Herbert James “Burt” Munro was a motorcycle racer from New Zealand whose speed record exploits on the salt flats of Bonneville late in life were immortalised in the 2005 film The World’s Fastest Indian starring Anthony Hopkins.
The result of 3 months of work the "Munro Special" by Gregory Percival is the first of Greg`s sculptures for 2021.
Depicting Burt Munro at full speed on his record breaking run on the Bonneville Salt Flats this Bronze sculpture captures the essence of man and machine.
Produced with the kind cooperation of John Munro , Burt`s son a pioneering engineer and motorbike personality in his own right and this edition is limited to just 184 signed and numbered pieces worldwide.
Approximate size of the sculpture is as follows: main sculpture approx 38cm long, 12cm high and 8cm wide. In addition Greg`s trademark wake extension that can be seen in many of his automotive pieces measures a further 46cm in length 12cm high and 8 cm wide.
The overall length of the sculpture is approx 105cm. The base of the sculpture is hand cut and finished limestone that reflects the salt flats of Bonneville. Each piece is hand finished and patinated by Greg and comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by Greg.
Lead time is approximately 2 months from payment and this cold cast piece is available to buy through the Lay-Buys option at checkout to pay in instalments, with automated payments on dates to suit you.
Images shown are work in progress shots.(10/02/2021)