It's 1973 and young New Zeland couple Kim and Janeen have run away to Europe and joined the circus - the Continental Circus. They're part of a convoy of Grand Prix motorcycle riders travelling across Western and Eastern Europe competing for the World Championship Road Racing title.
Love Speed and Loss is a love story set against the backdrop of 1970's Grand Prix racing. Kim Newcombe and his childhood sweetheart wife, Janeen, arrived in Berlin in 1969. Kim had a job working as an engineer for the Konig outboard marine company. Within a year he'd taken the outboard engine and turned it into a lightning-fast road racing motorbike thaat led the world championship. And so the couple's European adventure began ...
On route to Europe Janeen bought a Super8 camera in Hong Kong and started documenting the couple's new life. Love, Speed & Loss opens with Janeen, now in her late fifties, watching the footage of her and Kim - young, in love and idealistic. The documentary moves between the 1970s and the present day as it reveals the couple's story, building toward the tragic event that saw Janeen's life change dramatically.
A donation from the proceeds of the sale of this DVD will be made to Riders For Health (registered charity no. 1054565.)
Love, Speed and Loss has been nominated at 3 prestigious film festivals, including the Aukland Film Festival 2005.