We did it! On Sunday morning, eight years of hard work culminated in a 450.909mph return run. Averaged with yesterday's speed of 446.605mph, we achieved a new two-way AA/FS record of 448.757mph, enough to make us the world's fastest piston powered car. That has been the goal since day one o
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... ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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?
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.
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
Want to #gosupersonic, today's the day. Join us now and share with friends.Get involved in the land speed world-record breaking event with Aussie Invader. Take a selfie. Donate. And get your face on the fastest car on the planet! #g... ... See MoreSee Less
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
Time to get onboard Aussie Invader 5R with your SuperSonic Selfie.
Today Tonight Perth’s Rocket Man, Rosco McGlashan is aiming to become the fastest man on earth. See his incredible car at this Weekend’s Hot Rod and Street Car Spectacular.To have your selfie on Aussie Invader 5 go to www.supersonicselfie.com/
From the photos it looks like AI5 has only three wheels unless it's got two side by side on the front?. However if it is a THREE wheeled configuration then I'm not sure it will comply with FIA Rules & Regs?. If it doesn't then any LSR attempt is meaningless as it won't be ratified because I believe they stipulate it must have FOUR?
Want a tee shirt of this please. 😍
Apart from the obvious answer of money, what are the issues preventing you from running the car?
Boris turns up everywhere...
That’s one massive achievement.
Rosco and the team ...be proud fellas.
Good luck Rosco. Wow what will the G force be??
ty for sharing again...……...give you my Irish luck............Karen...…………..
G'day Rosco, a geat piece. Congrats! Just wondering if if you've informed them that they used video of the competition The Bloodhound Project? The systems animation near the beginning & there's even a few seconds of Andy Green packing a parachute near the end 😂
There have been several propellants under investigation, this is our preferred choice at the moment. WFNA and turpentine is a lot less expensive and less volatile than Hydrogen Peroxide.
Just a rocket with wheels attached
Tanks of acid in front of the drivers position? 😕
Where do you plan to run the car Roscoe?
Holy shit, 200k horse power? And it's either on or off. Your a brave man. I'm a Brit and fully behind bloodhound but I think this is it right here. I wish you all the best and a safe return when you run the car. Aussies are almost Brits anyway 😉
However impossible, for God knows how many different reasons - surely I'm not the only on the imagining a 1-on-1 drag race between Invader & Bloodhound?
Best of luck to both - keep pushing each other 👍
Excellent Diagram and Info, I was a little surprised to see The inclusion of Turpentine but I dont know a lot about Rocket fuel and I know you guys sure do.
Bloodhound just shared this post and I found you! Looking forward to watching your progress. Best of luck!
unreal stuff, well done.. I work with Ln2 and nitro gas daily cant wait to see this baby go fast. good luck.
Steer clear of that Hydrogen Peroxide - tends to turn your hair white! Love the poster & the info - thanks.
Can't wait to see this thing get run up on the salt.
Why that combination of fuel and oxidiser?
Will you be carrying enough fuel to do the two runs or will you have to re-fuel and how long does it take?
Can’t wait. When is the record attempt planned for?
“Low speed chute” is a cute description at 400mph 😁
Where’s cd Roscoe love to catch up with you all, dunno if you remember me, it was me and Soos lol
Mark Di Val..get the H2....r out against this...
So when you going for it?
sdr drogue guns. nice work shane. all the best guys
Aussie Invader has made it all the way to Zürich! We had the pleasure of meeting brothers Alexander and Christopher at our show in Perth. Alexander had been following the project in Switzerland and happened to be visiting Perth. He had “project week” at his school recently and chose Aussie Invader 5R. He made a model out of recycled material and posters. It was a great hit especially with dads! ... See MoreSee Less
If you are interested in seeing Aussie Invader 5R overseas and have a connection to a motor show or event where 52ft, 1000mph car would be of interest, please message us. The logistics and appearance costs will have to be paid for by the show. 🚀 ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to ABC Containers and Reef Group who have donated and delivered a 20 foot container to load the nose, wheel pack and various show equipment, ready to ship around the world for overseas motor shows. If you are interested in seeing the car overseas and have a connection to a motor show, please message us. The logistics and appearance costs will have to be paid for by the show. 🚀 ... See MoreSee Less
Rosco you are a man on a mission and well respected by us all, fantastic!
