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Old 01-21-2010, 03:58 AM   #51
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E Hayes and Sons

Arriving in Invercargill, I was directed to the city museum where I was told I'd find the Burt Munro exhibit. I found it but also learned that the real Munro bike is at a hardware store in town. The store, E. Hayes and Sons, was a much better bet for a bike enthusiast. Not only is Burt's Indian there but also his record-setting Velocette single (which I had not previously heard about) and a decent collection of other restored and unrestored bikes, plus a truck and some old chainsaws. Interestingly, the fairing of Burt's Bonneville Salt Flats bike was left in the US at some point and nobody knows where it is.














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