Jean-Claude Letrou has passed away
Jean-Claude Letrou passed away on Friday, May 13, at the age of 74. He was a Car of the Year Jury member from 1998 to 2007.
Jean-Claude started his career as a motoring journalist at the end of the 1960s when joining the monthly magazine L’Automobile and later L’Auto Journal. Quickly, his car tests reports became highly respected and this for more than four decades. In addition of testing all kinds of models, from the most powerful ones to the city cars, he was one of the first motoring writers to feel the evolution and trend of 4 x 4. In L’Automobile Magazine, he created a section called « les chemins verts » ("green paths"), a test mixed with tourism and gastronomy. After retiring, his passion for cars never disappeared and he had always a great pleasure for driving.
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