Each year, on the weekend following Father's Day, the Ohio Cobra Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, sponsors the London Cobra Show and raffle. During the months preceding the show, club members sell raffles chances for a Cobra replica as a means of raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). The winning chance will be drawn at approximately 9:30 pm on Saturday, June 26 , 2021 . As a result of the 2020 raffle, $267,000 was donated to CFF.
Raffle chances are $20.00 each and may be purchased HERE.
The London Cobra Show is open only to 1960’s era Shelby Cobra Roadsters, Daytona Coupes and the Ford GT40, both replicas and originals. If you love these extraordinary automobiles, then 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 special automobiles. These distinctive automobiles are what originally brings everyone together, 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 a desire to have all LCS attendees stay in a single hotel, as well as a lack of adequate lodging in London. For 2021, the host hotel and venue will be the Columbus Marriott Northwest Hotel located at 5605 Blazer Parkway, Dublin, OH. 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 will roar onto London’s north Main Street. Once the Cobras have been parked and the opening ceremony has been completed, visitors will be able, for a $10.00 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, to take a charity ride in a Cobra.
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, located on Main Street directly in front of the Madison County Courthouse. On hand will be the major manufacturers of build-it-yourself component cars, as well as suppliers of turn key minus cars that are complete with paint, interior, wheels, tires, but without the drivetrain. Also having their products on display will be engine manufacturers, transmission suppliers, and agents for component car insurance, suppliers of Cobra and Shelby memorabilia, tee-shirts, as well as the Ohio Cobra Club’s raffle. Visitor parking is free along London’s city streets.
Main Street, south of the courthouse, will also be closed for the London Strawberry Festival which takes place concurrently with the London Cobra Show. You may view details of the London Strawberry Festival by clicking here.
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. If you do not have a Cobra registered for the show, but wish to attend, you may do so by purchasing a Saturday evening dinner ticket. To order your dinner ticket, click on the REGISTRATION tab. Additional show information may be found by clicking on the SHOW tab. Vendors should click HERE for additional vendor information.
On Thursday and Friday, at the Marriott hotel, please see the sign in the lobby for directions to the LCS registration room. Late arrivals may register early Saturday morning at the Speedway Truck Stop. Only those registered for the 2021 London Cobra Show may participate in the Parade of Cobras into London and/or display their automobiles on Main Street.
If you would like to make great memories, develop lasting friendships, and help those that suffer from cystic fibrosis, then register and attend the 2021 London Cobra Show. It is going to be fun!
During the months leading up to the show, club members acquire a replica of a Shelby Cobra replica and sell raffle chances so some lucky person will win the Cobra replica of their dreams. The club sells raffle chances on-line, as well as at various car shows around the country, with the raffles net proceeds donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for research.
The 2021 London Cobra Show’s raffle Cobra is a Hurricane Motorsports 427 Roadster Cobra replica, an automotive legend everyone knows simply as a Cobra. The Hurricane 427 Roadster is a masterwork of quality, utilizing top quality components and materials.
Raffle chances are $20.00 each and may be purchased HERE.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation remains the world’s leader in the fight to cure cystic fibrosis (CF), 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. Approximately 1,000 new cases of CF are diagnosed each and every year.
Thanks to the commitment of donors such as those who take part in the Ohio Cobra Club’s raffle, 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 2020 London Cobra Show and raffle, we were able to donate $267,000 to help fight cystic fibrosis. Since 2001, a total of $1,700,000 has been donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. All donations have been designated to advance the foundation’s innovative CF research.
The Foundation is investing heavily in 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 four FDA-approved therapies that treat the underlying cause of CF and with many more potential new medications in the CF research pipeline.
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.
By taking a chance on winning the Hurricane Motorsports 427 Roadster Cobra replica, you will certainly help us help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation meet their ultimate goal of finding a cure for cystic fibrosis.
For additional information on cystic fibrosis, please visit the CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION’S website.
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 four FDA-approved therapies that treat the basic defect in CF, and more than 25 potential new medications are advancing in the drug development pipeline. Yet, not everyone with CF can benefit from these treatments. We won't be satisfied until there is a cure for every person with cystic fibrosis.
It is remarkable that for two decades, the Ohio Cobra Club has been so committed 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 more than $1.6 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.
We will not leave anyone behind.
With you by our side, I am confident that we can make CF stand for Cure Found.
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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