Ten cars previously raced by Paul Newman are about to be on display in a special collection in California. Yep, the late, great Newman wasn’t just an astonishing actor, he was also quite the wheelsman.
Not only did he race Datsuns and Triumphs and Corvettes, Newman even co-piloted a Porsche 935 at the 1979 Le Mans 24 hour race and finished second. Not a bad result for a man described as “terrible” at the start of his racing career.
Point is, Newman wasn’t a Hollywood ego wanting to dabble in a cool pastime, rather a petrolhead who just wanted to race. And win.