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AUGUST CLUB MEETING

Your club’s August General Club Meeting was conducted on Saturday, August 6th at Chappy’s Pizza in London, OH. 

Some of the agenda items discussed were the club’s financials, status of the club’s 2023 LCS raffle car, comments about the recent 2022 LCS, and information concerning the club’s After the Holidays Holiday Party. 

Once the meeting was adjourned, club members enjoyed a lunch of Chappy’s pizza. After lunch some of the members enjoyed cruising in their Cobras.

Posted August 8, 2022

Your club’s August General Club Meeting was conducted on Saturday, August 6th at Chappy’s Pizza in London, OH.

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ANNUAL CLUB PICNIC

Your club’s annual picnic will take place on Sunday, September 4th, at Dave Pohli’s, from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm with dinner around 5:00 pm.

Hotdogs, burgers, and Dave’s famous marinated flank steak will be supplied. Please plan on bringing some of the following items to share: side dish, ice, buns, bottled water, snack, and dessert. If interested also BYOB.

Dave’s home is located at 87 Heath Lane, New Holland, OH.  

Posted July 28, 2022


UPDATE ON MICHAEL WOODY

Thursday July 21st update - Woody has been released from the rehab facility and is now at home.

Woody has advised that he is expected to be discharged on Friday, July 22nd from the rehabilitation facility. Once he is at home, he will then be doing outpatient therapy.

Woody said he has been spending 3 to 5 hours each day doing rehabilitation therapy and is feeling great overall. However, he has been going “stir crazy” spending most of his days and nights sitting in his room at the rehabilitation facility. Once at home, he said he will have to “throttle” himself to take it easy.

Posted July 19, 2022 

Thursday July 21st update - Woody has been released from the rehab facility and is now at home.

HOCKING HILLS CRUISE - SATURDAY, JULY, 23RD

Plan to join fellow club members and cruise the magnificent roads of Hocking Hills on Saturday, July, 23rd.  Meet at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Pickerington at 8:45 am with a departure at 9:00 am. The restaurant is located at the southwest corner of the I-70 and State Route 256 intersection. 


The lunch stop will be at Jimbo's Burger and Beers.


Naturally with inclement weather, the cruise will be cancelled.

Posted July 19, 2022

Plan to join fellow club members and cruise the magnificent roads of Hocking Hills on Saturday, July, 23rd. Meet at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Pickerington at 8:45 am with a departure at 9:00 am. The restaurant is located at the southwest corner of the I-70 and State Route 256 intersection.

JAMES B. NEWEST LEVEL 1 MEMBER

James B. from Lancaster, OH is the club’s newest Level 1 member. James’ Cobra is green with white stripes and is powered by a 427 cubic inch Ford FE engine transmitting its power through a Toploader 4 speed transmission.

Welcome to the Ohio Cobra Club James.

Posted July 16, 2022


James B. from Lancaster, OH is the club’s newest Level 1 member. James’ Cobra is green with white stripes and is powered by a 427 cubic inch Ford FE engine transmitting its power through a Toploader 4 speed transmission.

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August BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Your club’s August Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. If any club members would like to attend the ZOOM meeting via computer or tablet, please contact club President George Daulton at 1-937-414-0097 for your  ZOOM invite.




MICHAEL WOODY SUFFERS STROKE

Recently, Michael Woody an Ohio Cobra Club member and a member of your club’s Board of Directors suffered a stroke. Woody reportedly experienced problems on his left side and was taken to a local hospital. His medical team has advised Woody that he should be able to make a full recovery.

Woody has now been moved to a rehabilitation facility, one that has a great reputation in the Toledo area. Woody advised that the specialists at this facility are said to “work your @*$% off, but they have a reputation for achieving excellent results”.  He is expected to remain at this facility for two weeks.

Know all club members wish the best for Woody’s speedy recovery.

Posted June 7, 2022


Recently, Michael Woody an Ohio Cobra Club member and a member of your club’s Board of Directors suffered a stroke. Woody reportedly experienced problems on his left side and was taken to a local hospital. His medical team has advised Woody that he should be able to make a full recovery.

OPEN HOUSE/BBQ IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE LATE NICK ZEYEN

In remembrance of the late Nick Zeyen, club members are invited to an OPEN HOUSE/BBQ on Saturday, July 9, 2022, from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm, at 894 Kenwyn Court, Columbus, OH.

If you would like to join other club members in attending together, please meet at 4:00 pm in the Lennox Parking lot by the movie theater at 4:00 pm. The Cobras will caravan then over to the OPEN HOUSE/BBQ. If you plan on being part of the Cobra caravan, please RSVP to 1-614-270-2200.

There will be Cobra parking in the driveway and court.  All other cars should see the parking instructions below.

Adam Zeyen

1-614-204-0140



In remembrance of the late Nick Zeyen, club members are invited to an OPEN HOUSE/BBQ on Saturday, July 9, 2022, from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm, at 894 Kenwyn Court, Columbus, OH.

2022 LONDON COBRA SHOW PHOTOGRAPHS

Several photos from the 2022 LCS have been posted on the MEDIA section of the London Cobra Show website, for your viewing pleasure. 

To view these photographs, please click HERE then scroll down to the 2022 London Cobra Show.


Posted July 2, 2022


Several photos from the 2022 have been posted on the MEDIA section of the London Cobra Show website for your viewing pleasure.

LONDON COBRA SHOW RAFFLE WINNER TAKES PROCESSION OF HIS NEW COBRA REPLICA

This evening, 15 members of the Ohio Cobra Club met at the Columbus Marriott Northwest Hotel in Dublin, OH to watch, as Tim T. and his wife took procession of the 2022 London Cobra Show’s raffle car. The car is a beautiful Ruby red with Magic black body and side stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica powered by 460 hp Ford Gen 3 Coyote, 5.0L, 32-valve, V8 engine. 

Tim is from Newark, OH and said he initially purchased five tickets at Saturday’s London Cobra Show. However, for some reason, he decided to go back and purchase an additional sixth ticket. This was an extremely lucky decision for him, as that additional sixth ticket turned out to be the winning ticket.

Congratulations Tim and drive safe.

Posted June 29, 2022


This evening, 15 members of the Ohio Cobra Club met at the Columbus Marriott Northwest Hotel in Dublin, OH to watch, as Tim T. and his wife took procession of the 2022 London Cobra Show’s raffle car. The car is a beautiful Ruby red with Magic black body and side stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica powered by 460 hp Ford Gen 3 Coyote, 5.0L, 32-valve, V8 engine.

2022 LONDON COBRA SHOW RAFFLE WINNER

At the conclusion of the 2022 London Cobra Show, the winning ticket, for the beautiful Backdraft Racing ruby red with black stripes Cobra replica, was pulled from the ticket tumbler by the seven-year-old daughter of Gary Patterson, President of Shelby American, Inc. The winner was Tim T. from Newark, OH.


Apparently, Tim is a car guy as he said he was at a race track when he received the surprise phone call from Ohio Cobra Club President George Daulton. It is very nice to think that this beautiful Cobra replica, powered by Ford Gen 3 Coyote, 5.0L, 32-valve, V8 engine, go to a car guy.

Posted June 26, 2022


At the conclusion of the 2022 London Cobra Show, the winning ticket, for the beautiful Backdraft Racing ruby red with black stripes Cobra replica, was pulled from the ticket tumbler by the seven-year-old daughter of Gary Patterson, President of Shelby American, Inc. The winner was Tim T. from Newark, OH.

$225,000 DONATED TO THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

This past Saturday evening the Ohio Cobra Club, a 501(c)(3) a nonprofit charitable organization, donated $225,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Research as a result of the club’s 2022 London Cobra Show and Raffle. Over the years a total donation of $2,025,000 has been donated to CFF. The photograph below shows Cystic Fibrosis employees (L to R) Fran Kaya, Leslie Lucas, and Cara Pick accepting the club’s 2022 donation check. The donations are always directed to research into finding a cure for cystic fibrosis.



A big THANK YOU to everyone that participated in the 2022, as well as past London Cobra Shows and Raffles. Your help in supporting our cause has had a profound and direct affect in improving the lives of those that suffer with CF. Perhaps 2022 will be the year CF means CURE FOUND.


Posted June 26, 2022


This past Saturday evening the Ohio Cobra Club, a 501(c)(3) a nonprofit charitable organization, donated $225,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Research as a result of the club’s 2022 London Cobra Show and Raffle. Over the years a total donation of $2,025,000 has been donated to CFF. The photograph below shows Cystic Fibrosis employees (L to R) Fran Kaya, Leslie Lucas, and Cara Pick accepting the club’s 2022 donation check. The donations are always directed to research into finding a cure for cystic fibrosis.

A PARTY IN THE PARKING LOT - FRIDAY EVENING JUNE 24TH - 4:00 PM UNTIL 8:00 PM

Park your Cobra, grab your folding chairs, and enjoy the party along with your “old” Cobra friends, as well as your “new” Cobra friends you have just met this week.

COBRAS, FRIENDS, FOOD TRUCKS AND DRIVING GUITARS – WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!


Decide on your dinner from either of two food trucks.

  • Schmidt's Sausage food truck will offer a variety of German sausages, as well as their traditional sides, including jumbo vanilla cream puffs. Schmidt's has been awarded "Best Columbus Food Truck" by the Columbus Dispatch Newspaper.
  • Taquitos Truck will provide you with a great taste of Mexico by way of their authentic street taquitos, quesadillas, burritos, nachos, and queso and chips, as well as their delicious churros that are filled with cajeta (caramel).

After dinner, choose your favorite flavor of ice cream, then sit back and enjoy some of your favorite songs from the past.

  • Graeter’s Ice Cream will have their dense and creamy ice cream for you to enjoy as a great summertime evening desert. Graeter’s uses two and one-half gallon French Pot freezers, were the finest ingredients and high butterfat cream is frozen with very little trapped air, yielding an irresistible and indulgent ice cream.
  • Driving Guitars Band will be performing their unique instrumental guitar, bass and drums music. The band will feature a wide variety of rock & roll and surfer tunes.

Have fun and remember, while at the party, you can help increase the 2022 cystic fibrosis donation by taking a chance on winning the beautiful 2022 Backdraft Racing Cobra replica – it will be $20 well spent.

Posted June 15, 2022


Park your Cobra, grab your folding chairs, and enjoy the party along with your “old” Cobra friends, as well as your “new” Cobra friends you have just met this week.

JUNE 11, 2022 OHIO COBRA CLUB’S GENERAL CLUB MEETING

Twenty seven Ohio Cobra Club members were in attendance at Saturday mornings club meeting, that was conducted at the Columbus Marriott Northwest hotel, in Dublin, OH.  Reports from the club’s treasure and webmaster were made, followed by a discussion concerning the raffle cars for the clubs 2022 and 2023 London Cobra Shows, as well as an overview of the upcoming LCS.

Dawn Gross was appointed cruise director for the upcoming cruise season and she will be developing information and dates for several impending area cruises.

The two year Board of Directors terms in office for George Daulton, Dave Beck, Pam Beck, Mark McKimmins, Libby Krupinski and Dave Pohli will come to an end on June 30th. Elections were held for those six Board positions with George, Dave Beck, Pam and Mark being reelected for an additional two year term. Dan Lau and Tim Gary were elected to fill the positions left open by Libby and Dave Pohli not returning to the Board. Tom Decker, Michael Woody and Roy Edgar still have a year left on their two year terms on the Board.

At the close of the meeting thirteen club meeting enjoyed lunch together in the Marriott’s restaurant, with a cruise along the backroads of central Ohio after lunch.



Posted June 11, 2022. 


Twenty seven Ohio Cobra Club members were in attendance at Saturday mornings club meeting, that was conducted at the Columbus Marriott Northwest hotel, in Dublin, OH. Reports from the club’s treasure and webmaster were made, followed by a discussion concerning the raffle cars for the clubs 2022 and 2023 London Cobra Shows, as well as an overview of the upcoming LCS.

WHO MAkES THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES?

YOU ARE CHALLENGED to see if your cookies can win the 2022 London Cobra Show’s chocolate chip cookie contest. 

It all started when four Cobra loving friends, brothers Dan and Dave Semko, Gary Osborne, and Ed Combs met at Ed’s home and were discussing Cobras. During their discussion, Ed’s wife Diane served them her chocolate chip cookies. Later Dan stated “Ed's wife made the best chocolate chip cookies in the world.” Those words began the tradition of the show’s annual chocolate chip cookie contest, which honors the four individuals that began what today is the London Cobra Show.

CONTEST RULES:

  • Cookies must be baked by the individual that enters them.
  • Enter as many different batches of chocolate chip cookies as you like, as long as each batch is made from a different cookie recipe.
  • Enter 13 cookies per recipe.
  • No commercially baked cookies allowed.

GOOD LUCK, and may the best tasting cookie win!


Posted June 10, 2022

YOU ARE CHALLENGED to see if your cookies can win the 2022 London Cobra Show’s chocolate chip cookie contest.

LCS ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 5:00 PM ON JUNE 15TH, 2022.

It is NOW OR NEVER as the online registration for the 2022 London Cobra Show will close at 5:00 PM on June 15th, 2022. 

To register online, please go HERE.

Walk in registrations at the show will still be accepted, but at a higher cost and with no guaranteed that a spot will still be available for the Saturday evening dinner.

SO REGISTER TODAY to make certain you will be able to enjoy all of the events at the show.

Hope to see you in Dublin/London soon.

Posted June 9, 2022


It is NOW OR NEVER as the online registration for the 2022 London Cobra Show will close at 5:00 PM on June 15th, 2022.

ARE YOU THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT WILL TAKE A CHANCE?

If you are that type of person, then this is your chance to help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fund important research, as the Foundation works to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to help, as Internet sales of London Cobra Show raffle chances closes at 5:00 PM EDT on June 24th.  

Your purchase of $20 chances to win this beautiful Backdraft Racing Cobra replica will be a WIN – WIN. Either you will win this Cobra replica, or your purchase goes towards funding CFF research. You may purchase your chances HERE.


Please note, you DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN. The winning chance will be drawn around 9:00 pm EDT, on Saturday, June 25 , 2022, and the lucky winner will be notified by telephone immediately after the drawing.

Thank you for taking a chance and helping fund CF research, your doing so is greatly appreciated by those individuals that suffer with CF.

Posted June 1, 2022

If you are that type of person, then this is your chance to help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fund important research, as the Foundation works to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to help, as Internet sales of London Cobra Show raffle chances closes at 5:00 PM EDT on June 24th.

FORMACARS OPEN HOUSE

The London Cobra Show has added a self-guided cruise to the show’s Thursday, June 23rd schedule. 

FORMACARS, a local firm known as a leading builder of iconic turn-key replicas and replica components, will have an Open House at their shop from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm on June 23rd. 

