By Dean Larson

Photos by Steve Temple and George Halleck

A rainy start to the London Cobra Show had some worried, but we kept the faith and knew roadster weather was on its way. Saturday morning, the town of London awoke to sunshine and the sound of scores of Cobras descending on the town. A full police escort led the way as Cobras rolled in from a truck-stop meeting point outside of town and made their way to the show. All the big manufacturers and vendors were also present, showing off their best snake-focused products, some of which we’ll be bringing you in upcoming issues.

When not busy checking out the cars at the show, getting some quality track time, or on a cruise with other Shelby enthusiasts, the London show is fantastic for catching up with old friends and meeting fellow builders from the sites and forums.

But the show isn’t just a fun weekend meet for Cobra guys. Every year the Ohio Cobra Club works diligently to get a Cobra raffle car assembled and sell tickets, with all the proceeds going to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. With many individuals in the hobby being touched in some way by Cystic Fibrosis, it’s no surprise that the club was able to make another $100,000 contribution to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Including 2017, current donations to the fund equal $1,226,000.

London Cf

Presenting the check to CF personnel is Miss Emily Kerr, shown to the left in the photograph. Accepting the donation check are Leslie Lucas (center) Executive Director, Cystic Fibrosis Central Ohio Chapter - Columbus, OH and Amanda Zar, Director of Individual Giving - Midwest Region for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Speaking of raffle Cobras, the beautiful Superformance MkIII raffle car did find a new owner. Mrs. Jackie S. from Cincinnati, Ohio believed the phone calls she was receiving were from pranksters, and was astonished to learn she was the lucky winner of the 515 hp MkIII.


Watch for more in-depth coverage of the 2017 London Cobra Show in an upcoming issue.