The World's Fastest Indian
At 63 years of age, after his first heart attack, Burt Munro left Invercargill, New Zealand and arrived at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1962. He brought along an Indian Scout motorcycle that he had modified and re-modified after his own design over the past 40 years. Munro had a burning dream of testing himself and his creation of cobbled parts in the real theater of speed.
His passion helped him get into the door at Bonneville, although several officials were opposed to his running due to safety concerns. Burt Munro was a rebel in ways that the tattooed black clad greasers of speedways only hope to aspire to. When he needed slicks, he simply cut the tread off his tires with a knife. Right out of the gate, Burt set a world speed record of 288 km/h (178.97 mph). He went on to set the under 1000 cc world motorcycle land speed record, which still stands, at 295.44 km/h (183.58 mph). To qualify he made a one-way run of 190.07 mph, the fastest ever officially recorded speed on an Indian, regardless of cylinder volume.
If you have a love of motorcycles, if you have ever felt the need for speed, or even if you have a rebellious tattoo of a skull and crossed pistons from years ago, you will love this movie. If you have ever felt the pain of a dream dying and yearned to revive it, you must see this movie.