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TAKE A CHANCE ON WINNING THIS COBRA REPLICA!

Just imagine yourself, with a giant smile on your face, as you slide in, buckle up, stepping on the accelerator as you let off the clutch, and begin shifting through the gears, with the 5.0L Ford Coyote engine’s exhaust rumbling in your ears. All while you enjoy cruising along some of your favorite twisty roads in your very own replica Cobra. This could be you, but first you must take a chance or two on winning.

Take a chance HERE so you don’t miss out, as internet sales will close in just a few short weeks.

Taking a chance on winning this Cobra replica is most likely the best chance you will have on winning the car of your dreams. As, the 2022 London Cobra Show’s raffle offers a MAXIMUM OF 15,000 CHANCES to win this beautiful Ruby Red with Black Magic body and side stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica. This Cobra replica will be given away the evening of June 25th regardless of the number of chances sold.

Even if are not the lucky raffle winner, you will still be a winner as the raffle’s net proceeds will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and designated for research into finding a cure for cystic fibrosis.

GOOD LUCK, and a sincere thank you for your support in helping to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.

Posted May 21, 2022


Just imagine yourself, with a giant smile on your face, as you slide in, buckle up, stepping on the accelerator as you let off the clutch, and begin shifting through the gears, with the 5.0L Ford Coyote engine’s exhaust rumbling in your ears. All while you enjoy cruising along some of your favorite twisty roads in your very own replica Cobra. This could be you, but first you must take a chance or two on winning.

MESSAGE FROM THE PROUD FATHER OF A CYSTIC FIBROSIS FIGHTER

Yesterday was one of the very happiest days of my life! Many of you know and have supported my daughter Jenny as she has grown up in the FFR community and has fought against Cystic Fibrosis all her life. Yesterday, her mom Denise and I watched as she graduated from NC State University, magna cum laude with a Major in Communications!

I was fighting back tears as I waved to her from our seats in the PNC Arena as she and 6,100 of her fellow WolfPack students awaited commencement and were eager to start exciting new chapters in their lives! 

I found myself wishing I could go back in time a few decades to a particularly difficult Christmas spent at Children's Hospital with Jenny. That year it was a two-week hospital stay and our young family spent both Christmas and New Year's with Jenny quite sick. 

What I would tell myself 20 years ago! I'd tell myself not to worry so much... that God has a plan for her, and also that there is an army of people, many of whom you haven't even met yet, who will have your back, lift you up, and help your daughter fight this illness as though she were their own. 

So many of you have helped Jenny over the years! When she was barely able to walk, we went on our first CF Fundraiser walk and I remember my lawyer Randy Weeks (who personally managed the Shelby litigation and wins) coming along and he went every year! FFR customers rallied for a chocolate chip cookie contest to benefit Team Jenny and the CF Foundation, that event grew to the largest Cobra cruise-in in the country and the Ohio Cobra Club has raised almost 2 million dollars!  

From fundraisers over the years to personal notes and acts of generosity and kindness, Jenny always has had Hot Rodder Guardian Angels. When she started at NC State, Jeff Collins from Whitby gave her his personal cell and said, "if you need anything, we got your back and are minutes away". Jeff did one of the very first fundraisers with his FFR Mid-Atlantic customers at his shop when Jenny was only 3 years old!

So, to all of you, my friends. To all of you who have donated time or money to the CF Foundation. Yesterday, you were there with us as we watched Jenny graduate on a beautiful late spring day in North Carolina. She is healthy and strong thanks to breakthrough medicines that were developed with the money that so many of you raised! Jenny has been the recipient of so much love and support from the Factory Five Community and so many wonderful people. 

On behalf of Denise and I and our immediate family, I want to say thank you! Days don’t get any better and a dad cannot be more grateful. 

Dave Smith

Jenny's Dad and Owner of Factory Five Racing



Yesterday was one of the very happiest days of my life! Many of you know and have supported my daughter Jenny as she has grown up in the FFR community and has fought against Cystic Fibrosis all her life. Yesterday, her mom Denise and I watched as she graduated from NC State University, magna cum laude with a Major in Communications!

LCS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

As a attendee of the London Cobra Show it will be greatly appreciated if you would agree to volunteer to help for a couple of hours during the 2022 show. 

Please go HERE to see the positions and times that volunteers will be needed.

Thank you for those that plan to volunteer this year, as well as those that have done so in past years. LCS would not be successful, or even feasible, without the assistance of the many volunteers that help out during the year. 

Posted May 5, 2022


As a attendee of the London Cobra Show it will be greatly appreciated if you would agree to volunteer to help for a couple of hours during the 2022 show.

WHY DO COBRAS HAVE STRIPES?

During 1963, when Carroll Shelby and his team first began racing Cobras, none of the Cobras had stripes. The fact that many 1965 and later Cobras have stripes, is actually due to two individuals Briggs Cunningham and Peter Brock. So, the question is - why did the Cobras get their racing stripes? 

One can trace automotive racing stripes back to a young Cincinnatian, Briggs Swift Cunningham II, who would eventually become a millionaire entrepreneur, race car driver and owner/builder. Cunningham developed his lifelong love for automobile racing at a young age, as he often went with, and watched as his uncle street raced his Dodge touring car.  

Cunningham’s early love of auto racing later developed into a long career of manufacturing and racing sports cars of his own design. Cunningham, who is said to have pioneered road racing in the States, would build a reputation for winning races at various road courses. After World War II, Cunningham’s love for sports car racing led him to establish the Sports Car Club of America, better known today as the SCCA.

During the early days of road racing, most of the sports cars were roadsters, and they all tended to look very similar to each other. This posed a problem for race officials, as well as spectators, in trying to accurately distinguish individual cars during a race. To aid in identifying individual race cars and teams, the various sanctioning bodies that eventually would become today’s Federation Internationale del'Automobile (FIA) stipulated that all race cars were to be painted a distinctive color based on the nationality of the car owner. 

To meet the paint color regulation, the British race teams chose to use green, the Belgian teams went with yellow, the French teams chose blue, and the Germans selected silver, while the Italian teams decided on red. When American race teams began racing their sports cars internationally, they chose to paint their sports cars white, while the exposed frames were painted blue.

Cunningham had a dream of winning the most prestigious sports car race in the world, the 24 Heures du Mans. In 1950 he entered a pair of Cadillacs, both of which failed to finish the 24-hour race. As Cunningham was partial to the white and blue color combination that had been chosen for the American teams, he decided to paint his race cars white, with blue stripes running up the hood, over the top and down the rear deck. Cunningham’s blue with white stripes race cars became instantly recognizable, and the blue stripes soon became known as Cunningham stripes. Later the stripes would be called Le Mans stripes, rally stripes or just racing stripes. 

During the mid-1950’s while Cunningham was racing, Peter Brock was attending high school as a student. Most of Peters high school friends tended to follow hot rods, or were involved in the drag racing scene. However, Peter was more interested in road racing. Brock owned a customized 1946 Ford convertible, that was powered by a Cadillac V8, backed by a LaSalle 3-speed transmission. Soon after he obtained the Ford convertible, Brock painted the Ford white with a pair of blue, Cunningham-style racing stripes. As time went on, Brock acquired other cars, which he also painted white with blue stripes. This color scheme soon became his trademark. 

Brock, became Carroll Shelby's first paid employee during 1961, and he later would become responsible for design at Shelby America. In his design position, Brock was responsible for the appearance of the Shelby American’s Mustang GT350 race cars. Since he was a road racing, as well as a Briggs Cunningham fan, Brock outfitted Shelby’s GT350 team cars with the white and blue stripe styling that everyone recognizes today as a Shelby GT350. In addition, Shelby’s 1964 Daytona Coupes were painted Viking Blue with white stripes. 

For the 1965 racing season the Shelby American race cars, including the 427 Cobra, were painted Guardsman Blue with white Le Mans stripes. This color combination today is considered by many to be the most iconic look for Shelby’s race cars.

So, one must thank both Briggs Cunningham and Peter Brock for Cobras having the twin Cunningham stripes.

To purchase your very own chance to win a Cobra replica, painted in a beautiful Ruby red with Black magic side and body stripes scheme, please go HERE.

Posted May 5, 2022


During 1963, when Carroll Shelby and his team first began racing Cobras, none of the Cobras had stripes. The fact that many 1965 and later Cobras have stripes, is actually due to two individuals Briggs Cunningham and Peter Brock. So, the question is - why did the Cobras get their racing stripes?

FAIR MARKET VALUE HAS BEEN SET FOR RAFFLE CAR!

On April 26, 2022, an independent classic automobile appraiser, who is a member of the International Automotive Appraisers Association, established the Fair Market Value of the Cobra replica that is being raffled as part of the London Cobra Show.

The independent automotive appraiser has set the Fair Market Value at $55,000.

The winning chance to win this Ruby red with Black magic body and side stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica will be drawn in a few short weeks, so go HERE to purchase your chances. You know you do not want to miss out on an opportunity to perhaps own this beautiful Cobra replica. When you take a chance or two, you will also be helping those that suffer from cystic fibrosis, as the raffle’s net proceeds will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Thanks for your support.

Posted April 28, 2022


On April 26, 2022, an independent classic automobile appraiser, who is a member of the International Automotive Appraisers Association, established the Fair Market Value of the Cobra replica that is being raffled as part of the London Cobra Show.

B&B COBRA REPLICA ONLINE AUCTION HAS CLOSED.

The BringATrailer.com auction of the B&B manufacturing Cobra replica that was donated to the Ohio Cobra Club, by the family of the late Hoosier Cobra Club member Randy Baker, has now ended.

The Cobra replica has tentatively been sold. More details will be available once the transaction has been completed.

