Fifty years after Burt Munro famously set a land-speed record at Bonneville in 1967, Indian Motorcycle sent out Burt’s great-grand-nephew on a streamlined 2017 Indian Scout as an homage to the speed run immortalized in The World’s Fastest Indian, the 2005 film starring Anthony Hopkins. Stay tuned to MO for a report from Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
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INDIAN MOTORCYCLE CELEBRATES BURT MUNRO’S LEGACY AND THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS LAND SPEED RECORD AT BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS
Historic Tribute Highlighted by “Spirit of Munro” Land Speed Runs and Capped Off by Moonlit Screening of “The World’s Fastest Indian” with Director Roger Donaldson
BONNEVILLE, UTAH (August 16, 2017) – This past weekend, Indian Motorcycle kicked off the 69th annual Bonneville Speed Week by paying tribute to its iconic heritage and the 50th anniversary of Burt Munro’s historic land speed record in grand fashion. The tribute was highlighted by commemorative land speed runs by Munro’s great nephew Lee Munro on a modified 2017 Indian Scout appropriately named “Spirit of Munro.” America’s first motorcycle company capped off the weekend with something that had never been done before – a moonlit screening of “The World’s Fastest Indian” under the desert sky for Speed Week campers.
“The World’s Fastest Indian,” staring Sir Anthony Hopkins, immortalized Burt Munro and the historic under-1000 cc world record run of his 1920 Scout Streamliner in August of 1967. Prior to its special commemorative screening on the Bonneville campground, the film’s director Roger Donaldson and Burt’s son and grand nephew,
John and Lee Munro, shared anecdotes about the making of the film, Burt Munro and the impact his achievements have had on Indian Motorcycle and motorcycling in general. The talks and screening drew throngs of Speed Week attendees who were captivated by the feature film, cheering and …read more