We appreciated your time for the first day with family at the show and for sharing more insight combined and latest updates for the future. The young bloke is extatic to have met you and have a photo with the man and machine...he understands more than most. Cheers!
How do those wheels hang on at high speed. Saw one in the states at Niagara Falls that had a fairly deep pattern machined in. It was also a rocket powered car about 40 feet long with 3 wheels.
Are you selling scale models of the car. What will the cost be.
It’s obvious that the Bloodhound Team are dedicated and their workmanship superb, however sometimes that isn’t enough. First thing is the ethos behind the project, education. In itself a completely laudable goal, to educate and inspire. But does that vision drive the team. Do engineers leap out of bed in the morning and go “ I’m driven to educate and inspire”. Rosco probably pings out of the covers, because he has a simple goal, break that f*cking record. He inspires lots of people, but in a less formal way.
A clear vision, a clear goal. Bloodhounds message to me seems a bit woolly from the outset. Is it to be a university, or to break a record?
Think back in history to large cumbersome aviation projects that failed, the Bristol Brabazon, The Spruce Goose, the Saunders Roe Princess flying boat, even Concorde. Big teams, funding, but it wasn’t enough. There are lots more examples that either just became too complicated, or the world moved on. Small nimble entrepreneurs beat them to it.
Bert Rutan for instance. He turned the aviation world on its head by thinking small and keeping things simple. Rutan in my opinion is right up there with the Wright Brothers. Colin Chapman and Lotus is another example, keep it simple, add lightness. When he won Indy in 1966 with Graham Hill in the small, nimble, quick, rear engined Lotus, he consigned a whole generation of big, powerful but heavy front engined race cars to history overnight.
I think this is what might be what’s going on between Aussie Invader and Bloodhound. The whole Bloodhound project is top heavy with costs, and a lot of the team won’t be there if they don’t get paid on a Friday.
Rosco and his team a driven by passion, they don’t care about such mundane things like money, a beer at the end of the day and the knowledge that the project has moved forward is enough.
That’s a hard thing to beat with a corporate structure with everyone needing to be paid, holidays, benefits. For that you need management, client teams, accountants, a media department, sponsorship teams, HR department, meetings, pitches, committees, and all with no actual earned income. Sponsorship can be switched off like a tap with the arrival of a new marketing director, or ba set of corporate results. I know I ran an agency for twenty five years. The tail starts wagging the dog.
All Roscos guys need is a ham sandwich, a beer and an occasional pat on the back from the boss.
Keep pushing Rosco. You’re going to get there first.
It's about justifying grants and support from government and industry. The military have been heavily involved in it too and use it as a recruitment tool. Inspiration to the engineers of the future and hitting a thousand miles per hour on wheels. Very proud of the whole team.
Don't rush it Rosco Mcglashan, your safety is more important. Save the rushing until you put the pedal to get the metal fully prepared. 😃
Gives you time to get there first 🤙🤙
more time for you Aussie Invader - World Land Speed Record Challenger
Don’t forget to come and see us at the Hot Rod and Street Machine Spectacular this weekend in Perth.The Fastest Aussie On Earth
Australian Land Speed Record holder Rosco McGlashan is a man in a hurry and he’s at it again. His latest project, Aussie Invader 5R, is nearing completion after a decade of planning and construction with the aim of travelling at over 1000mph, or if you prefer, 1609km/h!
To get there he has created a rocket-powered land missile that measures up at 16m long and weighs over 9000kg when fully fuelled. The engine can create 62,000 pounds of thrust (which can be equated to 200,000hp) and he’ll need every one of them to break the sound barrier (770mph or 1238km/h at sea level) and carry on to crack that magic 1000mph mark.
If he can achieve that goal, he will smash the current world record held by the ThrustSSC team that currently stands at 763.035mph.
You can help Rosco make history and (sort of) go along for the ride by getting a Supersonic Selfie and having it printed on to the car. Go to www.supersonicselfie.com.
To find out more info on this amazing machine, check out the website aussieinvader.com/the-car.