Posted April 25, 2002


The BringATrailer.com auction of the B&B manufacturing Cobra replica that was donated to the Ohio Cobra Club, by the family of the late Hoosier Cobra Club member Randy Baker, has now ended.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING ON? ONLY TWO MONTHS LEFT TO REGISTER FOR THE 2022 LONDON COBRA SHOW!

To register your Cobra for the show, purchase a Saturday evening dinner for your guests, or if you plan to attend the show without your Cobra, please use the LCS website’s ONLINE REGISTRATION form. If you are planning to attend without a Cobra, you are welcome to participate in the show’s Thursday and Friday cruises with your daily driver. However, ONLY registered Cobras will be allowed to participate in Saturdays Cobra parade into London.

Also, while registering for the show, don’t forget to take a chance of two on winning the beautiful Ruby Red with Black Magic body and side stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica.

Go HERE to register for the show and/or to purchase a Saturday evening dinner only.     

THURSDAY:

Guided cruise:

  • Der Dutchman Restaurant and Bakery Cruise-In, Plain City, OH. 

FRIDAY:

Guided cruises:

  • 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.

After the cruises return to the hotel, everyone will be able to relax and enjoy the party in the parking lot. There will be food trucks available for your evening meal, as well as after dinner deserts for your enjoyment.

SATURDAY:

  • Cobra parade from Speedway Truck Stop into London.

Saturday evening, enjoy dinner, speakers, CFF check presentation and drawing of the winning raffle chance for the Backdraft Racing Cobra replica.

Hope to see you in Dublin and London, OH in June.

Posted April 22, 2022


To register your Cobra for the show, purchase a Saturday evening dinner for your guests, or if you plan to attend the show without your Cobra, please use the LCS website’s ONLINE REGISTRATION form. If you are planning to attend without a Cobra, you are welcome to participate in the show’s Thursday and Friday cruises with your daily driver. However, ONLY registered Cobras will be allowed to participate in Saturdays Cobra parade into London.

DONATED COBRA REPLICA now on bringatrailer.com

The B&B Manufacturing Cobra replica that was donated to the Ohio Cobra Club, by the family of the late Hoosier Cobra Club member Randy Baker, is currently being auctioned on the bringatrailer.com website. This is a great chance to purchase a ready to be driven and enjoyed Cobra replica, just as the driving season is approaching. 

If you know of anyone interested in purchasing a Cobra replica, please let them know of this online auction. 

To visit the action site, please go HERE.

This Cobra replica was assembled from a B&B Manufacturing kit in 2000 and is finished in red with white stripes over black. It has been brought up to date on many service items, as well as the installation of four new 17” Sumitomo - HTR A/S P03 Performance All Season – tires.

This replica is powered by a Ford 390 cubic inch V8 engine paired with a five-speed manual transmission, the latter of which was installed in 2019. Equipment includes later Mustang Cobra-style 17″ wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, coilover suspension, side pipes, a roll hoop for the driver, and a Kenwood stereo radio.

Net proceeds of this auction will be donated by the Ohio Cobra Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization - EIN #20-2462827, to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Ohio Cobra Club would to thank the family of the late Randy Baker, as well as the Hoosier Cobra Club, and Brian Henry of MOTORVAULT, for making this donation possible. 

Posted April 18, 2022

The B&B Manufacturing Cobra replica that was donated to the Ohio Cobra Club, by the family of the late Hoosier Cobra Club member Randy Baker, is currently being auctioned on the bringatrailer.com website. This is a great chance to purchase a ready to be driven and enjoyed Cobra replica, just as the driving season is approaching.

ARE YOU REGISTERED FOR THE 2022 LONDON COBRA SHOW?

Your 2022 LCS Cobra registration is $111.00 prior to midnight EDT, March 31, and includes one (1) Saturday evening dinner, LCS windshield sticker, show program, and an early LCS registration tee-shirt. 

Please be aware that if you wait and register after midnight EDT, March 31, your registration will not include the early LCS registration tee-shirt. However, regular show tee-shirts will be available for sale at the show. While making your registration, don’t forget to order a meal for your guests.

If you plan to attend the show without your Cobra, please use the LCS website’s ONLINE REGISTRATION form to order your Saturday evening dinner selections for you and your guest. You are welcome to participate in the show’s cruises with your daily driver. However, ONLY registered Cobras will be allowed to participate in the Saturday parade into London.

On Thursday evening, everyone should plan on enjoying the guided cruise to the Der Dutchman Restaurant and Bakery. At the restaurant, you will join your Cobra friends for fun, door prizes, viewing of local Ohio hot rods, all while listening to oldies music at the Der Dutchman Restaurant and Bakery Cruise-In in Plain City, OH. 

Also, plan on joining with your Cobra friends on one of the following Friday cruises:

  • 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.

After the cruises return to the hotel on Friday, everyone will be able to relax and enjoy the party in the parking lot. There will be food trucks available for your evening meal, as well as after dinner deserts for your enjoyment.

Go  HERE to register for the show and/or to purchase a Saturday evening dinner only.     

Hope to see you in Dublin and London, OH in June.

Posted March 22, 2022


Posted March 22, 2022.


Your 2022 LCS Cobra registration is $111.00 prior to midnight EDT, March 31, and includes one (1) Saturday evening dinner, LCS windshield sticker, show program, and an early LCS registration tee-shirt.

LONG TIME LCS ATTENDEE HAS PASSED

James Dwight Frye, age 74 a life-long resident of Florence, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, Alabama. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm at Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, Alabama. There will be a private graveside service for family at Emmaline Stutts Cemetery.

 

Dwight was preceded in death by his parents Opal Juanita Frye and James K. Frye, his nephew, Lance Lash, and his great-niece Haley Frye.

 

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mary Carolyn Frye, two daughters, Carissa Dawn Cook (Greg), and Elizabeth Kathleen Collinsworth (Gary), and four sons, Christopher Dwight Frye, Troy Robert Frye (Amy), Jeremy Harris Frye (Andrea), and Jacob Neal Frye (Amanda); seven grandchildren, Michaela, Erica and Ashley Elliott, Shelby Burbank, Harper and Jonah Frye, and Nicolette Nettles-Frye; four step-grandchildren, Mary, Hannah, and Jacob Cook, and Braxton Welch; three brothers, Wade Frye (Nancy), Mark Frye (Mary Ann), and Jamiel Frye; and sister, LeAnn Lash (Stanley).

 

Dwight was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

He was a graduate of Coffee High School in Florence, and when called he proudly served his country in United States Army. He was an electrician and member of the IBEW Local Union 558, Sheffield, Alabama. Dwight was a gun and car enthusiast and especially enjoyed spending time with his car “buddies” and grandchildren.

 

The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to the doctors and nurses working in the Covid ICU at Helen Keller for their tireless work and the loving compassion they showed both Dwight and our family. God bless you all. Due to the pandemic, masks are required during the visitation.

 

Obituary courtesy of Williams Funeral Home, Florence, AL.

 

Posted March 11, 2022



James Dwight Frye, age 74 a life-long resident of Florence, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, Alabama. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm at Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, Alabama. There will be a private graveside service for family at Emmaline Stutts Cemetery.

DONATED COBRA REPLICA FOR SALE

A B&B Manufacturing Cobra replica was recently donated to the Ohio Cobra Club. The Cobra is being offer for sale with the sale’s net proceeds to be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for research. Thanks to the family of the late Hoosier Cobra Club member Randy Baker and the Hoosier Cobra Club for making this donation possible.


To view photos of this Cobra, click HERE

 

This is a red with white stripes 2000 B&B Cobra replica with a black interior, powered by a strong sounding Ford 390 c.i. engine, backed up by a 4-speed manual transmission. The odometer presently reads 24,691 miles.


This Cobra has been brought up to date on many service items and is ready to be driven and enjoyed as your weekend ride. Equipped with four new 17” Sumitomo - HTR A/S P03 Performance All Season - tires. It has a clean Indiana title with VIN #BB041597427LRD042.

The Ohio Cobra Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization - EIN #20-2462827. 

 

For additional information, contact the following firm:

 

MOTORVAULT

520 West McCarty Street

Indianapolis, Indiana 46225, United States

Phone: (317) 520-4663

Email: info@motorvault.com

Hours:

Mon:

10:00 am – 04:00 pm

Tue:

10:00 am – 04:00 pm

Wed:

10:00 am – 04:00 pm

Thu:

10:00 am – 04:00 pm

Fri:

By Appointment

Sat:

By Appointment

Sun:

Closed

 Posted March 9,  2022


A B&B Manufacturing Cobra replica was recently donated to the Ohio Cobra Club. The Cobra is being offer for sale with the sale’s net proceeds to be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for research. Thanks to the family of the late Hoosier Cobra Club member Randy Baker and the Hoosier Cobra Club for making this donation possible.

YES. YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE WITH YOUR RAFFLE PURCHASES!

This young man, setting in the driver’s seat of the 2022 LCS raffle car, is from the Cleveland area and is a CF Fighter that suffers from cystic fibrosis.

Each year, at the Cleveland Auto show, he makes it a point to stop by to purchase a chance on the LCS raffle. He wants us to let everyone that purchases raffle chances to know that you are making a difference in his life, as well as the others that suffer from CF. 

Yes, you are making a difference in the lives of all CF Fighters.

Posted March 7, 2022


This young man, setting in the driver’s seat of the 2022 LCS raffle car, is from the Cleveland area and is a CF Fighter that suffers from cystic fibrosis.