LCS attendees may tour the shop, view the sports cars under construction, and speak with FORMACARS employees. Door prizes, as well as brats, beer, soda, and munchies will be available.

Posted May 26, 2022


The London Cobra Show has added a self-guided cruise to the show’s Thursday, June 23rd schedule.

DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE 2022 LONDON COBRA SHOW!

It is almost time to pack up your Cobra and head out to the 2022 London Cobra Show. 

Register NOW so that you don’t miss out on enjoying a great LCS this year. Start your LCS travel plans today by registering for the show online HERE

Hey Canadian Cobra owners, check the current COVID-19 travel requirements to see if you will be able to attend the 2022 LCS. You have been missed the last couple of years, and your Cobra friends in the States look forward to seeing you again this year.

Looking forward to seeing the many Cobra enthusiasts, in Dublin and London, OH, on June 23rd – 25th.

 Posted May 24, 2022



It is almost time to pack up your Cobra and head out to the 2022 London Cobra Show.

TAKE A CHANCE TO WIN THIS COBRA REPLICA!

Just imagine yourself, with a giant smile on your face, as you slide in, buckle up, stepping on the accelerator as you let off the clutch, and begin shifting through the gears, with the 5.0L Ford Coyote engine’s exhaust rumbling in your ears. All while you enjoy cruising along some of your favorite twisty roads in your very own replica Cobra. This could be you, but first you must take a chance or two on winning.

Take a chance so you don’t miss out, as internet sales will close in just a few short weeks.


 Taking a chance on winning this Cobra replica is most likely the best chance you will have on winning the car of your dreams. As, the 2022 London Cobra Show’s raffle offers a MAXIMUM OF 15,000 CHANCES to win this beautiful Ruby Red with Black Magic body and side stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica. This Cobra replica will be given away the evening of June 25th regardless of the number of chances sold.

Even if are not the lucky raffle winner, you will still be a winner as the raffle’s net proceeds will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and designated for research into finding a cure for cystic fibrosis.

GOOD LUCK, and a sincere thank you for your support in helping to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.

Posted May 21, 2022

Just imagine yourself, with a giant smile on your face, as you slide in, buckle up, stepping on the accelerator as you let off the clutch, and begin shifting through the gears, with the 5.0L Ford Coyote engine’s exhaust rumbling in your ears. All while you enjoy cruising along some of your favorite twisty roads in your very own replica Cobra. This could be you, but first you must take a chance or two on winning.

MESSAGE FROM THE PROUD FATHER OF A CYSTIC FIBROSIS FIGHTER

Yesterday was one of the very happiest days of my life! Many of you know and have supported my daughter Jenny as she has grown up in the FFR community and has fought against Cystic Fibrosis all her life. Yesterday, her mom Denise and I watched as she graduated from NC State University, magna cum laude with a Major in Communications!

I was fighting back tears as I waved to her from our seats in the PNC Arena as she and 6,100 of her fellow WolfPack students awaited commencement and were eager to start exciting new chapters in their lives! 

I found myself wishing I could go back in time a few decades to a particularly difficult Christmas spent at Children's Hospital with Jenny. That year it was a two-week hospital stay and our young family spent both Christmas and New Year's with Jenny quite sick. 

What I would tell myself 20 years ago! I'd tell myself not to worry so much... that God has a plan for her, and also that there is an army of people, many of whom you haven't even met yet, who will have your back, lift you up, and help your daughter fight this illness as though she were their own. 

So many of you have helped Jenny over the years! When she was barely able to walk, we went on our first CF Fundraiser walk and I remember my lawyer Randy Weeks (who personally managed the Shelby litigation and wins) coming along and he went every year! FFR customers rallied for a chocolate chip cookie contest to benefit Team Jenny and the CF Foundation, that event grew to the largest Cobra cruise-in in the country and the Ohio Cobra Club has raised almost 2 million dollars!  

From fundraisers over the years to personal notes and acts of generosity and kindness, Jenny always has had Hot Rodder Guardian Angels. When she started at NC State, Jeff Collins from Whitby gave her his personal cell and said, "if you need anything, we got your back and are minutes away". Jeff did one of the very first fundraisers with his FFR Mid-Atlantic customers at his shop when Jenny was only 3 years old!

So, to all of you, my friends. To all of you who have donated time or money to the CF Foundation. Yesterday, you were there with us as we watched Jenny graduate on a beautiful late spring day in North Carolina. She is healthy and strong thanks to breakthrough medicines that were developed with the money that so many of you raised! Jenny has been the recipient of so much love and support from the Factory Five Community and so many wonderful people. 

On behalf of Denise and I and our immediate family, I want to say thank you! Days don’t get any better and a dad cannot be more grateful. 

Dave Smith

Jenny's Dad and Owner of Factory Five Racing


Yesterday was one of the very happiest days of my life! Many of you know and have supported my daughter Jenny as she has grown up in the FFR community and has fought against Cystic Fibrosis all her life. Yesterday, her mom Denise and I watched as she graduated from NC State University, magna cum laude with a Major in Communications!

LCS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

As a attendee of the London Cobra Show it will be greatly appreciated if you would agree to volunteer to help for a couple of hours during the 2022 show.

Please go HERE to see the positions and times that volunteers will be needed.

Thank you for those that plan to volunteer this year, as well as those that have done so in past years. LCS would not be successful, or even feasible, without the assistance of the many volunteers that help out during the year. 

Posted May 5, 2022



As a attendee of the London Cobra Show it will be greatly appreciated if you would agree to volunteer to help for a couple of hours during the 2022 show.

WHY DO COBRAS HAVE STRIPES?

During 1963, when Carroll Shelby and his team first began racing Cobras, none of the Cobras had stripes. The fact that many 1965 and later Cobras have stripes, is actually due to two individuals Briggs Cunningham and Peter Brock. So, the question is - why did the Cobras get their racing stripes? 

One can trace automotive racing stripes back to a young Cincinnatian, Briggs Swift Cunningham II, who would eventually become a millionaire entrepreneur, race car driver and owner/builder. Cunningham developed his lifelong love for automobile racing at a young age, as he often went with, and watched as his uncle street raced his Dodge touring car.  

Cunningham’s early love of auto racing later developed into a long career of manufacturing and racing sports cars of his own design. Cunningham, who is said to have pioneered road racing in the States, would build a reputation for winning races at various road courses. After World War II, Cunningham’s love for sports car racing led him to establish the Sports Car Club of America, better known today as the SCCA.

During the early days of road racing, most of the sports cars were roadsters, and they all tended to look very similar to each other. This posed a problem for race officials, as well as spectators, in trying to accurately distinguish individual cars during a race. To aid in identifying individual race cars and teams, the various sanctioning bodies that eventually would become today’s Federation Internationale del'Automobile (FIA) stipulated that all race cars were to be painted a distinctive color based on the nationality of the car owner. 

To meet the paint color regulation, the British race teams chose to use green, the Belgian teams went with yellow, the French teams chose blue, and the Germans selected silver, while the Italian teams decided on red. When American race teams began racing their sports cars internationally, they chose to paint their sports cars white, while the exposed frames were painted blue.

Cunningham had a dream of winning the most prestigious sports car race in the world, the 24 Heures du Mans. In 1950 he entered a pair of Cadillacs, both of which failed to finish the 24-hour race. As Cunningham was partial to the white and blue color combination that had been chosen for the American teams, he decided to paint his race cars white, with blue stripes running up the hood, over the top and down the rear deck. Cunningham’s blue with white stripes race cars became instantly recognizable, and the blue stripes soon became known as Cunningham stripes. Later the stripes would be called Le Mans stripes, rally stripes or just racing stripes. 

During the mid-1950’s while Cunningham was racing, Peter Brock was attending high school as a student. Most of Peters high school friends tended to follow hot rods, or were involved in the drag racing scene. However, Peter was more interested in road racing. Brock owned a customized 1946 Ford convertible, that was powered by a Cadillac V8, backed by a LaSalle 3-speed transmission. Soon after he obtained the Ford convertible, Brock painted the Ford white with a pair of blue, Cunningham-style racing stripes. As time went on, Brock acquired other cars, which he also painted white with blue stripes. This color scheme soon became his trademark. 

Brock, became Carroll Shelby's first paid employee during 1961, and he later would become responsible for design at Shelby America. In his design position, Brock was responsible for the appearance of the Shelby American’s Mustang GT350 race cars. Since he was a road racing, as well as a Briggs Cunningham fan, Brock outfitted Shelby’s GT350 team cars with the white and blue stripe styling that everyone recognizes today as a Shelby GT350. In addition, Shelby’s 1964 Daytona Coupes were painted Viking Blue with white stripes. 

For the 1965 racing season the Shelby American race cars, including the 427 Cobra, were painted Guardsman Blue with white Le Mans stripes. This color combination today is considered by many to be the most iconic look for Shelby’s race cars.

So, one must thank both Briggs Cunningham and Peter Brock for Cobras having the twin Cunningham stripes.

To purchase your very own chance to win a Cobra replica, painted in a beautiful Ruby red with Black magic side and body stripes scheme, please go HERE.

Posted May 5, 2022



During 1963, when Carroll Shelby and his team first began racing Cobras, none of the Cobras had stripes. The fact that many 1965 and later Cobras have stripes, is actually due to two individuals Briggs Cunningham and Peter Brock. So, the question is - why did the Cobras get their racing stripes?

CSX 2001 – FIRST PRODUCTION COBRA

One of our Ohio Cobra Club members found an interesting article concerning the very first production Cobra – CSX 2001. They suggested that it be shared on the club’s website for viewing by others.

This first production Cobra is presently owned by Bruce Meyer, one of the founders of the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA.  The Peterson Museum is one of the world's largest automotive museums. From time to time, Cobra Number CSX 2001 can be found on display at the museum.

In 2014, London Cobra Show attendee Erik Treves, of Owens Cross Roads, AL, build a very accurate replica of the CSX 2001 Cobra, which was displayed in Factory Five Racing’s booth at SEMA 2014. 

If you are interested in reading some history of the first production Cobra, please go HERE.

Posted May 3, 2022


One of our Ohio Cobra Club members found an interesting article concerning the very first production Cobra – CSX 2001. They suggested that it be shared on the club’s website for viewing by others.

FAIR MARKET VALUE HAS BEEN SET FOR RAFFLE CAR!

On April 26, 2022, an independent classic automobile appraiser, who is a member of the International Automotive Appraisers Association, established the Fair Market Value of the Cobra replica that is being raffled as part of the London Cobra Show.

The independent automotive appraiser has set the Fair Market Value at $55,000.

The winning chance to win this Ruby red with Black magic body and side stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica will be drawn in a few short weeks, so go HERE to purchase your chances. You know you do not want to miss out on an opportunity to perhaps own this beautiful Cobra replica. When you take a chance or two, you will also be helping those that suffer from cystic fibrosis, as the raffle’s net proceeds will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Thanks for your support.

Posted April 28, 2022


On April 26, 2022, an independent classic automobile appraiser, who is a member of the International Automotive Appraisers Association, established the Fair Market Value of the Cobra replica that is being raffled as part of the London Cobra Show.

IS 615,215 MILES ON THE ODOMETER A RECORD FOR A COBRA REPLICA?

Does your Cobra replica have record setting miles on it’s odometer? Probably not, since London Cobra Show attendee Ralph Button and his Factory Five Racing MK1 Cobra is believed to hold the record having traveled over 615,215 miles. 

Ralph started his long distance mileage record setting Cobra travels during September of 1998. For many years, Ralph daily drove his Cobra around the United States, including several coast to coast ventures, not only for his work, but for pleasure as well. 

An  example, on a Friday during 2005, Ralph left Little Rock, Arkansas, and drove to Charlotte, North Carolina for a Saturday Cobra event at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Then, on Sunday, he returned to Little Rock. This thee day trip added approximately 1,600 miles to his record setting mileage.

Several years later, while getting ready to attend the 2018 London Cobra Show, Ralph hit a deer with his Cobra, and had to miss that years LCS. Thankfully the Cobra survived the deer hit, with only damage to the driver’s side fender. Later, Ralph and his granddaughter were able to use red duct tape as fender stripes and were able to temporarily repair the fender. With the temporary fender repairs working to hold the body together, Ralph and his granddaughter were able attend the 2019 LCS in the Cobra. 

Over the years, Ralph’s Cobra has gone through several seats, engines, transmissions, clutches, door hinges, rear end clutch packs, and an unknown number of tires, and at least five windshields. 

Ralph decided his early FFR Mk1 Cobra was badly in need of a complete makeover, and took advantage during the Covid-19 epidemic to redo his Cobra. The makeover included a new FFR Mk3 body. Students in the body shop of the Coopers Plains campus of the Greater Southern Tier Board of Cooperative Educational Services, generally known as GST BOCES, completed the makeover with an amazing new paint job.

Pictured below is Ralph, his granddaughter in the MK1 bodied FFR Cobra in 2019, and Ralph and his son in the newly restored and beautiful FFR MK3 rebodied Cobra in 2021. 

Posted April 26, 2022 


Photos courtesy of Roy L. Edgar.

Does your Cobra replica have record setting miles on it’s odometer? Probably not, since London Cobra Show attendee Ralph Button and his Factory Five Racing MK1 Cobra is believed to hold the record having traveled over 615,215 miles.

B&B COBRA REPLICA ONLINE AUCTION HAS CLOSED.

The BringATrailer.com auction of the B&B manufacturing Cobra replica that was donated to the Ohio Cobra Club, by the family of the late Hoosier Cobra Club member Randy Baker, has now ended.

The Cobra replica has tentatively been sold. More details will be available once the transaction has been completed.

Posted April 25, 2002


The BringATrailer.com auction of the B&B manufacturing Cobra replica that was donated to the Ohio Cobra Club, by the family of the late Hoosier Cobra Club member Randy Baker, has now ended.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING ON? ONLY TWO MONTHS LEFT TO REGISTER FOR THE 2022 LONDON COBRA SHOW!

To register your Cobra for the show, purchase a Saturday evening dinner for your guests, or if you plan to attend the show without your Cobra, please use the LCS website’s ONLINE REGISTRATION form. If you are planning to attend without a Cobra, you are welcome to participate in the show’s Thursday and Friday cruises with your daily driver. However, ONLY registered Cobras will be allowed to participate in Saturdays Cobra parade into London.

Also, while registering for the show, don’t forget to take a chance of two on winning the beautiful Ruby Red with Black Magic body and side stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica.

Go HERE to register for the show and/or to purchase a Saturday evening dinner only.     

THURSDAY:

Guided cruise:

  • Der Dutchman Restaurant and Bakery Cruise-In, Plain City, OH. 

