Artistic Cars On Display At Kansas City Art Institute

Jun 21, 2013

The Seventh Annual Art of the Car Concours showcases vintage and classic cars and gives visitors the chance to meet some of the men and women who raced them during the 1950s and ’60s.

In the first portion of Friday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske welcomes British racing legend Sir Stirling Moss who raced from 1948 to 1962, winning 212 of the 529 races he entered, Denise McCluggage, a pioneer in open-wheel racing and a Kansas native who was a sportswriter for New York Hearld Tribune where she covered skiing and sportscar racing and attorney Marshall Miller, an exotic car expert and the chairman and founder of the event at the Art Institute.

HEAR MORE: Sir Stirling Moss and Denise McCluggage will host a "meet the legends" event at 1:30 on Saturday afternoon, June 22. The event has been moved to Pierson Auditorium in UMKC's Atterbury Student Success Center.

SEE MORE: The 7th Annual Art of the Car Concours takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday June 23 on the KCAI Campus, 4415 Warwick Road, Kansas City Missouri. The event features more than 200 vintage, classic and special-interest vehicles including cars, trucks, racing cars and motorcycles belonging to collectors from eight states.

Sir Stirling Moss OBE, raced from 1948 to 1962, winning 212 of the 529 races he entered, including 16 Formula One Grand Prix races. His success in a variety of categories placed him among the world's elite, and he has often been called "the greatest driver never to win a World Championship." For additional information on Moss and his achievements, visit his website.

Denise McCluggage, who was born in El Dorado, Kan., began racing in the mid-1950s, and one of her racing achievements included winning the grand touring category at Sebring in 1961. She ended her racing career in the late 1960s and eventually became editor of Autoweek magazine. She also had a stint at the New York Herald Tribune as a sports journalist. To learn more about McCluggage's racing career or to read some of her articles, visit her website.