What a great combination—thanks to the efforts of the Ohio Cobra Club (OCC). Every year this group of 200-plus car enthusiasts, drawn together by their mutual interest in Cobras and charitable causes, donate their time and skills to build a custom Cobra replica vehicle and raffle it off to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Central OH Chapter. To date, the OCC’s hard-working members have donated nearly $830,000 to CFF.

Throughout the year the OCC organizes many events to raise money and have fun, all of which culminate in the London Cobra Show in London, Ohio. Held this year from June 19 to 22, it’s the largest of its kind in the country, with more than 200 Cobras attending, plus parades, a burnout contest, BBQ dinner, an auction, celebrity speakers, track days, and charity rides. And best of all, the awarding of a beautifully finished Cobra. (See hot links below to videos of previous shows.)

2014 Ohio Cobra Club Raffle 2

This year’s replica comes from Shell Valley (www.shellvalley.com), and boasts an array of goodies: a Ford Racing crate engine, displacing 306 cubic inches (302 bored .030 over), and rated at 340hp, 350 lb/ft of torque. It’s backed by a T-5z transmission and a Ford 9-inch rearend with 3.55 gear and limited slip. Paint is titanium silver with black stripes.