Why we love Burt

20:45, Nov 22 2011
Burt Munro Challenge
FLYING THE FLAG: Rally enthusiasts Steve Winteringham with Francie Winteringham preparing for the rally.

You can almost smell the motorcycle fumes as excitement for the 2011 Burt Munro Challenge builds.

Organising committee member Steve Winteringham, putting the final touches on some of the displays, said he expects this year's rally to be bigger and better than before.

Mr Winteringham said there would be something for everyone at the sixth annual event.

His checklist for the public and riders included checking out the new 700kg bronze "very Burt Munro'' sculpture, getting as close to the action as possible and ``sharing a yarn'' with the riders who all have a story about Burt.

Modelling the 2011 Burt Munro Challenge merchandise range, Mr Winteringham said hundreds of T-shirts, flags, caps and hats bearing the Burt Munro logo have been printed will be available for sale at every event this week.

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