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Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman
Author: Matt Stone

ISBN: 9780760337066
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1 October 2009
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.9 x 20.9 x 2.0
Description:
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 f...

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