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Sir Anthony Hopkins A Real Biker ?

14
July
2005
  Posted at 09:14:49 AM
  File under  Celebrities Entertainment
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
Burt Munro
Burt Munro
Not someone you'd associate as a motorcycle biker, but actor, Sir Anthony Hopkins, is finishing a movie were he plays the famous New Zealander motorcyclist; Burt Munro.

The title of the movie is called "The World's Fastest Indian", and it records the life of Burt who modified a 1920 Indian Scout and used it to set several land speed records.

Burt eventually (he was already a grandfather then) went to the Bonneville flats in 1962 to set the world record (178.9 miles per hour). Back again in 1969 he clocked 190 mph, the fastest time ever set on an Indian motorcycle.

For a good read about Burt Munro, click here (Indianmotorcycles.com). You will find there also a good article on the actual movie production with loads of photos (click here for the movie article).

Interesting sidefact; in the movie they used a replica Indian Motorcycle fitted with a Ducati engine.





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