Paul Newman was a bit of a renaissance man, defining the term loosely. He was a social activist, an actor, a director and an entrepreneur. He was also heavily interested in motorsports, however, and graced many vehicles during his time.
Adam Carolla, who seems to be a devout fan of Newman, has recently picked up and restored many of Newman’s legendary vehicles. But, here we have the 1986 Paul Newman Camaro, racing in all its glory. Carolla debuted the 1986 Camaro last month, and it was reported he spent $1 million acquiring and restoring seven of Newman’s racers.
This is the first one we’ve seen hit the track, as Carolla explains he not only restores the cars, but likes to rejuvenate them by giving them some exercise. And this 1986 Camaro is at home on the race track. While racing the Fontana Auto Club Speedway, Carolla says he was proud of how strong it ran, reaching 142 mph, and averaging 102 mph.
You can see the car in action below as Carolla commentates his racing as it unfolds.