The World’s Fastest Indian – Not Where You Would Expect It!
The World’s Fastest Indian is one of my favourite movies because it is a true story of how a complete underdog went after his dream – and won!
A couple of years ago, Anthony Hopkins portrayed Burt Munro in ‘The World’s Fastest Indian‘ Movie.
Burt Munro was a crazy New Zealander who pushed his home made, and highly modified 1920’s Indian Motorcycle past the 300 km/hr barrier in 1967 at the Bonneville Flats in the United States to break the land speed record for his class of motorbike.
The trailer for The World’s Fastest Indian is shown below.
It’s a great movie. If you haven’t seen it, check it out.
Anyway, one would think that Burt, who died in 1978, would be immortalised in all sorts of statues and paraphanalia and that The World’s Fastest Indian bike would be forever enshrined in some monument somewhere.
Well, sort of.
Guess Where The World’s Fastest Indian Is?
Here are a couple of photographs of the The World’s Fastest Indian bike as it stands today.
Check out the tiny seat that Burt would have to squeeze on top of!
What’s bizarre is that The World’s Fastest Indian bike is now placed – in a hardware shop!
You can enter the E Hayes shop in Invercargill, New Zealand, free of charge to check out the bike for yourself.
I guess the location is just as unpretentious as old Burt Munro!
More info about the E Hayes shop is shown here.
If you’re ever in Invercargill, New Zealand almost at the bottom of the Southern Hemisphere, check out The World’s Fastest Indian!
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