Cobra Show

London Cobra Show – June 24, 25 and 26, 2021

Show will proceed RAIN or SHINE!

GUEST SPEAKERS

Mr. Marc Ginsky

Mr. Marc Ginsky

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Mr. Ginsky will not be able to attend and speak at the show this year due to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's stringent COVID-19 guidelines, that calls for an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of the cystic fibrosis community

Jo Coddington

Jo Coddington

Industry Spokesperson / TV Personality

Due to circumstances beyond her control, Mrs. Coddington will be unable to speak at our show this year.

Karen Salvaggio

Karen Salvaggio

Race Car Driver / Motor Car Influencer / Public Speaker

Karen is a seven-time racing champion and has secured more than 200 first place victories in competition, and her 35 years on the racetrack have taught her to overcome extreme challenges.

Karen’s racing career began in 1985 at NASCAR dirt track events in California, then moved to road racing with the Vintage Auto Racing Association (VARA), eventually competing in the Women’s Global GT with the American LeMans Series. She also competed in NHRA events, securing Top Eliminator award at the Pomona Drags in 1999, 4-time NCCC Champion, 3-time So Cal champion, named 2009 NASA Instructor Driver of the Year, and most recently was awarded 2016 and 2019 SOVREN Vintage Racing Champion.

An educator by profession, Karen served 23 years as a teacher, principal, director of special education, and retired in the role of superintendent of schools. She is a driving instructor and personal coach, builds Factory Five Racing Coupes, and has developed Thunder Valley Racing as the premier source of racing equipment and support for women racers. Karen holds a Doctorate in leadership and organizational development, a Master’s Degree in education, and a BA in social science.

Mr. Stacey David

Mr. Stacey David

Custom Car Builder / TV Personality

Stacey David is the person that every car guy wants in the garage, helping out on their project. With decades of experience working in restoration and hot rod shops, and over 20 years on national television on two hit TV shows, Stacey has been showing people how to build cool cars and trucks for a long time. His mechanical abilities and fabrication skills have made him one of the most trusted and respected custom car builders in the world today.

Stacey’s incredible work and positive influence have earned him, over the years, many awards and accolades from the automotive industry and he continues to work hand in hand with the OEM’s and aftermarket to keep new vehicles and parts in front of the gearhead public.

Stacey is well known for building wild, trend-setting custom vehicles like Copperhead, The V8 Interceptor, and Sargent Rock.

Stacey has inspired legions of gearheads


SHOW SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2021

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.

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 25, 2021

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
  • Wade Chamberlain Memorial Autocross – There is an extra cost for this event.
  • Frank Forestiere Memorial Amish Country Cruise
  • Flyin’ Freddie Memorial National Museum of The United States Air Force Cruise
  • Ed Combs Commemorative Cruise - 2021 Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio
  • Wade Chamberlain Memorial Electric Karting

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

3:00 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.

End of Cruises into the Evening

Leisure Time - Relax while visiting with your extended Cobra family.

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

The SmokeOut BBQ food truck, a 2019 LCS favorite, will again be offering pulled pork, pulled chicken and beef brisket sandwiches along with assorted sides.

Schmidt's Sausage Truck will also offer a variety of German sausages and their traditional sides, including jumbo vanilla cream puffs. Schmidt’s was awarded “Best Columbus Food Truck” by the Columbus Dispatch Newspaper.

In addition, the 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 26, 2021

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

You may register onsite at the Speedway Truck Stop, 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 Speedway Truck Stop, for The Ed Combs Commemorative Parade of Cobras into London.

NOTE: Must be registered for the London Cobra Show in order to participate in the Cobra parade and to display your car on the closed off London streets. Your 2021 LCS window sticker must be on your windshield.

9:00 am

The Cobras leave the Speedway Truck Stop, 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

Attend the drivers meeting for those drivers that are planning on giving charity rides.

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

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

Late dinner ticket and registration pick up in the atrium.

5:00 pm

Take advantage of the cash bar, in the atrium, while relaxing with your friends and your favorite beverage.

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

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. To enter, bring 13 chocolate chip cookies that you yourself have baked. You may enter as many different chocolate chip cookie recipes as you wish.

Will yours be the best chocolate chip cookies of the 2021 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 raffle ticket and phone call to the winner.

NOTE: In addition to the water, coffee, hot and ice tea served with dinner, a cash bar will be available for those that prefer something stronger.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

As we do not know what affect COVID-19 will have during the dates of the show, the Marriott Hotel has advised that our Grand Gala dinner may need to be limited to a range of between 108 and 270 individuals. The exact number will be determined by the requirements of the Ohio Department of Health in place in June.

Please register for the show early to secure your dinner reservation.

After Dinner Auction

Digital Fusion Studios and the official photographer for Carroll Shelby’s Shelby American company, Dave Friedman, has generously donated two hand-signed framed copies of his photographs, so they may be auctioned at our Saturday evening dinner. Both prints are printed on Silver Metallic Paper. Prints are 24″ x 20″ and the frame size is 25 ¾” x 22 ¾” is size.

The donated photographs were taken by Friedman during the heyday of Shelby’s Cobras. You may view and/or purchase many of Mr. Friedman’s other Shelby era photographs by clicking on the button below.

View Mr. Friedman’s photos

9:30 pm until Bedtime

After dinner spend time visiting with your extended Cobra family.


Past Winners

2020 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Dale T. from Prescott, AZ
Factory Five Racing Mark IV 25th Anniversary Roadster
NOTE: Cobra 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

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

2016 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

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

2015 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Joe T. from Chadron, OH
Superformance 20th Anniversary Roadster

2014 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

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

2013 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Don W. from Sunbury, PA
Hurricane Motorsports 427 Cobra

2012 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

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

2011 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

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

2010 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Linda M. from Zanesville, OH
Backdraft Racing 427 Cobra

2009 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Tom R. from Ross, OH
Factory Five Racing Coupe

2008 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Mike J. from Youngstown, OH
Superformance Cobra

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