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When someone reads my memoir and they write this review, you know you have touched someones life with a story they weren't expecting…

Reviewed in Australia 2023It's actually really hard to describe this book and, more importantly, this bloke's life.Putting things very simply, Rosco is a bloke who has taken so many hits, he probably should just lay down and give up. But instead, he stands back up, gives the knockers, the missed opportunities, and the failures the bird and keeps ploughing forward. This is no ordinary bloke.Well written, this book captures his amazing life on a blow by blow basis, the trials and tribulations of the fastest Aussie on Earth. You only hope that soon he also gets to have the title of the fastest Man on Earth.With his determination, it can't be far away...πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ ... See MoreSee Less

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It will happen when the stars all align

Absolutely agree with this review

Couldn't agree more. πŸ‘ I felt the same way after reading it.

Couldn’t agree more. Once he sets his mind to a project he gets it done. Go Rosco.

I’m half way through and loving the story telling - as only Rosco can. πŸ‘

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Interview with 6PR Perth. What it takes to drive Aussie Invader 5R. πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ ... See MoreSee Less

Interview with 6PR Perth. What it takes to drive Aussie Invader 5R. πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

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Go rosco go man good luck god is on your side

You got this Rosco.

Townsville mid 80’s

Have you got the beast out again

Go you good thing.

All best hope break world land speed record challenger

World Record Holder ! ROSCO McGLASHAN ! Go get ‘em mate !!🀑🀑

Big Nurries 😁

Phil Lean

I hope I get to see him run for the record before I die of old age

Go for the Gold where "the rubber meets the road", figuratively speaking.

Drags it out of the shed so everyone can tickle his arse then he puts it away again. We will all be dead before it runs in anger

"What it takes to drive Aussie Invader 5R" πŸ˜„πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

Just do it fucking around

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Anatomy of a 1000 mph car.



Aussie Invader 5R - How It Works Cutaway Animation
This is an animation showing the basic internal workings of Aussie invader 5R to give you an idea of how the car is powered. The oxidiser is White Fuming Nit... ... See MoreSee Less

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Making progress and getting closer. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ ... See MoreSee Less

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Good luck and hope it all goes your way

Great work by the team. It's good to hear the rear wing has done the job.

Good luck and be safe

Very stable looking, considering the speed the boats going. Very nice indeed, well done.

Good luck, awsome job to date.

Looks so smooth.

well done

Daniel Stewart

Looking very stable, water looks a bit edgy!

What’s the current record?

WHO & when, please ?

Looks rocksteady how fast?

mph.....perfect, please stick with that speed measurement system....

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The go-kart I bought from "Fearless" Fred Goeske in 1980 was built by Ky Michaelson and powered by a 1500-pound hydrogen peroxide rocket engine. It was 1530 mm wide, 2100 mm long and 500 mm high. It weighed about 50kg (110 lbs) without propellants and a driver. Let's say it is 180 kg (400 lbs) with those. For its size, it is one of the most powerful vehicles ever to go up a drag strip. Its quarter-mile go-kart record of 0-253 mph (407 km/h) in 5.97 seconds still stands. ... See MoreSee Less

The go-kart I bought from Fearless Fred Goeske in 1980 was built by Ky Michaelson and powered by a 1500-pound hydrogen peroxide rocket engine. It was 1530 mm wide, 2100 mm long and 500 mm high. It weighed about 50kg (110 lbs) without propellants and a driver. Lets say it is 180 kg (400 lbs) with those. For its size, it is one of the most powerful vehicles ever to go up a drag strip. Its quarter-mile go-kart record of 0-253 mph (407 km/h) in 5.97 seconds still stands.Image attachment

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You can read the full story about my first run in California in my book sold on Amazon. ROSCO The Fastest Aussie on Earth.

Very Big Balls!

Not unexpected from one of my most respected fast men. Rosco you are the main man. Bravo πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

And once it lights off, there's no stopping it until it empties. Get your calculations right! I keep on thinking about the rpm of those little tires!!!

Great to see the record still stands.

Awesome πŸ‘

This is awesome!

I’m sure it made an interesting racket. I saw a “jet pack” in Knoxville in the early 80’s that had a hydrogen peroxide motor. Only had about 30 seconds, maybe a minute endurance. Made a Harrier sound civilized.

That is in the York museum near Perth. Saw it a few years ago.

I saw Ky and his boy at speed week in August. Great guy. That's a hellova contraption bro. My inner 12 year old's dream ride. Bad as, and well done on the record

Hard to comprehend that a rocket engine that small can be soooo powerful ! Also a very brave Rossco for driving that thing at that speed 😳

Jack W McClure

That is awesome, is there any videos?

Very 😎

Stay tuned 😁

Rodney Jamieson do it

Nice machine just would love a burn on that

Barry Wilde

Getting into the book, can’t wait

Saw the kart when Fred had it in his stable of rocket cars. They ran at Calgary International Raceway with none other than Slamin Sammy Miller at the controls. That's when drag racing was a full entertainment show.

Fast and fast....

Beauen Dyson

Incredible

I remember reading about that. 400 kph would seem very fast that close to the ground.

Huge stones, but also why women live longer than men.

