REAL Exclusive magazine explores the diversification of F7 Motorsports and its owner Chris Cogan
F7 MOTORSPORTS / F7 GARAGE
BY: ED BERTHA
COVER PHOTO BY: JAMES CORWIN JOHNSON
What do a 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica and a 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa have in common? Both are outstanding examples of legendary artistic coachwork and mechanical dexterity. Furthermore, they were award winning automobiles at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and Concours d’Elegance of America, respectively. These cars are a small glimpse into the private Cogan automobile collection in Louisville, KY.
The Cogan’s involvement with classic motorcars began over four decades ago. Chris Cogan and his brother Kevin began collecting, restoring, racing and showing cars. What started as a hobby evolved into a full-time business. The collection of cars has also evolved and grown with a focus on post-war to modern sports and racing cars. The Cogan’s legacy includes more than ninety years of combined motorcar investing, collecting, racing, restoration, historic preservation and concours competition. Now Chris Cogan has partnered with Kevin’s son Connor to bring an expansion of the family’s decades of automotive prowess to Florida with F7 Motorsports and F7 Garage (together referred to as F7), based in Sarasota.