You’ll be able to meet Rosco and see that car at the Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular, June 16-17 at Claremont Showground. ... See MoreSee Less
I've seen the first car I think, in a yard rotting away in W.A. These deff need to in a place like this. Such an icon.
You must be getting old and forgetful Roscie. I thought it was 1994.
Roscoe, is that the day you set the water record as well???? You are the Man!!!!
Looks awesome Rosco...so many hours put into this machine...1024 kmh not bad from a car made by you and your team in a shed in Mullaloo!! And you still doing it good on you!! I was talking with Dobbo the other night and he said the new rocket car is gonna push around 40 G's is that right??
Wow. I would love to see this run at Lake Gairdner, Sth AUST.
Did they recognise you when you walked in?? Who’s the chick digging out the bin, She with you?😂
Thats got to be in the top 5 fastest one way miles in history, nothing to be ashamed of, and its a beautiful machine too.
That's an absolute classic rosco. Btw I've found an old car mag from 1990 with your story in it if wanna see it drop me a personal message ☺
Love this car!!! Such good times working on AI3
got lovely pics of my kids sitting in your car back when it was in your garage. hopfully it's the second fasted aussie car soon 💋
Great museum that one. Probably the best in Oz at the mo.
Australia's World Land Speed Challenger Rosco McGlashan and Australia's World Water Speed Challenger Dave Warby compare notes in the Spirit 2 Workshop 😀 old friends with many stories. ... See MoreSee Less
Great to catch up with David Warby and Spirit 2 whilst over in the East Coast.Australia's World Land Speed Challenger Rosco McGlashan and Australia's World Water Speed Challenger Dave Warby compare notes in the Spirit 2 Workshop 😀 old friends with many stories ... See MoreSee Less
On Thursday evening I was guest speaker at the annual dinner for the Aviation Engineering community within the Royal Australian Navy. This was held at HMAS Albatross in Nowra NSW. It was a great night and our project was well received by the engineers, pilots and officers. ... See MoreSee Less
Australian drivers punching above their weight, with wins in Formula 1 and Indy 500. Add to that David Warby’s world water speed record attempt soon, and we are a force to be reckoned with. ... See MoreSee Less
Project News Wednesday, 16 May, 2018 BLOODHOUND Project announces revised dates for 500mph runs in South Africa. Record Attempt in Quarter 4 2019 Two years’ worth of discussions with a major third party has led, this month, to a very significant development – one that will greatly enhance BLOODH...
Magnificent and it appears so stable. I wouldn't like to ski behind it though 😂. Well done and you are a credit to Aussie skill and determination. I wish you every success in your record attempt. Back to back records with Aussie Invader would be great because you guys have worked so hard for so many years both teams deserve to WIN ,🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁
Rosco's first phase of the build process is completed. Now they plan to show the car around to raise funds for the Record attempt. When they have enough funding is when they will plan a date for the attempt.
In the meantime, tell your friends and family how they can personally get involved supporters club and get your name on the car. The sooner that happens, the sooner they can light the wick.
This is one of the most amazing challenges going on anywhere on the planet today. Get behind Rosco and his team. Tell your work colleages and bosses to sponsor these guys and become a part of Australian history 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺
How did it go? Saw some impressive photo's. Was there much interest.....hope so. I keep sending your pic's all over the World. Hope you don't mind.
You wont need the poster on the side if you cut a hole in the container 🙂
Please light the wic soon anticipation is a bitch
When are you planning on making an attempt?
Reef Group driver Ross looks pretty happy too!
I'm following you guys cause faster is always cool !!
Good to see the car out and about. Did a couple of STEM presentations to Rossmoyne SHS covering Bloodhound, the Land Speed Record and Australia's part in that history. They where definitely excited to know that somewhere close by you where developing something the country could be proud off. Glad to see you are getting to work on developing the car and not fighting the bureaucracy.
Rosco good to catch up this afternoon at 3.40pm once more, last time 7 years back, we now have some feel of the goal, with you!!!!!
Go Rosco good luck with everything, Love Bet ,( Chrises) Mum
Hi Rosco, looking good....the car I mean. Oh you too.😀
Need a diecast of your car 😍
Luv to catch up with you as well Rosco cheers mate