Friday, April 22, 2011

A Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love

Now don't get me wrong, I absolutely adore spotlighting Pin Up girls from the past and present, and I will continue the "Around the World in 80 Pin-Ups" section of my blog come hell or high water!

But I feel it's only fitting that I give those hunky Rockabilly boys a "shout out" as well. What do you say?

So with that said, I'll start my "A Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love" series with a charming and strikingly handsome man who holds a very special place in my heart ...
Paul Newman.

He may not be "Rockabilly" per se ... but I think his style influenced the Rockabilly scene immensely.
And besides ... those blue eyes are worth talking about, no matter what crowd he fell into. ;)

So aside from being gorgeous, and a phenomenal actor in films ranging from Cool Hand Luke, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and The Sting ... he was also a huge auto racing enthusiast! 

(And I'll be damned if "us Rockabillies" aren't all a bit enthusiastic about fast cars and the smell of nitrous oxide!

He was a frequent competitor in the Sports Car Club of America, he drove in the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans in Dick Barbour's Porsche 935 and finished in second place, he drove for Bob Sharp Racing team, and even eventually owned his OWN racing team!

Talk about a "Man's Man" !!

Check out the video below...

It's a great re-cap of his acting and racing career...
and a wonderful excuse to listen to his sexy voice for 5 or so minutes. Enjoy!


  1. Oh my what a hottie! I always thought he was cute, but now I'm smitten too! So cute.
    - Babs

  2. Nitro Methane, sweetie. Nitrous Oxide is odorless, and leaves You all giggly. But it's not bad either...heh.

  3. Hahahaha. OK ... Damn. You're right, Lux ...
    But I KNOW they use Nitrous Oxide in the Drag Races.

    At least I'm right about that much, yes?

    Just didn't realize it was odorless ...
    I wonder how many times I've said, "Smell the Nitrous Oxide," out loud... ;)

  4. Yes. I will explain the difference in a somewhat long, semi detailed message.

    "Takin it off, Boss..."