC will raise enough money so the two teams will get head to head this time 🙂

It’s great to have the race back on. Who’s going to have the redundant car this time?!

Good to see the photos hear in the UK

The Impossible Engineering episode about Aussie Invader 5R (series 4, episode 8), has been showing in the UK on Yesterday TV. You should be able to watch it on demand on their UKTV player. ... See MoreSee Less

The Impossible Engineering episode about Aussie Invader 5R (series 4, episode 8), has been showing in the UK on Yesterday TV. You should be able to watch it on demand on their UKTV player.

 

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An excellent programme Rosco! You have put so much hard work into it over the years! You deserve to get some serious MPH! We are going for 800-900mph this year with our own 'model' rocket car! youtu.be/ao00g35bfcQ

Such a stunning looking machine.

Cant wait 2 c this run u got this rossco go kick sum ass mate

Martyn Martian Trowton

When will we see it in australia?

Excellent programme showing how it should be done. Well done Rosco, get that record!

Watched it. Was good to see you on the box here Rosco.

Downloading from on demand now!! Look forward to watching it!

This was a new (First) showing so will probably be repeated next week or the week after.

Can you watch it online?

Showing again this Sunday.

Well worth a watch, looking forward to you firing her up and seeing how she goes...

Enjoyed it. Left me with a few questions (but I guess you have it all worked out).

Great prog ..

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For all our USA followers, be sure to watch the Impossible Engineering episode about Aussie Invader 5R on the Discovery Science channel - 22nd February. ... See MoreSee Less

For all our USA followers, be sure to watch the Impossible Engineering episode about Aussie Invader 5R on the Discovery Science channel - 22nd February.

 

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It's on today in the UK. Watching it now

Way cool, Mate. I'll be glued to the TV!

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Congratulations my friend! We’ll be watching and will post a reminder when we get closer.

When will we get to see if on home soil?

Joe Sherwood. One of interest for you

Don't have foxtel

could you please post a link, when available, for us in Oz

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A Christmas Message To All Our Supporters - https://mailchi.mp/03f48b950197/a-christmas-message-to-all-our-supporters

 

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Merry Christmas 🎅 and a happy new year and get the record from NC USA

Merry Christmas 🎅 and a happy new year and get the record from NC USA

Merry Xmas to our friends the other side of the world,

Merry Christmas and a speedy new year from Germany.

Merry Christmas and happy new Year to The Aussie Invader Team!! Keep up the great work and Hope you all stay safe.

A Merry Christmas to all from the UK

Happy Holydays,!

Happy Xmas to you and your team.

👍 ditto mate .. enjoy the festive season 🥂🎉

Merry Christmas to Rosco and crew.

Merry Christmas and fast and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas to you and all your team Rosco👍🇦🇺

All the best to Rosco and the Team.

Merry xmas Rosco.

Thanks Rocco and the very best to you and "Our team"

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Thrilled to be invited as a guest at the Starlight Children's Foundation Australia Christmas Party at Perth Children's Hospital.

Great to meet all the kids and Captain Starlight and see the fantastic work this organisation does!

To learn more or to donate visit starlight.org.au/our-impact
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Thrilled to be invited as a guest at the Starlight Childrens Foundation Australia Christmas Party at Perth Childrens Hospital. 

Great to meet all the kids and Captain Starlight and see the fantastic work this organisation does!

To learn more or to donate visit https://starlight.org.au/our-impact

 

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Thank you so much for being a part of the Starlight Christmas Party! Captain Starlight, all the kids, dad's and mum's I'm sure will be following watching the Aussie Invader and be cheering Rosco on in 2020!

Whose the miniature Chewbacca in the middle!

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This is the actual press release from Bloodhound.

 

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Hopefully it means, no offence, we can get our Bloodhound SSC news direct from the source... doesn’t look like their Facebook has been updated since 2013!

So it’s still a wait and see!

I'm really happy bloodhound is back. Maybe they should rename it phoenix?

Where does that leave Richard Noble?

I can afford another Benjamin if you boys need it But that’s all I got My baby needs new shoes

We have to get going Rocco we have to do this first

Good that they found a buyer who seems to want to keep the project moving forward.

The race is back on, good luck

Competition has always been the catalyst for excellence - long may it continue!

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Another great image of Aussie Invader 5R from GG Graphics.

 

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Who Is Faster Rosco Ore The Lightning,?

Man, I want to see that fire up. Are you planning on USA or here at Lake Gairdner?

Glenn Miller

Nice 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Awesome looking vehicle. It's all up to you guys now. American eagle has gone, bloodhound has gone as well now. Just goes to show that simple always stays the course. Not saying your car is simple, of course it isn't but in comparison to bloodhound which is so so complicated under the skin. I think that was it's downfall, complexity equals dollars. No pressure now guys! Oh if you need a long course I know a place in South Africa that's ready to go 😭😭

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My team and I have been through many highs and lows in land speed record racing, people forget there is a human element to these projects. I am sure Andy, Richard and the team are hurting. This is perfectly summed up by a speech made by Theodore Roosevelt....

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
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Hi Rosco. Great words and meaningful indeed. We need people of your character and respect in this world. Wishing you and the crew a Safe and Happy Christmas and may the English crew find a supporter or two in the New Year. Cheers everyone.

Thank you Sir... we live to inspire!

A great quote too 😢

You are a warm and generous man Roscoe 👏👏

The World's Fastest Indian is a 2005 film that tells the life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years re-building a 1920 Indian motorcycle — a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967. Directed and written by Roger Donaldson.

Roscoe I hear bloodhound ssc is now for sale as well

Beautiful words Rosco. You know their struggle and all the highs and lows. Let’s pray a light goes on somewhere and they can fire up again. 💖🙏😍🙏

Respect. Thanks Roscoe

Thanks - that's very kind, and very welcome.

This is why we are called the Aussie battlers. Keep up the great work Aussie Invader team. Your day will come!!

Thanks Roscoe. Good luck with the car.

If a Kiwi can do it an Aussie can too. Burt also quoted Theodore Roosevelt

Well said Roscoe

Well said

Nice one, in sad circumstances...

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Team bonding get-together to discuss progress of the project. ... See MoreSee Less

Team bonding get-together to discuss progress of the project.

 

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Great to see this pioneering team together in search for a safe land speed record !!!

When can I come up and visit you again Rosco

Count me in

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