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
GLCC Friends, By all accounts this was the best-ever GLCC Holiday Party!! The folks at Indianwood Country Club treated us like royalty and provided a wonderful dinner. Our own Bob Russel personally prepared all of the deserts!! Our (permanent) Masters of Ceremony for Secret Santa, George and Rhonda Vidu, had a ton of fun leading[…]
William Deary, owner of The Carroll Collection, bought the car after filming. Todd LassaWriter, Photographer Nov 26, 2019 Who buys a movie car after it was used to win in a racing film, in this case the recently released Ford v Ferrari? How does the average enthusiast even get the chance to buy such a car? The[…]
Our Woodward Dream Cruise Snake Pit Event is more than just having fun. A byproduct of this event is directing collections as donations to a variety of charities. Here’s the recap from the 2019 Snake Pit and your generosity! $2,345 collected and donated for Police Benevolent Fund and Optimist Charities. 100% of the registration fee[…]
The 2019 Holiday Party is all set at Indianwood again this year! The party is on for December 7 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 2019 Fall Color Tour on Saturday October 5th! 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[…]
Rick Sheldon of the Graff Automotive Group solicited ideas on how to help them promote the grand opening of their mega-facility on Telegraph in Southfield. In collaboration with Bruce Heckman (Viper Club) and Steve White (Shelby Club) we came up with the idea to display Shelby inspired vehicles. Rick LOVED the idea. So we are on!! Join us on[…]
Cars, Coffee and Friends at PMD Garage September 7th! Our fall Cars and Coffee will be held at the historic location of Pontiac’s original Pontiac Sales and Service location and later a well-known Ford and Lincoln Dealership in the epicenter of downtown Pontiac right off Woodward Avenue. This location was established in 1935 and is[…]
Our Second Snakes in the Grass event will be September 28 at the beautiful and scenic Canterbury Village. Last year was a huge success with our Viper and SAAC friends. This year we have some ideas to make even better!! This is a great opportunity for talk, make new friends and enjoy coffee and donuts[…]
WOW – what a great week! Tuesday at Pasteiners was a blast. Great turnout. And the Snake Pit was a record-breaking-ton-of-fun with 66 cars and 112 friends! Enjoy pictures from both events: Pre Dream Cruise at Pasteiners Snake Pit
St Johns Concours is quickly approaching and have arranged for a Club Corral again this year. The date is Sunday July 28th. 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[…]
The tradition continues to celebrate our independence together the morning of July 4th with Bill and Sally Gill. This year we are meeting at the historic location of Pontiac’s original Pontiac Sales and Service location and later a well-known Ford and Lincoln Dealership in the epicenter of downtown Pontiac right off of Woodward Avenue. This[…]
Our friend Bob Swartz has arranged a great and heart-warming opportunity to bring all cars Shelby (Cobras, Shelby Mustangs and Vipers) inspired to the fine young men at the Methodist Children’s Home (For more information on MCHS, click here.) The cruise-in and lunch (pizza – cost $4) is on Saturday June 29th at 9:30 am[…]
Replica vs. Real By Tim Suddard May 14, 2019 | AC, Shelby, Kit Car & Replica, Cobra | Posted in Restoration & Renovation , Buyer’s Guides | From the Sept. 2008 issue | Never miss an article Steve McQueen didn’t wear replica Persol sunglasses. He had the real thing. His Porsches, Cobras and Ferraris were also all genuine. Big difference between McQueen and the rest[…]
SOLD!!! GLCC is helping the family of Tim Beesley, who passed away, sell his beloved Contemporary Cobra Contemporary Cobra Overview Ragoon Red with Black leather interior 351 CJ Toploader 4 speed Jag inboard disc rear end Coil overs XKE rack and pinion steering Pin drive Halibrand style wheels Contemporary was the Gold standard[…]
TURN UP YOUR SPEAKERS!!! Check it out…watch for it…the great sound of LOUD Pipes!
On Saturday April 13 GLCC Cruised to Pete’s Garage in Monroe for our April Meeting. Members from Ohio and Tri-County Detroit area joined together to welcome in Spring. Much more to come for 2019!!
