These are just a few photos that either didn't make the book for quality reasons or are so much better in colour. ... See MoreSee Less
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Great photos. Half way through the book in 2 days hopefully finish it by the weekend great stories.
Some very nice old photos there
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Received my hard copy today. Looking forward to a great read.👍👍😀😀
My copy arrived last week. Great read!!
I got this for my birthday, hard to putdown
29 years ago today we broke the Australian land speed record in Aussie Invader 2. ￼🏆 ... See MoreSee Less
A great memory for yourself and the team Rosco, and a great part of Australian history.
Mount I’ve station if I remember correctly?
I remember that did Australia well done and proud be Aussie
Does anyone know if Art Arfons ever saw Aussie Invader 2 ? I've always thought he would have liked song another car with similar design approach succeed.
Was this also at lake gairdner?
Many moons ago I broke the Tasmanian land speed record. Well Cheryl and I returned and meet some old friends. ... See MoreSee Less
I could not find an updated article in the media. When are you guys going for the 1000 mph? Just so I put it on my agenda to watch 🥳🚀
Awesome machine well done 👍🏾
I can't believe that this is so close after all this time rosco please stay safe and come out the other end with a world record that will stand for ever I'm 80 just hope to still be here when it happens 🤗🤗
I want to see you break the current world land speed record. Its a tough challenge ahead but I am trying to stay alive long enough to see it Rosco
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Peter Beck the founder and CEO of Rocket Lab, very kindly wrote the Foreword to my book "ROSCO The Fastest Aussie on Earth". In it he says and I quote... "The number of people who have strapped themselves to a rocket with wheels and let physics and engineering determine their fate is few, and for a good reason. It’s a profoundly bold thing to do. I know because I have done it."Well here is the proof that Peter did do it. 🤣#peterbeck #rocketlab #rockets ... See MoreSee Less
I seem to remember a rocket go cart at Epping NH in the mid 70's. Might have a photo I'll go and check later. OK found a bike and a cart, these are poor quality and I have no idea of any details. I'll post the cart next.
Peroxide ? We had Sammy miller and Eric teboul in the UK running peroxide but I hear Eric has recently retired
Wow I remember that day in Dunedin. (NZ). That thing was crazy fast
Mad max ….
Good stuff, would love to build a rocket bike, built a jet bike and that was a lot of fun
After a recent conversation with Dick Keller of The Blue Flame fame, which broke the world land speed record in 1970. Dick said it would be good to compare the sizes of the cars. Aussie Invader 5R has at times been called "The Blue Flame on steroids". So here is a quick comparison. ... See MoreSee Less
I wish I was that person that won the 40mill the other week in perth so I could cover the costs to get AI5R finished for you and see it go. Going to be one hell of a ride when that candle is lit.
Steroids or little blue tablets… World records are really, really hard, too.. 🤣
The Blue Flame's motor was restricted down to 13,000 lbs thrust for it's record runs. AI therefore has nearly 5x the power of Blue Flame.
Can’t wait to see them break the record. Whether or not they break the land speed record I dont know. I hope they do, but one way or another I reckon they will break a record of some kind. Like I don’t know, maybe the first car to be driven to the moon lol 😊
I think the Blue Flame had less drag on the rear. I will say yes petty much copied after Blue Flame and the Budweiser Rocket car
0-253 mph in 5.97 seconds. World’s fastest go-kart. Pic circa 1980. ... See MoreSee Less
Some brilliant stories about this Ky Michaelson engined kart.
I cam remember seeing Jack McClure running a hydrogen peroxide rocket powered go-cart at Central Florida Dragway in the late 1960’s / early 1970’s. Craziest thing I ever saw. He wore w race suit that had a parachute in the neck / collar that was supposed to pull him free of the cart in case something went wrong. Want to remember him running around 200 mph in the quarter. Do believe there are videos of this on YouTube. 😎
I’m reading your book Rosco. You have lead a marvelous life. ￼
I don't know how this little cart could accommodate the driver's humongous pair.
Never ever did that thing go 250mph in 6 seconds
Read ROSCO The Fastest Aussie on EarthUse this link if outside Australia. aussieinvader.com/the-book/ ... See MoreSee Less
ROSCO The Fastest Aussie on Earth: The amazing true life story of Rosco McGlashan as told to Mark J ReadROSCO The Fastest Aussie on Earth: The amazing true life story of Rosco McGlashan as told to Mark J Read
Mine arrived yesterday, know what I’m doing after footy tonight.
Great read. A bit frustrating with what Rosco has had to endure with burocratic nonsense. I'm sure they will prevail.
A great inspirational read… if anyone has the intestinal fortitude and determined courage to voluntarily drive a car to 1000 miles per hour,in 20 seconds; consuming over 6 tonnes of propellant … it is Mr McGlashan. (In true Aussie lingo ROSCO might say ‘have the balls to strap a bunch of explosives to your arse and send it’ 😇) Just viewing your recent post of a similarly powerful rocket engine being horizontally tested gives an insight into how amazingly difficult (and bloody awesome) this car is to engineer. The final chapters of your journey WILL arrive at over 1000 miles per hour 👌
Have just finished my book. A great read 📚 👍 Rosco has been a scallywag and still is. His shed is HUGH. Have watched as this car has taken shape. Do yourself a favour and buy the book, you won't be sorry. When he gets the the Speed Record you can say you helped him and Cheryl to get there.
Still can't get a Amazon account. One more try and that's it.