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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.
 

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Excellent. Great story and movie...
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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Burt's son John was fabulous in accepting for his father.



At one point he asked for those in the large crowd who hadn’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 be…."



It was great.



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

 

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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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