Our May BOD meeting has been rescheduled to meet as follows:
• When: Monday, May 21ST at 5:00 pm.
• Where: CTL Steel, 375 East Fifth Avenue, Columbus, OH.
Please note this is a change from our normally scheduled date.
If you are planning to attend, please verify with a Club Officer on the day of the meeting that the meeting will take place.
Saturday, May 25th is the date to fire up your Cobra and come to the Cobra Roundup at the West Chester Cars and Coffee. The Cobra Roundup will be from 9:00 am until 12:00 Noon in the Wings and Rings Restaurant’s parking lot located at 6963 South Liberty Drive, Liberty Township, OH. The restaurant is located in the northeast corner of the State Route 129 and Cincinnati Dayton Road intersection.
Lunch together afterward at the Potbelly Sandwich Shop located at 7246 Outfitters Way, West Chester Township, OH. Potbelly Sandwich Shop is west of I-75 directly across the road south of the Liberty Center Mall on Liberty Way.
If the weather is bad, then the Cobra Roundup will be rescheduled for Saturday, July 27th.
Important London Cobra Show club meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th, from 10:30 am until 12:00 noon. The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 600 Metro Place North, Dublin, OH. We are planning to have lunch together as a group after the meeting.
Plan to attend, as this is a significate LCS planning meeting and will help determine if our 2019 LCS is a success. Remember, the amount of our 2019 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CF depends on our LCS being a successful show.
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.
If you are planning to attend the London Cobra Show and the Saturday evening dinner, this is to advise that we are limited to a maximum of 350 individuals that can be seated at tables in the ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Currently, we have less than 25% of that number left and once we have reached the 350 maximum, no more dinners will be available.
We are proud to announce that Emily recently graduated with Honors from the University of Dayton. Emily is the CF Fighter that we have watched grow up over the years, as she pulls the winning raffle ticket at our LCS Saturday evening dinners.
Several OCC members enjoyed their visit to the Wright “B” Flyer Museum on Saturday, May 4th. The group listened to a presentation by Wright “B” Flyer, Inc. Lead Pilot and Chairman, Mr. Rich Stepler. Mr. Stepler spoke about how the Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, worked to achieve the first powered and controlled flight and then continued working to develop and fly the Wright Flyer III, which was the first fully practical fixed-wing aircraft. Mr. Stepler also spoke about how the Wright’s were zealous in protecting their patents on the aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible. He also discussed others, such as American, Glenn Curtiss, and German, Otto Lilienthal that at the time were also working on developing an airplane.