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Bert Munro World's Fastest Indian

 








Herbert James "Burt" Munro
was a motorcycle racer from New Zealand. He was, and still is today, famous for setting an under-1,000 cc world speed record, at Bonneville Salt Flats, 26 August 1967. This record still stands today. Burt was 68 years old, and was riding a 47-year-old Indian Motorcycle when he set his last record.

Burt worked in his shed, in Invercargill for 20 years to highly modify the 1920 Indian motorcycle that he had bought new that same year.

Burt set his first of eight New Zealand speed records in 1938. He travelled half way around the world to compete in the Bonneville Salt Flats, World Speed competitions attempting to set world speed records. Burt made ten visits to the salt flats. While there, he set three speed records, one of which still stands today.

His efforts, and success, were made into a movie called The World's Fastest Indian (2005), starring Anthony Hopkins, and an earlier 1971 short documentary called Burt Munro: Offerings to the God of Speed, both directed by Roger Donaldson.

 

Burt Munro was a man who never gave up on his dreams. Whenever he was having a problem he didn't think he could solve, a method came to him. Someone who could help always appeared. You have to find and watch the movie "The World's Fastest Indian" to see how simple he operated and how efficient he was. Burt Munro was an inspiration to motorcyclist in his day and still is today.


 

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