Red Vogt’s cars won the first race ever staged under NASCAR’s sanctioning. A driver early on, it was in building engines and racecars that Vogt realized his true greatness. Born Sept. 22, 1904, Red Vogt put together some of the fastest cars that Atlanta bootleggers had, and he later became one of the best builders of early day stock car racers. He applied his “magical hands” to creating vehicles that were faster and sturdier than the rest. While building engines for whiskey runners, Vogt was known to ask what route the driver was planning on taking. With that information, Red would build the car according to the specific twists, turns and bumps of that particular route. “Vogt Specials” were well known throughout the south where they won untold numbers of races. One of its original 35 founders, Vogt suggested the name for stock car racing’s new sanctioning body, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. Vogt built race and championship winning cars for fellow Hall of Famer Raymond Parks, for drivers such as Lloyd Seay, Roy Hall, Bob Flock, Red Byron, and Fonty Flock, among others. Vogt is also a member of the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame and the TRW/NASCAR Mechanics Hall of Fame. Vogt passed away on March 7, 1991.