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.
GENERAL CLUB MEETING -- Thanks to Mark and Lisa McKimmins, for opening up their beautiful farm homestead on Sat., Oct. 17th Mark and Lisa prepared delicious blueberry pancakes, regular pancakes & sausages on a huge griddle. Hot coffee, butter and maple syrup made the meal complete. After a business meeting lead by officers, Pam Beck VP, Mark McKimmins Secretary, Dave Beck Treasurer and Libby Krupinski BOD member we headed out on a cruise. Cold and crisp weather didn’t deter several of us to follow Mark and Lisa on a cruise through Utica, Martinsburg, Tunnel Hill taking a break in Coshocton. Heading north up into Amish Country, we travelled through Fresno, Baltic, Farmerstown, Sugarcreek, Walnut Creek, Berlin, Charm, Millersburg, Killbuck and Danville. We stopped at a wonderful bakery, indulging in traditional Amish baked goods. Thanks to the Hobokens, Reams and Scharfs for being a part of this great day.
On Saturday, Sept, 5th, Pam and Dave lead fellow OCC members Stan, Sharon, Tim, Fran, Josh and Dan on the Eric Jones Riverrun Memorial Road Rally put on by members of different car clubs. We had 3 Factory Five Cobras and a Ford Fiesta Cobra. The road rally took the group east to Steubenville, Ohio then back to Zanesville. The cruise was a detailed route of back roads. By the end of the day, the group put in about 370 miles. Great day of driving for a great cause!
Thanks to Gordon and Dawn for planning and leading a terrific cruise on Saturday, August 8th. The Grosses took us on a scenic route through Licking, Knox, Holmes and Coshocton Counties. The countryside of Ohio is so picturesque throughout this region. We enjoyed lunch in Roscoe Village. Well done!!!
--Saturday’s cruise July 18th was a huge success!! Thanks to Patti and John Scharf & Kathy and Larry Hoboken for a wonderful day. The cruise took us on a scenic ride through Central SE Ohio. First stop Circle K, potty stop and beverage refill always a great idea on one of the hottest days of the year. Second stop at the Rock Mill Covered Bridge and Grist Mill, interesting to see a bit of Ohio history and heritage. Final stop at the Chestnut Ridge State Park, everyone brought their own picnic lunch. We abided and respected the current Covid situation and laws.