Wheelers Books
Kim: The Kiwi on the Konig

Kim: The Kiwi on the Konig (Paperback)

By Hanna, Tim

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 Aug...ust, 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.
Read more

ISBN 9780473177461
Published NZ 5 Nov 2010
Format Paperback
Not currently available

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780473177461
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Fine Line Publications
Published 5 Nov 2010
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hanna, Tim
Category Biography & Autobiography: Sport
Sport & Leisure Industries
Motorcycle Racing
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 548
Dimensions Width: 190mm
Height: 250mm
Dewey Code 796.75092
Weight 1,600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade