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Video Documentary: Love, Speed and Loss

Submitted by on June 5, 2010

I just received an email alerting me to this stunning documentary about the life of Kiwi Grand Prix racer Kim Newcombe. It’s a world class film and one that will leave you touched and saddened by the highs and lows of motorcycle racing. Make some time to watch it. Of all the films about motor racing, this has to be one of the very best.

Here is the official blurb. The documentary is “about motor-racer Kim Newcombe, who turned heads in the 70s on a König motorbike he developed and designed himself. He was killed racing in 1973 and posthumously came second in that year’s World 500cc Grand Prix. The film mixes interviews and underdog triumph on the track scenes, with Super 8 footage of family life on the circuit, and poignant wife-of-maverick reflections from his widow Janeen.  Love, Speed and Loss won best documentary at the 2007 Qantas TV Awards and Air NZ Screen Awards for best documentary, directing, and editing.”

Thanks to Paul Densem for the tip.

Images: ozebook.com/konig.htm

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