Burt Munro was no stranger to going fast. He’d set speed records in the years prior to the 1967 speed runs in both the 883 cc class and 1000 cc class.
To qualify for the under 1000 cc run in 1967, he made a one-way run of 190.07 mph (305.89 km/h) on his Indian Scout, dubbed the "Munro Special," which was the fastest-ever officially-recorded speed on an Indian motorcycle. Thirty-six years after his death, he was still setting speed records when his son John noticed a miscalculation in AMA records at the time. As a result of the correction, the AMA issued a new certificate in 2014 and Burt was retroactively awarded a 1967 record of 184.087 mph (296.2593 km/h). To memorialize Munro’s iconic speed record, Indian Motorcycle tapped Burt’s great nephew, Lee Munro, to recreate the event at Bonneville salt Flats in August.