UPDATE ON JENNY SMITH – CF FIGHTER

Many of you have been a part of my daughter Jenny's life from when she was a little girl to now. Today, Jenny is a senior at NC State University and she graduates in May! She is winning her fight against Cystic Fibrosis and so many of you have helped with fundraising over all these years. I have no words to ever express the gratitude to so many of you who have donated money, time, ideas and effort for Jenny and other kids with CF. 

Jenny is my all-American girl! She is doing well, healthy, and here is a cool photo of her shooting a .30-06 rifle at the local range, having fun at 22 years old! When she was born the average life expectancy of a kid with CF was 21. She is crushing it!!

Dave Smith

Jenny's Dad

Owner – Factory Five Racing



Many of you have been a part of my daughter Jenny's life from when she was a little girl to now. Today, Jenny is a senior at NC State University and she graduates in May! She is winning her fight against Cystic Fibrosis and so many of you have helped with fundraising over all these years. I have no words to ever express the gratitude to so many of you who have donated money, time, ideas and effort for Jenny and other kids with CF.

SUPPORT THE LONDON COBRA SHOW AND THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION AT CLEVELAND AUTO SHOW

While attending the 2022 Cleveland Auto Show, at the I-X Center on February 25th through March 6th, don’t forget to stop by the London Cobra Show’s booth. On display will be the London Cobra Show’s 2022 raffle car, a beautiful Ruby red with Magic black side and body stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica, powered by a Gen 3 Ford Coyote 5.0L  engine.

Auto Show hours are as follows:

  • 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. on opening Friday.
  • 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Monday - Thursday. 
  • 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
  • 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday.

While at the LCS booth, why not take a chance or two on winning the Backdraft Racing Cobra replica. 

YOUR PURCHASING A CHANCE OR TWO WILL BE A WIN – WIN.

Either you will win the Backdraft Racing Cobra replica, or your money will go to making a difference by supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with their CF research. As is the case each year, the 2022 raffle’s net proceeds will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and designated for research into finding a cure for CF. A total of $1.83 million has been donated to the Foundation from past LCS raffles. 

Raffle winner will be notified, by phone, immediately after the drawing the evening of June 25th.

TAKE A RIDE IN A COBRA

If you would like to take a ride in a Cobra replica, and enjoy an experience you will always remember, come to London on Saturday, June 25th. Shortly after 9:00 am, approximately 200 Cobras will slither and rumble onto London’s north Main Street. Once the Cobras have been parked you will be able, for a $10.00 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, to take charity ride in a Cobra.

Posted February 25, 2022


While attending the 2022 Cleveland Auto Show, at the I-X Center on February 25th through March 6th, don’t forget to stop by the London Cobra Show’s booth. On display will be the London Cobra Show’s 2022 raffle car, a beautiful Ruby red with Magic black side and body stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica, powered by a Gen 3 Ford Coyote 5.0L engine.

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 2022 LONDON COBRA SHOW

The London Cobra Show, (LCS) is open to 1960’s era Shelby Cobra Roadsters, Daytona Coupes and the Ford GT40, both replicas and originals. If you love these extraordinary and distinctive sportscars, then the London Cobra Show is the place for you. 

LCS is where you will meet your Cobra friends from past shows, as well as make new friends with other fellow Cobra enthusiasts from various parts of the country, with different backgrounds, ages, and stories. All having a common bond, a love of these special and unique sportscars. These distinctive sportscars are what originally brought everyone together, but it is the shared experiences and the friendships that developed and flourished, are what brings everyone back year after year after year. 

You also don’t want to miss out on the show’s Saturday evening dinner speaker, Mr. Gary Patterson, President of Shelby American, Inc., Las Vegas, NV. Gary 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.

Click HERE to register for the show or to purchase a Saturday evening dinner only.     

Hope to see you in Dublin and London, OH in June.

Posted February 23, 2022

 



The London Cobra Show, (LCS) is open to 1960’s era Shelby Cobra Roadsters, Daytona Coupes and the Ford GT40, both replicas and originals. If you love these extraordinary and distinctive sportscars, then the London Cobra Show is the place for you.

PRESIDENTS DAY IN THE USA

Happy Presidents Day to everyone.

On this Presidents Day, a replica of a President decided he would like to take several chances on winning a replica of a Cobra.

To purchase your chances on winning this Cobra replica, please click  HERE.

Posted February 21, 2022

Happy Presidents Day to everyone.

NOT ALL SUPERHEROES ARE IN THE MOVIES OR COMICS!

The Ohio Cobra Club, sponsors of the London Cobra Show and Raffle (LCS) would like to thank everyone that stopped by the London Cobra Show’s booth at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show on  February 18th through the 21st.


Your help in supporting cystic fibrosis research through the LCS raffle will help develop new medicines, pioneer new treatments, as well as develop a better understanding of CF, which will eventually lead to a CF cure.


Everyone that took a chance on winning the 2022 show’s Backdraft Racing Cobra is a SUPERHERO to those that suffer with cystic fibrosis.

Again, thanks for your support Pittsburgh!

Posted February 22, 2022



The Ohio Cobra Club, sponsors of the London Cobra Show and Raffle (LCS) would like to thank everyone that stopped by the London Cobra Show’s booth at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show on February 18th through the 21st.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

When attending the Pittsburgh International Auto Show this weekend, don’t forget to stop at the London Cobra Show’s booth located on Concourse A, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. On display is the 2022 show’s beautiful Ruby Red with Magic Black body and side stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica. This Cobra replica is much better looking in person than in photographs. 

Then, you can help make a difference in the fight to find a cure for cystic fibrosis by purchasing a chance or two on winning. The London Cobra Show’s raffle’s net proceeds are always donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for cystic fibrosis research. 

A total of $1.83 million has been donated to the Foundation from past LCS raffles. These donations have aided the Foundation in the development of the following cystic fibrosis therapies:

  •  ivacaftor (Kalydeco®) - FDA approved in 2012,
  •  lumacaftor/ivacaftor (Orkambi®) - FDA approved in 2015,
  •  tezacaftor/ivacaftor (Symdeko®) - FDA approved in 2018, and
  •  elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor (Trikafta™) - FDA approved in 2019.

Raffle winner will be notified, by phone, immediately after the drawing the evening of June 25th.

REMEMBER - YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE PITTSBURGH!

Posted February 18, 2022


When attending the Pittsburgh International Auto Show this weekend, don’t forget to stop at the London Cobra Show’s booth located on Concourse A, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. On display is the 2022 show’s beautiful Ruby Red with Magic Black body and side stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica. This Cobra replica is much better looking in person than in photographs.

SUPPORT THE LONDON COBRA SHOW AND THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

When attending the automobile show at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh on February 18th through the 21st, don’t forget to stop by the London Cobra Show’s booth. 

Show and booth hours are:

Friday - 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Saturday - 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Sunday - 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Monday - 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.


While at the LCS booth, take a chance or two on winning the beautiful Ruby red with Magic black side and body stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica on display. 

Your support will be a WIN – WIN, either you will win the Backdraft Racing Cobra replica, or your money will go towards helping the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The raffle’s net proceeds will be donated to the Foundation for their research into finding a cure for CF. . 

Raffle winner will be notified, by phone, immediately after the drawing the evening of June 25th.

Posted February 16, 2022 


When attending the automobile show at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh on February 18th through the 21st, don’t forget to stop by the London Cobra Show’s booth.

WHO DEY VISITS LCS BOOTH AT AUTOEXPO

Who Dey, the mascot of the Cincinnati Football team, stopped by the London Cobra Show’s booth and told George Daulton, President of the Ohio Cobra Club, that the Bengals will be NUMBER ONE in football, as he expects the Bengals to win Super Bowl LVI.

Who Dey also believes that the individuals that purchase raffle tickets are also winners for their support of the London Cobra Show’s raffle.

This year, with everyone’s support, the total overall donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation could exceed $2 million.

To purchase your chances to win the beautiful Ruby red with Magic black side and body stripes, please go HERE.

Posted February 5, 2022



Who Dey, the mascot of the Cincinnati Football team, stopped by the London Cobra Show’s booth and told George Daulton, President of the Ohio Cobra Club, that the Bengals will be NUMBER ONE in football, as he expects the Bengals to win Super Bowl LVI.

THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI BEARCAT THINKS SOMEONE WILL BE VERY HAPPY

The University of Cincinnati’s mascot the Bearcat stopped by the London Cobra Show’s booth at the Cincinnati AutoExpo today.

 

The Bearcat thinks that whoever wins the beautiful Backdraft Racing Cobra replica will be a very happy person, when the winner is announced the evening of June 25th.

 

 To purchase your chance on winning the Cobra replica, please go HERE.

 

Posted February 4, 2022



The University of Cincinnati’s mascot the Bearcat stopped by the London Cobra Show’s booth at the Cincinnati AutoExpo today.

2022 RAFFLE CAR DELIVERED TO OHIO

The Ohio Cobra Club has taken possession of the London Cobra Show’s 2022 raffle car.


 Around noon today, Revenge Auto Transport delivered the beautiful Ruby Red with Black Magic body and side stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica.

 

This is one of the nicest, if not the nicest, London Cobra Show raffle car the club has ever raffled. In addition to being a beautiful Cobra replica, the exhaust sound produced by the 460 horsepower Gen 3 Ford Coyote, 5.0 liter, 32-valve, V8 engine will be music to everyone that has thought of owning a Cobra replica.

 

Don’t miss out on taking a chance or two to win this 2022 raffle car. It is certain you will be extremely happy, on the evening of June 25th, to be the holder of the winning chance.

 

Click HERE to purchase your chances.


Posted February 1, 2022







The Ohio Cobra Club has taken possession of the London Cobra Show’s 2022 raffle car.

