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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.

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Synopsis

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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Comments (20)

 Ed McFarland

Ed McFarland

Thanks for this great story.

 Chris

Chris

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.

 Bing

Bing

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.

 Joan

Joan

met mark today and watched this tonight. could not stop watching till the very end. so well done. this was amazing. Kim was remarkable. As was the love of his wife an son. They woud be so pleased with how well their son has turned out. He's a lovely gentleman and very special and his parents would be proud.
God bless them all.

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 Visionary Film and TV

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Awards

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)