Instead of answering a question this week from readers, I’m switching things up a bit. Late Friday night, Feb. 12, Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for sick children in Ashford, Connecticut, was hit with a major fire that destroyed several of the buildings. So, we’re devoting this week’s column to Paul Newman and hopefully assist in the camp’s rebuilding effort. (I’ll tell you how later).

Although most people immediately recognize the late, great Hollywood star’s name, there’s much to learn about Paul Newman when it comes to major league auto racing and, most importantly, Newman’s legacy as a philanthropist and founder of several charitable endeavors.

Greg Zyla writes weekly for More Content Now and Gannett Co. Inc. He welcomes reader input on collector cars, motorsports and auto nostalgia at or 303 Roosevelt St., Sayre 18840.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.