FRIDAY:

Guided cruises:

  • Dan Semko Memorial Hocking Hills Cruise.
  • Frank Forestiere Memorial Amish Country Cruise.
  • Flyin’ Freddie Memorial National Museum of The United States Air Force Cruise.
  • Wade Chamberlain Memorial Electric Karting.
  • Nick Zeyen Vintage Racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Memorial Cruise.

After the cruises return to the hotel, everyone will be able to relax and enjoy the party in the parking lot. There will be food trucks available for your evening meal, as well as after dinner deserts for your enjoyment.

SATURDAY:

  • Cobra parade from Speedway Truck Stop into London.

Saturday evening, enjoy dinner, speakers, CFF check presentation and drawing of the winning raffle chance for the Backdraft Racing Cobra replica.

Hope to see you in Dublin and London, OH in June.

Posted April 22, 2022

 


To register your Cobra for the show, purchase a Saturday evening dinner for your guests, or if you plan to attend the show without your Cobra, please use the LCS website’s ONLINE REGISTRATION form. If you are planning to attend without a Cobra, you are welcome to participate in the show’s Thursday and Friday cruises with your daily driver. However, ONLY registered Cobras will be allowed to participate in Saturdays Cobra parade into London.

GEORGIA COBRA CLUB MOUNTAIN CRUISE INVITATION

The Georgia Cobra Club (GCC) has invited members of the Ohio Cobra Club to join them for their annual GCC Mountain Cruise on August 11th through 14th. You will enjoy the fellowship of Cobra owners, as you experience a great weekend visiting. You will also relish cruising the scenic roads through northeast Georgia and western North Carolina, as you appreciate the mountain roads with their gorgeous views. 

The host hotel will be the Lake Chatuge Lodge, located at 653 US-76, Hiawassee, GA. The hotel’s phone number is 706-896-5253. When making your hotel reservations, please request the special GCC room rate. The Lake Chatuge Lodge is situated near the Chattahoochee National Forest along the southern portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

If you have questions concerning the GCC Mountain Cruise, please contact either Billy Godfrey at cobrabilly@gmail.com or Gary Creel at gcreel@charter.net.

Posted April 21, 2022


The Georgia Cobra Club (GCC) has invited members of the Ohio Cobra Club to join them for their annual GCC Mountain Cruise on August 11th through 14th. You will enjoy the fellowship of Cobra owners, as you experience a great weekend visiting. You will also relish cruising the scenic roads through northeast Georgia and western North Carolina, as you appreciate the mountain roads with their gorgeous views.

DONATED COBRA REPLICA now on bringatrailer.com

The B&B Manufacturing Cobra replica that was donated to the Ohio Cobra Club, by the family of the late Hoosier Cobra Club member Randy Baker, is currently being auctioned on the bringatrailer.com  website. This is a great chance to purchase a ready to be driven and enjoyed Cobra replica, just as the spring driving season is approaching. 

If you know of anyone interested in purchasing a Cobra replica, please let them know of this online auction. 

To visit the action site, please go HERE.

This Cobra replica was assembled from a B&B Manufacturing kit in 2000 and is finished in red with white stripes over black. It has been brought up to date on many service items, as well as the installation of four new 17” Sumitomo - HTR A/S P03 Performance All Season – tires.

This replica is powered by a Ford 390 cubic inch V8 engine paired with a five-speed manual transmission, the latter of which was installed in 2019. Equipment includes later Mustang Cobra-style 17″ wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, coilover suspension, side pipes, a roll hoop for the driver, and a Kenwood stereo radio.

Net proceeds of this auction will be donated by the Ohio Cobra Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization - EIN #20-2462827, to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Ohio Cobra Club would to thank the family of the late Randy Baker, as well as the Hoosier Cobra Club, and Brian Henry of MOTORVAULT, for making this donation possible. 

Posted April 18, 2022

The B&B Manufacturing Cobra replica that was donated to the Ohio Cobra Club, by the family of the late Hoosier Cobra Club member Randy Baker, is currently being auctioned on the bringatrailer.com website. This is a great chance to purchase a ready to be driven and enjoyed Cobra replica, just as the driving season is approaching.

OHIO COBRA CLUB BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

At the end of June, several of your club’s Board of Directors (BOD) positions will be open. The club’s BOD is the governing body of the Ohio Cobra Club, as well as the London Cobra Show, and is responsible for setting strategy for both organizations.

Board members serve 2 years terms, and the BOD meetings are conducted via computer on ZOOM. This means you do not have to live in or near the Columbus area to serve on the BOD.

If you are a level 1 club member and are interested in serving of the club’s BOD, please let Club President George Daulton know of your interest in serving,

To contact George by email, please go HERE, then click on the CONTACT tab under George’s name.  

Posted April 14, 2022


At the end of June, several of your club’s Board of Director (BOD) positions will be open. The club’s BOD is the governing body of the Ohio Cobra Club, as well as the London Cobra Show, and is responsible for setting strategy for both organizations.

NEWEST LEVEL 2 NON-VOTING MEMBER

Judy Saban, from Twin Lakes, WI, is the Ohio Cobra Club’s newest Level 2 non-voting member.

 Judy’s Cobra is a green, with white stripes, Excalibur Cobra replica. Judy said her Cobra is powered by a 302 cubic inch engine modified with a cam, backed by a five-speed transmission.

Welcome to the club Judy and hope to see you at our London Cobra Show in June.

Posted April 4, 2022

Judy Saban, from Twin Lakes, WI, is the Ohio Cobra Club’s newest Level 2 non-voting member.

ARE YOU REGISTERED FOR THE 2022 LONDON COBRA SHOW?

Your 2022 LCS Cobra registration is $111.00 prior to midnight EDT, March 31, and includes one (1) Saturday evening dinner, LCS windshield sticker, show program, and an early LCS registration tee-shirt. 

Please be aware that if you wait and register after midnight EDT, March 31, your registration will not include the early LCS registration tee-shirt. However, regular show tee-shirts will be available for sale at the show. While making your registration, don’t forget to order a meal for your guests.

If you plan to attend the show without your Cobra, please use the LCS website’s ONLINE REGISTRATION form to order your Saturday evening dinner selections for you and your guest. You are welcome to participate in the show’s cruises with your daily driver. However, ONLY registered Cobras will be allowed to participate in the Saturday parade into London.

On Thursday evening, everyone should plan on enjoying the guided cruise to the Der Dutchman Restaurant and Bakery. At the restaurant, you will join your Cobra friends for fun, door prizes, viewing of local Ohio hot rods, all while listening to oldies music at the Der Dutchman Restaurant and Bakery Cruise-In in Plain City, OH. 

Also, plan on joining with your Cobra friends on one of the following Friday cruises:

  • Dan Semko Memorial Hocking Hills Cruise.
  • Frank Forestiere Memorial Amish Country Cruise.
  • Flyin’ Freddie Memorial National Museum of The United States Air Force Cruise.
  • Wade Chamberlain Memorial Electric Karting.
  • Nick Zeyen Vintage Racing At Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Memorial Cruise.

After the cruises return to the hotel on Friday, everyone will be able to relax and enjoy the party in the parking lot. There will be food trucks available for your evening meal, as well as after dinner deserts for your enjoyment.

Go HERE to register for the show and/or to purchase a Saturday evening dinner only.     

Hope to see you in Dublin and London, OH in June.


Posted March 22, 2022


Your 2022 LCS Cobra registration is $111.00 prior to midnight EDT, March 31, and includes one (1) Saturday evening dinner, LCS windshield sticker, show program, and an early LCS registration tee-shirt.

LONG TIME LCS ATTENDEE HAS PASSED

James Dwight Frye, age 74 a life-long resident of Florence, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, Alabama. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm at Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, Alabama. There will be a private graveside service for family at Emmaline Stutts Cemetery.

 

Dwight was preceded in death by his parents Opal Juanita Frye and James K. Frye, his nephew, Lance Lash, and his great-niece Haley Frye.

 

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mary Carolyn Frye, two daughters, Carissa Dawn Cook (Greg), and Elizabeth Kathleen Collinsworth (Gary), and four sons, Christopher Dwight Frye, Troy Robert Frye (Amy), Jeremy Harris Frye (Andrea), and Jacob Neal Frye (Amanda); seven grandchildren, Michaela, Erica and Ashley Elliott, Shelby Burbank, Harper and Jonah Frye, and Nicolette Nettles-Frye; four step-grandchildren, Mary, Hannah, and Jacob Cook, and Braxton Welch; three brothers, Wade Frye (Nancy), Mark Frye (Mary Ann), and Jamiel Frye; and sister, LeAnn Lash (Stanley).

 

Dwight was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

He was a graduate of Coffee High School in Florence, and when called he proudly served his country in United States Army. He was an electrician and member of the IBEW Local Union 558, Sheffield, Alabama. Dwight was a gun and car enthusiast and especially enjoyed spending time with his car “buddies” and grandchildren.

 

The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to the doctors and nurses working in the Covid ICU at Helen Keller for their tireless work and the loving compassion they showed both Dwight and our family. God bless you all. Due to the pandemic, masks are required during the visitation.

 

Obituary courtesy of Williams Funeral Home, Florence, AL.

 

Posted March 11, 2022



James Dwight Frye, age 74 a life-long resident of Florence, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, Alabama. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm at Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, Alabama. There will be a private graveside service for family at Emmaline Stutts Cemetery.

LONDON COBRA SHOW AND RAFFLE WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOUR HELP!

The London Cobra Show and Raffle would not be successful, or even feasible, without the assistance of the many volunteers that help out during the year. 

A big thank you to all of the individuals that volunteered their time and efforts in helping to sell raffle tickets, as well as setting up and taking down the display, at the recently completed 2022 Cleveland  Auto Show.

The Ohio Cobra Club, sponsors of the London Cobra Show and Raffle, is a proud supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The club’s donation each year helps the Foundation on the journey to end cystic fibrosis, which requires an ambitious research agenda in the development of treatments and drugs for the underlying cause of, and ultimately a CF cure. 

Again, thanks for everyone’s support in working to make the 2022 donation to the CFF, another large donation. 

Posted March 7, 2022



The London Cobra Show and Raffle would not be successful, or even feasible, without the assistance of the many volunteers that help out during the year.

Update on Jenny Smith – CF Fighter

Many of you have been a part of my daughter Jenny's life from when she was a little girl to now. Today, Jenny is a senior at NC State University and she graduates in May! She is winning her fight against Cystic Fibrosis and so many of you have helped with fundraising over all these years. I have no words to ever express the gratitude to so many of you who have donated money, time, ideas and effort for Jenny and other kids with CF. 

Jenny is my all-American girl! She is doing well, healthy, and here is a cool photo of her shooting a .30-06 rifle at the local range, having fun at 22 years old! When she was born the average life expectancy of a kid with CF was 21. She is crushing it!!

Dave Smith

Jenny's Dad

Owner of Factory Five Racing






Many of you have been a part of my daughter Jenny's life from when she was a little girl to now. Today, Jenny is a senior at NC State University and she graduates in May! She is winning her fight against Cystic Fibrosis and so many of you have helped with fundraising over all these years. I have no words to ever express the gratitude to so many of you who have donated money, time, ideas and effort for Jenny and other kids with CF.

SUPPORT THE LONDON COBRA SHOW AND THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION AT THE CLEVELAND AUTO SHOW

While attending the 2022 Cleveland Auto Show, at the I-X Center on February 25th through March 6th, don’t forget to stop by the London Cobra Show’s booth. On display will be the London Cobra Show’s 2022 raffle car, a beautiful Ruby red with Magic black side and body stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica, powered by a Gen 3 Ford Coyote 5.0L  engine.


Auto Show hours are as follows:

  • 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. on opening Friday.
  • 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Monday - Thursday. 
  • 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
  • 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday.

While at the LCS booth, why not take a chance or two on winning the Backdraft Racing Cobra replica. 


YOUR PURCHASING A CHANCE OR TWO WILL BE A WIN – WIN.

Either you will win the Backdraft Racing Cobra replica, or your money will go to making a difference by supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with their CF research. As is the case each year, the 2022 raffle’s net proceeds will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and designated for research into finding a cure for CF. A total of $1.83 million has been donated to the Foundation from past LCS raffles. 


Raffle winner will be notified, by phone, immediately after the drawing the evening of June 25th.


TAKE A RIDE IN A COBRA

If you would like to take a ride in a Cobra replica, and enjoy an experience you will always remember, come to London on Saturday, June 25th. Shortly after 9:00 am, approximately 200 Cobras will slither and rumble onto London’s north Main Street. Once the Cobras have been parked you will be able, for a $10.00 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, to take charity ride in a Cobra.


Posted February 25, 2022



While attending the 2022 Cleveland Auto Show, at the I-X Center on February 25th through March 6th, don’t forget to stop by the London Cobra Show’s booth. On display will be the London Cobra Show’s 2022 raffle car, a beautiful Ruby red with Magic black side and body stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica, powered by a Gen 3 Ford Coyote 5.0L engine.

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 2022 LONDON COBRA SHOW

The London Cobra Show, (LCS) is open to 1960’s era Shelby Cobra Roadsters, Daytona Coupes and the Ford GT40, both replicas and originals. If you love these extraordinary and distinctive sportscars, then the London Cobra Show is the place for you. 

LCS is where you will meet your Cobra friends from past shows, as well as make new friends with other fellow Cobra enthusiasts from various parts of the country, with different backgrounds, ages, and stories. All having a common bond, a love of these special and unique sportscars. These distinctive sportscars are what originally brought everyone together, but it is the shared experiences and the friendships that developed and flourished, are what brings everyone back year after year after year. 

You also don’t want to miss out on the show’s Saturday evening dinner speaker, Mr. Gary Patterson, President of Shelby American, Inc., Las Vegas, NV. Gary manages the Cobra dealer program and Shelby Mod Shops worldwide, as well as oversees all manufacturing, sales, operations, distribution, marketing and a broad range of strategic sales, consumer initiatives and experiences around the globe.

Click  HERE to register for the show or to purchase a Saturday evening dinner only.     

Hope to see you in Dublin and London, OH in June.

Posted February 23, 2022



The London Cobra Show, (LCS) is open to 1960’s era Shelby Cobra Roadsters, Daytona Coupes and the Ford GT40, both replicas and originals. If you love these extraordinary and distinctive sportscars, then the London Cobra Show is the place for you.

Newest Level 1 Club Member

Gregory T. of Newark, OH has just joined the Ohio Cobra Club as the clubs newest Level 1 voting member. 

Greg is currently in the process of his Factory Five Racing build.

Welcome to the Ohio Cobra Club Greg.  

Posted February 22, 2022


Gregory T. of Newark, OH has just joined the Ohio Cobra Club as the clubs newest Level 1 voting member.

