Mark is from the UK, born in London and emigrated to Perth, WA in 2004. Mark has recently returned with his wife Kaye from Houston, Texas, after living there for 2 years.
Mark meet Rosco in 2009 by a chance and has been working with Rosco ever since on building Aussie Invader 5R into the record challenger it is today. Mark has various roles and helped to keep the project moving forward over many years, in anyway he could. He has seen the challenges first hand of trying to build a land speed record car in today’s climate and the massive financial, engineering and logistical challenges.
He joined the Aussie Invader team in May 2009 when he made a call to Rosco after finding his details on the Internet. The next day they met for a coffee and Mark was suddenly in charge of redeveloping the Aussie Invader website, helping create newsletters and raising the profile of the Aussie Invader brand.
Mark also taken a keen interest in the engineering side of the car, having a passion for building the unusual and a problem solving mind. He is also responsible for bringing the project to a wider audience and works closely with Rosco, helping to build the Team of like-minded professionals and promoting the project through conventional and online media. “The structure is pretty flat on a project like this, we all do what needs to be done to keep this project moving forward to its end goal and the record” says Mark.
Mark is a bit of a petrol head, having started to build his first hot rod at 15 and went on to build many over the years. He has a passion for American cars, having owned quite a few. Mark is currently building in his limited spare time a retro inspired motorcycle (pictured above).