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Burt Munro - Offerings To the God of Speed

Discussion in 'Racing, Motorsports, and Track Days' started by MacManMike, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. #1 MacManMike, Nov 26, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 13, 2015
  2. Nice, thanks.

    Scary, I can relate to too much of Burt's life :? (What 19 year olds? :wink: )

    I remember watching a doco on Burt, when he got to Bonneville in the morning, it was quiet & still, he looked up the drag strip, I had a tear in my eye.

    I remembered the morning of the first time that I got to Daytona and drove into the centre of the banked circuit with my bike in the back of the truck....... gut churning!
  3. You should have had "Wood"
  4. Bloody Brilliant.

    (Much more cohesive & together than the movie made him out to be!)
  5. I agree, the movie didn't do the man justice at all!

    I've read some pretty amazing stuff about the modifications to his indian scout, particularly the head and valvetrain mods and i was just amazed at his ingenuity!

    *slowly watches doco on his super crappy internet connection*