Verified Reviews



The following verified reviews are from Amazon for Rosco McGlashan’s memoir… “ROSCO The Fastest Aussie on Earth”

From Australia
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb story about a great innovative Australian
Reviewed in Australia 🇦🇺 on 14 January 2023 – Verified Purchase
This book about the life of Rosco McGlashan is a must read for anyone who has an interest in land speed record pursuits. It is a warts and all telling of his life from a very young age to now. It gives a great insight into what he has already achieved and an insight into others that he met who had the same passion for land speed records as him. It doesn’t pull any punches about his early life or about the challenges he has had in his pursuit of 1000mph (1600km/h) in a car. The fact that the author of Roscos’ memoirs has been around him for so many years only adds to the story.

Gail Dodd
5.0 out of 5 stars Well crafted, easy ‘listening’
Reviewed in Australia 🇦🇺 on 25 January 2023 – Verified Purchase
Easy listening is a strange thing to say about a book but its as if Rosco is speaking to me through the pages. The writing could not have been an easy task and I congratulate the author on this great read. As a cultural heritage and history buff from Western Australia, it was special to me to read about a local hero and his amazing lifelong dedication towards the ultimate goal of bringing Australia a world land speed record. He hasn’t let details like a tough upbringing or a lack of money stop his ambitions. Let’s hope this story is turned into a movie one day.

Dan Boseley
5.0 out of 5 stars Life long dream
Reviewed in Australia 🇦🇺 on 25 January 2023 – Verified Purchase
Loved this book fantastic, unbelievable journey to achieve a Life long dream

Mark O’Stara
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Reviewed in Australia 🇦🇺 on 22 January 2023 – Verified Purchase
Great read

From other countries
Luke Saxelby
5.0 out of 5 stars You must read this book!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on 26 January 2023 – Verified Purchase
Absolute must read if you’re a fan of science, racing, speed, cars, engineering, or any of the above!!!!

I’ve been following the Aussie Invader project for a few years now. I just assumed that Rosco must be some hot shot Aussie billionaire to be putting something like this together. Boy was I wrong. It was really interesting to read about Rosco’s life adventures and the path he has been on to break the world land speed record. As a mechanical engineer working in acoustics, noise, and vibration I’m very interested in the mechanics of the project and thrilled at the idea of a car racing well beyond the speed of sound. My hat is off to you Rosco and your dedicated team. Best of luck to you from the USA, I look forward to following the rest of the story!!!

J Leigh Gill
5.0 out of 5 stars I felt like I was part of the story
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on 22 January 2023 – Verified Purchase
I’m a 77 YO car guy who loves LSR. I have finished the book, I laughed, had some tears and am hoping for a finish done by Rosco. You always know your REALLY enjoyed a book when it leaves you wanting more. In Roscos case there is a number and I will not tell, ya gotta read it to find out.

My mind works in feet and miles, I can do conversions to metric in my head but it takes a few seconds. Metric and English all the time would have been nice.

I look forward to the follow up.

5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating story about determination
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on 28 January 2023 – Verified Purchase
Over the past 15 or so years five teams have attempted to break the current land speed record, and I have been a close supporter of one of them, so I have lived the trials and tribulations. The fact that Rosco is the last of these teams still standing is testament to his strength of character. This book explains why and how. It is a must read for motivation, speed, engineering and rocket enthusiasts. A deeply revealing story, well written.

5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational true story of an Aussie drag racer
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on 17 January 2023 – Verified Purchase
This is a new book about a motor racing legend from Australia. I had never heard of him but was intrigued by the subtitle “the fastest Aussie on earth”. I found it to be a captivating read and highly entertaining.
I also learned a bit about drag racing too! Give it a go

David Whitt
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on 22 January 2023 – Verified Purchase
A superbly written book about a mans ambition to achieve 1,000 mph. A real story of grit and determination which left me wrung out at times. If your a car enthusiast, its a great read, highly recommended.