FIRST VIEWING - 2022 LCS RAFFLE CAR AT THE 2022 CINCINNATI AUTOEXPO

Your first in person opportunity to view the 2022 London Cobra Show’s raffle car will be at the 2022 Cincinnati AutoExpo on Thursday, February 3rd through Sunday, February 6th.

 

Stop by the London Cobra Show’s booth, view the beautiful Ruby Red with Black Magic body and side stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica powered by a Gen 3 Ford Coyote, 5.0 liter, 32-valve, V8 engine, producing 460 horsepower. Then purchase your chance or two on winning this fabulous looking Cobra replica.

 

Chances are $20 each and the net proceeds from the raffle are always donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and designated for research into finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Over the years, the raffle has donated a total of $1.83 million to the CFF.

 

By taking a chance on winning, you will help us help the CFF by ADDING TOMORROWS for those living with CF.

 

The 2022 Cincinnati Auto Expo is the city's premier retail automotive industry event and exhibit hours are:

Saturday - 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Sunday - 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Thursday - 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Friday - 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Saturday - 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Sunday - 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

 

Posted January 31, 2022 

 

Your first in person opportunity to view the 2022 London Cobra Show’s raffle car will be at the 2022 Cincinnati Auto Expo on Thursday, February 3 through Sunday, February 6th.

NORTH WEST OHIO CAMP & TRAVEL RV SHOW

Are you planning on attending the North West Ohio Camp & Travel RV Show at the Toledo’s SEAGATE CENTRE on January 28th, 29th or 30th? 

If so, don’t forget to stop at the London Cobra Show’s booth and purchase a chance or two on winning the beautiful Ruby Red with Black Magic body and side stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica. Chances are only $20 each and the raffle's net profits are always donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to aid the Foundation in developing a cure for CF. 

Hope to see you there.

Posted January 26, 2022



Are you planning on attending the North West Ohio Camp & Travel RV Show at the Toledo’s SEAGATE CENTRE on January 28th, 29th or 30th?

RAFFLE CAR CURRENTLY UNDERGOING TEST DRIVES

The 2022 LCS raffle car has been undergoing the first of its test drives today. Depending on the schedule of the company that will transport the raffle car to Ohio, the raffle car should ship by the end of this week or early next week.

To view the first test drive, please go HERE

So, help us help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, by taking a chance or two on winning this beautiful Ruby Red with Black Magic body and side stripes Backdraft Racing Cobra replica. To purchase your chances, please go HERE.

Posted January 25, 2020 .

The 2022 LCS raffle car has been undergoing the first of its test drives today. Depending on the schedule of the company that will transport the raffle car to Ohio, the raffle car should ship by the end of this week or early next week.

FOOD TRUCKS AND PARKING LOT PARTY - Friday evening - 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the food trucks for the party will be as follows:

 

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.

 

To register for the 2022 London Cobra Show, please go to HERE.


Posted January 24, 2022





Due to circumstances beyond our control, the food trucks for the party will be as follows:

2022 LONDON COBRA SHOW RAFFLE CAR UPDATE

Speed Fanatix, Inc. has advised that the Backdraft Racing Cobra replica, that will be the 2022 London Cobra Show’s raffle car, is almost ready for shipment.

All that remains, is the installation of the drive shaft, engine cover, and hood. Then it will be road tested and detailed, prior to loading onto a car hauler in Boynton Beach, FL, for shipping to Ohio.

You just might be the lucky winner of this factory build Backdraft Racing Cobra replica, but first you will have to take a chance on winning. To purchase your chance, please click HERE.

Remember, the raffle's net proceeds are always donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and designated for research into finding a cure for CF.

Posted January 21, 2022


Speed Fanatix, Inc. has advised that the Backdraft Racing Cobra replica, that will be the 2022 London Cobra Show’s raffle car, is almost ready for shipment.

Gary Patterson, President of Shelby American, Inc., to be dinner speaker.

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.

Posted January 13, 2020



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.

2022 LCS RAFFLE COBRA UPDATE

Progress in rapidly being made on the Backdraft Racing RT4 Cobra replica that is the London Cobra Show’s 2022 raffle car. The raffle’s net proceeds are always donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to advance the foundation’s innovative CF research.

The raffle car is now at Speed Fanatix, Inc. having the drivetrain installed. Speed Fanatix, Inc. is a professional company that specializes in the installation of engines and transmissions into Cobra replicas.

This year’s raffle car is a Backdraft Racing RT4 Cobra replica, an automotive sportscar legend everyone knows simply as a Cobra. With 1960's styling, modern rack and pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension, advanced ergonomics and spacious interior, the Backdraft Cobra replica provides the ultimate in styling and drivability.

Please take a chance or two on winning – only $20 per chance.

Posted January 12, 2022


Progress in rapidly being made on the Backdraft Racing RT4 Cobra replica that is the London Cobra Show’s 2022 raffle car. The raffle’s net proceeds are always donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to advance the foundation’s innovative CF research.

STACY DAVID'S PODCAST

Fresh from his appearance at the Ohio Cobra Club’s London Cobra Show, Stacey recaps what a fun time he had and how it truly is one of the best car events around for people of all ages. 

To listen to Mr. David’s podcast concerning the Ohio Cobra Club’s London Cobra Show, please go HERE.

Posted November 13, 2021


Fresh from his appearance at the Ohio Cobra Club’s London Cobra Show, Stacey recaps what a fun time he had and how it truly is one of the best car events around for people of all ages.

Bob Bondurant Has Died

Bob Bondurant, world champion race car driver, dies at his home in Paradise Valley, AZ, at the age of 88.  Bob is survived by his wife Pat.

Bob was born in Evanston, IL during 1933 and became, at the young age of 23, one of the world’s most iconic race car drivers. Bob would join Carroll Shelby's Ford Cobra team during 1963 and successfully raced Cobras throughout the USA and Europe .

Bob, during 1958, started the Bondurant Racing School located near Chandler, AZ. The idea for Bob's school was developed from teaching  the proper racing  techniques to the actor James Garner, for James role for the movie Grand Prix. Bob later taught a great number of individuals to race at his school.

Bob was a past guest speaker at the London Cobra Show and will be missed by all that came in contact with him.

Posted November 13, 2021


Bob Bondurant, world champion race car driver, dies at his home in Paradise Valley, AZ, at the age of 88. Bob is survived by his wife Pat.

2022 LONDON COBRA SHOW HOST HOTEL

You may now make your 2022 London Cobra Show hotel reservation.

Make your 2022 LCS hotel reservation today, by calling the Columbus Marriott Northwest’s reservation desk at (888) 801-7133, or online by clicking on HERE. When making your reservation, please request the London Cobra Show nightly rate of $119.00 plus tax. This rate applies until the LCS block of rooms has been reserved, or through June 1, 2022 whichever comes first.

It is highly recommended that you reserve your room early, so that you can take advantage of the LCS block of rooms. Once the LCS block of rooms has sold out, you most likely will be disappointed by having to pay a higher nightly rate.

The nightly room rate includes the following:

 

         Complimentary Parking.

 

         Complimentary breakfast.

 

         Complimentary WI-Fi in guest room.

The LCS nightly rate will be honored from Wednesday, June 22, through Sunday, June 26, 2022.

See you in Dublin/London in June of 2022.

Posted October 3, 2021

You may now make your 2022 London Cobra Show hotel reservation.

2022 London Cobra Show

The 2022 London Cobra Show is scheduled for June 23, 24 and 25, 2022. The Host hotel will again be the Columbus Marriott Northwest – Dublin, OH.

This website will be updated around the first of December 2021 with information on show and hotel registrations.

Posted 9/8/2021

The 2022 London Cobra Show is scheduled for June 23, 24 and 25, 2022. The Host hotel will again be the Columbus Marriott Northwest – Dublin, OH.

2020 CYSTIC FIBROSIS RESEARCH

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the fight against CF, and their scientific portfolio reflects its drive to provide effective treatments and one day - a cure to every individual with this disease. In 2020 the Foundation spent $218.1 million on the following CF research:

 

CF Foundation Therapeutics Lab - $10.1 million to the one-of-a-kind CF research facility that bridges the gap between academic discovery and the pharmaceutical industry.

 

Laboratory Research Support - $11.3 million in laboratory research laying the groundwork for the next generation of CF therapies by increasing the understanding of the disease and identifying new opportunities for developing treatments.

 

Clinical Research Support - $42.0 million for clinical research support, which provides funding for critical infrastructure that helps expedite the development of drugs and is instrumental in attracting new companies into CF.

 

Treating CF Complications - $73.9 million to fund projects related to complications such as infections, inflammation, excessive mucus and digestive issues - critical for those living with cystic fibrosis.

 

Path to a Cure - $80.8 million for Path to a Cure which centers around three core strategies to address the underlying cause of CF:

·        repairing broken CFTR protein (for example, CFTR modulators),

·        restoring CFTR protein when none exists, and

·        fixing or replacing the underlying genetic mutation to address the root cause of CF with the ultimate goal of developing a cure for CF.

 

Despite the many challenges posed by the pandemic, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s unwavering focus on cystic fibrosis research has resulted in tremendous progress. However, approximately 7% of people with CF presently do not have a therapy to treat the underlying cause of their disease.

 

The net proceeds from the London Cobra Show’s Cobra replica raffles are donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and are designated to help fund research programs such as those shown above.

 

 Posted September 5, 2021

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the fight against CF, and their scientific portfolio reflects its drive to provide effective treatments and one day - a cure to every individual with this disease. In 2020 the Foundation spent $218.1 million on the following CF research:

London Cobra Show’s Raffle Winner Takes Possession of his Cobra replica

The winner of the 2021 London Cobra Show’s Raffle, Mr. John W., of Dublin, OH, took possession of his beautiful Viper Red with Wimbledon White stripes Hurricane Motorsports Cobra replica on Saturday, July, 3rd.

