Past Gas #203: Burt Munro: How a 70 Year-Old Built a Landspeed Record Bike in His Shed

Past Gas #203: Burt Munro: How a 70 Year-Old Built a Landspeed Record Bike in His Shed

By Donut Media

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. Thanks to our sponsors: Go to https://HelloFresh.com/50gas and use code 50gas for 50% off plus 15% off the next 2 months! Start building your credit up. Open a Chime Checking account with at least a $200 qualifying direct deposit to get started. Get started at https://chime.com/gas Start hiring NOW with a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS. Offer good for a limited time. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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