Mark your calendars for your club’s next General Club Meeting. The meeting will begin at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 14th at Cappy's Pizza, 225 Lafayette Street, London, Ohio. Please plan on staying for a lunch of pizza, subs and/or salads afterward.
During 2001, a small group of fun loving and benevolent car enthusiasts, each with a cult-like passion for the Shelby Cobra and a desire to help sick kids, joined together to form The Ohio Cobra Club.
The purpose of the club is to promulgate admiration for the Cobra Automobile, regardless of make or type; to support the City of London with the London Cobra Show and to support and raise money for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In an effort to assist with the fundraising part of the mission, during 2006, the club attained 501(c)(3) non-profit status.
Throughout the year the club organizes social events such as club meetings, parties, dinners, cruises through various scenic areas in Ohio and helping other club members with their Cobras. Each year, a beautiful Cobra replica is raffled off as the club's main fundraiser. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased by club members at car shows and events. Raffle tickets can also be purchased online.
Every year since 2005, the club has hosted the London Cobra Show. Although the show is called the London Cobra Show, or simply LCS, most of the events take place in and around Columbus, Ohio due to lodging needs in London. The show is always held in June, following the week of Father’s day, and spans the entire weekend. The main show takes place on Saturday in downtown London.
LCS is a combination of car show, social event, and charity fundraiser. Show attendees have the opportunity to see hundreds of beautifully crafted Cobras, buy t-shirts, memorabilia and visit the many vendors that exhibit at the show each year. The winning raffle ticket, that fulfills one lucky person’s dream, is drawn each year at our Saturday evening dinner.
If you love Cobras and want to help sick kids in need, come join The Ohio Cobra Club.
The Board of Directors of the Ohio Cobra Club, in an effort to keep everyone safe, has decided to cancel the 2020 London Cobra Show due to the COVID-19 virus.
Gale Halderman of Tipp City, the original designer of the Ford Mustang, died today, a family spokesman said. Gale was 87 years old. and died after a short battle with liver cancer.
Like most organizations, we are having to make changes in our usual business practices in order to keep everyone safe and do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. If you receive CF Foundation emails, you may have seen we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone in-person events through the end of June, but we are finding new ways to come together. We hope the other members of the Ohio Cobra Club will save the date for a national, virtual Great Strides walk and celebration of the CF Foundation’s 65th anniversary on Friday, June 5. We are not only celebrating with elements of Great Strides but we're celebrating the 65th Anniversary of the CF Foundation.
Currently, the London Cobra Show is scheduled to proceed as planned. However, this could change with future COVID-19 developments.