About Denise McCluggage
Journalist, author, and racecar driver, Denise has been around long enough to remember running boards, but not gas headlamps. As a driver she has won trophies on three continents in rallying and racing. Chief among her victories: first GT, Sebring (Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta); Copa de Damas, Grand Prix of Venezuela (Porsche 550 RS); 1st in class, Rallye de Monte Carlo (Ford Falcon). Among other cars she has raced are Jaguar, Maserati Lotus, Alfa Romeo, MG, Osca, DeTomaso and Mini Cooper.
As a journalist she has won the Ken W. Purdy Award for automotive journalism and the Dean Batchelor Life-Time Achievement Award. She was in at the inception of Competition Press, now AutoWeek (for which she writes a monthly column "Now and Then"). Her weekly syndicated column called "Drive, She Said" appears in some 90 newspaper across the U.S. and Canada. She is the author of a number of books including "The Centered Skier" and "By Brooks Too Broad for Leaping" (a collection of pieces from AutoWeek). She wrote the text to accompany Tom Burnside's photographs for "American Racing: Road Racing in the 50s and 60s." She lives in Santa Fe, N.M. where she tries to find time to contribute to The Car Connection and edit the eZine Roadrunning.com.