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Love, Speed and Loss Television – 2005 Sport Documentary

Love, Speed and Loss

Television – 2005 Sport Documentary

PG Parental Guidance
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Love, Speed and Loss is an extended documentary about racer Kim Newcombe, who turned heads in the 70s on a König motorbike he developed and designed himself. Built around home movie footage and interviews with his charismatic, straight-talking widow Janeen, the film follows the couple's travels across Europe, and triumph on the track. Newcombe was killed racing in 1973, and posthumously finished second in that year's World 500cc Championship. Love, Speed and Loss won best documentary at the 2007 Qantas TV Awards and Air NZ Screen gongs for documentary, directing, and editing.

 

He loved motorbikes. And he loved my daughter.
– Janelle's mother Pat Gillanders