ROSCO The Fastest Aussie on Earth: The incredible story of Australian drag racing and land speed legend Rosco McGlashan's life (Paperback)

ROSCO The Fastest Aussie on Earth: The incredible story of Australian drag racing and land speed legend Rosco McGlashan's life By Mark J. Read, Peter Beck (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Mark J. Read, Peter Beck (Foreword by)
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Rosco McGlashan is a legend of Australian drag racing and the current Australian land speed record holder. This book tells the incredible story of Rosco's life, cars, and racing career in 378 action-packed pages with 160 remarkable images. I guarantee you won't put this book down

His early years were tough. He spent time in state-run homes and remand centres, eventually leaving home and school at 12. He then drives north in Western Australia to find work, increasing his age from 12 to 16, to fund his racing career.

He fought everyone and everything and, at 17, ended up in prison and even solitary confinement. Once released, his salvation comes through his love of speed and raw horsepower. He focuses his fighting spirit and energy on racing and going very fast.

His V8 drag bike and jet dragsters take him from Perth and WA all over Australia, New Zealand and the USA. He meets some incredible people, leading to amazing adventures and tales that will leave you speechless.

Later, his motorsport career and quest for speed took him to other countries. He gets kidnapped by the Russian Mafia when trying to buy two MIG jet fighter engines and fights his way out. He crashes a car at nearly 600 mph. He also clinically dies on an operating table when another car he was racing went off a mountain road in driving rain. He was revived and went on to break many motor racing and land speed records.

He meets mass murderers and world leaders and casually chats with the Dalai Lama. Eventually, Rosco turns his attention to capturing the Australian and world land speed records, a goal he set himself at age 12. In 1994, he beat Donald Campbell's Australian land speed record.

Rosco and the Aussie Invader team are putting the finishing touches to their latest record-breaker, the world's fastest and most powerful car, Aussie Invader 5R. This car has 200,000 horsepower, the equivalent of 200 Formula One cars It can accelerate from 0 - 1000 mph in just 22 seconds.

You won't be able to put "ROSCO The Fastest Aussie on Earth" down. This book is an inspiring, moving, motivational story of guts, grit, and determination. Quitting is not in this man's vocabulary.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780645627343
ISBN-10: 0645627348
Publisher: Mark J Read
Publication Date: April 9th, 2024
Pages: 378
Language: English