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March 13, 1986
Times writer Shav Glick's story on golfer Amy Alcott has been named the best feature story of 1985 by the Golf Writers Assn. of America. Glick's winning story profiled the one-time child prodigy of golf whose success on the tour has made her a millionaire. The story appeared in the Times on March 31, 1985.
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December 30, 2013 | Steve Chawkins
Andy Granatelli, a flamboyant race car driver turned businessman who became a household name with TV commercials for his STP fuel and oil additives, died Sunday at a Santa Barbara hospital. He was 90. Granatelli died of congestive heart failure, his wife, Dolly, said. Over the course of his career, he was inducted into 19 engineering and motorsport halls of fame, including, in 2002, the hall of fame at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A natural promoter, he designed and owned cutting-edge cars raced at Indy and marketed his achievements with flair, decking himself and his crew out in pajama-like white suits covered with red STP stickers.
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October 21, 2007 | Mike Kupper, Special to The Times
Shav Glick, whose insightful coverage of motor sports for The Times made him nearly as famous as the racing stars he chronicled, died Saturday at his Pasadena home of complications from melanoma, said his companion, Doris Syme. He was 87. "He was the authority. You wanted to be noticed by Shav Glick. He certainly had my respect," legendary race car driver Mario Andretti said Saturday. "I'll always remember him very, very fondly."
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October 4, 2008
Nice article by Bill Dwyre on Mario Andretti's memories of Paul Newman. Maybe now Paul can share a few stories with Shav Glick. Denis Seger Carlsbad
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January 9, 1986 | SHAV GLICK
Talk at the start of most racing seasons revolves around who is going to drive what kind of car and for whom, and who has a new sponsor. Not this year. Most of the bench talk at the start of the 1986 season centers on where there will be racing next year. Riverside International Raceway, one of the most famous road racing circuits in the world, is closing in November and as yet no new site has been found to replace it.
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November 6, 1986 | SHAV GLICK
In 1971, Bobby Ferro drove solo from Ensenada to La Paz in a Sandmaster Funco to win the Baja 1000. That same year, Willie Valdez was learning the welding trade in his Baja California hometown of San Quintin, hoping eventually to go the United States to earn money to help support his 10 brothers and sisters. Today, Ferro and Valdez will be competing against one another in the SCORE Baja 1,000, driving stock mini-trucks--Ferro a Mazda and Valdez a Ford Ranger.
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June 15, 1989 | Shav Glick
When Dan Press found a road race on the stock car schedule of the NASCAR Southwest Tour, he enrolled in Bob Bondurant's high-performance driving school at Sears Point Raceway--the site of what was to be the first road race in Press' long career. "I needed someone to show me the line," Press said. "I didn't have the foggiest notion of how you got around a track where you had to turn both directions." Press, 40, learned well. He qualified fourth and finished fourth in last Saturday's Sears Point 200, increasing his lead to 157 points over Chuck Pittenger in the All-American Challenge series for late model cars.
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October 21, 2007 | Bill Dwyre
A death often brings talk of the person's era. Shav Glick's triggers the plural. Eras. The career of the veteran Times sportswriter, who died early Saturday at age 87, spanned Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Dennis Keith Rodman. And beyond. He was there before television and after TiVo. For 54 years, he worked for the Los Angeles Times, and he had a few stops at smaller papers before that. He wasn't an editor, never a big shot, never a guy on a ladder to higher things.
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February 5, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Shav Glick, veteran Times sportswriter, was honored at a media luncheon during the first day of the NHRA Winternationals at Pomona. The new drag racing facility's press box was named the Shav Glick Media Center. Glick has covered auto racing for The Times since 1969.
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October 4, 2008
Nice article by Bill Dwyre on Mario Andretti's memories of Paul Newman. Maybe now Paul can share a few stories with Shav Glick. Denis Seger Carlsbad
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October 21, 2007 | Bill Dwyre
A death often brings talk of the person's era. Shav Glick's triggers the plural. Eras. The career of the veteran Times sportswriter, who died early Saturday at age 87, spanned Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Dennis Keith Rodman. And beyond. He was there before television and after TiVo. For 54 years, he worked for the Los Angeles Times, and he had a few stops at smaller papers before that. He wasn't an editor, never a big shot, never a guy on a ladder to higher things.
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October 21, 2007 | Mike Kupper, Special to The Times
Shav Glick, whose insightful coverage of motor sports for The Times made him nearly as famous as the racing stars he chronicled, died Saturday at his Pasadena home of complications from melanoma, said his companion, Doris Syme. He was 87. "He was the authority. You wanted to be noticed by Shav Glick. He certainly had my respect," legendary race car driver Mario Andretti said Saturday. "I'll always remember him very, very fondly."
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February 28, 2006 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
There's the power of the press, but Shav Glick, The Times' retired Hall of Fame motor sports writer, experienced another kind of power Sunday. As the grand marshal of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Auto Club 500 at California Speedway, Glick got to give the command: "Gentlemen, start your engines." The Times' Kelly Burgess, who was among those with Glick at the time, heard him say after all 43 cars fired up: "Wow, they obeyed my order!"
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February 24, 2006 | JIM PELTZ
During his illustrious racing career in the 1950s and '60s, Phil Hill never suffered a serious injury -- a feat all the more notable because the safety features on race cars then left much to be desired. "I had an amazing amount of luck to race for 22 years and not a drop of blood or a broken bone," he said. Then he quipped: "Maybe I wasn't trying hard enough." Hardly.
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January 21, 2006
While reading Shav Glick's last article, which outlined his incredible career, I recalled that in 1969 at Riverside, I had the honor of giving The Times' new motor racing reporter his first ride in a race car. Though his face was distorted from the 130-mph breeze -- we were in an open roadster with no wind protection on his side -- he forced a faint smile. For 36 years since, Shav has put smiles on racers' faces with his accurate, passionate and unbiased reporting. He will be sorely missed.
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January 16, 2006 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
After 70 years in the sportswriting business, what do you do when your boss says he wants a story about your career? You think about all the wonderful things you have seen and been privileged to write about -- 35 Indianapolis 500s, 32 Daytona 500s, Formula One races, Times Grand Prix sports car races, every Long Beach Grand Prix but one, world championship motorcycle events, midgets, sprint cars and yes, even drifting. And that's only the motor sports.
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May 31, 1986
Times staff writer Shav Glick won first place in the American Automobile Racing Writers and Broadcasters Assn. annual writing contest. The winning article, "Miraculous Escape Persuades Big Daddy, 55, to Keep Racing," was about drag racer Don Garlits. It appeared in editions of Jan. 31, 1985.
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December 31, 2005
As a second generation Los Angeles native and avid motorsports fan, I am going to miss Shav Glick's columns. Thank you Shav! SCOTT GREATRACK San Clemente
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January 14, 2006
When Shav Glick was a baby, many cars had wooden wheels. Cars often broke down. Passers-by would yell, "Get a horse!" Shav took the latter to heart and decided to dedicate his life to horsepower. Every racing driver, racing team, car builder or motor racing fan who has lived in Southern California for the last half a century has been very lucky that Shav Glick was there to tell the story of what happened on the race tracks around the world. With the enthusiasm of a fan and the knowledge of a racing insider, he wrote with flair and fairness about the ups and downs, and the triumphs and tragedies of the motor racing business.
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December 31, 2005
As a second generation Los Angeles native and avid motorsports fan, I am going to miss Shav Glick's columns. Thank you Shav! SCOTT GREATRACK San Clemente
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