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Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newmanby Matt Stone
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Winner of International Automotive Media Gold Award 2010
For all his fame as one of Hollywood’s great actors, a world-class humanitarian, and the proprietor of a natural food empire, the late Paul Newman had another intriguing facet that was less known and perhaps closer to his heart than all the rest of his well-chronicled life. He was an avid, successful and well respected car racer and team owner. This book tells that story--from Newman’s racing career, begun in earnest at an age when many race car drivers contemplate retirement; to the partnership he formed in 1983 with Chicago racing entrepreneur and team owner Carl Haas; to the impressive stable of automobiles he owned, from the Porsches and Ferraris to quirkier modified VWs and Volvos.
This is the tale of a life full of passion and skill, of someone who entered the 24 Hours of Daytona at the age of 70 and made his last professional race outing at 82; whose roster of drivers for Newman/Hass reads as a who’s who of open wheel racing; and whose interest in cars extended from the likely suspects to old trucks and new hybrids. And then there’s the charming pal who, when the incorrigible prankster Robert Redford had a miserably wrecked Ferrari dropped at his front door, returned the favor by having the car, crushed into a cube, delivered to Redford’s living room. The anecdotes, the races, the cars--all are here, adding up to what for many would be a full life, but for Paul Newman was simply another side of a man of talent, conviction, and enduring spirit.
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The full and fascinating (and illustrated) story of Paul Newman’s automotive side--the races, the racing team, the cars.
In Winning, authors Matt Stone and Preston Lerner present the incredible racing biography of Paul Newman, whose fame as a Hollywood actor largely overshadowed his amazing passion for motorsport.
The winner of the 2010 International Automotive Media Gold Award, now available in paperback format.
Though he is famous as one of Hollywood’s greatest actors, a world-class humanitarian, and the founder of the Newman’s Own natural food empire, the late Paul Newman had another intriguing and lesser-known passion: he was an avid, successful, and well-respected car racer and team owner. In Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman, Matt Stone of Motor Trend teams up with Preston Lerner of Automobile magazine to bring you the incredible racing biography of a man whose serious racing days began at an age when many race car drivers contemplate retirement. It is the story of someone who entered the 24 Hours of Daytona at the age of 70 and made his last professional race outing at 82; whose roster of Newman Haas drivers reads like a who’s-who of open-wheel racing; and whose interest in cars extended from the likely suspects to old trucks and new hybrids. Newman is also the charming pal who, when a miserably wrecked Ferrari was dropped at his door by the incorrigible prankster Robert Redford, returned the favor by having the car, crushed into a cube, delivered to Redford’s living room. The anecdotes, the races, the cars—Winning contains them all, adding up to an award-winning and unprecedented look at Paul Newman’s racing talent, unwavering conviction, endearing charm, and enduring spirit.
About the Author
Matt Stone, executive editor of Motor Trend magazine, has been a professional automotive journalist and photographer since 1985. His voice is often heard on the syndicated Motor Trend Radio Network, and he serves as the magazine’s history, design, and motorsport expert. He has authored and photographed several books for Motorbooks, including 365 Cars You Must Drive. A California native, Stone resides in Glendale. www.MotorTrend.com.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Winning
Chapter 2: PL Newman, Racing Driver
Chapter 3: 100 Victories and Counting
Chapter 4: Cars
Chapter 5: Newman’s Own
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