World's Fastest Indian - 2005 

 Still from the film The World’s Fastest Indian, with the 1962 Munro Special replica speeding along Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah,

This amazing machine has been on display in the Wellington Foyer over the holiday season 2005/06. One of two working replicas made at the Britten Motorcycle factory, Christchurch, of Burt Munro’s record-breaking ‘Munro Special’, it currently stars in Roger Donaldson’s feature film, The World's Fastest Indian.

Burt Munro (1899-1978) worked on his bike for nearly six decades - his astonishing determination and ingenuity led to many national and international speed records.

 Find out more about this bike and its maker, Burt Munro from Southland - his skill, perseverance, and courage.

Thanks to Roger Donaldson, Gary Hannam, Wayne Alexander, the Munro family, and the New Zealand Film Commission for assistance with the development of this exhibit.