Episode 23: The World’s Fastest Indian

Episode 23: The World’s Fastest Indian. This week we examine 2005’s movie starring Anthony Hopkins in the lead role and covering eccentric Kiwi Burt Munro’s speed record attempts at Bonneville Salt Flats on a 1920s Indian Scout motorcycle. Set in the 1960s with Burt in his 60s, join us to discover the truth about this pretty remarkable character. We also apologise for the poor sound quality; as you will discover in the introduction it was due to pressing reasons that we had to improvise this week’s episode and we will return to the usual standard for the next show. We hope you bear with us and find this show as rewarding as the movie.

Episode 20: Seabiscuit

Episode 20: Seabiscuit. This week we look at 2003’s movie telling the 1930s Great Depression story of a horse too small, a jockey too big, a trainer too old and an owner too dumb to know. It’s a classic Hollywood underdog tale but how much did the movie get right? You may be surprised….

Episode 2: Rush

Episode 2: Rush. This week we examine Ron Howard’s movie Rush, dramatising the Formula One 1976 season and the rivalry between Austria’s Niki Lauda and Britain’s James Hunt

This week we are looking at Ron Howard’s Rush, a thrilling dramatisation of the 1976 Formula One season and the rivalry between Austria’s Niki Lauda and Britain’s James Hunt. Enjoy the ride…

Below is the link to the Motorsport Magazine interview with Alastair Caldwell (McLaren’s Chief Mechanic from the ’76 season), courtesy of listener Brian Willit:

When Niki Lauda met Freddie Hunt (5 mins, 33 secs)