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.
Paul Newman once talked David Letterman into repowering a then-new Volvo 960 station wagon with a supercharged Ford 5.0-liter V8. No, that's not the setup to a joke. Letterman recently handed over the keys to his 380-horsepower family hauler to Jerry Seinfeld for the latest episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The two talk about how the machine nearly barbecued Letterman while he was on his way to a cardiologist appointment, then they sit down for a more lengthy discussion on the comedy
Storied racing team Newman-Haas has officially closed up shop. Despite finishing fourth in Indycar's overall driver standings in 2011, the team reportedly couldn't find the sponsorship necessary to continue operations. Founded in 1982 by actor Paul Newman and Carl Haas, the team racked up 107 wins and a total of eight championships. Legendary names like Mario and Michael Andretti and Christian Fittipaldi all spent time in the cockpit of Newman-Haas racecars. Despite a long and successful history
This Volkswagen Beetle is priced to sell at $250,000. No, there's no typo in that figure. This 1963 VW Bug has celebrity ownership, as it once belonged to Mr. Paul Newman. Still not doing it for you at that price? Perhaps a peak under the hood will change your mind.
The will of actor and race car driver Paul Newman has been filed and read, revealing who gets the things he left behind. His wife, Joanne Woodward, get his Westport estate and art collection while his salad dressing business goes to the Newman's Own Foundation. That charitable organization also will get Newman's Oscar he won for his work in "The Color of Money."
In the world of Hollywood where so many people are vacuous prima donnas, Paul Newman is one of the great exceptions. He is considered one of the greatest American actors and one of the classiest human beings. However, after 83 years, the Newman era is drawing to a close. About 18 months ago, Newman was diagnosed with lung cancer and he's not expected to live past the end of September.
Louis "Topspeed" Albornoz, a professional Formula and kart driver, answered a reader's question if people over 65 years or older should be allowed to continuing driving. While Albornoz acknowledges older drivers have decreased capabilities like slower reflexes, he points out that such folks usually realize their new limitations and either turn in their license or stay in the slow lane. He writes that he'd rather share the roadways with the older set who follow the rules than the younger generati