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This weekend we had visitors from three different car clubs to view our completed Aussie Invader 5R liquid rocket powered LSR car. We had the pleasure of entertaining the Rambler, Ace Ford and Chrysler Clubs to see this car iconic LSR vehicle, built in my backyard shed. The construction was achieved over many years with the product and machining support of many great Australian companies, and our loyal 1000 MPH Club members. I explained that this project is possibly the most innovative backyard project in Australian history. Our attention has now turned to Stage 2, and our engine-ground runs. We are on the sponsorship trail to secure the much needed chemicals and test equipment we require. Once stage 2 is completed and successful, we will then be ready for Stage 3, our record runs. Thank you Robert Tiedtke for arranging this showing, with a great crew asking lots of informative questions. ... See MoreSee Less

This weekend we had visitors from three different car clubs to view our completed Aussie Invader 5R liquid rocket powered LSR car. We had the pleasure of entertaining the Rambler, Ace Ford and Chrysler Clubs to see this car iconic LSR vehicle, built in my backyard shed. The construction was achieved over many years with the product and machining support of many great Australian companies, and our loyal 1000 MPH Club members. I explained that this project is possibly the most innovative backyard project in Australian history. Our attention has now turned to Stage 2, and our engine-ground runs. We are on the sponsorship trail to secure the much needed chemicals and test equipment we require. Once stage 2 is completed and successful, we will then be ready for Stage 3, our record runs. Thank you Robert Tiedtke for arranging this showing, with a great crew asking lots of informative questions.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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That's is very cool good luck on the testing of the engines be safe

Best wishes & heartiest congratulations to yourself, Cheryl and wonderful team of volunteers & contributors, Rosco! Your dogged determination from 1960’s onwards is totally admirable mate ! Go get ‘em !!🀑🀑

Amazing!

Insanely AWESOME‼️Will be following your progress.

Well Done Rosco and the Team. From the photographs it looks very impressive I am very pleased your project has completed stage 1. I really wish that Bloodhound LSR could get the funds and you can challenge the World Land Speed Record in one place. Like Thrust SSC and Spirit of America-Sonic Arrow did at Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA in 1997...

Good Fortune to you in this major quest

Insanely AWESOME‼️Will be following your progress.

How long is that rocket?

Ken Rappaport

To what end? Is this vehicle commercially viable?

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Thank you :-)

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Fabulous rollicking read about an amazing life! Congrats Mark Read for putting Rosco’s life into print πŸ‘

An awesome read, and I treasure my personalized signed hard cover... thanks Rosco, and thanks Mark Read for putting it into a book... it is an incredible story of facing adversity and being ultra tenacious! If you don't have a copy... get one, better still grab a couple and give one to a friend πŸ™‚ This will make an awesome fathers day present πŸ™‚

Thank you to Got Salt Racing for the great t-shirts they sent us. Great designs from a very fast team. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to Got Salt Racing for the great t-shirts they sent us. Great designs from a very fast team.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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Great t shirt πŸ‘•

I was wearing my shirt like that yesterday. Bonneville is a blast.

jet engine?

When is or was Bonniville speed week

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Admire your persistence Rosko may all your dreams come true mate ...stay safe Gav πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

When do we see it make some passes πŸ€”πŸ˜Ž

Looking good Rosco. She looks a bit longer than the old girl.

We both ready soon old CHAMP ... "NEVER GIVE UP."

Not to throw Pepper into the conversation,οΏΌ but when will we ever get to see your asSalt on the Land Speed Record?οΏΌ Someday soon, I hope. I'm getting old. I've entered my cool down zone after my finish line, if you know what I meanοΏΌ. #LSR

Important to dress the part but don't forget the helmet when you take her for o spin.

Hi Rosco how do maintain your personal motivation and those around you over such a long period of time. Surely you have highs and lows like us more typical folks ( wont use the word normal). It must be something you could bottle and sell to us.

They look e AWESOME Rosco. Now when do we get some Aussie Invader 5R T-Shirts available so we can support the cause and raise awareness at the same time... I know its been asked before, so there is a demand for them. Stay Safe & Keep Well, and I trust I see you and Aussie Invader 5R eating some serious horizon on home soil really soon πŸ™‚

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Gentleman Jim Reed has sadly passed away. He was an Aussie icon in the sport of drag racing. I was privileged to swap ideas with him and join in the excitement of his racing over many years back at the Surfers Paradise Raceway and Willowbank tracks. I never had the opportunity to race against him, but I got close when his son Steve and I were the opening feature at the brand-new Willowbank track many years ago. Our commiserations and respect go out to Steve and the entire Reed clan. ... See MoreSee Less

Gentleman Jim Reed has sadly passed away. He was an Aussie icon in the sport of drag racing. I was privileged to swap ideas with him and join in the excitement of his racing over many years back at the Surfers Paradise Raceway and Willowbank tracks. I never had the opportunity to race against him, but I got close when his son Steve and I were the opening feature at the brand-new Willowbank track many years ago. Our commiserations and respect go out to Steve and the entire Reed clan.Image attachment

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An icon of the sport and always impressive to watch Condolences to his family and friends RIP

R.I.P.

A true gentleman, and a credit to Australian Drag Racing, he drove hard yet fair, and mentored many to do the same! May there be a drag strip in heaven for him. R.I.P.

R.i.p.Racer

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