9 Feb 2024

Scooter fans embrace spirit of Burt Munro

From Checkpoint, 5:55 pm on 9 February 2024

In the true spirit of Burt Munro, two Wellingtonians will this weekend push their suped-up scooters to the max at an event carrying the motorcycling legend's name.

Riding a heavily modified Lambretta and Vespa respectively, Mike Salmon and Ian Footit compete in the pre-1963 Girder Fork division at the Burt Munro Challenge, the largest motorcycle rally in the Southern Hemisphere.

Reporter Robin Martin caught up with the duo.