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Paul Newman, RIP

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mike Zenor, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. Von Franco
    Joined: Nov 26, 2001
    Posts: 1,285

    Von Franco

    Now there was one cool mofo......R.I.P.
  2. fisher_man_matt
    Joined: Jul 22, 2006
    Posts: 147


    "Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand."

    RIP Mr. Newman
  3. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,631

    from Hypocrisy

    This sucks.

  4. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,762


    He will be missed. My condolences to his family and friends and legions of fans.:eek:
  5. Littleman
    Joined: Aug 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,619

    Alliance Member
    from OHIO, USA

    BANG them gears in the sky.....RIP, Mr. Newman................Littleman
  6. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598





    Cool Hand Paul.....RIP
  7. tcoupekyle
    Joined: Mar 6, 2007
    Posts: 859


  8. KreaturesCCaustin
    Joined: Sep 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,258

    from Austin, TX

    I'd say R.I.P. but no former race car driver would want to have too much peace in the hereafter. I hope he's topping 300 and power sliding his way through the pearly gates right now! Go show 'em how it's done, Mr. Newman. I'll race ya for a 12 pack when I get there.
  9. BLAKE
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
    Posts: 2,775


    "I don't care if it rains for freezes... long as I got my plastic Jesus..."

    So cool...
  10. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,227


    He lived a long full life. We all should be so lucky.
  11. Trashed & Hammered
    Joined: May 10, 2007
    Posts: 589

    Trashed & Hammered
    from HR,Oregon

    Rest in Peace Mr. Newman. You were an inspiration for all of us.
    The end of an era for sure. Thank you for giving so much to this world.
    I will always remember you for your finest roll........Doc Hudson in Cars.
  12. yorgatron
    Joined: Jan 25, 2002
    Posts: 4,228

    Member Emeritus

  13. Pir8Darryl
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,488


    What an incredible story-book life. We should all be so lucky... But the world is a less colorfull and more dreary place for his loss. RIP Mr. Newman :(

    Now THAT just put a smile on my face! :D
  14. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
    Posts: 4,065


    damnit now whos salad dressin will i buy?

    "goin 90 i aint scary, cause i got the virgian marry"
  15. Velomech
    Joined: Oct 14, 2007
    Posts: 136

    from nunya

    Sucks. One more dead badass to put on list. He will go under Mcqueen, Isaac hayes gets bumped down one.

    We are running out really good Icons, dont ya think?

    Cheers and beers
  16. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    I just heard. I can't believe he was that old. But still, a man that cool should have lived 150 years. My condolences to everyone that appreciated him.

    "She's a Lesbian, a Lesbian!"

  17. yup! i know hes made a million killer movies, but ive watched cars with my whole family 100 times! RIP!!!!!!
  18. wetatt4u
    Joined: Nov 4, 2006
    Posts: 2,146


    God speed
    prayers to the family
  19. hotrodhenry
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
    Posts: 44

    from elmonte,ca

    my friend drives for paul newman racing, paul was a real class act, hell of a good guy. its sad to see him close his eyes for the last time.
  20. Dirty2
    Joined: Jun 13, 2004
    Posts: 8,903


    WOW another one gone. SUX. Prayers up for the Family .
  21. comp
    Joined: Jan 18, 2008
    Posts: 156

    from So. IN.

    i agree ,,RIP ,,race-on
  22. Back in the late 80s my sister was a nanny for a rich family in Connecticut who lived near the Newmans, and got to meet him a few times; said he was a funny, gracious guy, no airs.

    Didn't even know he was ailing before I saw the news report. Weird thing is that a few days ago I was up a Road America and saw one of his old BRE Datsun road racers (it's behind the Lola in this pic), which sparked a conversation about Newman, McQueen etc... Spooky.

  23. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,831

    from Indy

    wow 93! still a loss
  24. One of the true "car guys". He will be missed. Condolences to his many family and friends.
  25. 23 bucket-t
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,366

    23 bucket-t

    Paul was a great man not only as an actor/ race car drive but someone who really cared. He cared especially about the Children he gave most of his money to charity. He even has a camp for kids with cancer and other bad stuff. and ironically he died of cancer. R.I.P. Paul you will be truly missed.
  26. Godspeed Paul Newman.

    Another icon of my life has passed on.
  27. Who wouldn't have wanted to live a life like his? Actor,racer,etc. He did it all!
    RIP Paul.....
  28. Velomech
    Joined: Oct 14, 2007
    Posts: 136

    from nunya

    Yeah, and most people think he started his food companies like most famous people do, to make money, but ALL profits went to charity, and those camps.

    We buy a lot of his stuff, even his booz, his whine was ok, I honestly started drinking it because of the label, it's funny as hell and pokes fun at whine snobs.

    You cant ask for more than 93 years, and he helped a lot more people than most of us do. Something to think about.

    Cheers and beers
  29. TOYBOX
    Joined: Oct 28, 2007
    Posts: 158


    "Wednesday, August 13, 2008 (WRITER UNKOWN)
    Lime Rock Park was closed down for an hour and
    half today to honor Paul Newman. He was attended
    by his family, close friends, Skip Barber, mechanics
    on his race team, and those who happened to be at
    the track. PLN toured the track in his Corvette race
    car with his Buick V8 powered Volvo station wagon
    following. He had come to say goodbye. Diagnosed
    with terminal cancer he is not expected to live beyond
    September. Race driver, actor, humanitarian, family
    man and friend, they did not come any better."
    Labels: Paul Newman

    LimeRock 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 !

    Last edited: Sep 27, 2008

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