Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
1/4/19 3:40 p.m.


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Story by Tim Suddard • Photography as Credited

From the driver’s seat, vintage racing is a blur of color, speed and sound–a film stuck on fast-forward. There’s no mute button for the piercing whine of straight-cut gears, no way to pause the action before a hairpin to perfect your turn-in strategy. Part of the fun is allowing the sensory input to overtake you, to humble you with its intensity.

But Curt Vogt isn’t in it for the fun. The Cobra Automotive owner is racing to win, and his mission is to tune out the noise and to control as many variables as possible. It’s fitting, then, that such a commanding guy drives a car called a Boss.

If you’re involved in vintage racing, you know something special must be going on in Curt’s shop to consistently turn out the fastest Ford-powered machines in the sport–cars that are winning, and winning big. As we discovered, the main ingredients of that success are also in his mind: attention to detail, a willingness to spend what it takes to do things right, and flat-out discipline.

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