BirthdayMarch 25, 1899
Lived78
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Celebrity biographies

  1. About Burt Munro

    Full name: Burt Munro
    Also known as: Burt Munro, Munro, Burt
    Professions: New Zealand motorcycle racer
    Nationality: New Zealand
    Work: The World's Fastest Indian
    Occupation: Land Speed record holder

  2. Burt Munro Known for

    Land Speed record holder

  3. Burt Munro Death information

    Died: Friday, 6th of January, 1978 (Age: 78)

  4. Burt Munro Biography

    Herbert James "Burt" Munro (Bert in his youth; 25 March 1899 – 6 January 1978) was a New Zealand motorcycle racer, famous for setting an under-1,000 cc world record, at Bonneville, 26 August 1967. This record still stands today. Munro was 68 and was riding a 47-year-old machine when he set his last record.Working from his home in Invercargill, he worked for 20 years to highly modify the 1920 Indian motorcycle that he had bought that same year. Munro set his first New Zealand speed record in 1938 and later set seven more. He travelled to compete at the Bonneville Salt Flats, attempting to set world speed records. During his ten visits to the salt flats, he set three speed records, one of which still stands today.His efforts, and success, are the basis of the motion picture The World's Fastest Indian (2005), starring Anthony Hopkins, and an earlier 1971 short documentary film Burt Munro: Offerings to the God of Speed, both directed by Roger Donaldson.

  5. Burt Munro Family

    Spouse: Florence Beryl Martyn

  6. Sources

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki?curid=2964201
    http://imdb.com/name/nm2412739