Nombre de messages : 512 Age : 80 Localisation : Bangkok Date d'inscription : 12/10/2010
Sujet: [Oldies] Keith Campbell Lun 16 Mai 2011 - 6:01
On the 13-07-1958 Keith Campbell, one of my favourite riders, was killed at Cadours on his 500cc Norton after winning the 350cc class. Does anyone remember something about how and why this accident happened?
Nombre de messages : 7526 Localisation : ile de france Date d'inscription : 15/02/2011
Sujet: cadours Lun 16 Mai 2011 - 15:09
well jan according to moto revue campbell won brilliantly the 350 race and did the fastest start in the 500 and he had already made a gap with the other riders when he fell off during the first lap in the corner after a fast downhill - he hit the kerb and died instantly of head injuries - maybe he was killed by what we call in french le coup du lapin which is in fact the break of the cervical vertebraes sorry we don't know more
Nombre de messages : 3866 Age : 50 Localisation : cherbourg Date d'inscription : 07/02/2010
Sujet: Re: [Oldies] Keith Campbell Lun 16 Mai 2011 - 16:07
Here are some pictures and text from Jim Scaysbrook book s "Australia 's Motorcycling Heritage"