Several members of the Ohio Cobra Club, sponsors of the London Cobra Show and Raffle, were on hand to witness the winner accept his Cobra.

May John enjoy many miles, and smiles, in his new Cobra.

Posted July 3, 2021

The winner of the 2021 London Cobra Show’s Raffle, Mr. John W., of Dublin, OH, took possession of his beautiful Viper Red with Wimbledon White stripes Hurricane Motorsports Cobra replica on Saturday, July, 3rd.

2021 London Cobra Show raffle donated $130,000 to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The 2021 London Cobra Show raffle resulted in a donation of $130,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). As in the past, this year’s CFF donation has been designated for use ONLY FOR RESEARCH.

Due to Covid restrictions, chances to win the beautiful Hurricane Motorsports Cobra were mainly the result of online sales. The various state’s Covid restrictions did not allow car shows, which greatly hampered direct sales and reduced the sales of a chance to win the raffle car.

Pictured accepting the donation for CFF is Bruce Kerr and his daughter Emily, a cystic fibrosis fighter.

big thank you to all that took a chance on winning this year’s raffle car, as it is greatly appreciated.

Posted June 29, 2021

The 2021 London Cobra Show raffle resulted in a donation of $130,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). As in the past, this year’s CFF donation has been designated for use ONLY FOR RESEARCH.

2021 London Cobra Show Raffle Winner

The holder of winning chance for the beautiful Hurricane Motorsports Cobra replica is John W.

John is from Dublin, OH and has been purchasing online chances for the London Cobra Show’s raffle since 2017 and not winning. However, 2021 is his lucky year!

John, hope you enjoy your Cobra for years to come.  

Posted June 27, 2021

The holder of winning chance for the beautiful Hurricane Motorsports Cobra replica is John W.

FAIR MARKET VALUE OF RAFFLE CAR

An independent automotive appraiser has completed the appraisal and set the Fair Market Value of the London Cobra Show's 2021 raffle car at $50,000.

Prior to the club transferring the Cobra's title to the winner, the winner must pay the club Federal taxes in the amount of 25% of the Cobra's fair market value. This is a requirement of the Tax-Exempt and Government Entities Division of the Internal Revenue Services - Notice 1340 (March 2005), Tax-Exempt Organizations and Raffle Prizes, Reporting Requirements and Federal Income Tax Withholding.

Posted June 21, 2021



An independent automotive appraiser has completed the appraisal and set the Fair Market Value of the London Cobra Show's 2021 raffle car at $50,000.

2021 London Cobra Show is nearly here

The 2021 London Cobra Show (LCS) is nearly here and it is almost time to pack up your Cobra and head to Dublin/London, OH.

Online registration has closed, however, walk-in registrations may still be made on either Thursday, June 24th or Friday, June 25th in the host hotel, or at the Speedway Truck Stop early Saturday morning, June 26th. Please note the following:

·       Walk-in registration is $125.00 and DOES NOT include a Saturday evening dinner ticket.

·       Walk-in Saturday evening dinner tickets are $50.00 and are subject to availability.

Looking forward to seeing you in Dublin/London - for a great time visiting with all of the Cobra friends you have made from past shows, as well as meeting the many new Cobra owners that will be attending the 2021 LCS for their very first time.

Also, don’t forget to take a chance or two on winning the beautiful Hurricane Motorsports 427 Roadster Cobra replica. Raffle chances are $20.00 each or 5 for $100 and may be purchased HERE.

Hope to see you in Dublin/London, OH.

Posted June 17, 2021




The 2021 London Cobra Show (LCS) is nearly here and it is almost time to pack up your Cobra and head to Dublin/London, OH.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Announcement

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) has recently announced some very important news.

 Last week the FDA approved Trikafta, the highly-effective therapy that treats the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF) -- for children ages 6 to 11 with certain CF mutations. This approval means an additional 1,500 kids will be eligible for a life-changing therapy for the first time.

This approval is a significant step forward in the CFF mission to help all people with CF lead long, fulfilling lives, as research suggests that beginning treatment with a modulator early could help slow or even prevent the irreversible progression of cystic fibrosis.

Posted June 15, 2021

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) has recently announced some very important news.

IS THIS THE CAR OF YOUR DREAMS?

Everyone’s dream is different but, for most “older”, as well as many of the younger gearheads, the 427 Cobra is their ultimate dream car. The 2021 LCS Raffle offers the raffle winner one of the highest quality, and most period-correct looking 427 Cobra roadster replica on the road today.

If the 427 Cobra is the car of your dreams, then NOW IS THE TIME for you to take a chance on fulfilling your dream, as well as helping those that suffer from cystic fibrosis.  So take a chance or five, before the online raffle closes at 5:00 pm on June 25th.

Chances are $20 each or 5 for $100. To purchase your chances, please click HERE.

Thanks for your support of our cause.

Posted June 11, 2021

Everyone’s dream is different but, for most “older”, as well as many of the younger gearheads, the 427 Cobra is their ultimate dream car. The 2021 LCS Raffle offers the raffle winner one of the highest quality, and most period-correct looking 427 Cobra roadster replica on the road today.

ADDITIONAL CRUISES ADDED TO SCHEDULE

The following two cruises have been added to the Guided Cruise schedule for this year’s LCS:

Ed Combs Commemorative Cruise 2021 Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio

Wade Chamberlain Memorial Electric Karting

There will be a nominal admission charge for the Vintage Races and the Electric Karting is an Extra Charge event. 


The following two cruises have been added to the Guided Cruise schedule for this year’s LCS:

Salvaggio to replace Coddington as Saturday Evening Speaker

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

Karen Salvaggio, Race Dar Driver, Motor Car Influencer, and Public Speaker, has agreed to fill in for Mrs. Coddington.

Posted June 8, 2021


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

CF FOUNDATION FUNDS THREE NEW RESEARCH PROJECTS

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has announced three new awards to fund research projects that seek to advance the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF). The largest award, of up to $2.6 million, was given to Eloxx Pharmaceuticals to aid in the development of new therapies that target CF-causing nonsense mutations.

The other two programs funded by the foundation aim to further the development of gene therapy for CF. In one of the new projects, the foundation awarded up to $600,000 to Metagenomi toward the development of new gene-editing systems that can be delivered to lung cells more effectively.

In the other project, the foundation awarded up to $300,000 to Hunterian Medicine to help develop gene therapy vectors that can fit the CFTR gene more easily.

Posted June 3, 2021

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has announced three new awards to fund research projects that seek to advance the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF). The largest award, of up to $2.6 million, was given to Eloxx Pharmaceuticals to aid in the development of new therapies that target CF-causing nonsense mutations.

AUTOCROSS CANCELED

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the autocross event has been canceled.


Posted June 1, 2021

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the autocross event has been canceled.

Ohio Cobra Club Accepts LCS Raffle Car

The Ohio Cobra Club's President, George Daulton, has officially accepted delivery of the completed 2021 raffle car.

Your purchase of a chance or two to win this Hurricane 427 Roadster Cobra replica is a WIN / WIN. Either you win this very special and beautiful Cobra replica or your purchase will go to helping those living with cystic fibrosis.

Internet sales of raffle tickets will close at 5:00 PM on June 25th and the winner will be notified by phone around 9:00 pm on Saturday June 26th.

Posted May 27, 2021

The Ohio Cobra Club's President, George Daulton, has officially accepted delivery of the completed 2021 raffle car.

DON’T BE LEFT OUT - LCS IS LESS THAN 30 DAYS

The 2021 London Cobra Show (LCS) is just around the corner and soon it will be time to pack up your Cobra and head to Dublin/London, OH.

Showtime will be here before you know it. Register today - for a great time visiting with all of the Cobra friends you have made from past shows, as well as meeting the many new Cobra owners that will be attending the 2021 LCS for their very first time. To register for the show, please click HERE.

Also, don’t forget to take a chance or two on winning the beautiful Hurricane Motorsports 427 Roadster Cobra replica. Raffle chances are $20.00 each or 5 for $100 and may be purchased HERE.

The raffle's net proceeds are always donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) and designated for research into finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF). So, it is a WIN-WIN, either you win this special Cobra replica or the CFF gets additional money for CF research. 

Hope to see you in Dublin/London.

Posted on May 23, 2021

The 2021 London Cobra Show (LCS) is just around the corner and soon it will be time to pack up your Cobra and head to Dublin/London.

2021 LCS Raffle Car is finally in Ohio

The 2021 raffle car was loaded onto the Ohio Cobra Club’s trailer yesterday at Hurricane Motorsports location in Iowa and was unloaded in Ohio this afternoon.

Covid-19 is still causing a problem with the delivery of several minor items that are needed to consider the 2021 raffle car complete. Once these parts are on hand and installed, photos of the completed raffle car will be taken and the LCS website updated.   

To take a chance or two on this beautiful Hurricane Motorsports 427 Roadster Cobra replica, please click here.

Posted May 15, 2021



The 2021 raffle car was loaded onto the Ohio Cobra Club’s trailer yesterday at Hurricane Motorsports location in Iowa and was unloaded in Ohio this afternoon.

Mid-Ohio Track Day Postponed

Unfortunately, the Mid-Ohio Track Day has been postponed as our group fell way short of meeting our contract commitment with the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course. A date for the rescheduled LCS track day is currently being discussed with Mid-Ohio.

In the past, Mid-Ohio has been flexible in our group meeting our contracted required minimum track day registrations. However, this year, with track time at a premium and with Mid-Ohio having other larger groups with guaranteed monies we needed to meet our contracted number of track day registrations. 

