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 a Shelby Cobra roadster and sell raffle tickets so some lucky person can win the Cobra replica of their dreams. The club sells raffle tickets at various car shows around the country, as well as on-line.
The 2019 London Cobra Show’s raffle car is a modern interpretation of the iconic 1960’s era automotive legend everyone knows simply as a Cobra. The 2019 raffle car uses modern materials, manufacturing processes and offers the driver the advantage of the latest automotive technologies, such as a Ford Mustang V8 Coyote engine with selectable drive modes that cover a broad range of road conditions.
The London Cobra Show is open to 1960’s era Shelby Cobra Roadsters, Daytona Coupes and the Ford GT40, both replicas and originals. If you love Cobras, the London Cobra Show is the place for you, as you will meet a large group of people from varied backgrounds and stories, all having a common bond – a love of these cars. The cars bring everyone together originally, but it is the friendships and shared experiences that bring everyone back year after year.
The show’s vendor area is an excellent place for those interested in these automobile replicas to view and learn, as most of the major replica manufacturers will have their products on display.
Although the show is called the London Cobra Show, or simply LCS, most of the events will take place in and around the northwestern portion of Columbus, OH. This is due to the lack of adequate lodging in London and a desire to have all LCS attendees stay in a single hotel.
For 2019, the host hotel and venue has changed to the Crowne Plaza Columbus-Dublin located at 600 Metro Place North, Dublin, OH 43017. Please see the HOTEL section for information on the Crowne Plaza.
Various activities and cruises take place from Thursday through Saturday. On Saturday morning, a Cobra parade into London occurs, beginning at the Speedway Truck Stop near the southwest corner of I-70’s exit 79. On Saturday evening, guests will enjoy the Grand Gala in the Crowne Plaza’s ballroom. Please see The Show page for additional information.
Registration on Thursday and Friday takes place in the Holiday Inn meeting rooms. Late arrivals may register Saturday morning at the Speedway. Please see the Show Registration tab for additional information for Cobra owners registering for the show. Vendors should see the Vendors Registration tab for additional vendor information.
Shortly after 9:00 am on Saturday morning, the Cobra parade will roar into London. Once the Cobras have been parked and the opening ceremony is completed, visitors will be able, for a $10.00 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, take a Cobra charity ride down Main Street – at speeds faster than the speed limit, all with the approval and encouragement of the City of London’s Police Department.
While the Cobras are parked on Main Street, visitors are welcome to view the Cobras, speak with the owners and visit the many vendors displaying their products in Gasoline Alley, directly in front of the Madison County courthouse. On hand will be the major manufacturers of “build-it-yourself” component car kits as well as suppliers of “turn key minus” cars that are complete with paint, interior, wheels, and tires less the drivetrain. Also having their products on display will be engine manufacturers, transmission suppliers, and agents for component car insurance, as well suppliers of Cobra and Shelby memorabilia, tee shirts and a Cobra raffle.
Main Street south of the courthouse is also closed for londonstrawberryfestival.com which takes place concurrently with the London Cobra Show.