Paul Newman Archive Excl In Paddock Life
Big thanks to John JB from the Paddock Life organization for a great show on this rare vintage Paul Newman Archive Excl image set. Find out more about the UK’s premier “life in the luxury fast lane” magazine here.
PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN, these shots of the racing team of movie legend Paul Newman and pro driver Bill Freeman at ‘Sebring 77, The 25th Running of The 12 Hour Endurance’. The pair co-drove their white-and-pink 1974 Porsche 911S, sponsored by Beverly Porsche/Audi, to a 30th-place finish,19th March 1977.
Newman Freeman cars were highly successful in Can-Am during the late ’70s, but one of the team’s very first exploits was at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1977.
Newman was already in his 40s when he was bitten by the racing bug while attending the Bondurant Racing School in preparation for the 1969 movie ‘Winning’. By the mid 70s Newman had already established a name for himself on the track, and to tackle more serious competition he started a team with racer Bill Freeman.
Enjoy the full Paul Newman Archive Excl gallery below courtesy of Mavrix late founder and President Bert Reavley….and we also came across a Youtube post by Racerbuzz38 of original 8mm footage of the race meet if you want to feel the real vibe of the event…interesting to see people enjoying an event with not a iPhone in sight! MAVRIXPHOTO remains committed over decades to capture the best sport photography!
Check out this actual clip from the 1977 event from YouTuber Racerbuzz38!
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