Anyone who’s ever been to Speed Week at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah knows the incomparable feeling of standing on this hallowed ground. Some dream, work, scrimp, and save their entire lives to get a chance to make a pass at breaking a land speed record here. The story is as old as time, but perhaps none have embodied it better than Kiwi motorcycle legend Burt Munro and his 1920 Indian Scout. But how does an almost 70 year old man from New Zealand, with no sponsorships, travel nearly half way across the globe to achieve a land speed record on a 50 year old bike that still stands today? Today on Past Gas - we relive the unbelievably true story behind the World’s Fastest Indian and it’s mythical builder, Burt Munro.
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