Burt Munroe (with his famous World's Fastest Indian). What an amazing guy Bert was..... and a brilliant motorcycle! #BurtMunroe  #FastestIndian

Burt Munroe (with his famous World's Fastest Indian). What an amazing guy Bert was..... and a brilliant motorcycle! #BurtMunroe #FastestIndian

Burt Monro, fastest indian in the world (dude dont look nuthing like tony hopkins. burn him!)

Burt Monro, fastest indian in the world (dude dont look nuthing like tony hopkins. burn him!)

New Zealander Burt Munro was a motorcycle land-speed record-holder of the 1960s. One of his dreams was to run his homebuilt 1920 Indian Scout motorcycle, dubbed the Munro Special, on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

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New Zealander Burt Munro was a motorcycle land-speed record-holder of the 1960s. One of his dreams was to run his homebuilt 1920 Indian Scout motorcycle, dubbed the Munro Special, on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

Burt Munro Special Indian Scout Engine Photograph by Frank Kletschkus

Burt Munro Special Indian Scout Engine

Burt Munro with his Munro Special at Bonneville in the 1960s. At 63 years old setting the world for driving (and building) the fastest indian: Munro was 63 at the time with a bad heart, yet he still managed to overcome numerous obstacles to set world records, even as a muffler was burning the flesh on his leg. In 1967, Munro coaxed his beloved streamlined Indian to 183.58 mph. That set a record in the category of "streamlined motorcycles under 1,000cc."

Burt Munro with his Munro Special at Bonneville in the 1960s. At 63 years old setting the world for driving (and building) the fastest indian: Munro was 63 at the time with a bad heart, yet he still managed to overcome numerous obstacles to set world records, even as a muffler was burning the flesh on his leg. In 1967, Munro coaxed his beloved streamlined Indian to 183.58 mph. That set a record in the category of "streamlined motorcycles under 1,000cc."

Burt Munro sitting on what his "World's fastest Indian" started life as, a '20 Indian scout & of coarse his famous bike in front.

Burt Munro sitting on what his "World's fastest Indian" started life as, a '20 Indian scout & of coarse his famous bike in front.

Burt Munro .. Riding a modified 950cc Indian motorcycle , 1n 1967 set a land speed record tor a bike under 1000cc at 183.5 mph , with a top speed of on one run of 205.6 mph. this record still stands .

Burt Munro .. Riding a modified 950cc Indian motorcycle , 1n 1967 set a land speed record tor a bike under 1000cc at 183.5 mph , with a top speed of on one run of 205.6 mph. this record still stands .

This photograph was taken in Burt Munro’s garage in 1970, in his hometown of Invercargill, New Zealand. Burt’s under 1000cc world record, which he set in Bonneville on the 26th August 1967 still stands today. If that isn’t amazing enough he set the record on a 1920 Indian Scout after spending 20 years in the above pictured garage modifying it. Burt was immortalised in the 2005 film “The World’s Fastest Indian” in which he was played by Antony Hopkins, if you haven’t seen the film you really…

Burt Munro at Home

This photograph was taken in Burt Munro’s garage in 1970, in his hometown of Invercargill, New Zealand. Burt’s under 1000cc world record, which he set in Bonneville on the 26th August 1967 still stands today. If that isn’t amazing enough he set the record on a 1920 Indian Scout after spending 20 years in the above pictured garage modifying it. Burt was immortalised in the 2005 film “The World’s Fastest Indian” in which he was played by Antony Hopkins, if you haven’t seen the film you really…

Photo of Burt Monroe tinted and restored by CMS...what a great story....The Worlds Fastest Indian....great movie too!

Photo of Burt Monroe tinted and restored by CMS...what a great story....The Worlds Fastest Indian....great movie too!

Discover how the spirit of Burt Munro lives on. 50 years ago, Herbert "Burt" Munro set a land speed record that still stands today.

Timewarp: The 50th Anniversary of Burt Munro's Speed Record

Discover how the spirit of Burt Munro lives on. 50 years ago, Herbert "Burt" Munro set a land speed record that still stands today.

“You live more in five minutes flat out on a bike than most people do in a lifetime.” - Burt Munro

“You live more in five minutes flat out on a bike than most people do in a lifetime.” - Burt Munro

Burt Munro's “The World’s Fastest Indian" Certificate. Why it is so special? Because this is unbreakable speed record for 1000 cc motorcycle since 26 August 1967!

Burt Munro's Motorcycle Speed Record Certificate (Original)

Burt Munro's “The World’s Fastest Indian" Certificate. Why it is so special? Because this is unbreakable speed record for 1000 cc motorcycle since 26 August 1967!

Ofers to the God of Speed!!  Burt Munro.

Ofers to the God of Speed!! Burt Munro.

Nearly 50 years ago, Burt Munro set a record of nearly 184 mph (296 km/h) in the under 1000 cc class on a 1920 Indian Scout. In August, Burt Munro's great nephew will pilot a new purpose-built Indian Scout Streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats in honor of the 50th Anniversary of that record.​

Nearly 50 years ago, Burt Munro set a record of nearly 184 mph (296 km/h) in the under 1000 cc class on a 1920 Indian Scout. In August, Burt Munro's great nephew will pilot a new purpose-built Indian Scout Streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats in honor of the 50th Anniversary of that record.​

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