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PATR8
05-31-2007, 10:17 PM
When I first joined the BCF we had discussed teh race I had seen as a small tot. It was Paul Newman in a TR6 racing a TR7 at Road Atlanta. Amazingly, after all this time I have not found even a video of it. I know it has to be on tape since it was on TV but I can not find it. This woudl be a great and fun video to watch. Any one have any new suggestions on where to find it?

aeronca65t
06-01-2007, 06:04 AM
Here is a video of PLN in his Datsun 280 at Road Atlanta from 198?. It's just a short bit at the beginning and it shows his car going by with the hood peeled back....I'd assume one of the crew left the hood pins out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAlNlODBzeo

Also, here some video of Newman later on in his Corvette at Lime Rock.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyDiq9PlKBo

Monkeywrench
06-01-2007, 09:15 AM
Nial,

The video of PLN with the hood up was from the Runoffs in 1983. He crashed battling with the leader and was drving back to the pits. A Cobra and a Corvette came up and the Corvette went to the right through the dip to avoid Newman, but unfortuantly the Cobra was trying to make a pass at the same moment.

PLN just raced a couple weeks ago at a SCCA National at Road Atlanta. I think he was in 4th place or so. Not only is he still racing, but he's racing a GT1 Corvette.

PATR8
06-01-2007, 11:51 AM
I have seen some of Newman's races in Vettes' but to me as a small child, remembering the "shape of things to come" comericials, this dual between the TR6 and & was one I remember until this day. I remember cheering for the 7 and being dissappointed he lost but as I drive my wedge, i think back to that race.

PATR8
08-20-2007, 12:59 PM
OK, Still have never found the video but here is the write up

http://www.templeoftriumph.org/tsoa/TSOASepOct76.pdf

RocknTommy
09-19-2007, 10:51 PM
Here is a video of PLN in his Datsun 280 at Road Atlanta from 198?. It's just a short bit at the beginning and it shows his car going by with the hood peeled back....I'd assume one of the crew left the hood pins out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAlNlODBzeo


That is Paul Newmans turbo 300zx.
I want to say 1985 it could be his '86 car.

Monkeywrench
09-20-2007, 08:43 AM
This isn't Paul Newman, but fun to watch

1971 CP Runoffs
http://www.guba.com/watch/3000000528