About the Great Lakes Cobra Club
Whether you own a Cobra, are thinking about building a Cobra or are simply captivated by them, this is your central resource for all things Cobra related.
Our focus, as a Club, is to unite like-minded Cobra enthusiasts (and we are not exclusive to Cobras), build life-long friendships and to create an environment that encourages camaraderie and driving our cars.
Our event calendar is always evolving so check back frequently for event opportunities and meeting details.
OUR FOCUS - GET OUT AND DRIVE
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Our Mission: To Provide Diverse Opportunities for Members to Build Relationships, Socialize and Drive our Cars
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Latest News From GLCC
Thanks to our friend Jeff Burgy…LIVE from Kissimmee Auction!!
We had a great turnout for our first event of 2019!!! In addition to the great crowd and entertaining presentation from Paul of the progress on his Coupe, Paul arranged for 2 guests from Ford Performance to join us. Mike Robbins, Product and Program Manager, who helped Paul get the Gen 3 Coyote and Ron[…]
Now that we have several Daytona Coupes in the Club I don’t feel so bad sharing cool videos! Here’s a few that have been around but thought you’d enjoy:
Remember the Shelby GR-1 show car from way back in the early 2000s? That stillborn project is about to come back to life thanks to Superformance, a tuner based in Irvine, California. The company bills itself as “a distributor of complete, rolling-chassis replica and continuation race cars of the 1960s.” But Superformance appears to have[…]
Several members have expressed interest in various forms of track events. Waterford Hills just completed a major renovation/repaving of their track in 2018 so 2019 will be a great opportunity to lay-down some fresh rubber! Check the details on the schedule, requirements and fees by clicking here.
Scott and Zach making GREAT progress on his new Factory Five Cobra Build. Check out the chassis progression with steering and suspension in place:
The purpose of this update is to reflect on 2018 and to peek into 2019. Frankly, spring cannot come fast enough! Throughout the year you have provided feedback on the Club and the events. Thank you. That feedback has been critical to shaping the Club and creating memorable experiences enjoyable by all. In 2018, we created 30 opportunities to gather,[…]
The Story of the GT40 told through very rare photos – click here. And Ford’s Jim Farley lives out his GT40 racing dream – click here.
GLCC Member Michael Hadden is showcased in the January issue of Cruis’News with his FE powered Shelby Cobra. CONGRATS!!
Join us on January 12th at 9:00 at Sharon and Paul’s house for Coffee, Donuts and Coupe Talk. This is third outing to view Paul’s Cobra Build escapades and trust me when I say it is an education and lots of fun!! Brides will enjoy special time with Sharon but are[…]
On December 1 2018 we hosted the GLCC Holiday Party at Indianwood. Many thanks to George and Penny Acree who made Indianwood available to GLCC. Rhonda and George Vidu jointly led our Secret Santa gift exchange. I think they own the role for years to come! Enjoy the pictorial review of the great evening with great[…]
Jazz icon Herbie Hancock owns a one-of-a-kind 1963 Shelby Cobra. But he might not have bought it, if it wasn’t for a rude salesperson.
My good friend Bill Cook attended the Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals last weekend and shared nearly 500 photos! So before turkey today, enjoy this in-home car show with your favorite beverage:
I hope you have had a good week! I was saddened to see snow this week…but it is not as bad as my friend Randall’s picture DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!!! Little hope remaining to drive our Cobras so it is time to bundle up! We had a GREAT turnout for our meeting at[…]
If you have not attend the PIB Historics, you need to…lots of fun and great historic racing!!
