Living with dream Machines

Born into a family with a genuine love for all forms of motorsport Rusty was a regular attendee at the Sydney Showground Speedway before he could even walk. Those early outings left a lasting impression.

Working in the media has given him the chance to ride and drive machines that he dreamed of in those early years. These opportunities are more for story research than competition but there's been the odd win and podium finish in karts, rally sprints and khanacrosses along the way.

"To consistently ride or drive at the limit requires a level of skill I wish I had. I'm in awe of those with this special talent so I talk about them for a living instead. To occasionally be entrusted with their wheels is an honour. It gives some perspective to the enormous technical and physical challenges they face competing on the edge."


  • Craig Lowndes RedBull Racing V8 Supercar – Norwell QLD
  • Holden Commodore V8 Supercar – Paul Morris Motorsport – QLD
  • Holden Commodore V8 Supercar – HRT PR2 – Mallala SA
  • Holden Commodore V8 Supercar – Brad Jones Racing – Winton
  • Formula Holden – Birrana Racing Reynard – Oran Park GP circuit
  • Toyota Racing Series open wheeler – Oran Park south circuit
  • Formula Ford – Van Diemen – Norwell driver training complex QLD
  • Porsche Carrera Cup – test – Winton Raceway Victoria
  • Lexus RC F launch – hot laps – Mt Panorama Bathurst
  • Speedcar/Midget – Stealth/Gaerte – Sydney Speedway
  • Sprintcar – Sydney Speedway
  • Wingless Sprint – Sydney Speedway
  • Aussie Racing Cars – Winton and Oran Park circuits
  • Mitsubishi EVO and Subaru Impreza Group N Rally Cars


  • Minardi two-seater F1 car – Albert Park GP Circuit – Melbourne
  • Ducati MotoGP – pillion passenger with Randy Mamola – Phillip Island
  • Honda Superbike – pillion passenger with Daryl Beattie – Phillip Island
  • Honda Superbike – pillion passenger – Sydney Motorsport Park
  • Honda Australia Superbike – The Farm circuit – New South Wales
  • Co-driver – TRD Aurion with Simon Evans – day 1 Targa Tasmania
  • Co-driver – BMW Z3 with Daryl Beattie – Grand Prix Rally Victoria
  • Co-driver – Holden Monaro with Steven Richards – Dutton Rally
  • Holden Racing Team PR2 V8 Supercar with Neil Crompton