Friday, June 16, 2006

The worlds fastest Indian

I am up here in Beaver Creek Colorado again overseeing the completion of this magnificent home that Distinctive Holiday Homes owns.
It was just my good luck that the media room was completed today, so I decided to test the system by watching the world fastest Indian.
It is a story about a rather old Kiwi bloke that had a dream of running his home modified Indian motorcycle at the Bonneville salt flats in Utah. He wanted to hit 200mph and everyone said he was an old fool with no chance of making it.
Burt Munro, who is the old Kiwi bloke, is played by Sir Anthony Hopkins, and he does a great job. There has certainly been some great New Zealanders in motorsport. Bruce McLaren, John Britten, Burt Munro, Scott Dixon, and me...HA.
Burt Munro was from Invercargill, and when I met Tim Shadbolt last year at the Tiki lounge in El Sugundo Los Angeles, he said he was up here something to do with an movie about an Indian.... I must say that after watching the movie, I wasn't expecting to see Tim Shadbolt in it, but he plays a great part....Well done Mayor of Invercargill.
I really liked the movie, and it shows that with a bit of Kiwi ingenuity and some tenacity just like Burt Munro, your dreams can be fulfilled....
If you know much about New Zealanders, or if you are from there and have not seen this movie, do so. Get the dvd out and enjoy. I thoroughly recommend it.

4 comments:

Rymann said...

Yep and have to give him points for almost pulling of a kiwi ucksent. Has to be one of the hardest ones in the world to get right...

Rob Good said...

True True, although it wasn't right on, it was a good try.

Mike J. Stark said...

Seen it, loved it, recommend it...
Guess they film invercargil in summer tho.

Rob Good said...

I guess that that was the case..... A bit chilly there at the moment.