Comedian Adam Carolla is a pretty solid car guy, having hosted the short-lived Car Show in 2011. Over the years, his interest has strayed towards vintage racers, particularly those campaigned by Hollywood legend Paul Newman. This admiration of Newman's racing has led Carolla to begin work on a documentary of the actor-turned-racer and team owner.

"I decided somebody's got to make a documentary about Paul Newman, the racecar driver with little to no acting involved, just racing. And I thought, 'Well, why not the guy who has five of his cars? Okay, let's do it.' So I started doing a documentary on Paul Newman, the racecar driver." Carolla told Racer.

It's this focus on racing rather than acting that really makes the idea of a Newman biopic appealing. That's not to say the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Cool Hand Luke star's life isn't ripe for a dedicated documentary, but that, especially later on, Newman was known for his love of racing, devoutly attending his team's races.

As Racer is quick to point out, the timing of a Newman documentary seems right, with a documentary on actor Patrick Dempsey and Ron Howard's Rush both shining a Hollywood spotlight on the world of motorsports. From the sounds of it, Carolla already has a good plan in mind for the Newman piece.

It's unclear if this story will come to fruition, but Carolla seems quite dedicated to it, and is hoping to start filming early in 2014. We'll stay with this one as more becomes available.


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      joepicco47
      • 1 Year Ago
      Carolla has been filming for this doc for a while. Don't know why the article says he plans to start filming next year...
      jonnybimmer
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not really the biggest fan of Adam, but he does know cars, I love his Datsun collection and considering Paul Newman's history with racing Datsuns, it makes sense that Adam would be behind something like this. I never cared for his "Car Show", but I'd definitely want to see this.
      Ben Lee
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sorry, cant support that blowhard
        Edward
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ben Lee
        But how does your emotional support dog feel about him?
        chirowolf
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ben Lee
        Agreed. Carolla would not know a great car or driver if it bit him. all he wants is high HP. Like some kind of adolescent street racer
          F'nBrower
          • 1 Year Ago
          @chirowolf
          Wow, talk about judging a book by its cover.... He has a great interest in racing (and collecting) vintage cars, not some red bull chugging hot rodder. He looks up to Paul Newman as most people do and found a different aspect of that great man and wants to show it to the world. I don't know whether Paul Newman was a great driver or if he had a great car, but I'd be interested in watching this because it sounds like as good documentary. Instead of insulting him, you embarrassed yourself!
          dearest rat
          • 1 Year Ago
          @chirowolf
          Remove head from rectum. Enjoy the fresh air.
        Seal Rchin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ben Lee
        Who are you talking about, salad dressing guy or the guy who talks without moving his lips.
      Luke Colorado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Get it on. Got to get it on. No choice but to get it on!
      marv.shocker
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can't think of a better person to do this documentary than Adam. NOT
      Bean
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is another guy I can't figure out. Unfunny, doesn't seem to work or do much of anything except self promotion and screwing off yet he seems to have money to do all this stuff. Must be nice.
      robert
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great roll model ! Driving a race car with a cold Bud .
      Kris McClain
      • 1 Year Ago
      Does anyone else think its funny that Adam CAROLLA colects vintage Datsun/Nissans?
      daewootech
      • 1 Year Ago
      im pretty sure he mentioned that he was doing the documentary on his podcast quite a while ago. i thought i remember there being some sort of kickstarter style funding for it, or maybe just talked about doing that? i dont remember.
      Paul Newmanskip
      • 1 Year Ago
      Adam don't forget Pl's first SCCA Champion Datsun 1979 280ZX besides Paul's TR-6 that he owned.Skip
      dadslife83
      • 1 Year Ago
      You can't have a Paul Newman documentary with a video! Watch him eat another guys lunch. http://youtu.be/z9fRHvpCyMA
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