AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL

Check out this classic picture of Paul Newman chilling on his enduro motorcycle in the hills of California looking like the man. After dominating the acting scene for decades Newman became a passionate race car driver, placing 2nd at the grueling Le Mans 24 hour race in 1979 – an impressive feat for a driver who only got his start at the age of 47. He attributed his entrance into racing as a way to quell his intense competitiveness – and only half-jokingly – to provide a break from the terrible scripts coming his way. Take a lesson from this true original: it’s never too late for adventure. Toys for the garage: KTM 350 XC-W, $9,600. Any enduro racer worth his dirt knows that KTM is the bike of choice for off road racing. Check out this cool test ride video. Uplander shooting gloves $59, available at Orvis. They’re thinner in weight and work year-round. Bertucci field watch in khaki, $99. Cheap and strong. A refreshingly lighter color for spring and summer.

Newman at the 1979 Le Mans.

The 200 MPH Porsche he drove, taking 2nd place.

 

Category: Autos, Fashion, Sport.

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