Burt Munro's 1920 Indian Scout

This is the 1920 Indian Scout built and driven by Burt Munro. Jay Leno on commentary. Three times during the '60's it set the World's fastest flying mile record for motorcycles under 1000cc at the Bonneville Salt Flats. This is not the reproduction used in the "The World's Fastest Indian" starring Anthony Hopkins, but the actual bike that set the record. Fortunately this is the second year of the Concours d'Elegance to feature motorcycles on the green. This year they featured the salt flat racers and their contribution to Hot Rodding. I was very lucky to see and hear this amazing piece of history. For more information about Burt Munro, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burt_Munro Or buy "The World's Fastest Indian" because it's a true story. It's one of my favorites, and surely will not disappoint any gear head. Anthony's perfectly cast for the role.

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burt munro land speed record HD
burt munro land speed record.Herbert James 'Burt' Munro (25 March 1899-6 January 1978) was a New Zealand motorcycle racer. Burt Munro lived in the city Invercargill on the South Island. In 1920 he bought an Indian Scout motorcycle where he was for many years tinkering to make it faster and faster. In 1938 he made this his first speed record. In the 50s and 60s he has motor racing ten visits that are held each year at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Here he has three times the speed record for the class under 1000 cc. His last record (1967, 295.44 km / h) has not been broken yet. Once his speed was measured at 324.85 km / h, but this is not an official record. The Indian Scout, which was named by the Munro Munro Special, is still on display in a shop in Invercargill. The story about Munro was filmed in 2005 in The World's Fastest Indian with Anthony Hopkins in the lead. movie The World's Fastest Indian.music..Yello Hawaiian Chance* the copy rights are not my* Classic TT race - Isle of Man





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Indian Motorcycle: The Spirit of Munro
Between the years of 1926 and 1961, one man from a small town in New Zealand dreamed of setting a land speed record on a 1920 Indian Scout. In 1962 at the Bonneville salt flats that man's dream finally came true. To honor the past and power the future, Indian Motorcycle built the Spirit of Munro, an all-metal tribute bike which would house the new Thunder Stroke 111™ engine. On May 5, 2013 the bike was run on a dry lake bed in California. A tribute to the great Burt Munro, and a celebration of the Indian Motorcycle that is yet to come. ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF MUNRO: Fully custom-built, the Spirit of Munro is an all-metal tribute to the racers and mechanics throughout history who have collectively built the legacy of record-breaking racing performance and strength that is Indian Motorcycle. The motorcycle is named in honor of Burt Munro's "Munro Special," the historic 1920 Indian Scout that broke the under-1000cc land-speed record in 1967 at the Bonneville Salt Flats as famously portrayed in the motion picture "The World's Fastest Indian." The Spirit of Munro was constructed by Jeb Scolman of Jeb's Metal and Speed in Long Beach, CA. It was designed from the ground up to house the new Thunder Stroke 111™ engine and showcase its awe-inspiring power and performance. See more at http://www.indianmotorcycle.com





The World's Fastest Indian- Speed Record scene
Anthony Hopkins as Burt, while the film presents us his efforts for conquering the speed record at Bonneville salt filed, riding his Indian motorcycle! The extracted scene is from the end of the movie, when Burt achieves his goal!




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