Sadly, we lost this automotive icon on May 6, 2015.
I am a better person for having met Denise McCluggage
and learning more about her
amazing life here, on Cars
had it all: Speed, eloquence, and grace.
Keep the revs up Denise... indeed.
is a legend in the automotive world.
is a race car driver, a journalist, an author, a photographer, and a honorary judge at Pebble Beach
, Amelia Island and the Santa Fe Concorso
embarked upon a racing career in the late 50s and took part in many international sports car races.
Denise holds the Ken W. Purdy Award for Excellence in Automotive Journalism and the Dean Bachelor Lifetime Achievement Award and was the first journalist to be inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.
adventurous spirit and zest for life are magical.
If there was a wall in front of Denise
decided the best thing to do was to go around it.
Imagine getting a call to race for the Porsche Factory at Le Mans, only to be told you can't because women were not allowed.
Listen to find out how despite this kind of challenge, Denise
had many ah ha moments in her
racing and journalistic career.
My Brooks Too Broad for Leaping - Denise McCluggage
HOW TO FIND DENISE
Denise McCluggage - www.denisemccluggage.com
During one of the Mexican Gran Prix events (1964), when Mark Dull (RIP), Pat McGarity and I (and, our wives!) had paddock passes given us by Jack Brabham, Denise McCluggage
and a friend drove up in a new supercharged Studebaker Avanti.
will be missed.
My impression of Denise
when I met her
and all the follow up phone calls leading up to our talk on Cars Yeah
was that she
was an amazingly bright, articulate, smart, and insightful woman.
inspired many and I'm better for having met her