Peter Taylor

    • Team Involvement: Crew Manager & Car Construction
    • Contact: +61 (0)8 9343 4605
    • Location: Perth, Australia
    • Occupation: Retired – RAAF fitter

Pete is a retired jet engine technician, having worked 20 years in the RAAF specializing particularly on Atar engines used in the Mirage fighter, which powered Aussie Invader II and III.

Pete has been with Rosco since 1982, helping Rosco construct Aussie Invader II, which broke the Australian Land Speed record in 1994 at over 802 km/h (500 mph) and went on to achieve greater speeds but never completed a two-way pass needed to set the record.

Pete was Crew Manager and oversaw construction of Aussie Invader III that exceeded Richard Noble’s World Land Speed record in 1996 of 633 mph, but never officially broke the record as it could not back up its 638 mph (1,028 km/h) one-way pass.

Pete is a total Chevrolet Nut! He has owned an 82 El Camino, wife Heather has a 63 Impala that he restored 10 years ago and he also has restored a 1929 Tourer basket case over 15 years. The Impala is now the only car in the garage and more than enough to keep him busy.

He is very involved in the old car movement in WA through the Council of Motoring Clubs (CMC). He was Secretary for 8 years and is currently the Treasurer. He was a volunteer for 10 years at the Motor Museum of WA situated in Whiteman Park and is currently a volunteer at the Park owned Revolutions, a Transport Heritage Museum honouring the life of Lew Whitman after whom the park is named.

In his “Spare” time he traces his family tree, looking for other skeletons in the cupboard, as he cannot find any convict ancestors.