Invercargill–Burt Munro (H11)

The World’s Fastest Indian…Invercargill’s favorite son Burt Munro.  Burt’s Indian Motorcycle on display at E Hayes Hardware, and maybe a look at Burt Munro’s gravestone at Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill, New Zealand.

GPS: -46.407952° 168.347185°

Burt, etc: http://rdmenzies.com/2007/02/01/my-close-encounter-with-the-fastest-indian-2/

A highway welcome sign entering Invercargill.

A highway welcome sign entering Invercargill.

The Hammer hardware store on Invercargill's main street that house Burt Munro's Indian motorcycle.

The Hammer hardware store on Invercargill’s main street that house Burt Munro’s Indian motorcycle.

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Burt Munro's Indian motorcycle inside E Hays Hammer Hardware.

Burt Munro’s Indian motorcycle inside E Hays Hammer Hardware.

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The actual World's fastest Indian motorcycle that Burt Munro tinkered with for nearly 50 years...then set speed records at Bonneville, USA.

The actual World’s fastest Indian motorcycle that Burt Munro tinkered with for nearly 50 years…then set speed records at Bonneville, USA.

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Other historic motorcycles in Hammer hardware.

Other historic motorcycles in Hammer hardware.

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Burt's 2nd favorite motorcycle inside Hammer hardware, Invercargill.

Burt’s 2nd favorite motorcycle inside Hammer hardware, Invercargill.

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A Bonneville speed-record tag on Burt's Indian.

A Bonneville speed-record tag on Burt’s Indian.

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Invercargill's Eastern Cemetery where Burt Munro is buried.

Invercargill’s Eastern Cemetery where Burt Munro is buried.

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Signage in the Eastern Cemetery pointing out Burt Munro's grave.

Signage in the Eastern Cemetery pointing out Burt Munro’s grave.

Burt Munro's gravestone.

Burt Munro’s gravestone.

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Close-up of Burt Munro mosaic tile on Burt's gravestone.

Close-up of Burt Munro mosaic tile on Burt’s gravestone.

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Scott Cook visiting with his hero Burt Munro..

Scott Cook visiting with his hero Burt Munro..

And…how about a fun drive on the Oreti Beach in Invercargill where Burt first raced his Indian:

The approach onto Oreti Beach Invercargill where Burt would race and test his motorcycles.

The approach onto Oreti Beach Invercargill where Burt would race and test his motorcycles.

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A wrecked car far up Oreti Beach.

A wrecked car far up Oreti Beach.

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A wrecked car far up Oreti Beach.

A wrecked car far up Oreti Beach.

A wrecked car far up Oreti Beach.

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One Response to “Invercargill–Burt Munro (H11)”

  1. Malcolm Stewart Says:

    A VERY SPECIAL GUY I LOOK FORWARD ONE DAY TO VISITING HIS MOTORBIKE IN THE HARDWARE & HIS GRAVE, WHAT A SPECIAL MAN,AND A DEDICATED HERO

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