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A documentary 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.

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 Steve Minning

Steve Minning

Beautifully done. Gets to the soul of racing, doesn't it?

 Ed McFarland

Ed McFarland

Thanks for this great story.



Just a wonderful story, I did know a little bit about Kim as I was a bike rider in the 70s ( not a racer) bought a tear to my eyes ,thankyou for a fantastic documentary.



Absolutely stunning,truthful emotional film ..

 Steve Davies

Steve Davies

Thoroughly enjoyed such a poignant story - huge respect for all those involved and it feels a real privilege to have learned about Kim, Janeen and Mark.

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2007 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Best Documentary - Television
Best Director, Documentary - Television: Justin Pemberton
Best Editing, Documentary - Television: Bryan Shaw

2007 Qantas Television Awards
Best Arts/Festival Documentary

Nominated for Best Editing - Factual (Bryan Shaw)