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The Cog's History

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In 1969, at age 13, Joe Cogbill was introduced to Porsche racing by his father and the pair prepared and maintained a 1960 356 Porsche. In 1979, Joe began his racing career with a 1959 Porsche Speedster. He finished second at the Atlanta Runoffs in 1981 to another Speedster driven by John O'Steen.

In 1982, 1983, and 1989, Joe won the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Runoffs with his Porsche Speedster. The victories brought Joe recognition from the Porsche factory in Stuttgart, Germany as being one of the top 20 drivers in the world. In 1982, 1987, 1988, and 1989, Joe was a recipient of the coveted Porsche Cup.

356 Race CarIn 1985 Joe campaigned the Brumos-Goodyear-P.A.P. 944 in the Playboy Endurance Series. Joe finished all 6 races and drove with such notable drivers as Sterling Moss, Innes Ireland, John O'steen , Elliot Forbes-Robinson, Jim Truman, Doc Bundy, Manfred Janke (PR Director For Porsche), Hurley Haywood, Dominic Dobson, and John Buffum.

Racing Performance History:

  • Over 100 SCCA national victories spanning 18 years in various classes
  • SCCA Runoffs National Champion 1982, 1983, and 1989
  • SCCA Runoffs National Champion Runner-up 1981, 1985, and 1987
  • Twenty-three 24-hour endurance races attended including Daytona 24 hours and Sebring 12 hours.
  • Sebring 12 Hrs. GT2 Winner 1995 with Alex Job
  • Sebring 12 Hrs. GT2 Finisher 1993 with Jack Lewis
  • Daytona 24 Hrs. GTO Finisher 1986 and 1987 Oftendahl Racing
  • Daytona 24 Hrs. GTO Finisher 1989 Clay Young Racing
  • Daytona 24 Hrs. GTO Finisher 1992 and 1993 Jack Lewis Racing
  • Daytona 24 Hrs. GTO Finisher 1994 and 1995 Alex Job Racing
  • La Carrera Panamericana 1992 Winner Sports Minor A
  • HSR Rolex Endurance Overall Champion 1995, 1996, 1997
  • HSR Rolex Endurance driver for Brumos Porsche 1999 and 2000.