Saturday’s Ed Combs Commemorative Parade of Cobras into London, Cobra’s on display along Main Street, vendor exhibits, and the Cystic Fibrosis charity rides are considered, by many, to be the most exciting event of the London Cobra Show. However there are track events, official and self-guided cruises scheduled throughout the days of the show as shown below:
(Extra cost for this event)
For those Cobra owners that would like to experience driving the Mid-Ohio Sports Car road course, a course that challenges the world’s top racers, while improving and refining their Cobra driving skills, this is the track day for you.
Cost is $375.00 per driver through April 16th and $425.00 per driver after April 16th. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to each driver upon completion of the event.
To register with Mid-Ohio for this event, please click HERE.
Plan to arrive at the track no later than 7:30 am Wednesday morning for track registration, with driving fun beginning at approximately 8:00 am and ending around 5:00 pm. Fuel will be available for purchase at the track as needed, and a concession stand will be available for lunch. Purchase of fuel and lunch will be by credit card only.
The preferred hotel for this event is the Quality Inn & Suites- Bellville/Mansfield. To register for a hotel room, please phone (419) 886-7000 and request the Mid-Ohio School room rate.
NOTE: Safety inspections of Cobras will be on Tuesday evening, beginning around 5:00 pm in the Comfort Inn’s parking lot.
Hotel Address: 1000 Comfort Plaza Drive, Bellville, OH, 44813
Phone: (419) 886-7000
Distance: Approximately 118 miles round trip
If you are looking for something to do Thursday or do not wish to go on one of Fridays guided cruises, you will find maps and directions for several self-guided cruises in the LCS registration room of the Marriott Hotel. These are cruises that you may take on your own or invite other Cobra owners to cruise with you.
Join a group of your Cobra friends as you cruise the roadways through the Allegheny foothills in southeast Ohio. You will be cruising through an area commonly known as the Hocking Hills Region, which is an area of winding roads as well as caves, cliffs and crevasses.
Driving these winding roads in your Cobra, as you take in all the area’s natural beauty, provides you with a spectacular cruise along what many consider to be Ohio’s best scenic drive. The Hocking Hills roadways aren’t just a treasure known to the locals and visitors from the region, they’re world-renowned and many consider them to be Ohio’s cousin to the “Tail of the Dragon”.
Besides the drive itself, a highlight of the Hocking Hills is the cavernous Ash Cave, which forms a huge open recess in the rock that can be walked in and around.
Visit a place in America where the lifestyle is of a people who defy modern conveniences while enjoying the simple pleasures of farm life and country living. You may see the Amish in their horse drawn carriages on the roads.
Amish County is a different part of America where the Amish live according to their Bible beliefs, which means little technology and lots of faith. For many of the Amish people, Pennsylvania Dutch is their first language, rather than English.
This cruise boasts views of natural vistas along winding curves and over rolling hills. In addition, you will be able to enjoy a lunch of Amish Country cooking.
Visit the official museum of the United States Air Force, the world’s largest military aviation museum. The museum boast more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles on display, including many rare and one-of-a-kind, along with thousands of historical items and powerful exhibits that bring history to life and connect the Wright brothers' legacy with today's stealth and precision technology.
In the museum you will be able to see the restored Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle which has been placed on permanent public display in the World War II Gallery. The Memphis Belle and its crew became iconic symbols of the heavy bomber crews and support personnel who helped defeat Nazi Germany and was the first of the heavy bombers to complete 25 combat missions. Also on display is Bockscar, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress that dropped the Fat Man atomic bomb on Nagasaki during the last days of World War II. Additionally there are many older aircraft and well as more modern ones such as the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber and the F-117 Nighthawk stealth ground attack aircraft and others. You will also see the aircraft dubbed the Hanoi Taxi, which at the end of the Vietnam War, brought American POWs back home.
You can also board a space shuttle, four different presidential aircraft, including SAM 26000, better known as Air Force One. This is the plane that carried President John F. Kennedy's body back to Washington, D.C., after he was assassinated in 1963, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as president on this plane and Richard Nixon flew on this plane on his first presidential trip to China. You may also step inside cargo planes, and much more.
FREE admission and parking.
Our autocross event on paper seems very simple – have a group of Cobra owner’s drive around the Circleville Raceway Park’s 7 tenths of mile asphalt paved 10 turn road course to see which driver is the quickest without going off course and into the grass.
While speeds are no greater than those encountered in highway driving, the hope of beating other Cobra owners for the fastest time of the day, the combination of concentration and precision maneuvering to stay on course will leave many drivers with their heart racing and hands trembling from adrenaline after each run.
You will need a helmet to participate but if you do not have a helmet, “loaner” helmets will be available for your use. Your Cobra will not need any special attention for this autocross. Competitors range from a Cobra owner and his daily driver Cobra to the more experienced autocross driver who has his Cobra set up with special tires and suspension settings.
Whatever your skill level – beginner or have ran autocross before, there is a place for you at our autocross event, so plan to enjoy our autocross event with your fellow Cobra owners.
Maybe, just maybe, you will be able to say that you had the fastest time of the day at the 2021 London Cobra Show autocross.
Saturday’s events start off with the lineup of the Cobras at the Speedway Truck Stop near the southwest corner of I-70's exit 79. At 9:00 am the Madison County Sheriff’s Department will escort the Cobra parade into London. Once the Cobras have been parked along London’s North Main Street and the opening ceremony is completed, drivers will offer charity rides, until 3:00 pm, for a $10.00 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
While the Cobras are parked on Main Street, visitors may view the Cobras, speak with the owners and visit the many vendors displaying their products in Gasoline Alley. 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.
South Main Street is also closed off for the londonstrawberryfestival.com which takes place concurrently with the London Cobra Show.
Does everyone rave about how great your chocolate chip cookies taste. If so, this is your chance to see if your cookies can win the 2021 London Cobra Show’s chocolate chip cookie contest. The contest is held each year to honor the four individuals that began what today is the London Cobra Show.
It all started when four Cobra loving friends got together at the home of Ed and Diane Combs shortly before Christmas of 1999 and Diane served them her chocolate chip cookies. Later, Dan Semko stated “Ed's wife made the best chocolate chip cookies in the world.” and those words began the tradition of our annual chocolate chip cookie contest.
The chocolate chip cookie recipe shown is the one that Diane used. See if you can bake a better chocolate chip cookie.CONTEST RULES
Grand Gala in the Marriott’s ballroom, socializing with friends, three-course dinner consisting of a salad, an entrée, and a dessert, with the evening activities, including speakers, donation to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, drawing of the winning raffle chance and concluding with the phone call to the lucky winner of the 2021 LCS Raffle Cobra.