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Denise McCluggage

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Denise McCluggage
1704-B Llano St. Tower Suite 271
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
United States


Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Competition Press


  • Mills College
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Web References
Denise | About Denise McCluggage, 9 May 2014 [cached]
The website of The First Lady of Racing, Denise McCluggage.
Denise McCluggage photo mosaic
Articles about Denise McCluggage.
A Racer Named Denise
Denise McCluggage has worn all these hats; many of them so very well. If there was ever a woman that defined "cerebral personality," basically someone who genuinely maximizes the potential of their brain and spirit - it's Denise. Recounting what she has accomplished, and where's she's been in her life, would be a long list indeed, but a fun one for sure. Fortunately, she's far from finished adding to it. Read More >>
Automotive Hall of Fame
INDUCTEE, DENISE MCCLUGGAGE - One of the first female motor-sports writers and race car drivers in the United States. Helped found Competition Press, known today as AutoWeek. Read More >>
First Woman Inductee!
ROAD & TRAVEL MAGAZINE - It's yet another impressive first for McCluggage, a respected and humble pioneer in the world of automotive and sports journalism. Don't forget to add author, race car driver and photographer to that list. As one of the first female sportswriters in the 1950s, McCluggage covered primarily motor racing and skiing for the New York Herald Tribune before becoming a member of numerous racing and rallying teams across the nation and abroad. Read More >>
Wikipedia: Denise McCluggage
Denise McCluggage (born 1927) is an American auto racing driver, journalist, author and photographer. McCluggage was a pioneer of equality for women in the U.S., both in motorsports as well as in journalism. Read More >>
The Henry Ford
Denise McCluggage was credited in the past as being one of the top women race drivers in America during her racing years, yet her list of accomplishments and interests extends well beyond motor racing. Besides participating in motorsports, she spent a great deal of time skiing, even serving as an instructor at one point. Her adventurous spirit can further be exemplified by her parachuting out of an airplane. [PDF] Read More >>
Denise started out as a motorsports journalist before embarking on a long and varied driving career in the late 1950s. She took part in many international sports car races and saloon events, picking up a number of class wins. Unusually for an American, she drove in rallies in Europe and the Americas as well as circuit races. Read More >>
The website of The First Lady of Racing, Denise McCluggage.
1704-B Llano St. Tower Suite 271 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 • • ©2011 Denise McCluggage • All Rights Reserved
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Denise McCluggage Denise McCluggage was a pioneer of women's equality in the United States in both auto racing and in journalism. McCluggage raced professionally from the mid-1950s to the late 1960s and went on to found Competition Press, known today as AutoWeek.
Car Reviews, New Cars, Used Cars & Car Prices: New Car Test Drive, 5 Feb 2012 [cached]
Denise McCluggage
None other than racing legends Sir ..., 21 June 2013 [cached]
None other than racing legends Sir Stirling Moss and Denise McCluggage gave their seal of approval to the new road course at Kansas Speedway on Friday.
RICH SUGG | The Kansas City Star During a promotional event Friday afternoon at the Kansas Speedway, former racing drivers Denise McCluggage and Sir Sterling Moss look over a 1962 Maserati, much like the one Moss drove back in the day.
McCluggage, who was born in El Dorado, Kan., began racing in the mid-1950s, and she won the grand touring category at Sebring in 1961. She ended her racing career in the late 1960s and eventually became editor of Autoweek magazine.
Moss, a 16-time winner on the Formula One circuit during 1951-61, and McCluggage, a Kansas native who was one of the first female sports writers and drivers, are in town for the Art of the Car Concours exhibit at the Kansas City Art Institute and appeared at the first event on the road course, this weekends Porsche Club of America race.
McCluggage, who was born in El Dorado and graduated from Topeka High, was a pioneer both as a driver and as a journalist. She not only raced sports cars professionally, but covered auto racing and skiing for the New York Herald Tribune and was a founding editor of AutoWeek.
Being a woman, I was not allowed to cover the normal things, said McCluggage, 86.
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance : People, 16 June 2014 [cached]
Denise McCluggage
Denise McCluggage has been driving cars since she could pedal. She has raced cars from Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo and others, winning trophies on three continents in both races and rallies. She is an award-winning journalist and author, a columnist for AutoWeek, and the only journalist in the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan. Her photography and writing can be found online at
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