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Hello everyone, Im sure many of you have heard of Burt Munro. The rider of The World's Fastest Indian Motorcycle.

 

If you havent heard, an amazing Movie is being released about his life and achievments. The premiere is on October 31st in Toronto.

 

If anybody is interested in a book about The World's fastest Indian, and also other early Indian racers please visit www.burtmunro.co.nz to order your copy of The Book! Bargain price at $45NZD, which is only about $30USD !! Other sites are selling this book at $65.50US, save yourself some money and time as the secure site accepts Credit Cards.

 

I hope you enjoy reading this amazing book. The prolouge can be viewed on the site. WWW.BURTMUNRO.CO.NZ

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Here is a brief insight to Burt Munro. Burt Munro was an amazing character who developed a 1920 Indian scout motorcycle until it achieved 183.586 mph (295.39 km/h) on the Bonneville salt flats in 1967. Burt was an extremely eccentric man and a driven one, but with tons of natural charm. His escapades on and off two wheels make a story that is almost impossible to put down. Just when you think you have heard everything, he does something even more outrageous. It is an entertaining and astonishing story that will please every reader, especially fans of anciant motorcycles.
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Hello everyone, Im sure many of you have heard of Burt Munro. The rider of The World's Fastest Indian Motorcycle.

 

If you havent heard, an amazing Movie is being released about his life and achievments. The premiere is on October 31st in Toronto.

There was an article in the recent American Iron magazine (October issue).   It will star Sir Anthony Hopkins.

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Sorry, premiere is next month, movie releasing in october. Read the book before the movie! make it all the better!

Read the book ?

 

Too busy riding -

 

And when I'm not riding -

 

I'm drinking...

 

And while I'm drinking -

 

I'm smoking a cigar...

 

Books are made of paper -

 

Paper + Cigars + Alcohol = Not good...

 

Now -

 

WHEN is the fucking movie hitting US theaters...?

 

Thanks, Danny

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sounds like even a better reason to have an Indian run to the local movie house and watch it together......  hell especially since a lot of people did it for T-3 where an Indian was only rode a few minutes.  This one is gonna be full of the old iron I bet.....cant wait. :Spanish:
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wouldnt it be great if we could all pull off a ride to the movie with a mix of Gilroy and Springfield bikes...?

 

Wish I knew some vintage Indian riders in the state..I might try to set something up... :Cheers[1]:

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  • 2 weeks later...

TORONTO (Reuters) - Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins, who has played Hitler, Hannibal Lecter and Captain Bligh, says it was a joy to lighten up for his latest movie, the tale of a speed-hungry senior citizen who became a racing legend.

 

"The World's Fastest Indian" stars Hopkins as New Zealand folk hero Burt Munro, who when in his 60s began setting world speed records on his 1920 Indian motorcycle.

 

The movie received a standing ovation at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday evening, where it was screened for the first time outside of its native New Zealand.

 

The film tells the story of Munro's journey from his hometown to Utah's famed Bonneville salt flats, where his ability to set speed records surprised everyone but himself.

 

Hopkins said he jumped at the chance to play the somewhat eccentric character, partly because he shares Munro's philosophy that "if you don't live your dreams you may as well become a vegetable," he said.

 

"I believe that. I've always believed that. If you don't act your life with energy and assume happiness and assume challenges, you may as well be dead. Trust your dreams, I can say," he told Reuters on Sunday.

 

The Welsh actor said he also was keen to be reunited with Australian-born Roger Donaldson, who directed him more than two decades earlier in "The Bounty."

 

Ironically, the two clashed bitterly on that film. Yet Hopkins now considers him one of the best directors he's ever worked with.

 

Said Donaldson said with a laugh: "We had a very tempestuous time. We were ready to kill each other. It was really great for me personally to realize that it could change from that."

 

The film marks the end of a 30-year odyssey for Donaldson, who first got the idea for "The World's Fastest Indian" after making a 1971 documentary on Munro called "Offerings to the God of Speed."

 

He went on to direct Kevin Costner in "No Way Out," Tom Cruise in "Cocktail" and Al Pacino in "The Recruit," but over the years held on, like Munro, to his dream.

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well, for simple people like you Danny, you could just look at the pictures...

Only if I can color in it with my new crayolas...

 

Now be a good little newbie -

 

And fetch me my scotch with a water back...

 

Thanks, Danny

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well, for simple people like you Danny, you could just look at the pictures, and if your pushing it, read the captions.

Hey bud, be careful. People like you that come selling shit, then talking shit get tore up around here.

 

Be respectful.

 

:Get-A-Life-Sucker[1]:

 

Rick Nielsen

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Sorry, premiere is next month, movie releasing in october. Read the book before the movie! make it all the better!

Read the book ?

 

Too busy riding -

 

And when I'm not riding -

 

I'm drinking...

 

And while I'm drinking -

 

I'm smoking a cigar...

 

Books are made of paper -

 

Paper + Cigars + Alcohol = Not good...

 

Now -

 

WHEN is the fucking movie hitting US theaters...?

 

Thanks, Danny

Oh, you might be right be right LR. My apologies to the book peddler.

I was having flash backs to a different thread in the not too distant past (EZ)

 

I'm sure that Bob Stark has a butt load of reading material as well on Munro. As a matter of fact, probably so does the library.

 

Rick

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