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“COBRA PILOTE: THE Ed Hugus Story” written by Robert Walker

Dalton Watson Fine Books is in the process of releasing a new book titled “Cobra Pilote: The Ed Hugus Story” by Robert Walker. 

The life story of James Edward (Ed) Hugus, a racing driver and car dealer, with special emphasis on his relationship with Carroll Shelby and the development of the first Shelby Cobra racing cars in the early 1960s. Hugus provided the funding to jump-start the project and in his capacity as a driver, piloted the first racing Cobra (CSX 2001) in competition, and in 1963, the first Cobra (CSX 2142) to appear at Le Mans. 

Hugus was a remarkable man of great integrity. He was a hero and survivor of World War II, a successful businessman and at the height of his career, he operated three auto dealerships in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As an amateur racer, he actively competed alongside some of the world’s greatest professional drivers during the 1950s and 1960s and often finished well ahead. He was a founding father of the Steel Cities Region of the Sports Car Club of America and went on to participate at Le Mans for ten consecutive years from 1956 to 1965. One of his most important accomplishments was his involvement with Carroll Shelby in creating the Cobra, without Hugus, Shelby’s dream may never have seen the light of day. This book explains Hugus’ version of the beginnings of this famous car.  

The book is a hard cover with a dust jacket.The book has 304 pages with 328 black and white, and color photographs. Price is $89.00. 

You may purchase the book from:

Dalton Watson Fine Books

1730 Christopher Drive

Deerfield, Illinois 60015

Phone: 847 945 9603

 Note: Click on https://goo.gl/gbkuxd to read sample pages from the book.

Dalton Watson Fine Books is in the process of releasing a new book titled “Cobra Pilote: The Ed Hugus Story” by Robert Walker. The life story of James Edward (Ed) Hugus, a racing driver and car dealer, with special emphasis on his relationship with Carroll Shelby and the development of the first Shelby Cobra racing cars in the early 1960s. Hugus provided the funding to jump-start the project and in his capacity as a driver, piloted the first racing Cobra (CSX 2001) in competition, and in 1963, the first Cobra (CSX 2142) to appear at Le Mans.

Cobra Show

Membership renewal

It is now time to renew your Level 1 Ohio Cobra Club membership. 

Membership in this organization is open to all who have an interest in Cobras, replicas and other cars with similar historic origin and significance, and who wish to further promote the organization through involvement in events and activities. The club has two different levels of membership, both of which are described below. 

To renew or become a Level 1 club member, please mail $20.00 to the following address:

OHIO COBRA CLUB

P.O. Box 340498

Columbus, OH. 43234-0498 

According to the club's by-laws, dues shall be paid on or before February 28th of each calendar year.

LEVEL 1 MEMBERSHIP

Level 1 members pay dues of $20.00 per year which provide you with voting privileges in officer and board elections. Level 1 membership must be renewed each calendar year.

LEVEL 2 MEMBERSHIP

Level 2 members are non-dues paying and have all the privileges of Level 1 membership, except it does not have Level 1 voting privileges. Level 2 membership does not expire and does not require yearly renewal.


It is now time to renew your Level 1 Ohio Cobra Club membership.

Do dreams come true?

We hope so, at least as far as this young man goes.


On November 26th and 27th, the Ohio Cobra Club displayed and sold tickets for their 2017 London Cobra Show raffle car. Overall the weekend at the United Ford Owners Super Swap Meet was a success. We sold raffle tickets, met old friends, made several new friends and made one young man's day.


The young man in the photo stood and stared at the raffle car for quite some time. When asked if he would like to sit in the Cobra, he quickly shook his head yes. Perhaps, someday his dream will come true and he will be able to have his own Cobra.


We hope so, at least as far as this young man goes.

2017 Ohio Cobra Club Meeting Dates

The following are the dates for our scheduled 2017 Ohio Cobra Club meetings. All meetings are set to begin at 10:30 am on Saturdays. 


Additional details and information about the following meetings will be added as soon as it is available.


Club Meeting - June 10, 2017.

London Cobra Show - June 22, 23, 24, 2017


Please check back often for updates.


Note: Information on club cruises and dinners will be added to the NEWS section of the website as the information is developed.

The following are the dates for our scheduled 2017 Ohio Cobra Club meetings. All meetings are set to begin at 10:30 am on Saturdays. Additional details and information about the meeting locations will be added as soon as it is available..

Columbus Zoo Car Show - October 2, 2016

The 2016 Classic Car Show at the Columbus Zoo provided the opportunity to take our snakes to the zoo.

The show not only gave everyone a chance to display their Cobras at the zoo but another occasion to visit with friends.  In addition, we were able to see other classic cars and to visit the zoo's reptiles and animals.

The 2016 Classic Car Show at the Columbus Zoo provided the opportunity to take our snakes to the zoo.

Sunday September 11 Cruise

After some 2 plus fun-filled hours of cruising around central Ohio, in our Cobras, it was time to take a break for some food. So a stop at Leon's Garage in Marysville was in order.


In all 16 club members enjoyed friendship, some great barbecue, as well as Rick and his staff's hospitality at Leon's Garage. In all, it was worth the slightly cool drive home.


If you missed this cruise, be sure to get your Cobra out and join us on our next cruise as we cruise around central Ohio.

After some 2 plus fun-filled hours of cruising around central Ohio, in our Cobras, it was time to take a break for some food. So a stop at Leon's Garage in Marysville was in order.

Ohio Cobra Club Labor Day Picnic

Our Club's annual labor day picnic was a huge success, with 19 people and 9 Cobras in attendance. That is if you count the 3 Cobras that are in various stages of construction.


Dave Pohli, as usual, was in charge of the barbecuing and he did an excellent job on the hamburgers, hot dogs, and steak. As is normally the case, everyone brought their appetite, but there was still food left for later.


The only hiccup was the fact that no one thought to bring buns. So, our thanks go to Dave Beck and Josh Lau for making a run to the local market and saved the day for all of the hungry people.


For those of you that missed out on the picnic, please plan on attending next year.




Our Club's annual labor day picnic was a huge success, with 19 people and 9 Cobras in attendance. That is if you count the 3 Cobras that are in various stages of construction.

2017 LCS Raffle Car

The Ohio Cobra club is pleased to announce the 2017 London Cobra Show's raffle car is a Superformance Mark III, as seen on Velocity Television's All Girls Garage. This Cobra has a Roush Performance 427 cubic inch engine, rated at 510 HP/515 pound-feet torque mated to a Tremec TKO 600, 5-speed transmission.

The Ohio Cobra club is pleased to announce the 2017 London Cobra Show's raffle car is a Superformance Mark III, as seen on Velocity Television's All Girls Garage.

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