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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.

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