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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-27-2008, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Paul Newman RIP

Always seemed to be a good guy ! ..... dead at 83
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Sorry for the mis spelling of his name (Newman).

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RIP he was a good actor and did many charitable things.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080927/.../obit_newman_9

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what a shame. Fast eddie is gone.

Willard: When I was home after my first tour, it was worse. I'd wake up and there'd be nothing. I hardly said a word to my wife, until I said "yes" to a divorce. When I was here, I wanted to be there; when I was there, all I could think of was getting back into the jungle.
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Bummer! Always loved his shows and his passion for racing.

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this makes me sad.

great actor and even better race car driver.

last month he rented out a road coarse (lime rock) for him self and drove a z06 around for about an hour.

Lime Rock was closed down today Wednesday for an hour and a half so Paul Newman could take a few last laps there in his GT1 Corvette and say goodbye. He was diagnosed with cancer 18 months ago and is not expected to make it past September.
Hearing this has left a sick feeling in my stomach. Newman was and will always be one of my racing hero's. Bob Sharp Racing being our local "big race team" and the fact that my Dad raced with Bob Sharp back when he was racing Sprites in G Production in the 60's was my "connection" When Bob got the Datsun deal and showed up at LimeRock with those Red White and Blue 510's, it really but the bug in me for racing. I was a bit too young to remember the Datsun Roadsters but for some reason the 510's made a big impression on me. When I was 7 years old in 1972 my Dad and I walked into the old timing tower at the Glen and met up with Bob and Paul who were standing there eating peanuts. My dad said to say hello to Mr. Sharp and Mr. Newman They drive the Red White and Blue cars you like so much. All I could do is stand there and stare. Newman said hi, took my hand and filled it up with peanuts and said "have some, there good for ya". From that moment on all I could think about is driving race cars and someday having my own Red White and Blue 510. It was one of those defining moments in your life that you will never forget. 32 years later at the 2004 LimeRock National I drove my first GT race in a 77 Datsun 200SX. Newman was the first GT1 car to lap me. As he went past I gave him the thumbs up and he did the same to me. Surreal !

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great guy, great actor, great salad dressing. R.I.P.

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He was a class act. Today's celebrities are mostly self-indulged douchebags, but Paul was in a class all his own. More people should try to emulate him instead of the countless poor 'role models' that are currently out there. RIP

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Godspeed, Mr. Newman. Now HE was a MAN!

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Great Stories Guys.....


Back to the what is a man thread....... look no further.


A great Actor
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Godspeed.



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First Frank, now Paul... Who's in charge of the mob now?

I mean all the best for Paul and his surviving family. It was always fun watching him drive around the race track.

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oh noooo! he was definitely one of my favorite actors. not to mention maker of the best damn salad dressings ever. RIP.

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"sometimes no hand is a real cool hand"
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Probably my favorite actor and a class act


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