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The_AirHawk 10-07-2006 08:14 PM

Re: Burt Munro Inducted Into AMA Hall of Fame.
 
Righto. Too bad it took so long for him to be recognised for his efforts. I agree with Mark Mederski: Munro deserves this spot in the Hall of Fame.

ksquid 10-08-2006 12:37 AM

Re: Burt Munro Inducted Into AMA Hall of Fame.
 
Excellent. Great story and movie...

schizuki 10-08-2006 04:57 AM

Re: Burt Munro Inducted Into AMA Hall of Fame.
 
Good on ya, Burt!

bondo 10-08-2006 03:59 PM

Re: Burt Munro Inducted Into AMA Hall of Fame.
 
Burt kicks ass!


priday 10-08-2006 05:48 PM

True offerings......
 
This will make a Perfect offering to one of the true gods of Speed.......



His story truly shows what is possible if you are just slightly insane........



Congrats, Burt! I believe every one of us wishes we could be a little more like you.



Rob Priday

marty1035 10-08-2006 06:12 PM

Re: Burt Munro Inducted Into AMA Hall of Fame.
 
Better late than never but this should have happened years ago when Burt was still alive. As a fellow kiwi I believe Burt's accomplishments are long overdue the recognition, both in New Zealand and internationally, they deserve.

Dangerousdave_2 10-08-2006 06:47 PM

Re: Burt Munro Inducted Into AMA Hall of Fame.
 
Having seen the movie, I'd have to say that the rest of us are just talkers, compared to that guy. Don't know if I'd want to be his neighbor though. I like to sleep late.

red916 10-08-2006 06:54 PM

Re: Burt Munro Inducted Into AMA Hall of Fame.
 
Right on, mate! Good on ya!

Double_L 10-09-2006 05:44 AM

Re: Burt Munro Inducted Into AMA Hall of Fame.
 
Burt's son John was fabulous in accepting for his father.



At one point he asked for those in the large crowd who hadnÂ’t seen the movie to stand up.



Only about four or five people stood. He then said you can leave, you can leave, what are you guys poor or something? It brought down the house.



At another point he said "My father," (he then pointed to the heavens) "Who may or may not beÂ…."



It was great.



A trip to the Hall of Fame induction ceremony is becoming a must-see event.


Tigercub 10-09-2006 08:13 AM

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The movie is about Anthony Hopkins playing a role he had always wanted to play and took the opportunity of "The World's Fastest Indian" to do it. It's a fun movie and entertaining, but doesn't really tell the story. You have to read the book, which goes into great detail about precisely what Burt Monro did to make his Indian Scout motor go faster.



There were more than a few back then that fabricated amazing stuff in their garages or basements. Every part of that old Indian motor could be made in an ordinary garage machine shop, which is not true today. We crossed that line in about the '70s. But, for all us garage mechanics who have cut, filed and machined motor parts we can really appreciate Monro's dedication to his hobby. There's no one alive today that could do what he did - that era's gone. It's too easy and cheap to replace the whole motor. And motors today are so highly engineered that they can't be duplicated in a garage. Today's home engineer works with software...


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