NOT ALL SUPERHEROES ARE IN THE MOVIES OR COMICS!

The Ohio Cobra Club, sponsors of the London Cobra Show and Raffle (LCS) would like to thank everyone that stopped by the London Cobra Show’s booth at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show on  February 18th through the 21st.


Your help in supporting cystic fibrosis research through the LCS raffle will help develop new medicines, pioneer new treatments, as well as develop a better understanding of CF, which will eventually lead to a CF cure.


Everyone that took a chance on winning the 2022 show’s Backdraft Racing Cobra is a SUPERHERO to those that suffer with cystic fibrosis.


Again, thanks for your support Pittsburgh!

Posted February 22, 2022



The Ohio Cobra Club, sponsors of the London Cobra Show and Raffle (LCS) would like to thank everyone that stopped by the London Cobra Show’s booth at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show on February 18th through the 21st.

PRESIDENTS DAY IN THE USA

Happy Presidents Day to everyone.

On this Presidents Day, a replica of a President decided he would like to take several chances on winning a replica of a Cobra.

To purchase your chances on winning this Cobra replica, please click  HERE.

Posted February 21, 2022 

Happy Presidents Day to everyone.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

When attending the Pittsburgh International Auto Show this weekend, don’t forget to stop at the London Cobra Show’s booth located on Concourse A, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. On display is the 2022 show’s beautiful Ruby Red with Magic Black body and side stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica. This Cobra replica is much better looking in person than in photographs.


Then, you can help make a difference in the fight to find a cure for cystic fibrosis by purchasing a chance or two on winning. The London Cobra Show’s raffle’s net proceeds are always donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for cystic fibrosis research.


A total of $1.83 million has been donated to the Foundation from past LCS raffles. These donations have aided the Foundation in the development of the following cystic fibrosis therapies:

  •  ivacaftor (Kalydeco®) - FDA approved in 2012,
  •  lumacaftor/ivacaftor (Orkambi®) - FDA approved in 2015,
  •  tezacaftor/ivacaftor (Symdeko®) - FDA approved in 2018, and
  • elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor (Trikafta™) - FDA approved in 2019.

Raffle winner will be notified, by phone, immediately after the drawing the evening of June 25th.


REMEMBER - YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE PITTSBURGH!

Posted February 18, 2022



When attending the Pittsburgh International Auto Show this weekend, don’t forget to stop at the London Cobra Show’s booth located on Concourse A, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. On display is the 2022 show’s beautiful Ruby Red with Magic Black body and side stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica. This Cobra replica is much better looking in person than in photographs.

WELCOME THE NEWEST MEMBERS TO THE OHIO COBRA CLUB

Bruce and Elizabeth L. from Canton, OH are the newest individuals to join the Ohio Cobra Club, as Level 2 members.

Bruce has a blue, without stripes, Factory Five Racing MK III Cobra replica. His Cobra is powered by a Ford 347 cubic inch small block engine that is backed up with a 5-speed manual transmission.

Elizabeth is the proud owner of a blue with white stripes, Gen 3 Factory Five Racing Daytona Coupe replica. Her Daytona coupe also has the power transferred to the pavement by a Ford 347 cubic inch small block engine backed up by a 5-speed manual transmission.

 Both Bruce and Elizabeth have their Cobras registered for the 2022 London Cobra Show.

Welcome to the OCC family, Bruce and Elizabeth.

Posted February 17, 2022


Bruce and Elizabeth L. from Canton, OH are the newest individuals to join the Ohio Cobra Club, as Level 2 members.

SUPPORT THE LONDON COBRA SHOW AND THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

When attending the automobile show at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh on February 18th through the 21st, don’t forget to stop by the London Cobra Show’s booth.


Show and booth hours are:

Friday - 10:00 a.m. until 10:0 p.m.

Saturday - 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Sunday - 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Monday - 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.


While at the LCS booth, take a chance or two on winning the beautiful Ruby red with Magic black side and body stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica on display.


Your support will be a WIN – WIN, either you will win the Backdraft Racing Cobra replica, or your money will go towards helping the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The raffle’s net proceeds will be donated to the Foundation for their research into finding a cure for CF. 


Raffle winner will be notified, by phone, immediately after the drawing the evening of June 25th.

Posted February 16, 2022 





When attending the automobile show at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh on February 18th through the 21st, don’t forget to stop by the London Cobra Show’s booth.

WHO DEY VISITS LCS BOOTH AT AUTOEXPO

Who Dey, the mascot of the Cincinnati Football team, stopped by the London Cobra Show’s booth and told George Daulton, President of the Ohio Cobra Club, that the Bengals will be NUMBER ONE in football, as he expects the Bengals to win Super Bowl LVI.

Who Dey also believes that the individuals that purchase raffle tickets are also winners for their support of the London Cobra Show’s raffle.

This year, with everyone’s support, the total overall donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation could exceed $2 million.

To purchase your chances to win the beautiful Ruby red with Magic black side and body stripes, please go HERE.

Posted February 5, 2022



Who Dey, the mascot of the Cincinnati Football team, stopped by the London Cobra Show’s booth and told George Daulton, President of the Ohio Cobra Club, that the Bengals will be NUMBER ONE in football, as he expects the Bengals to win Super Bowl LVI.

THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI BEARCAT THINKS SOMEONE WILL BE VERY HAPPY

The University of Cincinnati’s mascot the Bearcat stopped by the London Cobra Show’s booth at the Cincinnati AutoExpo today.

 

The Bearcat thinks that whoever wins this beautiful Backdraft Racing Cobra replica will be a very happy person, when the winner is announced on the evening of June 25th.

 

 To purchase your chance on winning the Cobra replica, please go HERE.

 

Posted February 4, 2022



The University of Cincinnati’s mascot the Bearcat stopped by the London Cobra Show’s booth at the Cincinnati AutoExpo today.

2022 RAFFLE CAR DELIVERED TO OHIO

The Ohio Cobra Club has taken possession of the London Cobra Show’s 2022 raffle car. 

Around noon today, Revenge Auto Transport delivered the beautiful Ruby Red with Black Magic body and side stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica. 

This is one of the nicest, if not the nicest, London Cobra Show raffle car the club has ever raffled. In addition to being a beautiful Cobra replica, the exhaust sound produced by the 460 horsepower Gen 3 Ford Coyote, 5.0 liter, 32-valve, V8 engine will be music to everyone that has thought of owning a Cobra replica.

Don’t miss out on taking a chance or two to win this 2022 raffle car. It is certain you will be extremely happy, on the evening of June 25th, to be the holder of the winning chance.

Click HERE to purchase your chances.

Posted February 1, 2022 


The Ohio Cobra Club has taken possession of the London Cobra Show’s 2022 raffle car.

FIRST VIEWING - 2022 LCS RAFFLE CAR AT THE 2022 CINCINNATI AUTOEXPO

Your first in person opportunity to view the 2022 London Cobra Show’s raffle car will be at the 2022 Cincinnati AutoExpo on Thursday, February 3rd through Sunday, February 6th.

 

Stop by the London Cobra Show’s booth, view the beautiful Ruby Red with Black Magic body and side stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica powered by a Gen 3 Ford Coyote, 5.0 liter, 32-valve, V8 engine, producing 460 horsepower. Then purchase your chance or two on winning this fabulous looking Cobra replica.

 

Chances are $20 each and the net proceeds from the raffle are always donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and designated for research into finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Over the years, the raffle has donated a total of $1.83 million to the CFF.

 

By taking a chance on winning, you will help us help the CFF by ADDING TOMORROWS for those living with CF.

 

The 2022 Cincinnati Auto Expo is the city's premier retail automotive industry event and exhibit hours are:

Thursday - 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Friday - 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Saturday - 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Sunday - 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

 

Posted January 31, 2022


 

Your first in person opportunity to view the 2022 London Cobra Show’s raffle car will be at the 2022 Cincinnati Auto Expo on Thursday, February 3rd through Sunday, February 6th.

Nick Zeyen Passing

It is with great sadness to share with club members that Nick Zeyen passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

 

Nick was a Past Ohio Cobra Club President, spending many years on the OCC Board of Directors.  He was instrumental in making the London Cobra Show a true success; he continued to volunteer at the LCS for many years.

 

Nick will be greatly missed by all.

 

RIP Nick.


It is with great sadness to share with club members that Nick Zeyen passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

NEWEST LEVEL 2 NON-VOTING MEMBER

Kyle Schluter, from Mansfield, OH, is the Ohio Cobra Club’s newest Level 2 non-voting member.

Kyle’s Cobra is a black, without stripes, Superformance Cobra. Kyle said his Cobra is powered by a 427 cubic inch engine, backed by a Tremec TKX five-speed transmission.

Welcome to the club Kyle.

Posted January 26, 2022


Kyle Schluter, from Mansfield, OH, is the Ohio Cobra Club’s newest Level 2 non-voting member.

NORTH WEST OHIO CAMP & TRAVEL RV SHOW

Your club will be selling raffle chances at the North West Ohio Camp & Travel RV show at the Toledo’s SEAGATE CENTRE on January 28th, 29th or 30th?

 

If you are attending the show, stop by the booth and say hello. Might as well purchase your chance on winning the beautiful Ruby Red with Black Magic body and side stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica.

 

Hope to see you there.

 

Posted January 26, 2022


Your club will be selling raffle chances at the North West Ohio Camp & Travel RV show at the Toledo’s SEAGATE CENTRE on January 28th, 29th or 30th?

RAFFLE LCS CAR CURRENTLY UNDERGOING TEST DRIVES

The 2022 LCS raffle car has been undergoing the first of its test drives today. Depending on the schedule of the company that will transport the raffle car to Ohio, the raffle car should ship by the end of this week or early next week.

To view the first test drive, please go HERE.

So, help us help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, by taking a chance or two on winning this beautiful Ruby Red with Black Magic body and side stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica. To purchase your chances, please go HERE

Posted January 25, 2022

The 2022 LCS raffle car has been undergoing the first of its test drives today. Depending on the schedule of the company that will transport the raffle car to Ohio, the raffle car should ship by the end of this week or early next week.

NEWEST LEVEL 2 NON-VOTING MEMBER

Rex A. of Uniontown, OH, is the Ohio Cobra Club’s newest Level 2 non-voting member.

Rex is the proud owner of a Unique Motorcars Cobra replica that is painted red with Wimbledon white stripes. Rex’s Cobra provides power to the rear wheels with a 455 cubic inch Ford FE engine backed by a Tremec TKX five-speed manual transmission. 

Rex, welcome to the club.

Posted January 22, 2022

Rex A. of Uniontown, OH, is the Ohio Cobra Club’s newest Level 2 non-voting member.

2022 LONDON COBRA SHOW RAFFLE CAR UPDATE

Speed Fanatix, Inc. has advised that the Backdraft Racing Cobra replica, that will be the 2022 London Cobra Show’s raffle car, is almost ready for shipment.

All that remains, is the installation of the drive shaft, engine cover, and hood. Then it will be road tested and detailed, prior to loading onto a car hauler in Boynton Beach, FL, for shipping to Ohio.

You just might be the lucky winner of this factory build Backdraft Racing Cobra replica, but first you will have to take a chance on winning. To purchase your chance, please click HERE.

Remember, the raffle’s net proceeds are always donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and designated for research into finding a cure for CF.

Posted January 21, 2022

Speed Fanatix, Inc. has advised that the Backdraft Racing Cobra replica, that will be the 2022 London Cobra Show’s raffle car, is almost ready for shipment.

OCC ANNUAL AFTER THE HOLIDAYS PARTY

Your club held its annual After the Holidays party at the Marriott Columbus Northwest hotel in Dublin, OH, on Saturday evening, January 15th.

To view photos from the party, please click on the MEDIA tab above and scroll down. 

Posted January 17, 2022

Your club held its annual After the Holidays party at the Marriott Columbus Northwest hotel in Dublin, OH, on Saturday evening, January 15th.

NEWEST OCC LEVEL 1 MEMBER

Todd H. of Piqua, OH, is your club’s newest Level 1 voting member.

Todd indicated he has plans to build a dark blue with white stripes Gen 3 FFR (Factory Five Racing) Daytona Coupe later this year. His plans are to power the coupe with a GM 6.2 Liter V8 Small Block LT1 Engine, backed by a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission. 

Evidently, Todd comes from a Cobra loving family, as he has two brothers, and both own FFR Roadsters.

Posted January 15, 2022

Todd H. of Piqua, OH, is your club’s newest Level 1 voting member.

GARY PATTERSON, PRESIDENT OF SHELBY AMERICAN, INC., TO BE DINNER SPEAKER.

Gary Patterson to speak at LCS's Saturday night dinner. Patterson has been a key Shelby team member since the birth of the continuation Cobra through current Mustang and Ford F-150 based vehicles. He manages the Cobra dealer program and Shelby Mod Shops worldwide, as well as oversees all manufacturing, sales, operations, distribution, marketing and a broad range of strategic sales, consumer initiatives and experiences around the globe.

Patterson is a key Shelby American test/development driver and served as a factory team driver for Shelby American in various events. He has been deeply involved in the creation and refinement of every Shelby vehicle since the company moved to Las Vegas. He is on the NADA advisory board and is an Optima Batteries Power Pro Ambassador for Motorsports and serves as chief technical advisor for the Ultimate Street Car Association competition held in Las Vegas annually.

Posted January 13, 2020

Gary Patterson to speak at LCS's Saturday night dinner. Patterson has been a key Shelby team member since the birth of the continuation Cobra through current Mustang and Ford F-150 based vehicles. He manages the Cobra dealer program and Shelby Mod Shops worldwide, as well as oversees all manufacturing, sales, operations, distribution, marketing and a broad range of strategic sales, consumer initiatives and experiences around the globe.

2022 LONDON COBRA SHOW AND RAFFLE WEBSITE IS LIVE

The 2022 LCS website is now live.

Please go HERE to sign up for the show and to purchase your raffle chances.

See you in Dublin/London in June of 2022.

Posted November 29, 2021 

The 2022 LCS website is now live.

DONATED COBRA REPLICA FOR SALE

A B&B Manufacturing Cobra replica was recently donated to the Ohio Cobra Club. The Cobra is being offer for sale with the sale’s net proceeds to be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for research. Thanks to the family of the late Hoosier Cobra Club member Randy Baker and the Hoosier Cobra Club for making this donation possible.


To view photos, please chick HERE.

 

This is a red with white stripes 2000 B&B Cobra replica with a black interior, powered by a strong sounding Ford 390 c.i. engine, backed up by a 4-speed manual transmission. The odometer presently reads 24,691 miles.


This Cobra has been brought up to date on many service items and is ready to be driven and enjoyed as your weekend ride. Equipped with four new 17” Sumitomo - HTR A/S P03 Performance All Season - tires. It has a clean Indiana title with VIN #BB041597427LRD042.

