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One Good Run: The Legend of Burt Munro by Tim Hanna
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The amazing story of Kiwi motorcycling legend, backyard engineering genius and land-speed record holder Burt Munro. Munro was the archetypal eccentric, 'number-eight-wire' Kiwi inventor. He took an original Indian motorbike and modified it in his Christchurch shed so that it was capable of extreme speeds.

Seeking the ultimate challenge, he took his 'Munro Special' to the famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah where he became a legend who is remembered to this day. He broke several international speed records (he was clocked on several occasions at over 200mph), and Munro still holds several records in the US - as a mark of respect the category he raced in was 'frozen' for all time.

From small town Invercargill in the 1920s to heroic deeds in the USA, Munro was still inventing (and planning another 'assault on the salt') up until his death in 1978. This is very much a true-life 'little guy beats the odds' story - brave, funny, gritty and brilliant, he was quite literally one of the original speed freaks, whose exploits inspired the hit movie The World's Fastest Indian starring Sir Anthony Hopkins.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2005
Country of Publication
New Zealand
black & white inserts
Penguin Books (NZ)
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