Today's Photo Story - Actor Paul Newman participates in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1979
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Today's Photo Story - Actor Paul Newman participates in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1979

On November 17, 2003, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California. On June 10, 1979, Paul Newman finished second at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Dick Barbour and Rolf Stommelen, contributing to Porsche's overall one-two-three-four.

Yet, Paul Newman, whose passion for motorsports began during the filming of the movie "Winning" in 1968, had never taken the start at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 009 0030 chassis, sold at auction for $4,840,000 last August, had been delivered new shortly before to Dick Barbour Racing…

Photo (Copyright: Archives/ACO): Paul Newman talking with Dick Barbour at the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans.