New Zealander, Burt Munro had a dream to break the land speed record on his 1920 Indian Scout named “Munro Special”. Munro broke the 1000cc land speed world record in 1967 at Bonneville Salt Flats. His story was made into a film titled “The World’s Fastest Indian” in which Burt Munro was depicted by actor Anthony Hopkins.
In 2013 Indian Motorcycles produced a custom-built streamliner named the “Spirit of Munro”. Indian Motorcycles wanted to pay tribute to Burt Munro and showcase their Thunder Stroke 111, which would power their upcoming 2014 motorcycles. The “Spirit of Munro” streamliner was hand-built by Jeb Scolman and a father and son team Byrd and Dual Anderson of Jeb’s Metal and Speed, located in Long Beach, California. The project took the trio 90 days to complete and boy, it is a masterpiece.
Check out the video of the “Spirit of Muro” in action below and let us know what you thought of Indian’s tribute to the great racer. If you want a closer view, be sure to check out the photo gallery of the “Spirit Of Munro” streamliner below the video.
“Between the years of 1926 and 1961, one man from a small town in New Zealand dreamed of setting a land speed record on a 1920 Indian Scout. In 1962 at the Bonneville salt flats that man’s dream finally came true.”