GLCCs Paul and Sharon Borror attending the 20th Anniversary gathering of the Texas Cobra Club… Enjoy the video:
This exclusive GLCC event is our version of Better Homes and Gardens Tour! The day will start at 8:00 am at Pasteiners Hobby for Cars and Coffee and June 15 Several of us will arrive early to secure parking in the lot to the south of Steve’s (pictured here). At 9:30 we[…]
Great Lakes Cobra Club and The American Road Thunderbird Club are back at Comerica Bank to Celebrate the Woodward Dream Cruise on Saturday August 17th 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[…]
Our new friends Scott Whitford and David Small presented at our March Meeting the Art of Auto Cross. We arranged this as many members expressed interest in learning more and participating in AutoCross activities. The schedule for 2019 follows: Autocross School: May 5th at 9:30am. Oakland University (Lot #37 South edge near Squirrel). This is[…]
Factory Five Shelby Cobra: A retirement replica roadster- What it’s like to build one — or in this fan’s case, three of them
Hey Gang, Our friend and GLCC Member Paul Borror’s interview by AutoBlog has hit the airwaves! Congrats Paul!! Click here for video Transcript When you drive one of these, you’re like a rockstar. People are always waving at you, giving you the thumbs up. People recognize them just like I did. They recognize them from[…]
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[…]
Our first official C&C of 2019!! Meet at Pasteiners before 8:00 am. Use the lot south of their main lot. Hang out until 9:00 am and head to Little Daddy’s for breakfast. Then take a cruise and home to do yard work! How about that for a fun Saturday morning. Let us know if you[…]
I don’t know about you but anytime I need to hit the horn button on the dash I fumble to find it. A friend of mine said a solution is just to flip-off the offending driver but I didn’t want to settle for that. Just happen to read a post on Club Cobra on this[…]
Friends, Lots of good and new details on the 2019 London Cobra Show have been updated on their website. Check it out – click here. GLCC’s own Frank and Elaine Robinson were the first to register (click here for who’s going).
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 5 years ago. It started with a few Cobras and other vehicles and has grown to 50-70 cars. Students from each of[…]
High Octane Detroit at Darakjian Jewelers in Birmingham (101 Willits St., Birmingham, Michigan 48009) is back on for 2019! If cars are your thing, you’ll want to join the crowd for this Super Car event. Bring your Exotic or Super Car and mix and mingle with the loyal community of High Octane Supporters. Complimentary breakfast[…]
Greetings GLCC Friends! John Scholtes and I have been working diligently at putting together our BIG (GLCC EXCLUSIVE) EVENT at the Michigan Proving Grounds in Romeo on Friday June 7th (rain date June 28th). This is one of those events that will be truly a once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity! For those who joined our friend William Deary to take delivery of his Ford[…]
Great turnout for the visit to the Air Zoo and Aerospace Museum on Saturday March 9, 2019! And a great lunch at Latitude 42.
Congratulations to Dave and Vickie Gabbey as they earned First Place in their class at AutoRama. Actually for those of us who visited their display this does not come as a surprise as their Cobra is STUNNING!!
Posted on March 5, 2019 by Dave Lindsey in What’s New Last weekend was the annual Detroit Autorama, and as always, Ford Performance was a big part of the show. This year, two Factory Fives were featured in the Ford booth! Factory Five customer Paul Borror has earned a slew of awards with his 20th Anniversary Mk4[…]
Congratulations to our friend Brad Oleshansky for being featured in the following NY Times Article!! The garage of Brad Oleshansky, a co-owner and founder of M1 Concourse outside Detroit. The Ferrari rides a lift from the storage area to the entertaining area. Some people like to hit the links; others would rather do laps. For[…]
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Join us for the 6th 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. This is a great opportunity to people to mingle,[…]
Our good friend Jim Malak is departing with his beautiful 2005 Superformance Mark 3 Cobra (10 year Anniversary Addition) Options Include: Full removable top and a tonneau cover. Roadster front and rear bumpers in stainless steel. Glove box, Tinted Sunvisor and side windshield wind deflectors. RTs Heavy duty rear upper shock mounts. RTs Racing inspired[…]
Friends, We are excited to share this great opportunity to visit a big piece of our history at the Air Zoo and Aerospace Museum on March 9th at 10:00 am. The location is 6151 Portage Road Portage, MI 49002 From Modest to Major Over its 40-year history, the Air Zoo grew from a nine-plane hangar display[…]
On Saturday February 10th, the folks at Roush opened their doors on a bone-chilling Saturday just for GLCC. A fine group of friends attended, enjoyed the diverse collection, shared great stories and lunched following at Leo’s. Enjoy the pictorial review:
Friends, Tom Llewelyn is hosting GLCC for cars and coffee at High Octane Cafe and Bakery on June 29th at 8:00am. We met and became friends with Tom at the tour of Larry Smith’s Collection last year. For those on Facebook here are more details: RSVP HERE Loading…
This weekend was the visit to the GM Heritage Center, hosted by Steve Pasteiner (Pasteiner’s Hobby in Birmingham). For those who didn’t make it, Steve hosts this event each January so please consider for 2020! The curators of the GM Heritage Center routinely rotate the inventory so while there will be some familiar historic vehicles there is always[…]
Dave and Vickie are proudly showing their newly finished Cobra at the 2019 AutoRama. It is an ERA 427 #811 with 427 Clevor and 8-stack EFI mated with a Tremec TKO600. Their Cobra was voted most popular a his companys employee car show this past fall. We wish you well Dave and Vickie!
55 years later, Peter Brock separates fact from fiction. by Scott Oldham // Like the gnarled reflections in the polished aluminum skin of this faithful recreation of the legendary race car, the tale of Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, chassis number CSX2286, became distorted over the last 55 years. As the story goes, the truck carrying CSX2286, the[…]
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.