The Ohio Cobra Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization - EIN #20-2462827.

 

For additional information, contact the following firm:

 

MOTORVAULT

520 West McCarty Street

Indianapolis, Indiana 46225, United States

Phone: (317) 520-4663

Email: info@motorvault.com

Hours:

Mon:

10:00 am – 04:00 pm

Tue:

10:00 am – 04:00 pm

Wed:

10:00 am – 04:00 pm

Thu:

10:00 am – 04:00 pm

Fri:

By Appointment

Sat:

By Appointment

Sun:

Closed

A B&B Manufacturing Cobra replica was recently donated to the Ohio Cobra Club. The Cobra is being offer for sale with the sale’s net proceeds to be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for research. Thanks to the family of the late Hoosier Cobra Club member Randy Baker and the Hoosier Cobra Club for making this donation possible.

STACY DAVID’S PODCAST

Fresh from his appearance at the Ohio Cobra Club’s London Cobra Show, Stacey recaps what a fun time he had and how it truly is one the best car events around for people of all ages.

To listen to Mr. David’s podcast concerning the Ohio Cobra Club’s London Cobra Show, please go HERE.

Fresh from his appearance at the Ohio Cobra Club’s London Cobra Show, Stacey recaps what a fun time he had and how it truly is one the best car events around for people of all ages.

BOB BONDURANT HAS DIED

Bob Bondurant, world champion race car driver, dies at his home in Paradise Valley, AZ, at the age of 88.  Bob is survived by his wife Pat.

Bob was born in Evanston, IL during 1933 and became, at the young age of 23, one of the world’s most iconic race car drivers. Bob would join Carroll Shelby's Ford Cobra team during 1963 and successfully raced Cobras throughout the USA and Europe .

Bob, during 1958, started the Bondurant Racing School located near Chandler, AZ. The idea for the Bob's school was developed from teaching  the proper racing  techniques to the actor James Garner, for James role for the movie Grand Prix. Bob later taught a great number of individuals to race at his school.

Bob was a past guest speaker at the London Cobra Show and will be missed by all that came in contact with him.

Posted November 13, 2020


Bob Bondurant, world champion race car driver, dies at his home in Paradise Valley, AZ, at the age of 88. Bob is survived by his wife Pat.

Texas Cobra Club makes generous donation

The Board of Directors of the OCC would like to thank the Texas Cobra Club for their generous donation. $2400 was donated earmarked to be used for the 2021 raffle car build. Each year the Texas Cobra Club puts on the Spring Texas Cobra Meet. Due to COVID, the 2020 Spring Meet was postponed to October 2020. Proceeds from the TCM registration, raffle and the silent auction generated money that were donated to the OCC and to the Carroll Shelby Foundation. The Texas Cobra Club Spring Meet is March 24-28. Socialize with friends and cruise the beautiful roads of Hill Country. Go to www.texascobrameet.com for information.

The Board of Directors of the OCC would like to thank the Texas Cobra Club for their generous donation. $2400 was donated earmarked to be used for the 2021 raffle car build.

Cobra Show

Thanks Dawn and Gordon

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!!!

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!!!

Cobra Show

It was a FUN day. Saturday’s cruise July 18th was a huge success!!

--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.

--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.

CFF Donation

The 2020 London Cobra Show raffle allowed your club to make a $267,000 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The 2020 London Cobra Show raffle allowed your club to make a $267,000 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

2020 Raffle Car Winner

The Winner of the 2020 London Cobra Show raffle was Dale T. from Prescott, AZ.

Posted June 28, 2020

The Winner of the 2020 London Cobra Show raffle was Dale T. from Prescott, AZ.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF RAFFLE WINNER

Drawing, a phone call to the winner, and check presentation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to be June 27th at 3:00 pm on the Facebook page of The London Cobra Show.

Drawing, a phone call to the winner, and check presentation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to be June 27th at 3:00 pm on the Facebook page of The London Cobra Show.

Virtual Great Strides Walk and Celebration of the CF Foundation’s 65th Anniversary

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.

You may participate in the virtual Great Strides walk by:

Riding your bike - Maybe even start a dance party with your family at home. We know this is a hard time for families across the U.S. and globe, but you can do something to help others while staying safe. 

Recruit - You can recruit family members to participate in a virtual event with you as a member of your team.  

Show Others You Care - Share how you’re participating by posting a selfie on Facebook, 

Twitter and Instagram. Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation) 

and use the hashtag #GreatStrides to keep the energy and momentum going strong! 

We hope you can join us. While we won’t be together in person, we can be together in spirit—showing the strength of our community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis.

The dedicated support of the Cobra Club gives us confidence as we stay on course to achieve our mission.

Fran Kaya

Senior Director of Individual Giving

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Posted 4/8/2020

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.

Columbus Auto Show

The Ohio Automobile Dealers Association announced today that they have canceled the 2020 Columbus International Auto Show. The OADA officials say the decision came to limit the spread of the Coronavirus and comply with the governor’s executive order.

Posted 3/12/2020

The Ohio Automobile Dealers Association announced today that they have canceled the 2020 Columbus International Auto Show. The OADA officials say the decision came to limit the spread of the Coronavirus and comply with the governor’s executive order.

CLEVELAND AUTO SHOW

Braden D., the winner of our 2016 London Cobra Show raffle stopped by our booth at the Cleveland Auto Show and purchased his chance on winning our 2020 raffle car. If you are in the Cleveland area Sunday, stop by and purchase your chance as well.

Braden D., the winner of our 2016 London Cobra Show raffle stopped by our booth at the Cleveland Auto Show and purchased his chance on winning our 2020 raffle car. If you are in the Cleveland area Sunday, stop by and purchase your chance as well.

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

Attendance at this year’s show was reported to have been approximately the same number of attendees as were at last year’s show. The good news is that those working the club’s booth selling raffle tickets for our 2020 London Cobra Show’s raffle, were able to increase ticket sales by some 62% over the number of raffle tickets sold at the 2019 Pittsburgh show. 

Congratulations to everyone that helped out, setting up the display, selling raffle tickets and putting the display back into the club’s trailer.

During slow times, our booth’s location offered a great view of the Allegany River, as can be seen in the photograph. 

Posted 2/19/2020

Attendance at this year’s show was reported to have been approximately the same number of attendees as were at last year’s show. The good news is that those working the club’s booth selling raffle tickets for our 2020 London Cobra Show’s raffle, were able to increase ticket sales by some 62% over the number of raffle tickets sold at the 2019 Pittsburgh show.

Cincinnati and Toledo Auto Shows

It seems that the University of Cincinnati Bearcat, Muddy from the Toledo Mud Hens, Rosie Red from the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Team and Who Dey from the Cincinnati Bengals Football Team all like Cobras. All four of them stopped by to express their love of the Cobra.

Attendance at the Cincinnati show on Thursday and Friday was almost nonexistent, and Sunday was just okay. However, Saturday was awesome and made up for the other days. The group of club members sold only 2 fewer raffle tickets than were sold at last years's show.    

The overall attendance at the Toledo show seemed to be down from past years. Even with the attendance being somewhat lower, the group of club volunteers manning our club’s display were able to sell about 13% more raffle tickets than were sold at last year’s show.

Great Job Guys!

A BIG THANKS to everyone that helped out at both shows. 

It seems that the University of Cincinnati Bearcat, Muddy from the Toledo Mud Hens, Rosie Red from the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Team and Who Dey from the Cincinnati Bengals Football Team all like Cobras. All four of them stopped by to express their love of the Cobras.

Ohio HB 39

On January 28th, club members George Daulton and Roy Edgar attended the House Transportation and Public Safety committee meeting on HB 39 - Establish Requirements for Titling/Use of Replica Motor Vehicles. George was able to testify in support of this bill which will allow individuals to title a replica in the year it most closely resembles. 

As it stands now, if this bill becomes law, as it is presently written, you will have to have historic tags and be limited to where you can drive a vehicle. However, if you do not desire to have your Cobra replica titled with the year it replicates, you will still be able to title it under the self-assembled vehicle laws existing at the time of inspection.

HB 39 requires replicas to have the same safety and emissions items that were required on the year the Cobra most closely replicates. This is not a perfect bill, however, it will be an avenue that will allow us to have and drive our Cobras in the event that future laws are passed that put stronger emission and safety equipment requirements on replicas that are titled with the year in which they are submitted for inspection.      


On January 28th, club members George Daulton and Roy Edgar attended the House Transportation and Public Safety committee meeting on HB 39 - Establish Requirements for Titling/Use of Replica Motor Vehicles. George was able to testify in support of this bill which will allow individuals to title a replica in the year it most closely resembles.

AFTER THE HOLIDAYS PARTY

On Saturday evening, January 18th, club members from all over Ohio and the western edge of Pennsylvania enjoyed the club’s annual AFTER THE HOLIDAYS PARTY at the Hickory House restaurant located on the western edge of Columbus. Everyone was surprised by a visit from Santa Claus and his Elf helper.

After a short business meeting, the club members enjoyed a dinner of salad, bread, and butter, Hickory House Famous Bar-B-Que Ribs, herb-roasted chicken, green bean medley, herb-roasted redskin potatoes, and dessert. Once dinner was over, the group conducted a white elephant gift exchange, along with some friendly back and forth banter, as several “unique” gifts were opened and “stolen” from each other.  

Next year more club members should take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy spending fun time with your Cobra friends.


On Saturday evening, January 18th, club members from all over Ohio and the western edge of Pennsylvania enjoyed the club’s annual AFTER THE HOLIDAYS PARTY at the Hickory House restaurant located on the western edge of Columbus. Everyone was surprised by a visit from Santa Claus and his Elf helper.

CAR SHOWS - YOUR HELP IS NEEDED

Your club is planning to display a Cobra and sell raffle tickets at the following car shows:

KOI CAVALCADE OF CUSTOMS on January 10 - 12, 2020, at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, OH.

CINCINNATI AUTO EXPO on February 5 – 9, 2020, at the Duke Energy Convention Center, in Cincinnati, OH.

GREATER TOLEDO AUTO SHOW on February 6 – 9, 2020, at the SeaGate Convention Centre in Toledo, OH.

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW on February 14 – 17, 2020, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, in Pittsburgh, PA.

AUTO SHOW on February 21 – March 1, 2020, at the International Exposition Center, Cleveland, OH.

COLUMBUS INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW on March 19 – 22, 2020 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH.

If you are able to help at one of these shows, please mark your calendar now so you don’t forget.

NO SALES EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

Posted  12/19/19

Your club is also planning to display a Cobra and sell raffle tickets at the following car shows:

INTRODUCING THE 2020 LCS RAFFLE CAR

For the 20th anniversary of the Double Venom Spring Fling / London Cobra Show, your club is proud to introduce the 2020 London Cobra Show’s raffle car. 

Take a chance and win a Cobra. Remember, the raffle net proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

To see a video of the 2020 raffle car, please click here.

Posted 11/29/19 


For the 20th anniversary of the Double Venom Spring Fling / London Cobra Show, your club is proud to introduce the 2020 London Cobra Show’s raffle car.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF CARROLL SHELBY, COBRAS AND OTHERS

Recently, a large number of “old” Cobra photographs were uploaded to the Facebook page of Gt350lady. If you would like to view them, please here.. You can look around THE Facebook posts and see a tremendous amount of photographs on Cobras and Shelby.

Posted 11/15/19


Recently, a large number of “old” Cobra photographs were uploaded to the Facebook page of Gt350lady. If you would like to view them, please HERE. You can look around THE Facebook posts and see a tremendous amount of photographs on Cobras and Shelby.

tentative dates and locations for 2020 general club meetings

The tentative dates and locations for our 2020 general club meetings are, as follows:


January 18th - evening meeting/annual After the Holidays Holiday Party at the Hickory House, Gahanna, OH.


March 14th - lunch with pizza at Cappy’s Pizza in London, OH;


May 9th – a morning visit to the Wright “B” Flyer Museum, located north of Springboro, OH; and


June 13th - our annual LCS planning and the election of 5 members to our Board of Directors morning meeting, at the Columbus Marriott Northwest hotel in Dublin, OH.


Please note these dates on your calendar so as not to miss any of these meetings due to possible conflicts.


Posted 9/19/19




 

The tentative dates and locations for our 2020 general club meetings are, as follows:

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB WHEN ORDERING FROM AMAZON

As mentioned previously, please use AmazonSmile when ordering from Amazon as it is the same Amazon you know and use – the same products, the same prices, and the same service –  only you financially help your club. When you use AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ohio Cobra Club AT NO COST TO YOU.

Please shop at smile.amazon.com using the unique Ohio Cobra Club’s AmazonSmile login location located here.

More good news! AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping App to all AmazonSmile customers using supported Android devices. You can use the below copy and instructions to share the news with your supporters! 

As an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support the Ohio Cobra Club in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations. 

Download the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, then open the App on your Android device.

View Settings and select AmazonSmile.

Follow the In-App instructions to complete the process. 

Currently, AmazonSmile app is not available for iOS users.  

Posted 9/23/19

As mentioned previously, please use AmazonSmile when ordering from Amazon as it is the same Amazon you know and use – the same products, the same prices, and the same service – only you financially help your club. When you use AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ohio Cobra Club AT NO COST TO YOU.

PHOTO OF THE MONTH

It seems club member Russell Howard, upside down/sideways in the driver’s seat, must have been having some type of problem with his Cobra. 

A special ATTABOY or ATTAGIRL will go the person that provides the best caption for the September Photo of the Month.

Email your caption to info@ohiocobraclub.com. 

Posted 9/2/19


It seems club member Russell Howard, upside down/sideways in the driver’s seat, must have been having some type of problem with his Cobra.

club picnic

Yesterday, September 1st, 17 club members enjoyed the camaraderie of other club members at your club’s annual Labor Day Picnic. It seems many of those in attendance are fair-weather Cobra owners as the potential for rain kept most of their Cobras home in their garage.

Both Chuck Jacobs, with his beautiful black Superformance AC Cobra replica, and Tim Gary with the FFR Cobra FormaCar prototype ignored the weather forecast and drove their Cobras.

The picnic was at club member Dave Pohli’s shop where Dave handled the duties of manning the grill to cook the hamburgers, hot dogs and his specialty - marinated steak.

Posted 9/2/19

Yesterday, September 1st, 17 club members enjoyed the camaraderie of other club members at your club’s annual Labor Day Picnic. It seems many of those in attendance are fair-weather Cobra owners as the potential for rain kept most of their Cobras home in their garage.

Election of Club Board of Directors

Your club held its annual meeting on Saturday, August 17th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin, OH. Club President George Daulton was not able to attend the meeting as he was out of state visiting his sick brother. Vice President Pam Beck filled in during George’s absence.

