August 30, 2008

"Paul Newman says goodbye to his GT1 Corvette: - Legendary petrolhead Paul Newman took his GT1 Corvette out for a few laps earlier this month as he said goodbye to one of his greatest loves. The actor and former driver is terminally ill with lung cancer and is believed to have just weeks to live."

posted by mr_crash_davis to auto racing at 11:15 PM - 6 comments

A great actor, philanthropist and sportsman, it'll be sad when he leaves our plane.

posted by bobfoot at 01:55 AM on August 31, 2008

Well, we should all be so lucky. Mr. Newman lived a charmed life by any accounts I've read, and now he's goin' out on his own terms. Good for you, Fast Eddie. I got to watch Newman take a few hot laps in his Daytona Proto at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in '05, at 78 freakin years old!! Combine his lust for life with his philanthropic acts and amazing talent, and he's the kind of man I'd love to be like.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:43 AM on August 31, 2008

The day Reg Dunlop dies will be a very sad day indeed. He will be missed.

posted by wdminott at 11:26 AM on August 31, 2008

It's really heartbreaking. I remember when June Carter Cash passed and we watched grief drag down Johnny and knew he'd be gone soon. Kind of feels like that to me. A classier guy never made movies. You may come up with one just as classy, but more? Naw. Godspeed to you Paul Newman.

posted by gradioc at 08:22 PM on August 31, 2008

Peace Brother... You have shown myself, my Dad and my boys how to be a man. Through your work on the screen, the philanthropic work and your drive in racing we have always looked up to you and been damn proud. Thank you for ...well...being you!!!

posted by scottiedawg65 at 01:40 AM on September 01, 2008

God bless you on your journey to the Great Race Way in the Sky Paul, be seeing you up there.

posted by teampintarelli at 12:32 PM on September 01, 2008

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