Thursday, February 26, 2015


I snuck up on Newman and did a little hero worshiping at Delta Park, PIR in Portland some years ago now. He won in the Factory Z car. He was 4 Times SCCA Champ in Datsun Zs, so he definitely was one hell of a racer. He also won the 24HRS of Le Mans in 1979 sharing a 935 Porsche with Rolf Stollemen and Dick Barbour. The last race he won was a Trans Am in a Mustang when he was 70 !
How he is envisioned today as a Twenty Something riding a Hardtail XS650 Yamaha Bobber with 12 over forks and mini apes and no mudguards at all, to show off his Firestones.