Posted May 14, 2021

Unfortunately, the Mid-Ohio Track Day has been postponed as our group fell way short of meeting our contract commitment with the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course. A date for the rescheduled LCS track day is currently being discussed with Mid-Ohio.

Ohio to end all COVID-19 Guidelines on June 2nd

On May 13th Ohio Governor Mike DeWine stated that COVID-19 health orders will expire in three weeks for everyone except long-term care communities. However, businesses can still set their own rules, whether that’s a mask or other infection control measures.

If you have not registered for the 2021 London Cobra Show, now is the time to do so. It is going to be a great show with a larger than the normal number of recently completed Cobra replicas on hand.

To register, go here.

Posted on May 13, 2021

On May 13th Ohio Governor Mike DeWine stated that COVID-19 health orders will expire in three weeks for everyone except long-term care communities. However, businesses can still set their own rules, whether that’s a mask or other infection control measures.

Latest 2021 LCS Raffle Car Update

Progress, progress, and more progress.

The Covid-19 pandemic, over the past year or so, has made it extremely difficult in getting the necessary parts and, as a result, completion of the 2021 London Cobra Show’s raffle car has taking a lot longer than anticipated. However, the Hurricane 427 Cobra replica is now in the final assembly phase of its build.

Please help us help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by taking a CHANCE OR TWO on winning this beautiful Cobra replica.

Posted 5/3/21

Progress, progress, and more progress.

CF Awareness Month

Every year the month of May is CF awareness month and now is the perfect time for you to help us help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with their research in finding a CF cure. CF is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis.

You can help by purchasing a chance or two on the beautiful 2021 London Cobra Show’s raffle car, a Hurricane 427 Cobra replica. The winning raffle chance will be drawn around 9:00 pm on Saturday evening June 26th.

Take a CHANCE OR TWO by clicking HERE

Posted May 1, 2021

Every year the month of May is CF awareness month and now is the perfect time for you to help us help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with their research in finding a CF cure. CF is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis.

2021 LCS Raffle Car Update

The Wimbledon White stripes have now been applied to the body, hood, scoop, and trunk lid.

 

Next is the time-consuming “cut and buff” to get the Viper Red and Wimbledon White paint to shine. Then, all that is left to do is to install the windshield, lights, and the other bright exterior parts.

 

Don’t forget to take a chance on this beautiful Hurricane Motorsports 427 Cobra replica. Only $20 for each chance or 5 chances for $100.

 

Posted 4/23/21

The Wimbledon White stripes have now been applied to the body, hood, scoop, and trunk lid.

Only 2 Months until showtime!

Register today for the 2021 London Cobra Show, as it is going to be a GREAT SHOW and is now ONLY 2 months away. 

There are quite a few new Cobra owners that have already registered for their very first LCS. It seems since the last LCS in 2019, many individuals have completed their dream of building their very own Cobra replica and are planning on attending LCS. This offers everyone a chance to meet and make several new Cobra friends.

To register, click HERE.

Posted 4/23/21


Register today for the 2021 London Cobra Show, as it is going to be a GREAT SHOW and is now just 2 months away.

2021 LCS Raffle Car Progress

As has been the case with a lot of things over the past year, COVID-19 has caused considerable problems in getting parts, which has greatly delayed the completion of the 2021 LCS raffle car.

 

The 347 c.i. Craft Performance engine and the Tremec TKO-600 5-speed manual transmission are now installed and the chassis is finished. The body has been covered with its Viper red paint with the Wimbledon White stripes to soon follow. The 2021 raffle car is finally making great progress and should be completed over the next couple of weeks.

 

Don’t forget to take a chance or two on what will be a great Cobra replica and help stamp out cystic fibrosis.


Posted 4/20/21


As has been the case with a lot of things over the past year, COVID-19 has caused considerable problems in getting parts, which has greatly delayed the completion of the 2021 LCS raffle car.

JUNE 25TH FOOD TRUCKS AND PARKING LOT PARTY UPDATE

Enjoy spending time with your Cobra friends in the Marriott's parking lot on Friday evening. You may select your dinner from either:

SmokeOut BBQ food truck, a 2019 London Cobra Show favorite, offering pulled pork, pulled chicken and beef brisket sandwiches along with assorted sides.

or

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

Entertainment will be provided by the Driving Guitars band, a unique instrumental Guitar, Bass and Drums Band that performs a wide variety of music, rock & roll and surfer tunes.


Enjoy spending time with your Cobra friends in the Marriott's parking lot on Friday evening. You may select your dinner from either:

JUNE 24TH THURSDAY EVENING UPDATE

Plan on joining your Cobra friends, at the Der Dutchman Cruise-In, 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.


Plan on joining your Cobra friends, at the Der Dutchman Cruise-In, 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.

MID-OHIO TRACK DAY REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Registration for the Mid-Ohio Track Day is now OPEN.

You may register for the track day by  clicking HERE.

This website is currently being updated and additional details will be available early next week under the EVENTS tab.

Registration for the Mid-Ohio Track Day is now OPEN.

Time to Register for LCS

The 2021 London Cobra show is just 3 months away. So, register today, as it is going to be a GREAT SHOW this year.

To register, click here.

The 2021 London Cobra show is just 3 months away. So, register today, as it is going to be a GREAT SHOW this year.

JUNE 25TH FOOD TRUCKS AND PARKING LOT PARTY

The band Driving Guitars will be performing during the London Cobra Show’s Friday evening Food Trucks and Parking Lot Party.

The group is a unique instrumental Guitar, Bass and Drums Band that performs a wide variety of music, rock & roll and surfer tunes.

The band Driving Guitars will be performing during the London Cobra Show’s Friday evening Food Trucks and Parking Lot Party.

TRACK DAY AT THE 2021 LONDON COBRA SHOW

Track day at the 2021 London Cobra Show will be on Wednesday, June 23rd.  This website will be revised with additional details when Mid-Ohio opens track day registration around mid-April. 

The preferred hotel for this event is the Quality Inn & Suites- Bellville/Mansfield. To register for a hotel room, please call the hotel at (419) 886-7000 and request the Mid-Ohio School room rate. 

See you in June.

Posted on March 11, 2021


Track day at the 2021 London Cobra Show will be on Wednesday, June 23rd. This website will be revised with additional details when Mid-Ohio opens track day registration around mid-April.

Donation from Texas Cobra Club

The relationship between the Ohio Cobra Club and the Texas Cobra Club has continued to grow over the past few years. Our mutual love of Carroll Shelby’s creations will keep this bond alive for many years to come. With the postponement and rescheduling or our Spring Meet to October, we were not sure how our finances would turn. But as things turned out, we exceeded our attendance expectations with nearly 200 people in San Marcos for the “Fall” event. The Silent Auction and the raffle ticket sales also exceeded our expectations.

With that being said, I am honored and privileged to represent the Texas Cobra Club and make a donation on behalf of the 2020 Texas Cobra Club Spring Meet in the amount of $2,400 to the Ohio Cobra Club. Please use this money to help offset the cost of building your 2021 London Cobra Show Raffle Cobra. We support your efforts in the battle against Cystic Fibrosis and will continue to contribute to the cause. 

The Texas Cobra Club Spring Meet will be back in San Marcos March 24-28. Registration information will be available after January 1.

Sincerely,

Ken Walker

Texas Cobra Club


The relationship between the Ohio Cobra Club and the Texas Cobra Club has continued to grow over the past few years. Our mutual love of Carroll Shelby’s creations will keep this bond alive for many years to come. With the postponement and rescheduling or our Spring Meet to October, we were not sure how our finances would turn. But as things turned out, we exceeded our attendance expectations with nearly 200 people in San Marcos for the “Fall” event. The Silent Auction and the raffle ticket sales also exceeded our expectations.

Friedman Photographs for 2021 LCS Auction

Mr. Dave Friedman, the official photographer for Carroll Shelby’s Shelby American company, has generously donated two hand-signed framed copies of his photographs. These photographs were taken by Friedman during the heyday of the Cobras. 

Mr. Friedman has asked that these framed prints be auctioned at our Saturday evening dinner to raise additional money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 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.

Many of Mr. Friedman’s photographs are available here.

Mr. Dave Friedman, the official photographer for Carroll Shelby’s Shelby American company, has generously donated two hand-signed framed copies of his photographs. These photographs were taken by Friedman during the heyday of the Cobras.

2020 London Cobra Show Raffle Winner

Dale T. from Prescott, AZ was the lucky person that won the 2020 London Cobra Show's Factory Five Racing Cobra replica. 

Dale T. from Prescott, AZ was the lucky person that won the 2020 London Cobra Show's Factory Five Racing Cobra replica.

2020 Donation to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The 2020 London cobra Show's raffle allowed the Ohio Cobra Club to donate $267,000 to the Cystic fibrosis Foundation (CFF) on Saturday, June 27th. This put the amount of money donated to the CFF over the past years at $1,700,000.

The 2020 London cobra Show's raffle allowed the Ohio Cobra Club to donate $267,000 to the Cystic fibrosis Foundation (CFF) on Saturday, June 27th. This put the amount of money donated to the CFF over the past years at $1,700,000.

INTRODUCING THE 2020 RAFFLE CAR

The Ohio Cobra Club is proud to introduce the 2020 London Cobra Show’s raffle car. 

Take a chance and win a Cobra. Remember, the raffle net proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. To see a video of the 2020 raffle car, please click here.

Posted 11/29/19

The Ohio Cobra Club is proud to introduce the 2020 London Cobra Show’s raffle car.

