17 August 2009

World Fastest Indian - one HELLUVA True story !

~Look at that BELL helmet Mr Hopkin is wearing !!! and that front-end of the indian .. YEah!!~

Made myself a cuppa coffee, blast the aircon, off the phones, enjoy the movie .. thats what I did.

The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro (played by Sir Anthony Hopkins), who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle -- a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

A man who never let the dreams of youth fade
(..thumbs Up!!..) After a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt set off from the bottom of the world to test his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all the odds against him, he set a new speed record and captured the spirit of his times. Burt Munro's 1967 world record remains unbroken and his legend lives on today.

Burt Munro : 25 March 1899 – 6 January 1978
read more about him here

No comments: