Speed King: Burt Munro, the World’s Fastest Indian
Hardback: Childrens book
A crowd of people stand on a flat white plain. In the distance, a snarling, roaring dark speck is hurtling towards them. ‘Go, Burt!’ The red bike blurs past. Fingers click stop-watches.
The moment young Burt Munro saw a motorbike chugging down a quiet Invercargill street, he was hooked. More than fifty 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 champion by an award-winning author and illustrator.