Steve McQueen gets all the love, but Butch Cassi, er, Paul Newman was a huge gearhead too. Lifted from a post by Frank Bathgate on FB’s “Classic British Bikes” page.

  • JMDonald

    It was classic British bikes that gave me the motorcycle bug as a kid.

  • Douglas

    Yeah, if there’d been Hyosungs back then, he coulda ridden one and been the man. Ol’ Paul was so cool, he could probably have frozen a side of beef in his undies….

  • Barry_Allen

    If you haven’t seen it, you ought to watch:

    Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman

    (From the cover) Feature length documentary chronicling the 35 year racing career of Paul Newman — Showcasing Newman’s prolific racing career as both a driver and an owner. As a driver Paul Newman won four SCCA National Championships, 24 Hours of Daytona, took true second at Le Mans (winning his class) and won multiple professional Trans Am races. Newman also owned Newman/Haas Racing with Carl Haas. Together with drivers Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti, Sebastien Bourdais and others, they were one of the most prolific Indycar teams in history, winning 8 Championships. Newman lived and breathed racing — This is his story

    Newman is what McQueen wished he could have been.