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Early 1960s: Open Wheeler Crashes at Levin - Possibly Serious (VIDEO)

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 14:26 pm
by hollie3sa
hollie3sa wrote:
4 years ago
A couple of crashes from the Levin Motor Racing Circuit. Most of them are from touring car races.
The crash shown between 0:55 and 1:18. Could that be the accident which claimed the life of Duncan Mackenzie?

http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=999


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Re: Early 1960s: Open Wheeler crashes at Levin - possibly serious

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 14:35 pm
by mattia2
hollie3sa wrote:
2 years ago
hollie3sa wrote:
4 years ago
A couple of crashes from the Levin Motor Racing Circuit. Most of them are from touring car races.
The crash shown between 0:55 and 1:18. Could that be the accident which claimed the life of Duncan Mackenzie?

http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=999
Well the description of the crash looks the same. Do we have any photos of the turn which mackenzie crashed out? It's maybe the only chance to have some sort of confirmation

Re: Early 1960s: Open Wheeler crashes at Levin - possibly serious

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 14:38 pm
by hollie3sa
Well, this is the corner, apparently. No name given there.

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I'm currently looking for other photos.

Re: Early 1960s: Open Wheeler crashes at Levin - possibly serious

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 14:42 pm
by hollie3sa

Re: Early 1960s: Open Wheeler crashes at Levin - possibly serious

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 19:48 pm
by Jesper Hvid
I think you've probably got the right one, there, but I know nothing about the track.

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There are 10 crashes in the clip, all appear to be at the same corner, and this is the list:

0:00-0:32 #56 saloon car crash and aftermath.
0:33-0:54 Motorcycle crash and aftermath, involving 2 riders.
0:55-1:18 Possibly Duncan Mackenzie's fatal accident and aftermath.
1:19-1:34 1964 New Zealand Gold Star Series, Rex Flowers, Kerry Grant and Bill Thomasen crash.
1:37-1:51 Saloon car crash and aftermath.
1:52-2:21 #47 Sportscar crash and aftermath of Jim Boyd in 1965.
2:25-2:43 #44 Saloon car crash and aftermath.
2:44-3:03 #46 Saloon car crash and aftermath.
3:05-3:31 #x2 Saloon car crash and aftermath.
3:31-3:39 #11 sidecar crash and aftermath.

Re: Early 1960s: Open Wheeler crashes at Levin - possibly serious

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 01:33 am
by hollie3sa
John Climo replied the following on Facebook where I asked for help. He's also the man behind the "cabbagetreecorner"-site which is dedicated to the Levin track.
sorry cant confirm...think may have been part of the clip that followed which was Kerry Grants accident 28th Nov 1964..don t think there was much footage pre 1964 but could be wrong.



Jim Benett asked
Who was the driver of the Lycoming that tipped over at 1.50? It had to be Jim Boyd or later as Boyd had the wheels modified as shown in the images.
Climo's answer
Was Jim Boyd-27/03/1965 - blew a tyre and rolled - not a lot of damaged to car - driver was unhurt

Re: Early 1960s: Open Wheeler crashes at Levin - possibly serious

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 09:33 am
by Jesper Hvid
Thanks, list revised.

Re: Early 1960s: Open Wheeler crashes at Levin - possibly serious

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 00:40 am
by The Ost
1:19-1:34 Multi-car crash involving 3-4 or more openwheelers, one of which is #14, and aftermath.

Pretty sure i've posted a photo of that one before.

EDIT: This one:

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Re: Early 1960s: Open Wheeler crashes at Levin - possibly serious

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 20:21 pm
by Jesper Hvid
Thanks, I cannot remember seeing that one, I'll update the list.

Re: Early 1960s: Open Wheeler crashes at Levin - possibly serious

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 20:37 pm
by Jesper Hvid
Done.