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
Welcome to the GLCC Fall Color Tour on Saturday October 3rd! Last year Tony and Bob plotted out a cruise route from Novi to the Ann Arbor area and ultimately experiencing the Car & Driver Top 10 Route! It was a THRILL. Actually the course to the C&D route was AT LEAST as exhilarating as[…]
Lauren Burger, Communications Manager with the Michigan Lupus Foundation contacted us to participate in this very worthwhile charity event. Lauren is the Granddaughter of Joyce and Pat Burger former GLCC Members. Pat, Joe Burgers brother, passed away in 2016. Michigan Lupus Foundation has invited us to a CRUISE FOR A CURE on Saturday, September[…]
Our Thirds Snakes in the Grass event will be September 5 at the beautiful and scenic Canterbury Village beginning at 9:00am. This is a great opportunity for talk, make new friends and enjoy coffee and donuts at Yates Cider Mill. Plus, to visit the great shops that Canterbury has to offer! Lunch will be available at[…]
It is amazing the collections that are around town and not known… For this opportunity Ed and Jenny Shoobridge uncovered Jack Frost Auto Museum and Restorations in Washington Township (www.jackfrostautomuseum.com/). This gem is located on a private estate on Campground Road. Jack Frost Auto Museum is a working automotive museum and restoration facility that specializes[…]
I am sadden to share the news that our dear friend and former GLCC Member Ron Roberts passed away on Thursday. Ron was a Detroit native and very active in the Cobra community. He worked at Ford and played with all things that had a motor; boats, fast hot rods, Cobras, race cars.. Ron and[…]
Tom Llewelyn is hosting GLCC for cars and coffee at High Octane Cafe and Bakery on June 20th at 8:00am. We met and became friends with Tom at the tour of Larry Smith’s Collection in 2018. The location is 1952 S Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 – click here for map For those[…]
A suggestion from the 2019 Member Survey was to create our own Cars and Coffee. To that end we are starting on June 13th and they will also be held on July 11th, August 8th, September 12th and October 10th. Arrival time is 8:30. We may continue through the winter months, inside or course, if[…]
Greetings GLCC Members! I hope you have had a good week! And I suspect a little better than the past weeks due to the Stay-at-Home order rescinded and most businesses that were closed now allowed to operate!! VERY good news!! As discussed in past newsletters we prepared for this moment in time with a cautious plan[…]
The GLCC Board met on Thursday April 30th (virtually of course) and we want to share our feelings, observations and very preliminary thoughts on possible events in 2020 once we are cleared to congregate. First, we would like to share our reflections as it relates to our go-forward event plan for 2020: The realty is “normal” will[…]
Greetings friends, This is to share the recording of Bill’s memorial service held on May 7, 2020 My apologies as the first minute of the service was not recorded but the most important parts were captured. To view the video and transcript please click here. And for better quality this is Sara’s rendition of[…]
Friends of Bill Gill Given these uncertain times we do not know at this moment what formal services are planned for our dear friend Bill Gill so we thought it would be appropriate for his friends to gather on Thursday May 7 at 7:30 pm in Bill’s honor to reflect on our brother, celebrate his[…]
Author: Glenn Jacob Since most of us have some free time. Here is a previous lengthy post about Driving a Cobra. What It Means to Drive a Cobra “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[…]
GLCC introduces another unique opportunity for access to a massive private car collection! On Saturday March 21, Greg Ornazian has gratuitously agreed to open his eclectic private car, bike and memorabilia collection just for GLCC! About Greg: Many car collectors focus on a specific kind of vehicle. They might deal in sports cars or[…]
Friends, Paul and Sharon Borror will be debuting their Factory Five Daytona Cobra Coupe at Autorama this year!! The plan is to meet at the ticket box area on Saturday February 29 at 9:00am. For those interested we plan lunch in Greek Town. AND…the first 10 people to RSVP (1 ticket per household) will receive[…]
On Saturday March 28 at 11:00 (arrival at 10:30) we are hosting our 2020 Season Kick-off Meeting. In past years we have held at really cool venues such as Lingenfelter Collection, Edsel Ford Estate, Stahls Auto Museum… This year we are changing things up a bit… Instead of a really cool location we have a[…]
Friends, One of the benefits of GLCC is our ability to open doors for you to have access private car collections. And here’s another unique opportunity for us! Mike Berardi, former Ford Executive, has agreed to open his collection to us for a private tour on Saturday February 15th. Mike has a unique collection of[…]
This year, like 2018, has been a challenge for all car enthusiasts in the area. No Spring. No Fall. Lots of rain in the summer. Snow early. Another thrifted driving season. I recall 6 years ago our Spring Lake St Clair Cruise was in mid-April and it was a gorgeous day. Since then we have[…]
Great Lakes Cobra Club, Save the dates of June 25 – 27, 2020 for the 2020 London Cobra Show (LCS). This show was originally called the Double Venom Spring Fling (DVSF) and became known as the London Cobra Show in 2005. 2020 will be a special year as it will be the 20th anniversary of[…]
Join us on Saturday January 25th at 9:00 at Sharon and Paul’s house for Coffee, Donuts and Coupe Talk. This is fourth 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[…]
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!!