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2018 RAFFLE CAR 427 C. I. ENGINE

The engine for the 2018 raffle car was build and donated – free of charge – by Craft Performance Engines, Arkadelphia, AR 71023.

It is a small block Ford type, 427 cubic inch, Craft Performance engine with a Dart iron block, and a forged rotating assembly. It is equipped with a hydraulic roller cam and lifters, 10:1 compression ratio Craft Aluminum heads, Edelbrock Dual Plane Intake and a Quick Fuel Carburetor.

This engine was engine dyno tested and is rated at 510 horsepower and 555-pound-feet torque and comes with a 2 year or 24,000 mile warranty from Craft Performance Engines.

This is a very unique “one of a kind” engine, as it has both Craft Performance Engines and the Ohio Cobra Club logos engraved on the valve covers and air cleaner.

The engine for the 2018 raffle car was build and donated – free of charge – by Craft Performance Engines, Arkadelphia, AR 71023.

FOUR WEBSITE UPDATES

Four updates have been made to our 2018 London Cobra Show website and they are as follows.

1. Mr. Dave Friedman will be our featured speaker at our 2018 LCS Saturday evening dinner. You will find his bios under THE SHOW tab of our website.  

2. The photograph above is a picture of the interior of the Backdraft RT3 Cobra.

3. The MEDIA Video Section of the website has been updated with several past London Cobra Show videos as well as one of Bill Cosby describing to Jay Leno what it was like to drive one of the two Super Snake Cobras ever manufactured. 

4. The MEDIA Photograph Section has been changed and now shows photographs from 2017, 2016 and 2015 London Cobra Shows as well as a few photographs from both Double Venom Spring Flings III and IV. 

REMEMBER - you cannot win the beautiful Backdraft RT3 Cobra is you don’t purchase your raffle tickets. 


Four updates have been made to our 2018 London Cobra Show website and they are as follows.

TWO EXAMPLES OF HOW YOUR MONEY IS HELPING

The London Cobra Show takes personal pride in the dramatic improvement in the health of all children with cystic fibrosis (CF), especially so with Jenny Smith and Emily Kerr. Shown in the photograph, is Jenny, the daughter of Dave Smith, owner of Factory Five Racing, a manufacturer of Cobra replicas. Jenny, having been diagnosed at an early age with CF, is the reason that our London Cobra Show donations have always been remitted to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for use in researching and developing CF medicines. Emily is the young lady that has, most years, reached into the ticket tumbler, pulling out the winning raffle ticket, making someone a very happy Cobra owner.

Jenny is now doing well and is benefiting from ORKAMBI, a new CF medicine approved by the FDA in 2015. The medicine ORKAMBI is similar to the KALYDECO medicine that Emily has done so well with. ORKAMBI and KALYDECO are both 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 heading to Saint Anselms College in Manchester, NH where she will be an entering freshman. Jenny spent the summer working at Factory Five Racing, traveling to Michigan and hiking in Maine with her eagle-scout boyfriend.

Emily is a local resident of the Columbus, OH area. Cystic fibrosis had seriously challenged Emily, until 2012 - when, at age 15, she began taking the newly approved CF drug - KALYDECO. This drug virtually stopped the progression of the disease and has allowed Emily to become much more active in her daily life. She is presently enrolled, as a junior, at the University of Dayton (Ohio) where she is a Cheerleader.

Past donations have helped fund research and development of both KALYDECO and ORKAMBI. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is committed to finding a cure for CF within our lifetime. We hope our 2018 donation will assist the Foundation in meeting that objective.

We wanted to let you know how past donations to CF are now helping to improve the lives of individuals with CF.

Thank you for your continued support of the London Cobra Show and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.    

The London Cobra Show takes personal pride in the dramatic improvement in the health of all children with cystic fibrosis (CF), especially so with Jenny Smith and Emily Kerr. Shown in the photograph, is Jenny, the daughter of Dave Smith, owner of Factory Five Racing, a manufacturer of Cobra replicas.

2017 LCS RAFFLE CAR DELIVERED

The winner of the London Cobra Shows raffle car was Mrs. Jackie S., of Montgomery, OH. Jackie took delivery of her Cobra on Sunday, July 9th. Jackie said that she had purchased a single ticket, with never a thought that she might win, just thinking she was helping a worthwhile charity. The happy Jackie is shown with her Cobra in the photograph.

 

Jackie’s husband, son and grandson were also very happy with her having the winning ticket. In fact, her grandson could not wait for his grandmother to take the first ride, as he rode in the Cobra as it was being backed out of the trailer.

 

This year, as a result of the raffle, we were able to donate $100,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. As with past donations, this year's donation was designated for research into developing new medicines for CF.

 

Over the past several years, the LCS Cobra raffle has allowed donations of $1,228,000 to CF. 

The winner of the London Cobra Shows raffle car was Mrs. Jackie S., of Montgomery, OH. Jackie took delivery of her Cobra on Sunday, July 9th. She said that she had purchased a single ticket, with never a thought that she might win, just thinking she was helping a worthwhile charity.

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