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 Yeah. She had it all: Speed, eloquence, and grace. Keep the revs up Denise… indeed.
– Mark Greene
Denise McCluggage is a legend in the automotive world. She 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. She embarked upon a racing career in the late 50s and took part in many international sports car races. Her co-competitors include: Juan Manuel Fangio, Sir Stirling Moss, Phil Hill and many others. She’s won at numerous races around the world and driven many outstanding race cars. Her trademark white with black polka dot helmet was a standout on tracks around the world. She’s an award winning journalist, writer and photographer. 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. Her adventurous spirit and zest for life are magical.
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“Forget quotations, tell me what you know.”
“The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there.” – Hartley
If there was a wall in front of Denise, she 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.
FIRST SPECIAL CAR
An MG TC
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
When turning left, pull out in to the intersection so you can make the turn.
My Brooks Too Broad for Leaping – Denise McCluggage
Jimmy and Me – Lew Bracker
All But My Life – Ken Purdy
Side Glances – Peter Egan
Can Am – Peter Lyons
Keep the revs up!
HOW TO FIND DENISE
Denise McCluggage – www.denisemccluggage.com
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