HELP LONDON COBRA SHOW DONATE TO CF RESEARCH WHEN ORDERING FROM AMAZON

Please use AmazonSmile when ordering from Amazon as it is the same Amazon you know and use – the same products, the same prices, and the same service –  only you financially help raise money for cystic fibrosis research. When you use AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ohio Cobra Club / London Cobra Show AT NO COST TO YOU.


 Please shop at smile.amazon.com using the unique Ohio Cobra Club’s AmazonSmile login location - HERE.


More good news! AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping App to all AmazonSmile customers using supported Android devices. You can use the below copy and instructions to share the news with your supporters!

 

As an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support the Ohio Cobra Club in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

·   Download the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, then open the App on your Android device.

·   View Settings and select AmazonSmile.

·   Follow the in-App instructions to complete the process.

 

Currently AmazonSmile app is not available for iOS users.  

Posted 9/23/19

Please use AmazonSmile when ordering from Amazon as it is the same Amazon you know and use – the same products, the same prices, and the same service – only you financially help raise money for cystic fibrosis research. When you use AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ohio Cobra Club / London Cobra Show AT NO COST TO YOU.

Introducing the Dave Friedman Archive

DigitalFusion Creative Technologies, Inc. is proud to introduce the Dave Friedman Archive. Digital Fusion has built an incredible website showcasing Dave Friedman’s original photography taken during his time working for Carroll Shelby during the 1960s. The archive features a curated selection of framed images for sale, as well as news and behind-the-scenes interviews. 

To go to the Dave Friedman Archive, click here.

Greg Dyro and Jon Moeller along with Dave Friedman, Carroll Shelby’s photographer, attended the 2019 London Cobra Show where Dave was the dinner speaker. At the dinner, DigitalFusion donated a framed Dave Friedman print that was auctioned off at the club’s Saturday evening dinner to raise additional money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Dave exhibited select images from his archive at LCS.

Posted 7/24/19


DigitalFusion Creative Technologies, Inc. is proud to introduce the Dave Friedman Archive. Digital Fusion has built an incredible website showcasing Dave Friedman’s original photography taken during his time working for Carroll Shelby during the 1960s. The archive features a curated selection of framed images for sale, as well as news and behind-the-scenes interviews.

2019 Raffle Car Winner Takes Delivery

The 2019 raffle car was won by Anthony “Tony” M. from New Castle, PA and he was extremely excited about having the winning ticket. His first words, after hearing he had won, were HOLY S@$T! Tony said he purchased a single raffle ticket last year and another single raffle ticket for our 2019 raffle.

Tony and his father drove from New Castle and arrived in Columbus shortly after lunch on Saturday, June 29th to complete the required paperwork and take procession of the raffle car.

Tim Gary from FormaCar went over the various features of the Cobra with Tony. Tim also took Tony for a spirited ride in the private parking lot to demonstrate the capabilities of Tony’s new Cobra.

Several OCC members were on hand to meet Tony and watch the Cobra being loaded into Tony’s trailer and drive away.

The members of the Ohio Cobra Club would like to thanks everyone for their support of our 2019 London Cobra Show and Cobra Raffle.

Published 6/29/19


The 2019 raffle car was won by Anthony “Tony” M. from New Castle, PA and he was extremely excited about having the winning ticket. His first words, after hearing he had won, were HOLY S@$T! Tony said he purchased a single raffle ticket last year and another single raffle ticket for our 2019 raffle.

2019 Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest Winner

Congratulations to Stephen J. from Fletcher, OH as the winner of our 2019 Diane Combs Commemorative Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest. Stephen had some formidable competition as he was competing against 11 over extremely delicious chocolate cookie bakers.

Perhaps we will be able to persuade Stephen to share his winning cookie receipt with everyone. If so, we will post his winning receipt on our 2020 London Cobra Show’s website.

 

Congratulations to Stephen J. from Fletcher, OH as the winner of our 2019 Diane Combs Commemorative Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest. Stephen had some formidable completion as he was competing against 11 over extremely delicious chocolate cookie bakers.

Raffle Winner

The winner of our 2019 raffle is Anthony M. from New Castle, PA.

More information will be posted once Anthony takes procession of his new Cobra.

The winner of our 2019 raffle is Anthony M. from New Carlisle, PA. More information will be posted once Anthony takes procession of his new Cobra.

$90,000.00 Donated To Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Ohio Cobra Club is proud to announce that our 2019 London Cobra Show raffle has allowed the club to donate an additional $90,000.00 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for research. The 2019 donation raises the club’s total donations to $1,423,000.00.  

Everyone that has purchased raffle tickets or participated in our London Cobra Shows should know that they have played a role in the development of 3 cystic fibrosis medicines, Kalydeco, Orkambi, and Symdeko. It is our hope that the 2019 donation will help the foundation to find a cure for CF.

The Ohio Cobra Club is proud to announce that our 2019 London Cobra Show raffle has allowed the club to donate an additional $90,000.00 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for research. The 2019 donation raises the club’s total donations to $1,434,000.00.

Great news for Amazon shoppers

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know and have been using - same products, same prices, same service. The only difference is that Amazon will now donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ohio Cobra Club at no cost to you.

Please support the Ohio Cobra Club and their efforts to raise money for cystic fibrosis research by shopping at smile.amazon.com using our unique Amazon Smile login.

Thanks for your support of our efforts.


AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know and have been using - same products, same prices, same service. The only difference is that Amazon will now donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ohio Cobra Club at no cost to you.

Announcing the winner of our 2018 London Cobra Show raffle car & 2018 CF Donation

We are pleased to announce the winner of our 2018 London Cobra Show raffle car is Larry K. of near London, OH. 

Larry took title to the Backdraft Cobra replica Wednesday evening. He said he had purchased an LCS tee-shirt at our Ohio Cobra Club booth, then went on down Main Street and let his 13-year-old granddaughter take 4 Cobra charity rides. While waiting for her to take her rides he purchased a single raffle ticket. As his granddaughter, Lexi stated: “My grandpa – he is so lucky.”

Our 2018 London Cobra Show and Raffle was another huge success, as we donated $104,500.00 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, again designated for research into finding new medicines that fight CF. 

Over the years $1,333,000.00 has been donated for CF research. 


We are pleased to announce the winner of our 2018 London Cobra Show raffle car is Larry K. of near London, OH.

a war inside my body

ALLI’S STORY… 

My name is Alli Hile and I have a twin sister named Abbi. I am 17 years old and I have Cystic Fibrosis. Abbi does not. Thank you for what you are doing to raise money for this disease. I would like to tell you about my life with CF. When we were born we appeared to be very healthy babies. But, when Abbi and I were about 15 hours old, I started to have some trouble. I was moved to Nationwide Children’s Hospital and received emergency surgery. I was diagnosed with Short Bowel Syndrome and ultimately Cystic Fibrosis. I spent 116 days in the hospital – that time.

In the spring of 2008, my lung infections became worse and resulted in lung surgery to remove part of my right lung.  After that, I only had to go to checkups and a few sinus surgeries for the next 5 years.  I got sick AGAIN in the fall of 2013.  I was back in the hospital for 8 days to get IV antibiotics and lots of therapy. CF just gets worse as I get older. I’m a competitive dancer and I hate when I am not feeling well and must take it easy. I’ve worked really hard since I was 3 to be on the competition team, and lots of time CF gets in my way.  

 I have a war going on inside my body. As new symptoms appear, old ones become worse. My medicine shelf has become a medicine cabinet. I take approximately 40 pills a day, do chest therapy and breathing treatments 3 or 4 times a day and I have to eat 3,000 calories a day. It’s exhausting! I desperately just want to be a “normal” teenager. I used to ask my mom, when would my CF go away? I know now that it won’t.  

 In August of 2015, I took my first dose of ORKAMBI. This was when everything changed. After just a few months, I gained weight and started to finally look my age. But the real moment for me was realizing one day that it no longer felt like someone was standing on my chest. I had no idea that I wasn’t REALLY breathing like the rest of the world. ORKAMBI changed my life. I’ve only had couple minor infections since starting the drug and haven’t had a hospital admission in over 4 years. 

Today, I learned that I am a candidate for a new drug that is even more effective. I do not know what I would do without donors like the London Cobra Show or an organization like the CF Foundation. Thank you for making it possible for me to think about my future differently. CF is only going to be part of my story. 

 What’s next? Graduation, college, time with friends and of course…I’ll be dancing.  

Alli



My name is Alli Hile and I have a twin sister named Abbi. I am 17 years old and I have Cystic Fibrosis. Abbi does not. Thank you for what you are doing to raise money for this disease. I would like to tell you about my life with CF. When we were born we appeared to be very healthy babies. But, when Abbi and I were about 15 hours old, I started to have some trouble. I was moved to Nationwide Children’s Hospital and received emergency surgery. I was diagnosed with Short Bowel Syndrome and ultimately Cystic Fibrosis. I spent 116 days in the hospital – that time.

YOUR RAFFLE TICKET PURCHASES ARE HELPING!

We find ourselves at an incredibly exciting time in the CF community. We are moving the ball forward in any number of ways. Progress is happening. We are on the inexorable march toward a cure. 

 The most inspiring aspect of this progress is that I can feel it in my everyday life. Before introducing Orkambi -- a first of its kind drug that partially corrects the underlying causes of CF -- into my treatment routine, I would be sick every other month or so, meaning heavy-duty antibiotics, increased chest therapy, and symptoms normally associated with the flu (cough, fever, fatigue, etc.). In the four years post-Orkambi, I’ve been prescribed additional antibiotics only a handful of times, and my lung function has remained remarkably stable.

The following anecdote encapsulates this point. In 2016, I moved to Washington, D.C. from Columbus, OH for a new job (I'm back in Ohio now). One of my first tasks, obviously, was identifying a new doctor. So, I go to the Children’s Hospital in northwest Washington, and the doctor performs his examination and runs all of the various tests. At the conclusion, he stops, looks at me, and matter-of-factly states, “Mr. Hennessey, you’re really quite healthy.” 

