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Old 05-07-2015, 07:49 AM
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RIP Denise McCluggage

Legendary race driver and journalist Denise McCluggage died today.
She was 88.

I enjoyed her writing and always wanted to meet her but I never did.

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She was a trailblazer 20 years before Janet Guthrie. Her racing pedigree is very impressive, not to mention her journalistic pedigree. She was the epitome of a strong woman.
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Car and Driver posted a nice tribute on their blog site.


http://blog.caranddriver.com/denise-...s-passed-away/
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Car and Driver posted a nice tribute on their blog site.


http://blog.caranddriver.com/denise-...s-passed-away/
Well done C&D!!!!
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It's safe to say that she wasn't a "Little Old Lady from Pasadena".

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I was going to post about Denise McCluggage's passing in OT but searched it first and found you had beat me by a week.

When I read that she had died I really was shocked, like I'd lost a friend. She was the rare person who was not only good at her sport and respected by her peers, but someone who could write exemplary prose about cars and racing and make it real for the reader. She's been a columnist whom I've looked forward to reading for longer than I can remember. I'll miss her.
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I was going to post about Denise McCluggage's passing in OT but searched it first and found you had beat me by a week.

When I read that she had died I really was shocked, like I'd lost a friend. She was the rare person who was not only good at her sport and respected by her peers, but someone who could write exemplary prose about cars and racing and make it real for the reader. She's been a columnist whom I've looked forward to reading for longer than I can remember. I'll miss her.
When I was a teenager car magazines like Car and Driver and Road and Track were my lifeline and my only connection to the world of sports cars. Writers like Brock Yates, David E. Davis, Leon Mandel, Ken Purdy, Henry Manney III and Denis McCluggage provided me with a view of a world that I could only dream about being part of.

In later years I had the privilege of meeting some of these journalist and some of the drivers they wrote about like Sam Posey, Skip Barber, Sir Stirling Moss, Elliot Forbes-Robinson, Carroll Shelby, John Fitch, Bob Tullius, Bob Sharp, Bobby Allison, Davy Jones and others. I regret that I never got to meet Ms. McCluggage by I am thankful to her and all of the others for the enjoyment that their writing brought to my life.

Sadly few of these great automotive journalist are still with us.

Last weekend LQAddict and I attended a special advance screening of the documentary film "Winning, The Racing Life of Paul Newman". Bob Sharp and Sam Posey, who both have prominent roles in the film, were there and there was a question and answer period after the film. The film was excellent and I highly recommend it.

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