Cobra Show

London Cobra Show – June 22, 23 and 24, 2023

Show will proceed RAIN or SHINE!

GUEST SPEAKER

Steve Volk

Founder & CEO, TapKat, Executive Director of the Shelby American Collection

Boulder, Colorado

Volk has had a long career in optical and rotating magnetic data storage including having launched the first tape and disc subsystem for the IBM PC, founding member of PrairieTek, inventor of the 2.5 inch hard drive, founder of Integral Peripherals developer of the 1.8 inch hard drive and founder of DataPlay which developed digital media and micro-optical storage drives for the music industry.

In 1996, Volk co-founded the nonprofit Shelby American Collection www.shelbyamericancollection.org in Boulder, Colorado, which is the world's most significant collection of Shelby race cars such as Cobras, GT40s, Shelby Mustangs and memorabilia.

Volk has extensive experience in technology startup companies. He has established numerous joint ventures and manufacturing partnerships in the United States and throughout the Far East. He holds 30 patents in data storage. Volk was a finalist for the Rocky Mountain Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1995 and 1996 and won the award in 2001.

Volk served as an Advisory Board Member for the University of Colorado's Office of Technology Transfer. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri.

Steve Volk

SHOW SCHEDULE

Your early show registration is appreciated and strongly encouraged!

THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2023

1:00 pm until 7:00 pm - LCS Registration

Please see the sign in the Marriott’s lobby for directions to the LCS registration room.
If you need to register on-site, please do so here.
If you have preregistered, you may pick up your registration packet here.

1:00 pm until 7:00 pm - Self Guided Cruises

Maps for various cruises that one may take on their own or with other Cobras will be available in the registration room.

2:00 pm until 6:00 pm - FORMACARS Open House

Join your Cobra friends and attend the Open House of FORMACARS, a local firm known as a leading builder of iconic turn-key replicas and replica components.

4:30 pm until 8:00 pm - Der Dutchman Cruise-In

Join your Cobra friends for fun, door prizes, viewing of local hot rods and cars while listening to oldies music at the Der Dutchman Restaurant and Bakery Cruise-In. There will be food, such as hot sandwiches and homemade ice cream, available for purchase, or you may go inside the restaurant and order from the menu.

The cruise-in will be in the field, south of the Der Dutchman Restaurant, located at the southeast corner of West Avenue and State Route 42 in Plain City, OH. Please allow approximately 20 minutes for travel time.

If you prefer to travel as part of the guided group, please line up in front of the main hotel entrance for a 4:30 pm departure.

8:00 pm until Bedtime

Enjoy spending time after the cruise-in with your Cobra friends in the Marriott’s parking lot.


FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2023

7:00 am until 9:00 am - LCS Registration

Please see the sign in the Marriott’s lobby for directions to the LCS registration room.
If you need to register on-site, please do so here.
If you have preregistered, you may pick up your registration packet here.

8:00 am - Begin Guided Cruises

Select from the following cruises that will have staggered starts every 15 minutes:

  • Dan Semko Memorial Hocking Hills Cruise.
  • Frank Forestiere Memorial Amish Country Cruise.
  • Flyin' Freddie Memorial National Museum of The United States Air Force Cruise.
  • Wade Chamberlain Memorial Electric Karting.
  • Nick Zeyen Vintage Racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Memorial Cruise.

Please see the EVENTS tab for a description of each these cruises.

3:00 pm until 5:00 pm - LCS Registration
8:00 pm until 9:00 pm

Please see the sign in the Marriott's lobby for directions to the LCS registration room.
If you need to register on-site, please do so here.
If you have preregistered, you may pick up your registration packet here.

End of Cruises into the Evening

Leisure Time - Relax while visiting with your extended Cobra family in the hotel’s parking lot.

4:00 pm until 8:00 pm – Food Trucks and Parking Lot Party

Schmidt's Sausage food truck will offer a variety of German sausages, as well as their traditional sides, including jumbo vanilla cream puffs. Schmidt's has recently been awarded "Best Columbus Food Truck" by the Columbus Dispatch Newspaper.

Taquitos Truck will provide you with a great taste of Mexico by way of their authentic street taquitos, quesadillas, burritos, nachos, and queso and chips, as well as their delicious churros that are filled with cajeta (caramel).

Graeter’s Ice Cream will have their dense and creamy ice cream for you to enjoy as a great summertime evening desert. Graeter’s uses two and one-half gallon French Pot freezers, were the finest ingredients and high butterfat cream is frozen with very little trapped air, yielding an irresistible and indulgent ice cream.

Driving Guitars Band will be performing their unique instrumental guitar, bass and drums music. The band will feature a wide variety of rock & roll and surfer tunes.

8:00 pm until Bedtime

After dinner, enjoy spending time in the parking lot with your Cobra friends.


SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2023

8:00 am until 8:45 am - LCS Late Registration

You may register onsite at the Madison County Engineer's Office, located approximately 15 miles west of the hotels, just southwest of the intersection of I-70 West (Exit 79) and U.S. Route 42 northeast of London, OH.

