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Eric Jones Riverrun Memorial Road Rally

On Saturday, Sept, 5th, Pam and Dave lead fellow OCC members Stan, Sharon, Tim, Fran, Josh and Dan on the Eric Jones Riverrun Memorial Road Rally put on by members of different car clubs. We had 3 Factory Five Cobras and a Ford Fiesta Cobra. The road rally took the group east to Steubenville, Ohio then back to Zanesville. The cruise was a detailed route of back roads. By the end of the day, the group put in about 370 miles. Great day of driving for a great cause!

On Saturday, Sept, 5th, Pam and Dave lead fellow OCC members Stan, Sharon, Tim, Fran, Josh and Dan on the Eric Jones Riverrun Memorial Road Rally put on by members of different car clubs. We had 3 Factory Five Cobras and a Ford Fiesta Cobra. The road rally took the group east to Steubenville, Ohio then back to Zanesville. The cruise was a detailed route of back roads. By the end of the day, the group put in about 370 miles. Great day of driving for a great cause!

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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!!!

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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.

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