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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Latest News From GLCC
Great Lakes Cobra Club and The American Road Thunderbird Club are back at Comerica Bank to Celebrate the Woodward Dream Cruise on Saturday August 18th Before we get into the details of this year’s event, we want to provide a little background on the history of this venue. Our friend Bill Wells’ single handed efforts[…]
05 June 2018 Classic Driver A man with a racing career intrinsically linked to the Cobra, Allen Grant was part of the fabled Shelby American driver line-up during the 1965 championship victory that wrote Carroll Shelby and his ‘hot rods’ into the history books. Rémi Dargegen spent the day with him at his Palm Springs[…]
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, the club members build or purchase a replica of a Shelby Cobra roadster and then sell raffle tickets[…]
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[…]
(reprise from Hagerty): Some things are too good to let die, and the AC Cobra is one of them. Though the fast-moving 1960s made obsolete the various iterations of the Cobra after only five years of production, the ticking clock of mortality that the rest of us live under has never really affected the[…]
Very well attended Tech Event despite the ugly weather.
The Great Lakes Cobra Club, Motor City Viper Owners and The American Road Thunderbird Club Team-up for Cars and Coffee, RM Motorsports Tour and Lunch at Zukey Lake June 16 starting at 8:00am The morning starts at 8:00 at Ligenfelter’s Cars and Coffee (47451 Avante Dr, Wixom, MI 48393). We will be parking in[…]
We are VERY pleased to announce a private tour of the Larry Smith Collection on Saturday June 30th at 9am. Here’s a little background on Larry – click here and here. The address is 888 Orchard Lake Road – click here for map. This is one of those once in a lifetime opportunities as Larry does not publicly open his[…]
Keeping with our spring tradition, its time to get those Cobras out and visit Bill and Sally Gill for an enlightening (and mostly fun) Saturday morning on May 19th at 9:00am (2553 Homewood Drive Troy 48098) Dave Buchesky will be our guest speaker. Dave was a member of the Viper team from inception to[…]
We are setting a new tradition for the July 4th celebration this year. While we have all enjoyed cars and coffee with Bill and Sally at the Troy Airport often circumstances change and change creates new opportunities. This year the owners ofare opening up their facility for our Independence Day Gathering! Prefix Corporation[…]
Join us for the 5th Annual Cruise along Lake St. Clair! The day will begin at the Grice’s House at 9:00am for coffee, juice, fruit and Great Lakes Cobra Club special-ingredient donuts. Map can be viewed by clicking here. Joining us again will be the Motor City Viper Owners[…]
From our friend Bill Cook: NHRA Museum Galpin Auto Peterson Museum Fabulous Fords Forever Knotts Berry Farm
Our 2018 selections of GLCC Branded Merchandise are not available – please click here.
Our friend Jeff Burgy brought Barrett Jackson West Palm Beach Auction to us! Enjoy: O
GLCC has made the commitment to help youth get involved with the car collecting hobby. As part of this commitment we kicked-off with Oakland Tech School the first annual car show for students 4 years ago. It started with a few Cobras and other vehicles and has grown to 50-70 cars. Students from each of[…]
Very nice day starting with a delicious breakfast at Nicks Pancake House in Ann Arbor followed by a visit with our good friend William Deary at The Carroll Collection.
Introduction If you dream of building, owning, and driving an AC Cobra, you’ve come to the right place! BUILD MANUAL details the construction of an all-new — that is, non-donor — Factory Five Racing (FFR) Roadster, generally referred to as the Mk3 or Mk41 as well as the 289 USRRC period-correct version and the MK4 Challenge racer. The FFR Roadster is a replica of the AC Cobra: see also Legacy of[…]
My friend Dan Mroz gets credit for this article… <p> </p> Driving a Cobra Replica “If you want to just gas and go, and never have to worry about replacing an alternator, or snuggling down the header bolts, or getting a wet leg driving in a rainstorm, or learning how to set your carb float[…]
After seeing a 1968 Shelby Mustang at 17, William Deary started collecting all things Carroll Shelby—first posters and tees, then cars William Deary, a health-care entrepreneur from Jackson, Mich., on his Original Venice Crew 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350R, as told to A.J. Baime in the Wall Street Journal. When I was 17, I visited[…]
We sure pick our events well! Brad and team have selected the first M1 C&C, which we have on our event plan, to feature FORDS!!! Gates open an hour early (7am) just for Fords…see below for details and RSVP. Check out the pictures from last year…spot any familiar faces/Cobras – click here??? RSVP so[…]
By way of background, we have visited Pete’s Garage in Monroe twice a year for the past several years. The purpose is to hangout with our friends from downriver and Ohio. We’ve held these events early and late in the year as a means to welcome in and usher out the cruising season. Pete’s Garage[…]
On March 24th, we held our 2018 Season Kick-off Event at The Lingenfelter Collection. A very rare opportunity for a private visit to Ken’s collection of fine automobiles. The Collection is said to be the 5th largest private collection in the country. Nearly 50 people enjoyed the afternoon strolling through Ken’s cars and catching up. […]
We continue our momentum into April with a visit to The Carroll Collection on Saturday April 14th at 10:00am! By way of background, the primary purpose of The Carroll Collection is to celebrate the automotive genius of Carroll Shelby, the incredible legacy and tradition that were created by the employees of Shelby American, and to[…]