Important changes to the 2019 LCS… Host Hotel: Crowne Plaza Columbus-Dublin Each year, on the weekend following Father’s Day, the Ohio Cobra Club hosts the London Cobra Show as a means of raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. During the months leading up to the show, club members build or purchase a replica of[…]
As previously shared, the proceeds from the Snake Pit Silent Auction, plus Corporate Donations, were provided to Holy Cross Children’s Services. Additionally the proceeds from the Snake Pit Registrations were donated to the Police Benevolent Fund. We received a very nice letter from the CEO of Holy Cross Services, below:
Hey Gang, Shame on me…I neglected to take pictures at our meet-up at Pete’s Garage. We had a GREAT turnout. 24 GLCC members attended. 2 drove Cobra’s and 1 Corvette. Plus we Facetimed Zach Donnelly who for the first time in 4 years has not made this event. Zach is in Boot Camp. He was[…]
I hope you have had a good week! It’s a little cold to drive Cobra’s but for those who don’t mind bundling up, on Saturday October 27th is the last Cars and Coffee hosted by Prefix and Bill Gill for 2018. Check out the details here. If too cold to drive Cobra’s feel free to drive civilian and check-out the cars with heaters![…]
Thanks to all those who were able to attend the first Annual Snakes in the Grass at Canterbury Village! Weather cooperated. We had nearly 40 Shelby-inspired cars. Everyone seemed to have a good time! Check out the pictures:
The 2018 Holiday Party is all set at Indianwood again this year! The party is on for December 1 at 6:00pm. The menu includes: Hors D ‘Oeuvres Cocunut Shrimp Beef Wellington Bacon-wrapped Scallops Mixed Salads Pasta Indianwood Chicken Tenderloin Beef Tips Deserts A couple of fine points about the evening As you approach the[…]
We are creating our own 2018 Fall Color Tour on Sunday October 7! In the past we have participated with the Richmond Country Cruisers in their Fall Color Tour in the thumb-area. To make the Country Cruise accessible by a wider geography we have designed our own Country Cruise Route! As an overview we will[…]
Great event at the PIB Historic Car Races with the Viper Club this past week. Here’s a pictorial review:
GLCC Members, September 18th was General Membership Meeting at Little Daddy’s in Bloomfield Hills. We had a good turnout and several members were able to drive their Cobras. In this meeting Jeff Grice was confirmed as President, Bob Harvey as Secretary and Bob Russel as Director of Events for the next 2-year term. October 6 is[…]
WOW – Jim, Todd and Sandy Droze stunning Factory Five Daytona Coupe is featured in the recent Cruis’news. Congrats!!
Paul Spearman is out-and-about promoting GLCC where ever he goes! This time with Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson!!!
On Saturday September 15, a prestigious group of GLCC members visited the Factory Five School at Mott College to share our Cobras with the students, answer questions and inspire them to build and enjoy their Cobras.
Over the past several years GLCC has embarked on creating new and innovative opportunities. Some work well. Some do not. That’s part of the joys of innovation… So your Board has developed this new idea. Create a local event at a really cool venue to bring together all cars inspired by Carroll Shelby. To that[…]
Dick Winkles from the MCVO has arranged 2 dyno days at Prefix. The “official” Dyno Day is Saturday October 6th, but they are also offering a second day, Friday October 5th. Prefix is confident they can handle about 8 cars per day. Location: Prefix, 3500 Joslyn Road, Auburn Hills. Click here for directions. Dates and Costs: Friday, October 5th at $100[…]
Greetings GLCC Members, Well we had a good run on rain-free events until today. Ohio is getting clobbered with rain and we have to postpone meeting the Toledo Area Cobra Owners at the Toledo Cars and Coffee. Watch for details on rescheduling this opportunity but since this is a monthly event it maybe too chilly to drive Cobras[…]
The Factory Five Build School is a hands-on, three day workshop where students build a Factory Five Mk4 Roadsters from the bare frame all the way up to the completed car in three days! Since 2002, the Build School has graduated over 2,000 students from the U.S. and all over the world. Classes are held[…]
The Great Lakes Cobra Club and the Motor City Viper Owners are again teaming up for a cruise to Put-In-Bay for the Historic Car Races – September 24-26 We’ll enjoy a nice ferry ride to and from the island, take in the Historic Road Races, and see some of the sights the island has[…]
