This book recounts the fascinating tale of the famous New Zealand Indian rider Burt Munro. The author, George Begg grew up in the Southland of the South Island and raced against Munro. Includes many rare early photos and a section of color photos.
Sir Anthony Hopkins plays Munro in the current award winning movie. Strongly recommended. Read the movie review from Thunder Bob.
Excerpt from Thunder Bob:
Burt was the living extreme of motorcycle enthusiast. He literally lived in his garage/shack along side his beloved Indian Scout that he bought in 1920 at the age of 21. He would continually ride, modify and set records on that bike up until his death 58 years later in 1978.
Burt Munro was born in 1899 at his parents home in Invercargill. His twin sister died at birth and Burt, said the doctor, â€œWonâ€™t live till heâ€™s two.â€? Fortunately for New Zealandâ€™s motorcycle history the doctor was wrong.