And that’s the bottom line here, right? I’m quite healthy. It speaks to the promise of Orkambi and other drugs like it—that they can deliver genuine results that tangibly improve my quality of life. And, God willing, Orkambi is only the first rung of the ladder to an ultimate cure. Onward.

Matt Hennessey

NOTE: The London Cobra Show is a proud supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and its research into finding a cure for CF. Cystic fibrosis affects some 30,000 individuals out of more than 300 million Americans. 

When the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was established in 1955 people born with cystic fibrosis had a bleak future and often did not live long enough to start kindergarten. Due to the foundation's encouragement and funding of pharmaceutical companies to invest in CF-specific research, the CF medicines Kalydeco, Orkambi or Symdeko have been developed. Today, due to the advancement in these medicines, treatment, and care, more than half of the people with CF are 18 or older, attend college, getting married, and starting families.

The London Cobra Show’s donations are always donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and designated for research. The show's past donations have aided the Foundation in developing Kalydeco, Orkambi, and Symdeko.

THANK YOU - YOUR SUPPORT WILL DIRECTLY HELP THOSE LIVING WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS.



We find ourselves at an incredibly exciting time in the CF community. We are moving the ball forward in any number of ways. Progress is happening. We are on the inexorable march toward a cure.

Another Success Story On How Your Raffle Ticket Purchases Are Helping!

A little over two years ago Orkambi, the CF wonder-drug we’ve all heard so much about, was released into the open market. I started taking the medication not too long after the fact, and its effect on me has been nothing short of staggering. 

Prior to Orkambi my own health was constantly in flux. My teenage years were pockmarked with many long and difficult hospitalizations, and I struggled as my own lung function and well-being slowly declined. Life before Orkambi was defined by a horrible, omnipresent fear of my next hospitalization. It’s hard to imagine living a normal life when you’re saddled with that kind of fear, but thankfully I had an incredible support system to get me through those tough times. My parents, Karen and Daren, supported me in all aspects of life, whether it was getting me through long weeks in the hospital, helping me organize homework drop-offs with my school, or just trusting me to take charge of my own health. 

When I went on Orkambi two years ago I wasn’t prepared for what was about to happen. The medication provided a shocking amount of relief. I went from getting seriously sick every six months, like clockwork, to only getting mildly sick about once a year. Now, as I write this in January of 2018, it has been over three years since I was admitted to the hospital.

The fear that I had been saddled with for so long, that unnerving, always-present fear of going back into the hospital, it has since faded into the background. Orkambi didn’t miraculously fix every aspect of my life; I still catch a nasty cough every once and a while, and I still worry about my life going on pause to accommodate a hospital visit, but I now enjoy a peace of mind that I previously could never have dreamed of. 

I live an amazing life. I have a wonderful, beautiful fiancee that I will be marrying in May of this year, I have a career (something many with CF do not get to have), and I am surrounded by many wonderful friends and family who have helped me on this journey. 

The life I live is possible because organizations like the London Cobra Show continue to work tireless to fundraise and spread awareness about Cystic Fibrosis. Fundraising has an honest, real benefit to the people living with this disease, and I sincerely thank you for your time, effort, and money that has been spent on this wonderful cause.

Alec Marshall

A little over two years ago Orkambi, the CF wonder-drug we’ve all heard so much about, was released into the open market. I started taking the medication not too long after the fact, and its effect on me has been nothing short of staggering.

MESSAGE FROM A PROUD FATHER OF TWINS WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Alyson and Andrea, 17-year-old twins who are living with cystic fibrosis, are committed to doing all they can to live longer and stronger lives.  They stay active exercising, playing soccer, and running 5K’s and Half-Marathons.  Just like Andrea and Alyson, there are approximately 30,000 people in the United States living with cystic fibrosis.

As a family, we realize that we cannot do what we do alone.  We rely upon a team of persons working both behind the scenes and out front to combat this disease.  The girl’s daily regiments consist of pills (more than 30 each), nutritional supplements, additional calories, 5 inhaled medications, 80 minutes on the Vest which provides vital air-way clearance, and rigorous huff-coughing – and that is all when they are healthy!  These are the daily steps that help to make their lives longer and stronger.  Their lung function continues to be maintained at near normal levels, and they continue to experience steady weight gain.  Their daily steps, the advances in medications and treatments like Orkambi, the constant vigilance from their physicians and care team, advocacy at both a state and federal level for adequate health insurance access and coverage, and the support of family and friends have been essential in adding tomorrows to Andrea and Alyson’s lives.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and many partners like the London Cobra Show are relentless in its pursuit to find a cure for this dreaded and life-limiting disease.  Our family has been active with the foundation ever since the girls were diagnosed 17 years ago.  Dad continues to serve as a volunteer with the local CF chapter and Nationwide Children's Hospital’s Cystic Fibrosis Clinic and is a constant advocate in Washington D.C., as well as and at the statehouse for those living with cystic fibrosis.  Alyson and Andrea joined the advocacy efforts this past year and were successful in helping to maintain their state-level coverage, BCMH.

Many folks ask what they can do to make a difference.  As a family, we assure you that your past raffle ticket purchases have made a difference and your 2018 raffle ticket purchases will continue to make a difference.  Andrea and Alyson have been the recipients of cutting-edge medications and treatments and for that, we are eternally grateful.  We invite your continued support by making your 2018 London Cobra Show raffle ticket purchase today!  Thank you in advance!

David Hoffman A proud and thankful father

NOTE: Raising a child with cystic fibrosis is scary because CF affects many aspects of a child’s life. Keeping a child healthy and fighting CF takes a team effort and the London Cobra Show is just a small part of that team.

The recently approved CF drugs Kalydeco and Orkambi work to treat the underlying cause of CF in a small percentage of people with CF.

Your purchases of raffle tickets for the London Cobra Show’s raffle allow our donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation that are designated for ongoing research to find additional CF therapies that could help improve key symptoms of the disease by targeting the disease at its root.

THANK YOU - YOUR SUPPORT will MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO INDIVIDUALS WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS.

NOTE: To purchase your raffle tickets, please CLICK on the RAFFLE TICKET tab at the top of the page.

Alyson and Andrea, 17-year-old twins who are living with cystic fibrosis, are committed to doing all they can to live longer and stronger lives. They stay active exercising, playing soccer, and running 5K’s and Half-Marathons. Just like Andrea and Alyson, there are approximately 30,000 people in the United States living with cystic fibrosis.

lEARN WHY Cystic Fibrosis IS OUR charity of choice.

Seventeen years ago, when four Cobra loving friends held a picnic with some 20 or so of their Cobra loving friends, none of them could envision that it would turn into a full-fledged international annual Cobra Event and that over the following years 14 Cobra replicas would be raffled and $1,228,000.00 would be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

 Early on, as the yearly event grew it became necessary to institute a charge sufficient to cover such things as food, entertainment, police escorts, and insurance to cover potential liability. It was decided that if any money was left over, they would donate it to a charity. Once it was mentioned that Dave Smith, owner of Factory Five Racing and a manufacturer of Cobra replicas, had a daughter Jenny suffering from Cystic Fibrosis, CF quickly became the charity of choice.

Cystic Fibrosis is what medical providers call an orphan disease, a disease that affects such a small percentage of the world’s population that pharmaceutical companies do not believe they could ever see a profit after spending the large amount of monies that it takes to develop medicines that fight CF. Currently, there are approximately 30,000 individuals in the United States that suffer from CF

Your past ticket purchases/donations have in part, helped the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation itself fund the development of 2 medicines, KALYDECO and ORKAMBI. KALYDECO benefits approximately 1,300 individuals that suffer from CF, while ORKAMBI helps an additional 8,500 or so. Neither drug is a cure but both dramatically improve the lives of those with CF, allowing for a longer, healthier life. 

The event, now known as the London Cobra Show, takes great pride in the dramatic improvement in the health of all children with cystic fibrosis-like Jenny. She is now doing well and is benefiting from ORKAMBI, a new CF medicine approved by the FDA in 2015. 

ORKAMBI, KALYDECO, and SYMDEKO are produced by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where Jenny recently toured their facility. Her older sister Nicole made the tour arrangements for her. Nicole having graduated from Babson College this past spring is now working in the finance department at Vertex in Boston, MA.

Jenny graduated this year from Barrington High School in Rhode Island and is attending Saint Anselms College in Manchester, NH where she is a freshman. Jenny spent the past summer working at Factory Five Racing, traveling to Michigan and hiking in Maine with her eagle-scout boyfriend.

CF is a very challenging disease to live with and everyone that has purchased raffle tickets or participated in any of our London Cobra Shows should take personal pride in the dramatic health improvement of those individuals like Jenny that are helped by the CF drugs. It is our hope that your 2018 raffle ticket purchases/donations help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation reach their goal of finding a cure for CF within our lifetime. 

NOTE: Kalydeco was FDA approved in 2012, Orkambi in 2015, and Symdeko was just recently approved in 2018.



Seventeen years ago, when four Cobra loving friends held a picnic with some 20 or so of their Cobra loving friends, none of them could envision that it would turn into a full-fledged international annual Cobra Event and that over the following years 14 Cobra replicas would be raffled and $1,228,000.00 would be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Thanks to the following supporters:

  • BACKDRAFT RACING INC.
    Industry leader in producing high quality, authentic Cobra replicas.
  • SPEED FANATIX, INC.
    Engine installer for Cobra replicas, as well as wheel alignment, road testing and final Pre-Delivery inspection.
  • 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.