World’s largest Cobra show returns to London

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(Posted June 15, 2017)

The largest gathering of Cobras in the world, with Cobras from all over the United States and Canada, is coming to town for the London Cobra Show on June 24. And it’s all for a great cause—to help fund research into finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF) and to support the city of London and Madison County.

During the months leading up to the show, members of the Ohio Cobra Club build a replica of a Shelby Cobra roadster and sell raffle tickets for a chance to win the Cobra. Tickets will be available that Saturday for $20 each. Cobra owners also will give Cobra rides down North Main Street, for a $10.00 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Last year, donations totaling $144,500 were made to the following organizations:

  • City of London Division of Fire—$5,000;
  • Madison County EMS—$5,000;
  • City of London Police—$5,000;
  • Madison County DARE program—$2,500;
  • Madison County Sheriff Deputies Association—$2,500; and
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, $125,000.

This year, the Ohio Cobra Club will present checks to representatives of the city of London and Madison County at 9:45 a.m. June 24. in front of the Masonic Lodge, 65 N. Main St. Over the years, the Ohio Cobra Club has donated a total of $1,126,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The London Cobra Show pays homage to London, England, home of AC Cars, and Carroll Shelby, who combined a Ford V8 engine with the AC Cars chassis and body to create the Shelby Cobra.

Car enthusiasts of all types are welcome to enjoy the London Cobra Show. Come downtown to see this colorful, noisy, happy gathering of Cobras.

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