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“All you could ever want.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian

E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian
168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64-3-218-2059
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: This is E. Hayes ans sons Hardware store also known as Hammer Hardware. It is where the famous Indian motorbike is kept. The display of old bikes and things from the past is well and truly worth seeing. The movie " The Fastest Indian" starred Anthony Hopkins.
new zealand
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“All you could ever want.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

One stop shop. Everything in one place - something for young and old, men and ladies - men one side - ladies the other even better. And don't forget the bike!!

Visited March 2014
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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“Home of "World's Fastest Indian"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

E Hayes & Sons is the place you will find Bert Munro's 'original' motor bike he rode during his world record ride! There is also a selection of other motor bikes on display, as well as memorabilia from back in Bert's days! E Hayes is also Southland's #1 hardware store, with a massive range of 'general hardware', gift-ware, camping gear, etc.... Friendly and experienced staff, make it your 'one stop hardware shop'.

Visited March 2014
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Invercargill, NZ
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“Great exhibit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

There's literally something for everyone at Hayes and Sons. If you're not into motorcycles, the store has some great displays of old tools, and a nice selection of all kinds of housewares, table linens, cooking tools and gifts. For Burt Munro fans, don't miss a visit to his grave just outside of Invercargill.

Visited February 2014
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“Fastest Indian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Wonderful to see the real machines that Burt Monroe built to achieve his fame with his Indian motorbike. Plus his Velocette bike, with which he also made speed records. Plus all his workshop is on display here

Visited March 2014
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“so interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

loved this place my hubby very happy looking at bikes etc and my daughter and I loved the rest of the shop hands down the best and biggest hardware shop I have ever been too so much more than just a hardware shop giftware etc excellent and staff were so friendly and helpfull

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