During the meeting, the club’s Level 1 dues-paying members nominated and elected two members to your club’s Board of Directors. The two members elected to the Board were returning Board members Mark McKimmins and Russell Howard. Russell and Mark’s terms as members of the OCC Board of Directors will expire on June 30, 2021.

Posted 8/21/19


Your club held its annual meeting on Saturday, August 17th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin, OH. Club President George Daulton was not able to attend the meeting as he was out of state visiting his sick brother. Vice President Pam Beck filled in during George’s absence.

AUGUST 17TH CLUB LUNCH

After our annual club meeting on Saturday morning, club members Mark and Tina Braden, Mark and Lisa McKimmins, Dave Beck, Dave Pohli, Roy Edgar, Tim Gary, Russell Howard, Patti Scharf and el gentilhombre Juan Afilado (AKA as John Scharf) went to the Casa Patron Restaurant for lunch. Casa Patron is a Mexican restaurant located just south of our 2020 LCS host hotel, the Columbus Marriott Northwest Hotel. 

Posted 8/21/19

After our annual club meeting on Saturday morning, club members Mark and Tina Braden, Mark and Lisa McKimmins, Dave Beck, Dave Pohli, Roy Edgar, Tim Gary, Russell Howard, Patti Scharf and el gentilhombre Juan Afilado (AKA as John Scharf) went to the Casa Patron Restaurant for lunch. Casa Patron is a Mexican restaurant located just south of our 2020 LCS host hotel, the Columbus Marriott Northwest Hotel.

2020 LCS HOST HOTEL

The Crowne Plaza Hotel, the host hotel used for the 2019 London Cobra Show will be closing soon for extensive renovations and will not be available as the 2020 LCS host hotel. After researching the various options available, the Columbus Marriott Northwest Hotel located at 5605 Blazer Parkway in Dublin, OH will be the 2020 LCS host hotel. The Columbus Marriott Northwest hotel is located approximately 2 miles south of the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Due to the lateness of the 2020 Father’s Day, our 2020 LCS dates happens to fall on the same weekend as the Dublin, OH 38th Annual Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show. The Arthritis Foundation show is an extremely large 3-day car show close to the same area of Dublin as our host hotel. Due to this, hotels in the Dublin area will be extremely hard to get the closer we get to our show dates.

It is highly recommended that you reserve your hotel room for the 2020 LCS sooner than later. You may make your hotel reservation by calling the Columbus Marriott Northwest hotel at (614) 791-1000. Don’t be disappointed!

When making your hotel reservation, please request the London Cobra Show nightly rate of $119.00 plus tax. This rate applies through June 2, 2020, or until our room block is filled, after that time the special LCS rate will no longer apply and the nightly rate will be whatever the hotel has available. The Marriott’s LCS nightly room rate includes the following:

Complimentary Parking.

Complimentary breakfast.

Complimentary Wi-Fi in the guests room.

The special nightly rate will also be honored three (3) days prior to and three (3) days after our show, pending availability.

This Marriott has a parking lot that is sufficient for our needs, so plan on trailering or driving your Cobra.  

2020 will be the 20th Anniversary of the Double Venom Spring Fling (DVSF) that became the London Cobra Show in 2005.

Please reserve your hotel room early so that you will not be disappointed by having to pay a higher nightly rate or find another hotel some distance away.

Stay tuned for additional and exciting LCS information as plans are finalized and the LCS website is updated. 

 Looking forward to seeing you in Dublin/London on June 25, 26 and 27, 2020.

Published August 17, 2019

The Crowne Plaza Hotel, the host hotel used for the 2019 London Cobra Show will be closing soon for extensive renovations and will not be available as the 2020 LCS host hotel. After researching the various options available, the Columbus Marriott Northwest Hotel located at 5605 Blazer Parkway in Dublin, OH will be the 2020 LCS host hotel. The Columbus Marriott Northwest hotel is located approximately 2 miles south of the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Brides Request Fulfilled

Dear Cobra owners, I wanted to let you know that John got to experience his 1st ever Cobra ride on Saturday in Wadsworth.  He was THRILLED and very surprised.  Phil Sprague & his crew arrived in Wadsworth yesterday and gave us both a ride.  See attached picture.

I also wanted to thank you all for your offer(s) to make this happen.  I had no idea how many generous offers I would receive.  You must all take an oath of generosity.

When we got back to John's home, soon to be our home, he wrote "WOW!" on his whiteboard. 

That pretty much summed up the whole afternoon.  THANK YOU ALL for being such great generous people!

We were blessed because of you!!

Amy and John

Published 8/11/19

Dear Cobra owners, I wanted to let you know that John got to experience his 1st ever Cobra ride on Saturday in Wadsworth. He was THRILLED and very surprised. Phil Sprague & his crew arrived in Wadsworth yesterday and gave us both a ride. See attached picture.

SOUTHEAST OHIO CRUISE

Club members on Saturday, August 3rd, enjoyed an impressive cruise. The cruise, which took place on a nice summer day, took the club members and their Cobras through the Allegheny foothills in southeast Ohio commonly known as the Hocking Hills Region.

The group met up at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant near Pickering and ended the cruise in Lithopolis, where everyone left to return home on their own. The group stopped for lunch at the Subway in Nelsonville.

Club members on the cruise were Sharon and Stan Ream, Pam and Dave Beck, Kathy and Larry Hoboken, Dawn and Gordon Gross, Elaine and Frank Robinson, and Rod Pierce. 

Posted 8/6/19

Club members on Saturday, August 3rd, enjoyed an impressive cruise. The cruise, which took place on a nice summer day, took the club members and their Cobras through the Allegheny foothills in southeast Ohio commonly known as the Hocking Hills Region.

INTRODUCING THE DAVE FRIEDMAN ARCHIVE

DigitalFusion Creative Technologies, Inc. is proud to introduce the Dave Friedman Archive. Digital Fusion has built an incredible website showcasing Dave Friedman’s original photography taken during his time working for Carroll Shelby during the 1960s. The archive features a curated selection of framed images for sale, as well as news and behind-the-scenes interviews.

 

To go to the Dave Friedman Archive, click here.

 

Greg Dyro and Jon Moeller along with Dave Friedman, Carroll Shelby’s photographer, attended the 2019 London Cobra Show where Dave was the dinner speaker. At dinner, DigitalFusion donated a framed Dave Friedman print that was auctioned off at the club’s Saturday evening dinner to raise additional money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

 

Dave exhibited select images from his archive at LCS.


Posted 7/24/19

DigitalFusion Creative Technologies, Inc. is proud to introduce the Dave Friedman Archive. Digital Fusion has built an incredible website showcasing Dave Friedman’s original photography taken during his time working for Carroll Shelby during the 1960s. The archive features a curated selection of framed images for sale, as well as news and behind-the-scenes interviews.

2019 RAFFLE CAR WINNER TAKES DELIVERY

The 2019 raffle car was won by Anthony “Tony” M. from New Castle, PA and he was extremely excited about having the winning ticket. His first words, after hearing he had won, were HOLY S@$T! Tony said he purchased a single raffle ticket last year and another single raffle ticket for our 2019 raffle.

Tony and his father drove from New Castle and arrived in Columbus shortly after lunch on Saturday, June 29th to complete the required paperwork and take procession of the raffle car.

Tim Gary from FormaCar went over the various features of the Cobra with Tony. Tim also took Tony for a spirited ride in the private parking lot to demonstrate the capabilities of Tony’s new Cobra.

Several OCC members were on hand to meet Tony and watch the Cobra being loaded into Tony’s trailer and drive away.

The members of the Ohio Cobra Club would like to thanks everyone for their support of our 2019 London Cobra Show and Cobra Raffle.

Published 6/29/19

The 2019 raffle car was won by Anthony “Tony” M. from New Castle, PA and he was extremely excited about having the winning ticket. His first words, after hearing he had won, were HOLY S@$T! Tony said he purchased a single raffle ticket last year and another single raffle ticket for our 2019 raffle.

Thank You from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Dear All,

 Congratulations on another successful London Cobra Show!  On behalf of everyone at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, it is my pleasure to thank you for your generous support and for being a part of our CF community.  The Ohio Cobra Club is truly helping us make enormous progress in fighting this terrible disease, and it was a pleasure to share the latest CF research update with you and your wonderful audience.  It was a special experience for me to stand on your stage and share the recent advancements with all of the people you have engaged in our mission -- I could see the care and concern in their eyes, and many of them stopped me after the event to tell me how much it means to them to support our important work. 

 Thank you again for all you do.  We are extraordinarily grateful to all of you!

 Best regards,

Fran

Fran Miller Kaya

Senior Director of Individual Giving

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

4550 Montgomery Ave., Suite 1100N

Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 907-2521 direct line

Congratulations on another successful London Cobra Show! On behalf of everyone at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, it is my pleasure to thank you for your generous support and for being a part of our CF community. The Ohio Cobra Club is truly helping us make enormous progress in fighting this terrible disease, and it was a pleasure to share the latest CF research update with you and your wonderful audience. It was a special experience for me to stand on your stage and share the recent advancements with all of the people you have engaged in our mission -- I could see the care and concern in their eyes, and many of them stopped me after the event to tell me how much it means to them to support our important work.

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE CONTEST WINNER

Congratulations to Stephen J. from Fletcher, OH as the winner of our 2019 LCS Diane Combs Commemorative Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest. Stephen had some formidable competition as he was competing against 11 over extremely delicious chocolate cookie bakers.

Perhaps we will be able to persuade Stephen to share his winning cookie receipt with everyone. If so, we will post his winning receipt on our 2020 London Cobra Show’s website.

Congratulations to Stephen J. from Fletcher, OH as the winner of our 2019 Diane Combs Commemorative Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest. Stephen had some formidable completion as he was competing against 11 over extremely delicious chocolate cookie bakers.

$90,000.00 DONATED TO CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

The Ohio Cobra Club is proud to announce that our 2019 London Cobra Show raffle has allowed the club to donate an additional $90,000.00 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for research. The 2019 donation raises the club’s total donations to $1,423,000.00.  

Everyone that has purchased raffle tickets or participated in our London Cobra Shows should know that they have played a role in the development of 3 cystic fibrosis medicines, Kalydeco, Orkambi, and Symdeko. It is our hope that the 2019 donation will help the foundation to find a cure for CF.

For all the club members that have volunteered to help this year - a BIG THANK YOU! 

The Ohio Cobra Club is proud to announce that our 2019 London Cobra Show raffle has allowed the club to donate an additional $90,000.00 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for research. The 2019 donation raises the club’s total donations to $1,423,000.00.

RAFFLE WINNER

The winner of our 2019 raffle is Anthony M. from New Castle, PA. More information will be posted once Anthony takes procession of his new Cobra.

The winner of our 2019 raffle is Anthony M. from New Carlisle, PA. More information will be posted once Anthony takes procession of his new Cobra.

RECENT COBRA ROUNDUP

Six Cobras and a Corvette were in attendance at the Cobra Roundup at the West Chester Cars and Coffee on Saturday, May 25th. The Cobra replicas were Becky and George Daulton’s Everett Morrison, Rob Streets’ Backdraft, Roy Edgar’s FFR, Tim Gary and friend Fran with FormaCars’ FFR; Jim Ross had his friend Mike Wagner as a passenger in Jim’s Superformance and Chuck Jacobs’ Superformance. Electrical problems with their Cobra replica forced Dave and Pam Beck to drive their Corvette.         

Afterward, the group enjoyed lunch and friendship together at Potbelly’s Sandwich Shop.     

Published May 30, 2019

Six Cobras and a Corvette were in attendance at the Cobra Roundup at the West Chester Cars and Coffee on Saturday, May 25th. The Cobra replicas were Becky and George Daulton’s Everett Morrison, Rob Streets’ Backdraft, Roy Edgar’s FFR, Tim Gary and friend Fran with FormaCars’ FFR; Jim Ross had his friend Mike Wagner as a passenger in Jim’s Superformance and Chuck Jacobs’ Superformance. Electrical problems with their Cobra replica forced Dave and Pam Beck to drive their Corvette.

VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC. ANNOUNCES PLANS TO SUBMIT A NEW DRUG APPLICATION TO THE FDA

On May 30, 2019, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it plans to submit a new drug application to the FDA for VX-445 (elexacaftor) plus tezacaftor/ivacaftor (Symdeko®) in the third quarter of this year. If approved, the triple combination could eventually expand therapies that treat the underlying cause of CF to more than 90 percent of people with the disease.

The selection of a triple-combination therapy is a potentially transformative moment for the CF community and gives further momentum to our efforts to find effective treatments for all people living with cystic fibrosis. You can read more about this exciting development on cff.org. 

Published May 30, 2019

On May 30, 2019, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it plans to submit a new drug application to the FDA for VX-445 (elexacaftor) plus tezacaftor/ivacaftor (Symdeko®) in the third quarter of this year. If approved, the triple combination could eventually expand therapies that treat the underlying cause of CF to more than 90 percent of people with the disease.

MISS EMILY KERR GRADUATES

We are proud to announce that Emily recently graduated with Honors from the University of Dayton. Emily is the CF Fighter that we have watched grow up over the years, as she pulls the winning raffle ticket at our LCS Saturday evening dinners.

Emily is an example of how our efforts to raise money for cystic fibrosis research has worked to help those individuals, like Emily, that suffers from CF.

 Congratulations Emily – the Ohio Cobra Club is proud of you!

Published May 14, 2019

We are proud to announce that Emily recently graduated with Honors from the University of Dayton. Emily is the CF Fighter that we have watched grow up over the years, as she pulls the winning raffle ticket at our LCS Saturday evening dinners.

Wright “B” Flyer Museum / OCC Meeting

Several OCC members enjoyed their visit to the Wright “B” Flyer Museum on Saturday, May 4th. The group listened to a presentation by Wright “B” Flyer, Inc. Lead Pilot and Chairman, Mr. Rich Stepler. Mr. Stepler spoke about how the Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, worked to achieve the first powered and controlled flight and then continued working to develop and fly the Wright Flyer III, which was the first fully practical fixed-wing aircraft. Mr. Stepler also spoke about how the Wright’s were zealous in protecting their patents on the aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible. He also discussed others, such as American, Glenn Curtiss, and German, Otto Lilienthal that at the time were also working on developing an airplane.


 In addition, the group was able to view various items of Wright memorabilia, get close to both of the museum’s Wright “B” replicas as well as speak with several of the museum officials. Several club members even set at the controls of the “B”. Due to weather conditions that caused a cloud low ceiling, the planned flights on the Wright “B” Flyer had to be canceled.


