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

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

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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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Post by mattia2 » 2 years ago

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hollie3sa wrote:
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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

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Post by hollie3sa » 2 years ago

Well, this is the corner, apparently. No name given there.

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Post by Jesper Hvid » 2 years ago

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.
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Post by hollie3sa » 2 years ago

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.



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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.
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Was Jim Boyd-27/03/1965 - blew a tyre and rolled - not a lot of damaged to car - driver was unhurt

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Post by Jesper Hvid » 2 years ago

Thanks, list revised.
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Post by The Ost » 2 years ago

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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Post by Jesper Hvid » 2 years ago

Thanks, I cannot remember seeing that one, I'll update the list.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 2 years ago

Done.
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