In addition to a passion for performance and the exploits of Shelby American in the 1960s, the Cobra club seems to be built on pillar of generosity and charity. Every year a Cobra is built and raffled off by the Ohio Cobra Club at the London Cobra Show to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Factory Five as a company is also deeply committed to raising money to fight cystic fibrosis. Another regular act of generosity within our hobby is the joining of Factory Five and FedEx to help raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

In the last four years, Factory Five has donated three Cobra roadsters to help benefit the hospital and its research. The program is organized by retired FedEx pilot Bob McKee and his wife Cindy and is another fundraising facet of the FedEx St. Jude PGA Golf Classic. This year, Bob organized a group of 10 FedEx pilots to construct the Mk4 Roadster, which will be auctioned with the proceeds benefitting St. Jude. During last year’s fundraising effort, FedEx pilots assembled a Mk4 Roadster on the golf course greens in just four days.

The finished product is hard to argue with, a red roadster with Halibrand-style wheels, white racing stripes and great bright work. Factory Five also listed these additional sponsors for the build: Landers Ford, Summit Racing Equipment, AutoZone, BluePrint Engines, PPG Paint, MPS Auto Salvage, Uni-Dolly, Carey’s Body Shot, and Stewart Transport.

For more information on fundraising, see St. Jude's website here.