Images of Burt Munro on the World’s Fastest Indian
Ron Kellogg is the owner of one of America’s largest and most important motoring photography archives.
Here is what Ron has said about these photos of Burt Munro from 1962-3 in the Jockey Journal.
Burt Munro was of course made famous in the film, The World’s Fastest Indian.
“I’ve been a car guy my whole life. Even so, my friends and I have all had a few bikes. The freedom is amazing and I can understand the fixation. Burt Munro of Invercargill, New Zealand was a motorcycle guy and he took to owning a 1920 Indian beyond anything any of us could ever imagine.
Burt had limited funds and an old Indian Scout that needed everything. As such, Burt had to teach himself the basics and complications of design, engineering, and fabrication. He did so out of passion. The movie, The World’s Fastest Indian, captured a lot of this.
The film was special – it showed a man that loved racing and women. But how about some shots from 1962 and 1963 of the real thing? Taken by the great Jack Brady! Enjoy the shots… They are special.
Regards to all,
Burt set a world speed record when he took his 1920 Indian Scout to 178.97mph.