Paul Newman is one of the Great Hollywood Stars - an actor who's performances had such integrity they lifted him to the heights of stardom. But he remained a down-to-earth man, and nowhere is this more obvious than his collaboration to form the Newman-Hass racing team and his career as a Motorsport racer. He got the racing bug after filming "Winning", and set out to become a racer himself. Initially dismissed as a spoilt film star, he soon proved his critics wrong, with his first 1972 race for Datsun, showing commitment, talent, technique, and a professional determination to win. He learnt in a Lotus Elan, then a Triumph TR-6, and won his first SCCA championship in 1979, saying 'This is better than the Oscars'.He notched up a series of successes both on track and with his team - Daytona 24 Hour race, where he won his class, aged 70; second in the Le Mans 24 hour race of 1979 racing a Porsche, 107 Daytona wins and eight championships for the Newman-Hass racing team, which both Nigel Mansell and Mario Andretti raced for, and built up an impressive stable of cars, from Porsches and Ferraris to modified VW's and Volvos, all featured in this book along the legendary racing career of a man who was a passionate car racer, making this a title bound to appeal to any racing fan. With tributes from Jay leno, Carl Hass, Mario Andretti, Brock Yates, Patrick Dempsey, Roger Penslee, and others this is a fitting tribute to a man who was as passionate in his racing as his acting, and once commented he only took films on to afford his racing career.
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