Adam Carolla's Paul Newman race cars to star at California show

Ten race cars from Adam Carolla's Paul Newman collection, including Le Mans class-winning Porsche 935 and Trans-Am, will feature at the Californian concours

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A display of ten race cars driven by Paul Newman will headline 350 classic and collector cars on show at the eighth annual San Marino Motor Classic on 10 June this year.

Newman, who died 10 years ago aged 83, was a Hollywood star and a legendary team boss in American Racing. Having driven at Le Mans in 1979 where he finished second overall and won his class in a Porsche 935, he went on to become the oldest ever class winner at the 1995 24 Hours of Daytona – aged 70.

But Newman garnered greater success as a team boss, including wins in the Can-Am championship in 1979 – the Formula 50000-derived era of the Sports Car Club of America series – with future Formula 1 world champion Keke Rosberg. He then co-founded the Newman Haas Racing team through which he won eight Champ Car titles.

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The line-up of cars on show will include a variety of Newman’s Datsun and Nissan race cars that he drove in the Trans-Am series and his 935 from Le Mans. The cars are owned by American TV personality Adam Carolla and will be entered in a special class during the June 10 Concours d’Elegance held at Lacy Park in California.

Also featuring at the San Marino Motor Classic will be American muscle cars, hot rods, rare exotic cars, European and Japanese classics and a special ‘early Lamborghini sports car’ class.

Since the first event in 2008, the San Marino Motor Classic has raised more than $1.5 million for local charities. Proceeds from this year’s show will benefit the Pasadena Humane Society and the San Marino Rotary Charities.

Event chairman and co-founder Aaron Weiss said: ‘We could not be more excited for this year’s San Marino Motor Classic at Lacy Park.

‘This show not only attracts amazing cars but also a fantastic array of enthusiasts of all ages. It is truly a wonderful day in the park for the entire family.’

For more details visit the San Marino Motor Classic website.

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