Denise McCluggage

Denise McCluggage a “trailblazing auto racer and journalist who shattered stereotypes about women as professional drivers!” She found and edited Competition Press, the first motorsport weekly, which later became Autoweek magazine.  She was an accomplished skier and a former sportswriter for The New York Herald Tribune in 1961 and became the only female driver inducted into the Sebring International Raceway Hall of Fame.


Denise McCluggage, 2016, Encaustic, paint,acrylic letters on sheet metal with model of 1961 Ferrari, 12.25” x 12.5” x 5", ©2017 Pat Benincasa   All Rights Reserved