The producers of Adam Carolla’s upcoming documentary Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman has extended a special invitation to JNC readers. If you will be in the Los Angeles on April 16, you will definitely want to come to the film’s premiere. The charity event will include a screening of the film with many racing legends and a display of at least five historic Nissan/Datsun race cars that Newman drove.
We’ve seen a 15-minute preview of the film and are happy to report that it looks amazing. Though he is best known as an actor, Paul Newman won four SCCA championships, the 24 Hours of Daytona and his class a Le Mans to his one Oscar. He was so closely associated with Nissan that there was even a special edition Skyline named after him. Chock full of vintage Nissan racing footage and testimony from motorsports legends that raced with (and against) Newman, it will not leave any enthusiast disappointed.
One of the cars to be displayed at the event will be an IMSA GT-1 Nissan 300ZX, which Adam Carolla — a huge Nissan/Datsun enthusiast, recently restored. It will be the first public showing of the car since Carolla’s restoration (the photo above is from a before the resto).
Watch the trailer and scroll down for event info.
6:00 — Red Carpet/Event Check in
7:00 — Screening of WINNING: THE RACING LIFE OF PAUL NEWMAN
9:00-Midnight — VIP After Party with Musical guests, open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Including 4-5 Vintage Paul Newman race cars on display.
Cars on display:
1977 Nissan 200SX B Sedan
1979 Nissan 280ZX Twin Turbo V8
1985 GT-1 Championship Car
1986 GT-1 Championship Car
1988 300 ZX 2+2
Electric Avenue Band
Performing: Wayne Nelson (Little River Band), Bobby Kimbal (Lead Singer of Toto), Nicholas David (The Voice), Peter Beckett (Player), Ronn Moss (Player)
From the producers: We are offering a special for SoCal car culture folks. Buy one ticket and GET ONE FREE, it will work for the $75 screening only or the $250 Screening + VIP After party. You will need to type in the coupon code: Winning