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Speed King: Burt Munro, the World's Fastest Indian

Speed King: Burt Munro, the World's Fastest Indian

Author: David Hill; Phoebe Morris (ill)
$25.00(NZD)  inc GST
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In 1967 an unknown, elderly New Zealander and his ancient Indian motorcycle set a world land-speed record at Bonneville. The man was Burt Munro, and he became a Kiwi legend. How did he do it? His amazing true story is now a stunning picture book.


 


A crowd of people stand on a flat white plain. In the distance, a snarling, roaring dark speck is hurtling towards them. It's a motorbike. The rider is inside the shell, lying almost flat. 'Go, Burt '
The red bike blurs past.
Fingers click stop-watches.
How fast has Burt Munro gone this time?


 


The moment young Burt Munro saw a motorbike chugging down a quiet Invercargill street, he was hooked. More than 50 years later, he and his ancient Indian motorcycle would amaze the world by setting a land-speed record--one that remains unbroken to this day. Burt didn't have much money. He wasn't young. But he was determined. And he became a Kiwi legend. A wonderful true story about a very unlikely New Zealand champion, by the award-winning author and illustrator of First to the Top.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780143507222
  • : Penguin Group (NZ)
  • : Puffin
  • : January 2016
  • : 256mm X 247mm X 10mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Hill; Phoebe Morris (ill)
  • : Phoebe Morris
  • : English
  • : 32
  • : illustrations