The Ohio Cobra Club, sponsors of the London Cobra Show, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.
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Each year, on the weekend following Father's Day, the Ohio Cobra Club sponsors the London Cobra Show, originally called the Double Venom Spring Fling or DVSF, as a means of raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. During the months leading up to the show, club members acquire and assemble a replica of a Shelby Cobra roadster and sell raffle tickets so some lucky person will win the Cobra replica of their dreams. The club sells raffle tickets at various car shows around the country, as well as on-line, with the raffles net proceeds donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for research.
The 2020 Double Venom Spring Fling/London Cobra Show’s 20 th Anniversary Raffle Car is Serial #001 of only 25 Factory Five Racing MK IV Roadster replicas being built to celebrate the 25 th Anniversary of Factory Five Racing. The 2020 raffle car is a replica of a 1960’s era automotive legend everyone knows simply as a Cobra. This Cobra replica utilizes modern materials, manufacturing processes and offers the driver the advantage of some of the latest automotive technologies, such as a Ford Mustang V8 Coyote engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
To purchase raffle tickets, please click HERE.
The London Cobra Show is open to 1960’s era Shelby Cobra Roadsters, Daytona Coupes and the Ford GT40, both replicas and originals. If you love Cobras, the London Cobra Show is the place for you, as you will meet a large group of people from varied backgrounds and stories, all having a common bond – a love of these cars. The Cobras bring everyone together originally, but it is the friendships and shared experiences that bring everyone back year after year after year.
Although the show is called the London Cobra Show, or simply LCS, most of the events on Thursday and Friday take place in and around Dublin, a suburb northwest of Columbus, OH. This is due to the lack of adequate lodging in London and a desire to have all LCS attendees stay in a single hotel. For 2020, the host hotel and venue will be the Columbus Marriott Northwest Hotel located at 5605 Blazer Pkwy, Dublin, OH 43017. Please see the HOTEL section for information on the Columbus Marriott Northwest Hotel.
Various activities and cruises take place from Thursday through Saturday. Click on the EVENTS tab for additional information. The main events take place on Saturday, beginning with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department escorting the Parade of Cobras from the Speedway Truck Stop near the southwest corner of I-70's exit 79 along the approximately 10 mile long parade route into downtown London.
Shortly after 9:00 am on Saturday morning, the Cobras roar onto London’s north Main Street. Once the Cobras have been parked and the opening ceremony is completed, visitors will be able, for a $10.00 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, take a Cobra charity ride.
The Saturday portion of the show in downtown London is free for visitors so they may view the Cobras, speak with the owners and visit the many vendors displaying their products in “Gasoline Alley”, directly in front of the Madison County Courthouse. On hand will be the major manufacturers of "build-it-yourself" component car kits as well as suppliers of “turn key minus” cars that are complete with paint, interior, wheels, and tires less the drivetrain. Also having their products on display will be engine manufacturers, transmission suppliers, and agents for component car insurance, as well suppliers of Cobra and Shelby memorabilia, tee-shirts and a Cobra raffle. Visitor parking is free along London’s city streets.
Main Street south of the courthouse is also closed for the London Strawberry Festival which takes place concurrently with the London Cobra Show. Please see their website at www.londonstrawberryfestival.com.
To register for the show, please click on the REGISTRATION tab. On Saturday evening, LCS registered guests will enjoy the show’s Grand Gala in the Marriott’s ballroom. Please see the SHOW page for additional show information. Also see the REGISTRATION tab for additional information for Cobra owners registering for the show as well as those without a Cobra that wish to purchase a Saturday evening dinner ticket.
Vendors should click HERE for additional information.
At the Marriott hotel, please see the sign in the lobby for directions to the Franklin Room where LCS registration will be conducted on Thursday and Friday. Late arrivals may register early Saturday morning at the Speedway Truck Stop.
If you would like to make some great memories, develop lasting friendships and help those that suffer with cystic fibrosis, then register and attend the 2020 London Cobra Show. It is going to be fun!
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation remains the world’s leader in the fight to cure cystic fibrosis, a rare, genetic disease that makes it difficult to breathe and sadly shortens lives. Approximately 30,000 Americans have cystic fibrosis, and 1 in 31 Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene.
Thanks to the commitment of donors such as those who are part of the Ohio Cobra Club, there has never been more hope for many in the CF community, with transformative therapies on the horizon. The Ohio Cobra Club is proud to say that as a result of our 2019 London Cobra Show and raffle, we were able to donate $90,000 to help fight cystic fibrosis. Since 2000, we have donated nearly $1.4 million to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to advance innovative medical research.
The Foundation is investing heavily in this research to accelerate progress because no pace is fast enough for families waiting for a treatment. Over the past six years, the Foundation has doubled its funding in research to pursue cutting-edge technologies. And, there are now three FDA-approved therapies that treat the underlying cause of CF and more than 25 potential new medications in the CF research pipeline. Perhaps most exciting, the Foundation anticipates that a triple-combination modulator therapy could be approved in the coming months, with the potential to eventually benefit more than 90 percent of people with CF.
The Foundation has also been relentless in its pursuit of therapies to address the serious manifestations associated with the disease, such as infections, diabetes, and gastrointestinal (GI) issues. It is estimated that 20 years from now, a significant portion of the CF community will still require therapies to treat these complications. Currently, there are more than 200 research projects focused on this effort.
Yet the Foundation’s work is far from finished. Many with CF are still dying far too young. While the drug development pipeline is full of promising therapies, it will take many years and sustained investment to bring them to patients.
Your support will certainly help us help the Foundation meet their ultimate goal – to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.
For additional information, please visit www.cff.org.
PLEASE HELP US HELP TURN THE DREAM OF A CF CURE INTO A REALITY!
Thanks to generous supporters such as those who are part of the Ohio Cobra Club, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has made significant progress for those living with this disease. There are now three FDA-approved therapies that treat the basic defect in CF, and more than 25 potential new medications are advancing in the drug development pipeline. The treatments of tomorrow are in the lab today.
It is remarkable that for nearly two decades, the Ohio Cobra Club has been relentless in their efforts to raise funds and awareness about cystic fibrosis at their annual London Cobra Show in London, Ohio. Together, this dedicated group has inspired people from across the country to contribute nearly $1.4 million in support of our mission. This generosity means that we are one step closer to reaching our goal – to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.
With you on our side, I am confident that, one day, those living with this disease today will be able to say: “I used to have CF.”
Thank you for bringing hope to all people living with cystic fibrosis.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
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