Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Reports are going a bit crazy about the health of the beloved actor, racing driving, racing owner and philanthropist, Paul Newman. Some are saying the 83-year old is on his last leg. His agent says that is a complete farce. Regardless of Newman's condition, his achievements in the realm of motorsports is only surpassed by his goodwill.
Aside from finishing 2nd in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1979), owning NHLR (IndyCar team), multiple wins in SCCA competition (we saw him in the Runoffs a few years back where he was real quick in GT1), Newman has also given millions of dollars to charity (mainly through his Newman's Own food products, which makes the best salsa we've ever had).
Basically, Paul Newman has had a more interesting, productive, and rewarding life than most. Hopefully he sticks around for a bit longer.