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    Happy Birthday, Burt! World's Fastest Indian!

     



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    Happy birthday to the legendary Burt Munro!
    Herbert James 'Burt' Munro was born in Edendale, a town near Invercargill on 25 March 1899. He spent years modifying a 1920 Indian motorcycle before setting his first New Zealand speed record (120.8mph - 194.4km) in 1940. During 10 visits to Bonneville he set three world speed records!
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    I have the movie on disc, it might be a good night to watch it.
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    Hey, how did his great nephew fare at a speed record?
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