8:00 am until 9:00 am – Parade Line Up

Line up your Cobra at the Madison County Engineer's Office, for The Ed Combs Commemorative Parade of Cobras into London.

NOTE: You must be registered for the London Cobra Show, and have the 2023 LCS window sticker on your windshield, in order to participate in the Cobra parade and to display your car on the closed off London streets.

9:00 am

The Cobras leave the Madison County Engineer's Office, escorted by the Madison County Sheriff's Department, along the approximately 10 mile long parade route into London.

9:30 am Approximately

See the Parade of Cobras as the Cobras arrive in London on North Main Street.

9:30 am until 3:00 pm

Visit with the vendors that are located along the LCS "Gasoline Alley" on London's Main Street in front of the Madison County Courthouse.

9:40 am

Opening ceremonies, check presentation to the City of London and Madison County officials, at the intersection of London's North Main Street and Fifth Street.

9:50 am

Drivers that intend to give charity rides will need to attend the driver's instruction meeting conducted near the intersection of London's North Main Street and Fifth Street.

10:00 am until 3:00 pm - Donald L. Muirheid, Jr. Charity Rides

Visitors may take a ride in a Cobra for a $10.00 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

3:00 pm

Cobras leave London and return to the host hotel.

5:00 pm until 6:15 pm

Take advantage of the cash bar while relaxing with your friends and your favorite beverage, as well as pick up late LCS dinner tickets or registrations.

5:15 pm - Diane Combs Commemorative Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest

Does everyone say the middle of your chocolate chip cookies are soft and chewy and taste so good. Even if your cookies don't get compliments or great reviews, you are still challenged to see if your cookies can win the 2023 London Cobra Show's chocolate chip cookie contest. Easy to enter - just bring 13 chocolate chip cookies that you yourself have baked. You may enter as many different chocolate chip cookie recipes as you wish. Remember - No commercially baked cookies allowed.

Will your chocolate chip cookies be judged the best cookies of the 2023 LCS?

6:00 pm

Doors to the ballroom open.

6:00 pm until 9:30 pm - Grand Gala Dinner

Grand Gala in the Marriott’s ballroom, socializing with friends, three-course dinner consisting of a salad, entrée and dessert, evening activities, drawing of the winning sweepstakes entry and phone call to the winner. In addition to the tap water served with dinner, coffee, hot and iced tea will be offered on request. A cash bar will also be available for those that may prefer a stronger beverage.

Please note that dinner is open seating, if you desire to have certain individuals sit with you at a table, you should plan to enter the ballroom at the same time.

In order to not be disappointed Saturday evening, please register and purchase your guests dinners early.


Past Winners

2022 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Tim T. from Newark, OH
Backdraft Racing RT4 Roadster Cobra Replica

2021 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

John W. from Dublin, OH
Hurricane Motorsports 427 Roadster Cobra Replica

2020 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Dale T. from Prescott, AZ
Factory Five Racing Mark IV 25th Anniversary Roadster was sold by Dale T. without his seeing it in person.

2019 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Anthony “Tony” M. from New Castle, PA
Factory Five Racing MK IV Roadster Cobra Replica

2018 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Larry K. from London, OH
Backdraft Racing RT3 Cobra Replica

2017 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Jackie S. from Montgomery, OH
Superformance Mark III Cobra Replica

2016 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Braden D. from Westlake OH
Factory Five Racing Mark IV 20th Anniversary Roadster Replica

2015 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Joe T. from Chardon, OH
Superformance 20th Anniversary Roadster Replica

2014 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Mark B. from Galloway, OH
Shell Valley Classic Wheels Cobra Replica

2013 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Don W. from Sunbury, PA
Hurricane Motorsports 427 Cobra Replica

2012 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

George S. from Medford, MA
Unique Motorcars 289 Cobra Replica
A Tribute to Allen Grant

2011 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

George “Buddy” B. from London, OH
Factory Five Racing 427 Cobra Replica
A Tribute to the late Dick Smith

2010 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Linda M. from Zanesville, OH
Backdraft Racing 427 Cobra Replica

2009 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Tom R. from Ross, OH
Factory Five Racing Coupe Replica

2008 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Mike J. from Youngstown, OH
Superformance Cobra Replica

Other Past Winners

2007 Jim H. from LaPlata, MD

2006 Ken F. from London, OH

2005 Garry & Debbie E. from Dixon, IL

2004 Chuck S. from New Carlisle, OH

2003 Bob S. from Wheaton, IL

2002 Tom R. from Dublin, CA

Thanks to the following supporters:

  • FORMACARS
    A leading builder of iconic turn-key replicas and replica components.
  • City of London
    Home of the London Cobra Show.
  • MADISON COUNTY, OH
    Strategically located between Columbus and Springfield, and offers tremendous opportunities for commercial development.
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