Cobra Show

The 2020 London Cobra Show has been canceled, but raffle tickets are still available for purchase.

The London Cobra Show – June 25, 26 and 27, 2020

20th Anniversary – LCS
Rain or Shine!

GUEST SPEAKERS

Miss Jennifer Smith

Miss Jennifer "Jenny" Smith

CF Fighter

Jenny will be speaking about how she has grown up with cystic fibrosis and how it has affected her life. She is currently a Junior at North Carolina State University at Raleigh, NC, majoring in computer science.

Jenny, the daughter of Dave Smith, owner of Factory Five Racing, suffering from cystic fibrosis is the reason the net proceeds from our London Cobra Show’s raffles have always been donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and designated for research.

Mr. Marc Ginsky

Mr. Marc Ginsky

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Marc has been with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for just over two and a half years. He oversees the Foundation’s fundraising efforts as well as its HR, IT, Communications, Legal and Operations functions. Marc has made it a point to visit with every CFF chapter and has met countless membersof the CF community during his tenure. This mission has become very personal for him and it is his privilege to work every day in support of the incredible CF community.

Marc received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and also holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a B.S. in accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He grew up in Syracuse, NY, and now lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife and two daughters.

Jo Coddington

Jo Coddington

Industry Spokesperson / TV Personality

Jo has always been a car girl; it’s in her DNA. She grew up seeing her dad’s passion for racing, hot rods and off-roading, while helping him at his gas station and mechanical shops. At the age of 6, Jo began racing go-karts, later advancing to racing sand rails with her dad and two other friends under Arizona Competition Incorporated.

Jo’s love for hot rods continued, which led to her meeting her late husband, Boyd Coddington. Jo was driving her Corvette on the 91 Freeway in California when the right front tire blew out, which was on none other than a Boyd Coddington billet wheel. Later at a car show, mutual friends introduced them, and then informed Boyd that Jo would be excellent for product testing since she “drove hard.” What started out as a friendship between a “car girl” and a “car guy” eventually turned into a wonderful marriage.

Jo, as General Manager for her late husband’s hot rod business, had the opportunity to share her passion of cars with her best friend every day at work, as well as on the television show American Hot Rod. She also has appeared on the television shows American Icon, and Detroit Muscle; as well as on Wisconsin’s Hot Rod Radio. In addition, Jo was the host for The Sunday Drive, a web-based video podcast. Jo has, on and off for the past 20 years , traveled to Australia for Pete’s Hot Rod Shop Annual Moonshine Run where, on behalf of International AERO, she awards the Jo’s Choice Award. The love and respect she has for custom car builds has “opened the door” yet again in 2019, as Jo is a celebrity judge on the TV show Wrench Wars.

Jo’s passion for the automotive industry, its lifestyle, and culture, continues to grow with every person she meets and each event she attends , as “Once a “car girl” always a “car girl."

Mr. Stacey David

Mr. Stacey David

Custom Car Builder / TV Personality

Stacey David is the person that every car guy wants in the garage, helping out on their project. With decades of experience working in restoration and hot rod shops, and over 20 years on national television on two hit TV shows, Stacey has been showing people how to build cool cars and trucks for a long time. His mechanical abilities and fabrication skills have made him one of the most trusted and respected custom car builders in the world today.

Stacey’s incredible work and positive influence have earned him, over the years, many awards and accolades from the automotive industry and he continues to work hand in hand with the OEM’s and aftermarket to keep new vehicles and parts in front of the gearhead public.

Stacey is well known for building wild, trend-setting custom vehicles like Copperhead, The V8 Interceptor, and Sargent Rock.

Stacey has inspired legions of gearheads

SHOW SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2020

3:00 pm until ???

Required technical inspections of the Cobras registered for the Mid-Ohio track day in the parking lot of the Quality Inn and Suites Hotel.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2020

7:30 am until 5:00 pm

Track day at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course.


THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2020

1:00 pm until 7:00 pm - LCS Registration

Please see the sign in the Marriott’s lobby for directions to the LCS registration room.
If you need to register on-site, please do so here.
If you have preregistered, you may pick up your registration packet here.

1:00 pm until 7:00 pm - Self Guided Cruises

Maps for various cruises that one may take on their own or with other Cobras will be available in the registration room.

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Please check back later to see the special event planned as our evening activity.


FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020

7:00 am until 9:00 am - LCS Registration

Please see the sign in the Marriott’s lobby for directions to the LCS registration room.
If you need to register on-site, please do so here.
If you have preregistered, you may pick up your registration packet here.

