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  1. Part one of four from this full length documentary.

  2. Part two of four from this full length documentary.

  3. Part three of four from this full length documentary.

  4. Part four of four from this full length documentary.

  5. The credits from this documentary.

Synopsis

This documentary is about champion speedway driver Ivan Mauger. Mauger powered and slid his motorbike around oval tracks to a record six individual world speedway titles from 1968-79. Interviews with Mauger and his family cover his long career, from his boy racer beginnings - he muses that in Spain the heroes are bullfighters, but in Christchurch they were speedway riders - to his Western Springs farewell and a tribute from David Lange. His focus on winning comes through, "if you show me a good loser you show me someone who consistently loses".

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 Jonathan Anyon
 Tom Williamson
 Grant Lawrey

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Comments (4)

 austin thomas (ozzi)

austin thomas (ozzi)

the greatest rider of our generation who made speedway what it is today a former falcons supporter i followed ivan everywhere and was fortunate enough to be involved in getting ivan back to the county ground for their farewell meeting and was a great honour to meet him once again after so many years atrue gentleman and my signed copy of his book is my pride and joy my only regret was never getting hold of the triple crown badge but live in hope

 Dean

Dean

Great film, sadly i never got too see Ivan at his peak, remember seeing him at Belle Vue around 1986, racing some scratch races against another aces legend Peter Collins. You can see Ivans dedication, a true speedway legend, how both Belle Vue and New Zealand could do with someone of Ivans calibre now!!!!

 Steve McClurey

Steve McClurey

Watching this brought back so many memories of Ivans time at Newcastle when Ivan & Raye became very good friends with my parents Jack & Eileen, these were the golden years of speedway and there is no other ambassador for their sport that comes near to Ivan who puts as much back into their particular sport to bring on new talent

 Helen

Helen

I really enjoyed watching this, having been born in 1959 and only watching since 1970, I hardly remember Ivan. But he showed great skills that other riders wanted.

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