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 sitting on what his "World's fastest Indian" started life as, a ' 20 Indian scout & of coarse his famous bike in front. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Burt Munro sitting on what his "World's fastest Indian" started life as, a ' 20 Indian scout & of coarse his famous bike in front. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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 .. 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 .

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 Special Indian Scout Engine Photograph by Frank Kletschkus

Burt Munro Special Indian Scout Engine

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…

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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