After the presentation, several club members stayed for a photograph with the replica of  the Wright “B” Flyer. Once the photograph was taken, the group left the museum and enjoyed lunch together. After lunch, a short club meeting was conducted.

Published May 5, 2019 

Several OCC members enjoyed their visit to the Wright “B” Flyer Museum on Saturday, May 4th. The group listened to a presentation by Wright “B” Flyer, Inc. Lead Pilot and Chairman, Mr. Rich Stepler. Mr. Stepler spoke about how the Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, worked to achieve the first powered and controlled flight and then continued working to develop and fly the Wright Flyer III, which was the first fully practical fixed-wing aircraft. Mr. Stepler also spoke about how the Wright’s were zealous in protecting their patents on the aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible. He also discussed others, such as American, Glenn Curtiss, and German, Otto Lilienthal that at the time were also working on developing an airplane.

COLUMBUS AUTO SHOW

The recent Columbus International Auto Show was the last major new car show of the 2019 car show season where we are able to display our 2019 raffle car and sell raffle tickets. Ticket sales at this show were down almost 10% from last year.  

 Thanks to all of the club members that helped at this show. Your club could not display the raffle car and sell raffle tickets at shows such as this one without everyone’s help.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s mascot, Teddy Trooper, stopped by our booth. Teddy said his job was to promote the message that troopers are friendly, reliable and look out for the safety of everyone. He said all Ohio Patrol cars have a supply of teddy bears, each sporting a red tee-shirt and an OSHP Stetson. These teddy bears are used to provide some comfort to children who unfortunately find themselves involved in an automobile accident.

The recent Columbus International Auto Show was the last major new car show of the 2019 car show season where we are able to display our 2019 raffle car and sell raffle tickets. Ticket sales at this show were down almost 10% from last year.

CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

The club’s 2019 LCS raffle car was on display at the recent Cleveland International Auto Show at the I-X Center and several club members sold raffle tickets. The ticket sales were quite disappointing, however, as they were down almost 40% from last year.

We would like to thank all club members that helped set up the display, sell tickets and take down the display and store it in the club trailer. Ticket sales from shows such as the Cleveland auto show make up a significate portion of our annual donation to CF. Your club could not display the raffle car and sell raffle tickets at these shows without the help of the local area club members.


The club’s 2019 LCS raffle car was on display at the recent Cleveland International Auto Show at the I-X Center and several club members sold raffle tickets. The ticket sales were quite disappointing, however, as they were down almost 40% from last year.

March OCC Meeting

Our March OCC meeting was held on Saturday, March 9th at Rabid Customs shop in Canal Winchester, OH. Twenty-two club members were in attendance for the meeting. After the meeting, the group was giving a tour of Rabid’s shop. The shop tour included two Ford GT’s, one a current model and the other an older model that had recently been painted by Chip Foose in Rabid’s paint booth, several 60’s era Ford drag cars, a Lola component car under assembly, as well as several others from the Ricart Automotive Group’s collection. Josh Duncan, the shop manager, indicated the shop would begin work on a Dayton Coupe component kit in the near future. All in all, this was a very impressive shop and tour.  

Rabid Customs handles everything from classic car maintenance, installation of appearance accessories, dyno tuning, installation of lift and lowering kits, custom paint, assembles component car kits as well as complete and total automobile restorations.  

After the tour, most of the club member enjoyed lunch in the restaurant portion of the U.S. headquarters for BrewDog, a Scotland-based beer maker located in Canal Winchester.

Our March OCC meeting was held on Saturday, March 9th at Rabid Customs shop in Canal Winchester, OH. Twenty-two club members were in attendance for the meeting. After the meeting, the group was giving a tour of Rabid’s shop. The shop tour included two Ford GT’s, one a current model and the other an older model that had recently been painted by Chip Foose in Rabid’s paint booth, several 60’s era Ford drag cars, a Lola component car under assembly, as well as several others from the Ricart Automotive Group’s collection. Josh Duncan, the shop manager, indicated the shop would begin work on a Dayton Coupe component kit in the near future. All in all, this was a very impressive shop and tour.

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

Iceburgh, the mascot of the Pittsburgh Penguins National Hockey League team, as well as a President Lincoln imitator, stopped by our display at the show. In addition, George was live, on KDKA radio Sunday afternoon, and was able to discuss our LCS, our websites and Cobras in general with a Pittsburgh radio personality for some 15 minutes or so. 

However, tickets sale were down some 40% compared to last year’s show.

Iceburgh, the mascot of the Pittsburgh Penguins National Hockey League team, as well as a President Lincoln imitator, stopped by our display at the show. In addition, George was live, on KDKA radio Sunday afternoon, and was able to discuss LCS, our websites and Cobras in general with a Pittsburgh radio personality for some 15 minutes or so.

LCS Mid-Ohio Track Day Announcement

We are pleased to announce the London Cobra Show will again offer a track day at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Lexington, OH. Due to Mid-Ohio being exceptionally busy with several new events that require them to make physical changes to the road course and infield this year’s track day will be a single day event on Wednesday, June 19th.

Details are being finalized and when final, they will be added to the LCS website under the EVENTS tab.

 

We are pleased to announce the London Cobra Show will again offer a track day at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Lexington, OH. Due to Mid-Ohio being exceptionally busy with several new events that require them to make physical changes to the road course and infield this year’s track day will be a single day event on Wednesday, June 19th.

TOLEDO AUTO SHOW

The  2019 LCS raffle car was on display and we sold raffle tickets at the Greater Toledo Auto Show at the SeaGate Convention on February 7th– 10th. However, the ticket sales were down slightly from the 2018 show.

We would like to thank all of the individuals that that helped set up the display, sell tickets and take down the display for storage.

Muddy, the mascot of the Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club said he would love to take a ride in our raffle car.


The 2019 LCS raffle car was on display and we sold raffle tickets at the Greater Toledo Auto Show at the SeaGate Convention on February 7th– 10th. However, the ticket sales were down slightly from the 2018 show.

CINCINNATI AUTO EXPO

Mr. Red, the mascot of the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Club claims this was the best-looking automobile at the recent Cincinnati Auto show. He said he hopes we sell lots of tickets and ticket sales were up around 13% from last year’s show.

We would like to thank all of the individuals that that helped set up the display, sell tickets and take down the display for storage. A special thanks go out to two club members 1) Rick Boone for the use of his Cobra at this show, as the raffle car was at the Toledo show and 2) Mark McKimmins for his leadership of this show.


Mr. Red, the mascot of the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Club claims this was the best-looking automobile at the recent Cincinnati Auto show. He said he hopes we sell lots of tickets and ticket sales were up around 13% from last year’s show.

AFTER THE HOLIDAYS PARTY

On Saturday evening, February 2nd, OCC club members enjoyed another After the Holidays party at the Bravo! Cucina Italiana restaurant at the Lennox Town Center in Columbus, OH.

The group had a great time, catching up on what has been happening during the last few months of our cold winter, enjoyed some good Italian food, a fun White Elephant gift exchange, and a short club meeting. It seems a certain gentleman was extremely lucky in his ability to pick out excellent gifts, such as Patron and Makers Mark, but was unlucky as he continued to have each of his most resent gift stolen. 

On Saturday evening, February 2nd, OCC club members enjoyed another After the Holidays party at the Bravo! Cucina Italiana restaurant at the Lennox Town Center in Columbus, OH.

2019 LCS Host Hotel Preview

The 2019 London Cobra Show has changed hotels and the new host hotel is the Crowne Plaza Hotel Columbus-Dublin.

The hotel is located at 600 Metro Place North, Dublin, OH. This change in hotels was made with a desire to have all LCS attendees stay in a single hotel.

For a quick preview of the hotel please click here.

 

The 2019 London Cobra Show has changed hotels and the new host hotel is the Crowne Plaza Hotel Columbus-Dublin.

BARRETT JACKSON CLASSIC CAR AUCTION

Your club’s 2019 London Cobra Show’s raffle car is on display in FormaCars booth at the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ. Hope it results in some great ticket sales.

 Thanks to Chris Relyea and his crew for displaying our raffle car in FormaCars booth at Barrett Jackson.

Your club’s 2019 London Cobra Show’s raffle car is on display in FormaCars booth at the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ. Hope it results in some great ticket sales.

CAVALCADE OF CUSTOMS CAR SHOW THANK YOU

Your club had a display and sold raffle tickets at the Cavalcade of Customs Car Show at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, OH on January 11 – 13, 2019.

 We would like to thank all of the individuals that helped set up the display, sell tickets and take down the display for storage. A special thanks to club members Matt and Mary Ries for allowing the use of their Cobra as our display Cobra since our 2019 Raffle Car was on display at the Barrett Jackson auction.

 Drive safe and may 2019 be the year CF stands for CURE FOUND.

Your club had a display and sold raffle tickets at the Cavalcade of Customs Car Show at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, OH on January 11 – 13, 2019.

CYSTIC FIBROSIS fOUNDATION'S Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event

On December 3, 2018, Pam and Dave Beck attended the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Central Ohio Chapter's Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event.  Many individuals were recipients of various awards for different means, ways, and levels of giving.

Our Ohio Cobra Club was The Breath of Life Award recipient at this event in 2015. In  2016,  OCC received the Million Dollar Club Award.

Ami DeAngelo, Development Director for the Central Ohio Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Pam Beck, Ohio Cobra Club VP are shown in the photograph to the left.

On December 3rd, Pam and Dave Beck attended the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Central Ohio Chapter's Annual Update and Volunteer Awards Night. Many individuals were recipients of various awards for different means, ways, and levels of giving.

Thank you!

We would like to thank everyone that purchased raffle tickets and/or assisted in setting up our display, selling raffle tickets and removing the display for storage, at the recent Ohio Ford Expo. The photo to the left shows the 2019 raffle car as the display was being removed for storage. 

We would like to thank everyone that purchased raffle tickets and/or assisted in setting up our display, selling raffle tickets and removing the display for storage, at the recent Ohio Ford Expo. The photo to the left shows the 2019 raffle car as the display was being removed for storage.

NOVEMBER 11TH CLUB MEETING

On Sunday evening November 11th, fourteen Ohio Cobra Club members enjoyed an evening of friendship, jokes, Cappy’s great pizza, subs, salads, as well as some of Cappy’s delicious bread. After dinner, the members participated in a short club meeting. Due to the colder weather, none of the club members were sufficient hardy or brave enough to drive their Cobra to Cappy’s. 

Club members in attendance were: Mark Braden, Tina Braden, Larry Hoboken, Kathy Hoboken, John Scharf, Patti Scharf, Dave Beck, Pam Beck, Stan Ream, Sharon Ream, Becky Daulton, Chris Relyea, and Roy Edgar.

Remember to save the evening of January 19, 2019, for our next Club Meeting and After the Holidays Party.  The meeting and party will be at the BRAVO Cucina Italiana, 1803 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH. More details to follow as we get closer to the date


On Sunday evening November 11th, fourteen Ohio Cobra Club members enjoyed an evening of friendship, jokes, Cappy’s great pizza, subs, salads, as well as some of Cappy’s delicious bread. After dinner, the members participated in a short club meeting. Due to the colder weather, none of the club members were sufficient hardy or brave enough to drive their Cobra to Cappy’s.

OLIVESBURG GENERAL STORE - LUNCH AND CRUISE

Saturday, November 3rd, Ohio Cobra Club members Dave and Pam Beck, Dawn and Gordon Gross, Stan Ream, Larry Hoboken, and Rod Pierce took a Fall cruise through the back roads to Olivesburg, Ohio.  After lunch at the Olivesburg General Store, the group cruised around the countryside of the Mohican State Park area.  

Weather was cool and crisp, the leaves were spectacular and the small family of Cobras had a blast!!  Unfortunately, the Lake Snakes Cobra Club had to cancel from this combined event, due to inclement weather in their area.  


Saturday, November 3rd, Ohio Cobra Club members Dave and Pam Beck, Dawn and Gordon Gross, Stan Ream, Larry Hoboken, and Rod Pierce took a Fall cruise through the back roads to Olivesburg, Ohio. After lunch at the Olivesburg General Store, the group cruised around the countryside of the Mohican State Park area.

OHIO COBRA CLUB TOURS HALDERMAN MUSEUM BARN

On Sunday afternoon on October 14th, 20 OCC club members and extended family members toured the Halderman Museum Barn near Tipp City, OH. The museum contains several early Mustangs, a new Mustang convertible as well as 2 antique Ford automobiles. The museum exhibit also contains a large collection of Ford Motor Company design and styling drawings and other Mustang and Ford memorabilia. In addition, one room of the museum is devoted to Karen Halderman’s camera collection. Karen is Mr. Halderman’s daughter.

At the end of the tour, Mr. Halderman spoke to the group about his experience of working at Ford and his dealings with Carroll Shelby and several Ford executives.

Club members in attendance were Dave and Pam Beck, George and Becky Daulton, Mark and Tina Braden, Denny and John Burchett, Bill Serra and Roy Edgar. 

ABOUT GALE HALDERMAN

If you ask people who developed the design for the Ford Mustang, they most likely will answer - Lee Iacocca. But the fact is Iacocca did not design the Mustang.  The Mustang’s design actually came about late one night in 1962, when Gale Halderman penned a quick design sketch.

During 1962, Halderman was working on the 1965 Ford Galaxy, when his boss, Joe Oros, told Halderman that a meeting was scheduled for 8:00 a.m. the next morning to pick a design for a new Ford automobile. Oros asked Halderman to develop some design sketches, even though Halderman said he was extremely busy working on the Galaxy project. Oros said he didn’t care, do some sketches. So late that evening Haldermann sketched out four or five quick design ideas and took them to the next day’s meeting. During that meeting, a large number of proposed design sketches were placed on a wall and as the meeting progressed various design sketches were eliminated. Finally only Halderman’s side view sketch was the only one left.

 Halderman's side view sketch is what would become the new Mustang. Once the side view had been decided on, clay modelers were tasked with developing a clay model of the design. Late one night, as he was leaving work, Haldermann decided to check on the progress of the clay model and was told that no one had provided them with a design for the car’s rear end. That night Haldermann worked with the clay modelers and developed the design for the back-end and roofline of the Mustang.

 Joe Oros, who led the team to create the Mustang design, credits Halderman for 1) the original design, 2) contributing to the final clay model, and 3) a fully producible car.

 Halderman’s design skills were developed at the Dayton Art Institute, where he studied under Read Viemeister.  In 1947, Viemeister was the Creative Director of the group that designed the Tucker automobile. Halderman was studying industrial design but was encouraged to look into the auto industry. Once Haldermann received his degree, he moved to Detroit where he was hired by the Ford Motor Company.

 Halderman served as director of design for both Ford and Lincoln Mercury. Under his leadership, the Mustang was twice named Motor Trend Car of the Year, as was the 1990 Lincoln Town Car.