8:00 am - Begin Guided Cruises

Select from the following cruises that will have staggered starts every 15 minutes:

  • Dave Semko Commemorative Hocking Hills Cruise
  • Gary Osborne Commemorative Amish Country Cruise
  • Flyin’ Freddie Memorial Cruise National Museum of The USAF
  • Dan Semko Memorial Halderman Museum Barn Cruise
  • Wade Chamberlain Memorial Autocross – Extra cost for this event.
  • Frank Forestiere Memorial Cruise/Tour Transportation Research Center
  • Phil Meier Memorial Cruise Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio

Please see the EVENTS tab for a description of each these cruises.

3:00 pm until 7:00 pm- LCS Registration

Please see the sign in the Marriott’s lobby for directions to the LCS registration room.
If you need to register on-site, please do so here.
If you have preregistered, you may pick up your registration packet here.

End of Cruises into the Evening

Leisure Time - Relax while visiting with your extended Cobra family.

4:00 pm until 7:00 pm – Food Trucks and Parking Lot Party

Come hungry! Smokeout BBQ Food Truck will offer Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken and Beef Brisket sandwiches with sides and StreetThyme Food Truck will have available the most scrumptious Burgers, Veggie Sandwich and Fries around. BYOB discreetly.

7:00 pm until Bedtime

After dinner, enjoy spending time in the parking lot with your Cobra friends.


SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2020

8:00 am until 8:45 am - LCS Late Registration

You may register onsite at the Speedway Truck Stop, located approximately 15 miles west of the hotels, just southwest of the intersection of I-70 West (Exit 79) and U.S. Route 42 northeast of London, OH.

8:00 am until 9:00 am – Parade Line Up

Line up your Cobra at Speedway Truck Stop for the parade into London.

NOTE: Must be registered for the London Cobra Show in order to participate in the Cobra parade and to display your car on the closed off London streets. Your 2020 LCS window sticker must be on your windshield.

9:00 am

The Ed Combs Commemorative Cobra Parade leaves the Speedway Truck Stop, escorted by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, along the approximately 10 mile parade route into London.

9:30 am Approximately

The Cobra Parade arrives down London’s North Main Street.

9:30 am until 3:00 pm

Visit with the vendors that are located along the LCS “Gasoline Alley” on London’s Main Street in front of the Madison County Courthouse.

9:40 am

Opening ceremonies and check presentation to the City of London and Madison County officials at the intersection of London’s North Main Street and Fifth Street.

9:50 am

Attend the drivers meeting for those drivers that are planning on giving charity rides.

10:00 am until 3:00 pm

Charity Rides provided in a Cobra for a $10.00 donation to Cystic Fibrosis.

3:00 pm

Cobras leave London and return to the host hotel.

5:30 pm until 6:00 pm

Happy Time with a cash bar in the Foyer of the ballroom.

Cookie Contest judging.

6:00 pm until 9:30 pm

Grand Gala in the Marriott’s ballroom, socializing with friends, three-course dinner consisting of a salad, entrée and dessert, evening activities, drawing of the winning raffle ticket and phone call to the winner.

NOTE: In addition to the water, coffee, hot and ice tea served with dinner, a cash bar will be available for those that prefer something stronger.

After Dinner Auction

Mr. Dave Friedman, the official photographer for Carroll Shelby’s Shelby American company, has generously donated these two hand-signed framed copies of his photographs. The photographs were taken by Friedman during the heyday of Shelby’s Cobras.

Mr. Friedman has asked that these framed prints be auctioned at our Saturday evening dinner to raise additional money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Both prints are printed on Silver Metallic Paper. Prints are 24″ x 20″ and the frame size is 25 ¾” x 22 ¾” is size.

Many of Mr. Friedman’s other photographs are for sale from the button below.

View Mr. Friedman’s photos

9:30 pm until Bedtime

After dinner spend time visiting with your extended Cobra family.

Past Winners

2019 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Anthony “Tony” M. from New Castle, PA
Factory Five Racing MK IV Roadster

2018 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Larry K. from London, Ohio
Backdraft Racing RT3 Cobra Replica

2017 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Jackie S. from Montgomery, Ohio
Superformance Mark III Cobra

2016 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Braden D. from Westlake Ohio
Factory Five Racing Mark IV 20th Anniversary Roadster

2015 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Joe T. from Chadron, Ohio
Superformance 20th Anniversary Roadster

2014 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Mark B. from Galloway, Ohio
Shell Valley Classic Wheels Cobra

2013 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Don W. from Sunbury, Pennsylvania
Hurricane Motorsports 427 Cobra

2012 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

George S. from Medford, Massachusetts
Unique Motorcars 289 Cobra
A Tribute to Allen Grant

2011 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

George “Buddy” B. from London, Ohio
Factory Five Racing 427 Cobra
A Tribute to Dick Smith

2010 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Linda M. from Zanesville, Ohio
Backdraft Racing 427 Cobra

2009 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Tom R. from Ross, OH
Factory Five Racing Coupe

2008 LONDON COBRA SHOW WINNER

Mike J. from Youngstown, OH
Superformance Cobra

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