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Kim: The Kiwi on the Konig

Kim: The Kiwi on the Konig
 

This is the story of the little know Kiwi mechanic - Kim Newcombe - who , in 1973, came second in the 500cc greand prix motorcycle championships. Racing in the 1970s wasn't all about big hair, fags and birds. The high-rolling lifestyle was also a high-stakes game. Bikes were fast... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780473177461
Barcode 9780473177461
Published 5 November 2010
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hanna, Tim

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ISBN-13 9780473177461
ISBN-10 0473177463
Stock Available
Status Showing available from publisher, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Fine Line Publications
Publication Date 5 November 2010
International Publication Date 2 December 2010
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hanna, Tim
Category Biography & Autobiography: Sport
History
Sport & Leisure Industries
Motorcycle Racing
Interest Age All ages
Reading Age All ages
NBS Text Biography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 548
Dimensions Width: 190mm
Height: 250mm
Weight 1,600g
Dewey Code 796.75092
Catalogue Code Not specified

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This is the story of the little know Kiwi mechanic - Kim Newcombe - who , in 1973, came second in the 500cc greand prix motorcycle championships. Kim Newcombe was a rider who risked it all, reached the top - then lost it all. Killed in a crash at Stowe Corner, Silverstone, 12 August, 1973. New Zealander Newcombe had come to Europe on an overseas adventure, finding a home in West Berlin working as an engineer for Konig, the outboard and hydroplane specialists. Newcombe became the test rider. Newcombe subsequently won the Yugoslavian GP and topped the 500GP table. Then came Silverstone. Newcombe's achievements were singular and remarkable and his story offers an unique insight into the world of grand prix racing in the early seventies.

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Author's Bio

Tim Hanna wrote John Britten and One Good Run - The legend of Burt Munro.

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