“You can live more in five minutes on a motorcycle in some of these events I’ve been in than some people do in a lifetime”. Burt Munro 1899- 1978.
New Zealander Burt Munro was obsessed with the God of Speed, so much so that he dedicated his life to going fastest on a very old bike – a 1923 Indian Scout which he purchased for £140. One month later he received his first speeding ticket.
Munro’s obsession was all-consuming and injuries (some near-fatal) only seemed to slightly slow him down while he focused on the Bonneville Salt Flats for the ultimate challenge – to break the World Record in the S-A 1000 class, which he achieved in 1966. That record stood until at least 2009.
This WFO recreation of the un-streamlined bike was designed in the typical WFO style to reflect the non-conformist life of its creator – Burt Munro. The model comes complete with a simple rider figure which typifies Burt’s dress of the period – simple black leathers and one sponsor decal – BELL Helmets. The World’s Fastest Indian movie starring Anthony Hopkins was an enormous hit worldwide, among not just motorcycle enthusiasts, but mainstream theatre-goers as well for its depiction of a man with bold goals and an unchallengeable willingness to give everything he had to achieve those goals.
WFO is thankful to the E Hayes Motorworks Collection and the Hayes family of Invercargill (New Zealand) for their assistance and authorization to design and build 100 of the World’s Fastest Indian models. Visit the Hayes Motorworks website. Better yet, plan a visit to Invercargill for the Burt Munro Challenge held every November.
Start your Collector set now with the highly desirable ‘WFO’ World’s Fastest Indian.
NOW ONLY AVAILABLE FROM THE HAYES MUSEUM IN INVERCARGILL NEW ZEALAND