Cobra Show

London Cobra Show – June 23, 24 and 25, 2022

Show will proceed RAIN or SHINE!


Gary Patterson

President, Shelby American, Inc.

Las Vegas, NV

Gary Patterson has been a key Shelby team member since the birth of the continuation Cobra through current Mustang and Ford F-150 based vehicles. He manages the Cobra dealer program and Shelby Mod Shops worldwide, as well as oversees all manufacturing, sales, operations, distribution, marketing and a broad range of strategic sales, consumer initiatives and experiences around the globe.

Patterson is a key Shelby American test/development driver and served as a factory team driver for Shelby American in various events. He has been deeply involved in the creation and refinement of every Shelby vehicle since the company moved to Las Vegas. He is on the NADA advisory board and is an Optima Batteries Power Pro Ambassador for Motorsports and serves as chief technical advisor for the Ultimate Street Car Association competition held in Las Vegas annually.

Patterson has always been involved in motorsports and raced everything from tricycles to sports cars. His love for Mustangs began when his father brought home a 1965 convertible. Those early years led to his first car purchase, a 1969 Mach 1 Mustang which he still owns. Patterson drag raced that car while in high school and later became involved in autocross and competed in a modified Corvette. He currently owns several key Shelby development vehicles that he helped to create over the years.

Patterson began his Open Road Racing career in 1991 by helping with technical inspections at the Silver State Classic Challenge Open Road race in Nevada. He served on the Board of Directors and was Race Director of the Silver State Classic Challenge Open Road race from 1998 to 2004. In 2001, Patterson helped to start the Sandhills Open Road Challenge based in Nebraska. The event quickly established itself as a great venue for motorsports enthusiasts.

At the Mid America Shelby Ford event each year, Patterson serves as a driving instructor for the road course event. He has served as President of the Mustang Club of Las Vegas, VP of Competition for the Central Buckeye Corvette Association and was an NCRS judge.

His awards include one from Fort Findlay, his hometown in Ohio, for achievements in his field.

Gary Patterson


Your early show registration is appreciated and strongly encouraged!


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 24, 2022

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 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 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.


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: You must be registered for the London Cobra Show, and have the 2022 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 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

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 ticket and registration.

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 2022 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 2022 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. 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.


As it is unknown what affect COVID-19 will have during the 2022 LCS, the requirements of the Ohio Department of Health in effect at the time of the show will be followed.

Past Winners


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Mike J. from Youngstown, OH
Superformance Cobra Replica

Thanks to the following supporters:

    Industry leader in producing high quality, authentic Cobra replicas.
    Engine installer for Cobra replicas, as well as wheel alignment, road testing and final Pre-Delivery inspection.
    A leading builder of iconic turn-key replicas and replica components.
  • City of London
    Home of the London Cobra Show.
    Strategically located between Columbus and Springfield, and offers tremendous opportunities for commercial development.