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The Racing History

Back in 1969 at age 13, owner Joe Cogbill was introduced to Porsche racing by his father and in 1979 Joe began his racing career with a 1959 Porsche Speedster Convertible D. Only 2 years later in 1981, Joe finished second at the Atlanta Runoffs to another Speedster driven by John O'Steen. The following year in 1982, Joe claimed his first SCCA Runoffs national championship. And the rest was history.


  
 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 



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Ad ran by Porsche after the 1989 SCCA National Championship for the third time
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Joe was recognized for the Porsche Cup in 1982, 1987, 1988, and 1989


1982 Porsche Cup 14th Place Finisher SCCA EP National Champion







1987 Porsche Cup 12th Place Finisher SCCA Runner Up 
National Champion 356 Speedster & Brumos 944 Turbo



1988 Porsche Cup 14th Place Finisher SCCA National Champion
 

1989 Porsche Cup 5th Place Finisher SCCA National Champion
96 Rock 356 Speedster & Brumos 944 Turbo


  In 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 Sir Sterling Moss, Innes Ireland, John O'steen , Elliot Forbes-Robinson, Jim Truman, Doc Bundy, Manfred Janke (PR Director For Porsche), Hurley Haywood, Dominic Dobson, Paul Tracy, Bob Snodgrass, and John Buffum.


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Sports Illustrated ran an article on the re-entry into racing of Stirling Moss who was truly one of the greatest racing drivers of all time. Stirling Moss was in a coma resulting from a practice wreck at the Goodwood racing circuit in England at the Formula One Race for seven months and then he awoke to think he would never race again. In 1985 at the now defunct Riverside Racetrack in Riverside California Joe Cogbill joined Sir Stirling Moss with one of his best sidekicks Innes Ireland (1961 Formula One Champion) for the Playboy Cup Endurance Race for Stirling's first drive
 since the 1961 Formula One practice disaster. The press from all over the world was there to report on the event.

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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.

 GTU Finisher 1994 and 1995 Alex Job Racing Daytona 24 Hours.

 La Carrera Panamericana Seven Day race through Mexico 1992 Winner Sports Minor A Class.

 Historic Sports Car Racing (HSR) Rolex Endurance Overall Champion 1995, 1996, 1997. 

 HSR Rolex Endurance driver for Brumos Porsche 1999 through 2006.