Does Burt Munro’s record still stand?
This record still stands; Munro was 68 and was riding a 47-year-old machine when he set his last record. Working from his home in Invercargill, he spent 20 years to highly modify the 1920 Indian motorcycle that he had bought that same year.
Where is Burt Munro from?
Where is Burt Munro buried?
Did Burt Munro live in a shed?
Living alone in a breeze-block shed with his bikes (the Indian later joined by a 1936 Velocette 500cc single), the gruff, eccentric Munro was a tireless tinkerer who cast his own pistons, carved conrods from truck axles, made his own overhead valvetrain and created steel alloys from scrounged pipes.