Paul is on his fourth Factory Five Build and at the same time a remodel of a new home – WOW
CSX 2328 is a great unrestored example of the 289 Cobra breed. It is very rare in that it has its completely original drivetrain, body and chassis. 2328 is a fully documented car where its complete ownership history is well known. As an unrestored car it handles and feels unlike any restored Cobra, giving the[…]
From our friend Jeff Burgy…Jeff took over 1,000 pictures at the recent Amelia Island Concours and shared his top picks:
Hey Gang Several people have asked me how I made my Cobra Bullet Mirrors functional. First you need a bag-of-cash as this is a VERY expensive modification – $3.99 at most auto stores. So you can anticipate the lengthy and expensive modification here’s the benefit. On the left is after the modification and the view[…]
Another GLCC First! A private world renown car collection, that is typically only open for Charity Events and seldom to private groups, is being opened just for GLCC… (Press Play) <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> PLUS!!! John Clor, Ford[…]
Getting anxious for the 2018 driving season!! Just need more potholes filled here in Michigan!! There’s a growing interest in the Put In Bay Historic Races this coming September. To get you in the mood, here’s a tease from the 2017 Put In Bay Historic Races: And if you watch carefully you might see some[…]
Several members have suggested we pursue autocross opportunities. Autocross are generally parking lot tracks setup by approved organizations who are certified to run autocross events. These events are one car at a time through twisty turns designed to test the agility of your vehicle and skill as a driver. We have been invited to participate[…]
If you were not able to attend AutoRama, here is a pictorial recap. The first 8 pictures are the Ridler Award Contenders and the first picture is the winner.
On Saturday March 17th at 9:00am Paul and Sharon are hosting a gathering to review Paul’s Daytona Coupe build progress and to hang out with Sharon and see their new house. To get a tease for the fine details to-date, you can view and monitor Paul’s build progress by clicking here. This is a MEMBERS[…]
If you are interested in walking AutoRama on Saturday and visiting GLCC Member Bill Gill we will meet at 9:00am near the ticket sales booth. We’ll keep lunch plans fluid depending on timing/interest. In the past we’ve tried to eat near the show and the wait time is way too long. If people are interested[…]
Another GLCC First! A private world renown car collection, that is typically only open for Charity Events and seldom to private groups, is being opened just for GLCC… (Press Play) PLUS!!! John Clor, Ford Performance Communication Manager as our Guest Speaker! Veteran automotive journalist, author and marketer John M. Clor has owned,[…]
Enjoy a partial tour of the Big Dog Garage
2nd Annual Country Drive Car Tour The 2nd Annual Country Drive Car Tour will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2018 (click here to view on our calendar). The tour will be for classic cars, vintage sports cars, and exotic cars, giving people an opportunity to spend a nostalgic day touring historical recreational communities and[…]
If our classic cars don’t bring out the inner child in us, the 5,000 square foot train display certainly did! Many conversations reflecting on childhood days with trains and I know a few friends were thinking about resurrecting those dreams in adulthood. About 18 GLCC and Tbird Club members braved the snow for lunch and[…]
Please enjoy this preview that is a chapter from the documentary on Bob Bondurant currently in development.
28 Members ventured out on a cold Saturday to warm their soles with anticipation of another great driving season! If you missed the meeting, the presentation can be downloaded: Powerpoint version with video on slide 18 (click here) or if you do not have Powerpoint here is a PDF Version without video (click here). David[…]
The 10th annual Put-in-Bay vintage sports car races event has moved to a new date. The 2018 event will be held September 24-27. Here are some interesting details about the fun event: Latest press release on the 2018 Put-in-Bay event – Click Here Tentative 2018 General Schedule of Events – Click Here 2018 Event[…]
By way of background, each year the Ohio Cobra Club, a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization, raffles off a Cobra replica of which net proceeds are donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Over the years, in excess of $1,228,000 has been donated to help fight Cystic Fibrosis. OCC thanks everyone who makes a donation or purchases raffle tickets[…]
From Tom Cotter: <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> he first thing I notice when I lift the garage door (likely the first time it had been opened in decades) was a rather pedestrian mid-1980s BMW 325ix. That and the crickets. The Bimmer is cool, but I was lured to[…]
High-dollar Ferrari hammers ‘sold,’ former President Bush visits Scottsdale to benefit charity Arizona Auction Week wraps up today with sales continuing at Barrett-Jackson, Russo and Steele and Silver Auctions Arizona, but it will be somewhat anti-climactic after an amazing Saturday. On Saturday, the high-dollar sale of the week was achieved when a 1965 Ferrari 275[…]
On January 20, 2018 GLCC visited GR Auto Gallery and had lunch at Wixom Station. Good day to get out mid-winter, meet and discuss a few topics, share stories with friends and have a nice lunch!
Given the passing this week of Dan Gurney it is appropriate to reminisce his impact on the sport. This is a good article about his improbable 1967 Le Mans victory with A.J. Foyt in the GT40 Mark IV. Click Here!
We will be securing GLCC Club parking again for the 2018 St Johns Concours! More details to follow. To generate excitement about this years event, the Concours staff has published a 2018 Concours Lookbook – click here to view. Enjoy! Jeff