A key element of the 2018 Snake Pit at the Woodward Dream Cruise was to raise funds to help those in need. The generosity and support from our donors was beyond belief. And their contributions of wonderful items led to our members generous donations through our Silent Auction. In addition to our Silent Auction, several[…]
On Sunday September 9th Great Lakes Cobra Club is joining Toledo Area Cobras and Ohio Cobra Club at the new Toledo Cars & Coffee located Waffle House in St. James Plaza, at the corner of Central and McCord. Click here for map. The event starts at 9:00am. If you don’t want to drive your Cobra feel free to[…]
No Minivans at this Cruise – PURE classics! Despite the Woodward Dream Cruise “hangover” many GLCC members had a great time under the tents and with the sweet smell of pure high octane fuel
Everything fired on all cylinders for a wonderful celebration at the Woodward Dream Cruise! Mother Nature gets the BIG award for providing perfect weather. And to all of our volunteers – thank you!!! And many thanks to the Bloomfield Township for making this venue available to the Great Lakes Cobra Club and The America Road Thunderbird[…]
Some traditions are worth repeating and our Pre Dream Cruise gathering at Pasteiner’s is one of them. On Tuesday August 14th at 6:00 pm (you can arrive as early as 5:00 pm) we will be taking over Steve’s parking lot (33202 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009), hanging out, having dinner and watching (and participating in) the[…]
We have a great line-up of items for the 2018 GLCC Charity Auction! 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Holy Cross Children’s Services This is able to happen through the generosity of many GLCC friends who have donated each of the silent auction items! The silent auction is open to all GLCC members.[…]
Friends, Based on the great success of July 4th gathering at Prefix, Bill and the Prefix Management team have decided to make this a routine event! Please see below for details and schedule:
Friends, Due to scheduling conflicts we will not be able to do the Annual Hot Dog Roast. In its place we are meeting at Pasteiners for Cars and Coffee on August 4 at 7:30 am, hang out, take a loop on Woodward and end-up at Little Daddy’s for Breakfast. Parking for your pride-and-joy while at Little[…]
Envy Auto Group has invited us to their 2nd Cars & Cocktails event on Monday July 30, 2018 6:00pm at Lochmoor Country Club in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI! ENVY AUTO GROUP and GENESIS CADILLAC CHEVROLET will have some awesome rides on display! Bring out the toys and come enjoy a great night of car filled fun![…]
GERMANY – Fast on the heels of the historic agreement between Peter Brock and Shelby Legendary Cars to reproduce one of the most iconic race cars in history comes word out of Europe that supercar builders are pushing the envelope again with an exact 1964 Cobra Daytona Coupe recreation for enthusiats across the pond. Two companies, Daytona Coupe[…]
Continuing the tradition, Bill and Sally Gill hosted July 4th cars, coffee with friends this year at Prefix Engineering. Great way to start the independence day celebration!
Great morning at Larry Smith’s Garage (the Smithsonian). First nice Saturday in weeks!!! Great turnout.
On July 8th we are returning to the Motor City Auto Fest at Canterbury Village. Through George and Penny’s connections we have secured the same area as last year (nice shaded area to enjoy the day). There is no pre-registration…but the lines can be very long so it is suggested to arrive early. $20 per car[…]
St Johns Concours is quickly approaching and have arranged for a Club Corral again this year. The date is Sunday July 29th. The organizers make available to Car Clubs parking on the grounds immediately adjacent to the Show (on the golf course grounds…not a parking lot). The benefits include, driving and parking your Cobra, the entrance is[…]
Our July Meeting will be held at Fords Garages in Dearborn (21367 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124). This is an important meeting as we will finalize nominations for President, Director of Events and Secretary Officer positions. In September those nominated will be included in the election for installment in January 2019. For those interested we[…]
Last week, Ford invited the public to visit the property on Fri-Sat-Sun. 20,000 RSVPs were gone in hours. 6,000 were placed on a waiting list. Ford added a 4th day (Monday) to enable more people to visit. We were fortunate to get access. On Sunday, Bill and Mary Lynn Cook arrived 1 hour early at 9:00 AM to tour[…]