The Kentucky Cobra Club (KCC) has invited OCC members to join them for their French Lick (Indiana) event on May 17th and 18th with hotel check out on the morning of the 19th. Host hotels are the French Lick Springs Hotel and the West Baden Springs Hotel. At both hotels, you will experience Old World opulence amid modern comforts served with Midwestern charm. Reduced hotel rates of $189.00 at French Lick and $229.00 at the West Baden will be available through April 16th. After that date, the hotels will charge their prevailing higher rates.
The KCC hospitality room will be in the French Lick Hotel and this hotel offers indoor parking. The West Baden Hotel is a short shuttle ride away from the French Lick Hotel. The hotels are nestled among the beautiful hills of the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana.
As both hotels are part of the French Lick Resort group, hotel reservations may be made by calling 812-936-9300. When making your reservations, please mention you are part of the KCC group. The websites for the hotels are here and here.
Tentative activities/cruises are a tour of a private car museum, exploring Blue Springs Caverns by boat, visit the Patoka Winery, indoor go-karting and a historic tour of both the French Lick and Wes Baden hotels.
Lunch on May 18th will be at the Gasthof Amish Village in Montgomery, IN.
Mark your calendar for May 25th. This is the date of the first Cobra Roundup of 2019 at the West Chester Cars and Coffee. The Roundup will be in from 9:00 am until Noon in the parking lot of the West Chester Wings and Rings Restaurant located at 4782 Plum Square, West Chester Township, OH which is in the northeast corner of the intersection of State Route 126 and Cincinnati Dayton Road.
Enjoy lunch together afterward at the Potbelly Sandwich Shop located at 7246 Outfitters Way, West Chester Township, OH.
Hope to see you there and drive safe.
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 is 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.
The recent Columbus International Auto Show was the last major new car show of the 2019 car show season where we are able to display our 2019 raffle car and sell raffle tickets. Ticket sales at this show were down almost 10% from last year.
The club’s 2019 LCS raffle car was on display at the recent Cleveland International Auto Show at the I-X Center and several club members sold raffle tickets. The ticket sales were quite disappointing, however, as they were down almost 40% from last year.
Our March OCC meeting was held on Saturday, March 9th at Rabid Customs shop in Canal Winchester, OH. Twenty-two club members were in attendance for the meeting. After the meeting, the group was giving a tour of Rabid’s shop. The shop tour included two Ford GT’s, one a current model and the other an older model that had recently been painted by Chip Foose in Rabid’s paint booth, several 60’s era Ford drag cars, a Lola component car under assembly, as well as several others from the Ricart Automotive Group’s collection. Josh Duncan, the shop manager, indicated the shop would begin work on a Dayton Coupe component kit in the near future. All in all, this was a very impressive shop and tour.
Iceburgh, the mascot of the Pittsburgh Penguins National Hockey League team, as well as a President Lincoln imitator, stopped by our display at the show. In addition, George was live, on KDKA radio Sunday afternoon, and was able to discuss LCS, our websites and Cobras in general with a Pittsburgh radio personality for some 15 minutes or so.