 Halderman retired from Ford in 1994, and in 2014 opened the Halderman Museum Barn, which houses several Ford automobiles, including his first Mustang, and a large collection of drawings, artwork, memorabilia and related information about all things Mustang, Ford and Lincoln Mercury.

 In addition to the automobile and related items, Halderman's daughter has one room that displays her collection of more than 500 cameras of all sizes and formats.

Halderman has plenty of stories that he loves to share with visitors to his museum. His book Mustang by Design will be available for purchase.


On Sunday afternoon on October 14th, 20 OCC club members and extended family members toured the Halderman Museum Barn near Tipp City, OH. The museum contains several early Mustangs, a new Mustang convertible as well as 2 antique Ford automobiles. The museum exhibit also contains a large collection of Ford Motor Company design and styling drawings and other Mustang and Ford memorabilia. In addition, one room of the museum is devoted to Karen Halderman’s camera collection. Karen is Mr. Halderman’s daughter.

West Chester Cars and Coffee

On Saturday morning, August 25th, five Ohio Cobra Club members displayed their Cobras at the West Chester Cars and Coffee – three Factory Five’s and one Backdraft. The club members were Pam and Dave Beck, Rick Boone, Rob Street and Roy Edgar. Everyone enjoyed the event even though it was cut short due to a heavy downpour. The rain also eliminated lunch and a cruise. Maybe next time the weather will be more cooperative.

The Cobras received many compliments over some of the more expensive cars there. Three owners had their Audi G8’s parked together - over $400,000 worth of Audis. One person commented that it was unusual to see three G8’s at one time, but it was even more exciting to see four Cobras parked next to each other. 

On Saturday morning, August 25th, five Ohio Cobra Club members displayed their Cobras at the West Chester Cars and Coffee – three Factory Five’s and one Backdraft. The club members were Pam and Dave Beck, Rick Boone, Rob Street and Roy Edgar. Everyone enjoyed the event even though it was cut short due to a heavy downpour. The rain also eliminated lunch and a cruise. Maybe next time the weather will be more cooperative.

New OCC Board of Directors

The voting membership of the Ohio Cobra Club elected for a two-year term the following individuals to the Ohio Cobra Club / London Cobra Show Board of Directors at the Ohio Cobra Club’s August 11, 2018 meeting.

President - George Daulton

Vice President - Pam Beck

Treasurer - Dave Beck

Secretary - Roy Edgar

Board Member - Dave Pohli

Mark McKimmins and Russell Howard both will continue as BOD members, as their term of office does not expire until August of 2019.

To contact a board member, please go to the CONTACT tab of the https://londoncobrashow.com/



The voting membership of the Ohio Cobra Club elected for a two-year term the following individuals to the Ohio Cobra Club / London Cobra Show Board of Directors at the Ohio Cobra Club’s August 11, 2018 meeting.

ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF OUR 2018 LONDON COBRA SHOW RAFFLE CAR

We are pleased to announce the winner of our 2018 London Cobra Show raffle car is Larry K. of near London, OH. 

Larry took title to the Backdraft Cobra replica Wednesday evening. He said he had purchased an LCS tee-shirt at our Ohio Cobra Club booth, then went on down Main Street and let his 13-year-old granddaughter take 4 Cobra charity rides. While waiting for her to take her rides he purchased a single raffle ticket. As his granddaughter, Lexi stated: “My grandpa – he is so lucky.”

Our 2018 London Cobra Show and Raffle was another huge success, as we donated $104,500.00 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, again designated for research into finding new medicines that fight CF. 

Over the years $1,333,000.00 has been donated for CF research. 

We are pleased to announce the winner of our 2018 London Cobra Show raffle car is Larry K. of near London, OH.

RAFFLE IS HELPING!

Please read Matt Hennessey's comments below and learn how Orkambi has improved his life.

"We find ourselves at an incredibly exciting time in the CF community. We are moving the ball forward in any number of ways. Progress is happening. We are on the inexorable march toward a cure. 

 The most inspiring aspect of this progress is that I can feel it in my everyday life. Before introducing Orkambi -- a first of its kind drug that partially corrects the underlying causes of CF -- into my treatment routine, I would be sick every other month or so, meaning heavy-duty antibiotics, increased chest therapy, and symptoms normally associated with the flu (cough, fever, fatigue, etc.). In the four years post-Orkambi, I’ve been prescribed additional antibiotics only a handful of times, and my lung function has remained remarkably stable.

The following anecdote encapsulates this point. In 2016, I moved to Washington, D.C. from Columbus, OH for a new job (I'm back in Ohio now). One of my first tasks, obviously, was identifying a new doctor. So, I go to the Children’s Hospital in northwest Washington, and the doctor performs his examination and runs all of the various tests. At the conclusion, he stops, looks at me, and matter-of-factly states, “Mr. Hennessey, you’re really quite healthy.” 

And that’s the bottom line here, right? I’m quite healthy. It speaks to the promise of Orkambi and other drugs like it—that they can deliver genuine results that tangibly improve my quality of life. And, God willing, Orkambi is only the first rung of the ladder to an ultimate cure. Onward."

Matt Hennessey

NOTE: When the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was established in 1955 people born with cystic fibrosis had a bleak future and often did not live long enough to start kindergarten. Due to the foundation's encouragement and funding of pharmaceutical companies to invest in CF-specific research, the CF medicines Kalydeco, Orkambi and Symdeko have been developed. Today, due to the advancement in these medicines, treatment, and care, more than half of the people with CF are 18 or older,  and like Matt, attend college, get married, and start families.

The London Cobra Show’s donations are always donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and designated for research. The show's past donations have aided the Foundation in developing Kalydeco, Orkambi, and Symdeko.

THANK YOU - YOUR SUPPORT DIRECTLY HELPS THOSE LIVING WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS.

Please read Matt Hennessey's comments below and learn how Orkambi has improved his life. "We find ourselves at an incredibly exciting time in the CF community. We are moving the ball forward in any number of ways. Progress is happening. We are on the inexorable march toward a cure.

BREAKING NEWS - FDA APPROVES NEW MEDICINE FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS

This is exciting news  - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday, February 12, 2018, approved a new treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF). This new medicine will be available under the brand name Symdeko. 

The approval of Symdeko now offers more individuals that suffer from cystic fibrosis an important new treatment option and is a significant milestone in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s research to find a treatment for every person with CF. All three cystic fibrosis medicines, Kalydeco, Orkambi and now Symdeko, address the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, rather than just symptoms. 

Everyone that has purchased raffle tickets or participated in any of our London Cobra Shows should take personal pride in the dramatic health improvement of those individuals that are now being helped by these three CF medicines. 

Our 2018 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation again will be designated for research into developing additional medicines for CF. Approximately 60% of the individuals that have CF may now benefit from Kalydeco, Orkambi or Symdeko. Hopefully one day soon, other medicines will be developed that allow everyone with CF to say - “I used to have CF.” 

Thank you for your raffle ticket purchases and helping to make a difference and bringing hope to all people living with cystic fibrosis. 

Please purchase your 2018 raffle tickets and maybe this year's LCS donation will help pay for the research needed to cover the remaining 40% of individuals that suffer from CF.

For additional information on cystic fibrosis, please go to cff.org

This is exciting news - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday, February 12, 2018, approved a new treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF). This new medicine will be available under the brand name Symdeko.

how everyone's hard work for the lcs is helping

A little over two years ago Orkambi, the CF wonder-drug we’ve all heard so much about, was released into the open market. I started taking the medication not too long after the fact, and its effect on me has been nothing short of staggering. 

Prior to Orkambi my own health was constantly in flux. My teenage years were pockmarked with many long and difficult hospitalizations, and I struggled as my own lung function and well-being slowly declined. Life before Orkambi was defined by a horrible, omnipresent fear of my next hospitalization. It’s hard to imagine living a normal life when you’re saddled with that kind of fear, but thankfully I had an incredible support system to get me through those tough times. My parents, Karen and Daren, supported me in all aspects of life, whether it was getting me through long weeks in the hospital, helping me organize homework drop-offs with my school, or just trusting me to take charge of my own health. 

When I went on Orkambi two years ago I wasn’t prepared for what was about to happen. The medication provided a shocking amount of relief. I went from getting seriously sick every six months, like clockwork, to only getting mildly sick about once a year. Now, as I write this in January of 2018, it has been over three years since I was admitted to the hospital.

The fear that I had been saddled with for so long, that unnerving, always-present fear of going back into the hospital, it has since faded into the background. Orkambi didn’t miraculously fix every aspect of my life; I still catch a nasty cough every once and a while, and I still worry about my life going on pause to accommodate a hospital visit, but I now enjoy a peace of mind that I previously could never have dreamed of. 

I live an amazing life. I have a wonderful, beautiful fiancee that I will be marrying in May of this year, I have a career (something many with CF do not get to have), and I am surrounded by many wonderful friends and family who have helped me on this journey. 

The life I live is possible because organizations like the London Cobra Show continue to work tireless to fundraise and spread awareness about Cystic Fibrosis. Fundraising has an honest, real benefit to the people living with this disease, and I sincerely thank you for your time, effort, and money that has been spent on this wonderful cause.

Alec Marshall

A little over two years ago Orkambi, the CF wonder-drug we’ve all heard so much about, was released into the open market. I started taking the medication not too long after the fact, and its effect on me has been nothing short of staggering.

Thank your from marc ginsky

George and the Entire Ohio Cobra Club:

I am so sorry that I was unable to meet all of you last summer. Thank you so much for all you have done to improve the lives of people with CF. You really have made a difference. Hope that all of you enjoy Thanksgivings filled with joy and laughter.

Until its done.  

Mark Ginsky

Executive Vice President and COO 

George and the Entire Ohio Cobra Club:

Cobra sports-car enthusiasts help cystic-fibrosis patients

Members of the Ohio Cobra Club take personal pride in the dramatic improvement in the health of Hilliard resident Emily Kerr.


With the success of that little girl, we feel like we did something — like we actually contributed,” said Nick Zeyen, 65, a club member and North Side resident.


What the club of Cobra sports-car enthusiasts has done is raise more than $1 million for research to combat cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that seriously challenged Kerr until 2012 — when, at age 15, she began taking the newly approved Kalydeco.


The drug virtually stopped the progression of the disease — which causes mucus buildup in the lungs and digestive system — and allowed Kerr to become much more active.


The youngest of Bruce and Lynn Kerr’s three children is a cheerleader at the University of Dayton (where she is a rising junior, majoring in early-childhood education) and last year went on a mission trip to the southern African country of Zambia.


It has basically reversed everything for me,” said Kerr, 20. “Their work has literally changed the future. ... It’s amazing. It’s something you can’t explain.”


Most of the money donated by the club is raised through a year-round sale of raffle tickets ($20 apiece) for the chance to win a new Cobra at the annual London (Ohio) Cobra Show, which this year will take place on Saturday.


The club grew out of an informal gathering of Cobra enthusiasts in 1999 in London, where a former member owned a shop that produced make-your-own Cobra kits.


Cobras, originally produced on a limited basis in the 1960s, were known for their extreme power in a small, light sports car. The cars are no longer in production, but several companies sell kits, or partial cars, that enthusiasts can finish on their own.


It has basically reversed everything for me,” said Kerr, 20. “Their work has literally changed the future. ... It’s amazing. It’s something you can’t explain.”


Most of the money donated by the club is raised through a year-round sale of raffle tickets ($20 apiece) for the chance to win a new Cobra at the annual London (Ohio) Cobra Show, which this year will take place on Saturday.


The club grew out of an informal gathering of Cobra enthusiasts in 1999 in London, where a former member owned a shop that produced make-your-own Cobra kits.


Cobras, originally produced on a limited basis in the 1960s, were known for their extreme power in a small, light sports car. The cars are no longer in production, but several companies sell kits, or partial cars, that enthusiasts can finish on their own.


I'm not going to say it’s a cult, but if you have the bug, you have the bug,” Zeyen said. “It’s my ‘happy’ car.”

The show expanded quickly, drawing thousands of people and hundreds of Cobras.

Seeing an opportunity to raise money for charity, the club members chose cystic fibrosis as a beneficiary because Dave Smith, owner of one of the major kit-making companies, had a daughter with the disease.

Each year, club members use part of the raffle proceeds to buy a Cobra kit, which they use to build the giveaway car. (Kits start at about $25,000 and can run up to $100,000, members say.)

Emily’s ties to the club date from 2004, when she was a sickly 7-year-old and the group was presenting its first check to the central Ohio chapter of the CF Foundation. The club had reached out to the chapter seeking a Columbus-area family to participate in the show. Emily drew the winning ticket — an honor she continues to perform.

Leslie Lucas, executive director of the CF Foundation’s central Ohio chapter, said the Ohio Cobra Club is one of just two donors that has topped $1 million in contributions to the chapter (the other is the Hennessey family of Upper Arlington).

The club reached the milestone after the 2015 show and is now at $1.125 million — money designated specifically for research.

They’ve really made a huge impact,” Lucas said. “They’re a special group, for sure.”


Brian Freer, a Powell resident and the club vice president, said seeing Emily Kerr’s improvement has motivated members to continue their fundraising efforts.


It has been a labor of love,” Freer said.


Bruce Kerr said he has been “overwhelmed” by the club’s devotion to the disease in general and his daughter in particular. Members treat her like family, he said, having sent stuffed animals to her when she was younger and in the hospital, and always greeting her with hugs and well-wishes.


It would take a lot of fundraising walks and an enormous amount of bake sales to raise a million dollars,” Mr. Kerr said. “From a dad’s perspective, I give thanks every single day that these men and women do what they do.


I’m eternally grateful.”


By: Ken Gordon


kgordon@dispatch.com


@kgdispatch

Above was taken for the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch Newspaper – June 20, 2017


Emily Kerr with Ohio Cobra Club members, from left: Roy L. Edgar, Mark G. McKimmins, Dave Beck, George Daulton, Brian Freer and Mark Braden

Photograph by Fred Squillante/Dispatch



Members of the Ohio Cobra Club take personal pride in the dramatic improvement in the health of Hilliard resident Emily Kerr. “With the success of that little girl, we feel like we did something — like we actually contributed,” said Nick Zeyen, 65, a club member and North Side resident.

Thanks to the following supporters:

  • BACKDRAFT RACING INC.
    Industry leader in producing high quality, authentic Cobra replicas.
  • SPEED FANATIX, INC.
    Engine installer for Cobra replicas, as well as wheel alignment, road testing and final Pre-Delivery inspection.
  • FORMACARS
    A leading builder of iconic turn-key replicas and replica components.
  • City of London
    Home of the London Cobra Show.
  • MADISON COUNTY, OH
    Strategically located between Columbus and Springfield, and offers tremendous opportunities for commercial development.