During 2001, a small group of fun loving and benevolent car enthusiasts, each with a cult-like passion for the Shelby Cobra and a desire to help sick kids, joined together to form The Ohio Cobra Club.
The purpose of the club was to promulgate admiration for the Cobra Automobile, regardless of make or type; to support the City of London with the London Cobra Show and to support and raise money for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In an effort to assist with the fundraising part of the mission, during 2006, the club attained 501(c)(3) non-profit status.
Throughout the year the club organizes social events such as club meetings, parties, dinners, cruises through various scenic areas in Ohio and helping other club members with their Cobras. Each year, a beautiful Cobra replica is raffled off as the club's main fundraiser. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased by club members at car shows and events. Raffle tickets can also be purchased online.
Every year since 2005, the club has hosted the London Cobra Show. Although the show is called the London Cobra Show, or simply LCS, most of the events take place in and around Columbus, Ohio due to lodging needs in London. The show is always held in June, following the week of Father’s day, and spans the entire weekend. The main show takes place on Saturday in downtown London.
LCS is a combination of car show, social event, and charity fundraiser. Show attendees have the opportunity to see hundreds of beautifully crafted Cobras, buy t-shirts, memorabilia and visit the many vendors that exhibit at the show each year. The winning raffle ticket, that fulfills one lucky person’s dream, is drawn each year at our Saturday evening dinner.
If you love Cobras and want to help sick kids in need, come join The Ohio Cobra Club.
Our next club meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 2016. The meeting will begin at 10:30 am at Snapshots Lounge, at 1320 Weaver Drive, in Granville, OH.
Please let us know if you are interested in being in this car show. The club did it last year and enjoyed a large turnout. This year we will have a shelter house to park the cars under. Please plan to enter the Zoo off Riverside Drive and our parking spot will be in Pavilion #1.
The following are the dates for our Ohio Cobra Club meetings: All meetings are scheduled for 10:30 am on Saturdays, with the exception of the Holiday Party. Additional information about the meeting locations will be added as soon as they are confirmed.
After some 2 plus fun-filled hours of cruising around central Ohio, in our Cobras, it was time to take a break for some food. So a stop at Leon's Garage in Marysville was in order.