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Speed King

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Speed King
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Burt Munro didn’t have much money. He wasn’t young. But he was determined. And he became a kiwi legend.

In 1967 an unknown, elderly New Zealander and his ancient Indian motorcycle set a world land-speed record at Bonneville. The man was Burt Munro, and he became a kiwi legend. How did he do it? His amazing true story is now a stunning picture book.

A crowd of people stand of a flat white plain. In the distance, a snarling, roaring dark speck is hurtling towards them. It’s a motorbike. The rider is inside the shell, lying almost flat. “Go Burt!”
The red bike blurs past.
Fingers click stop-watches.
How fast has Burt Munro gone this time?

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