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 the DVSF/ LCS.
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 Cobras bring everyone together originally, but it is the friendships and shared experiences that bring everyone back year after year after year.
Although the show is called the London Cobra Show, or simply LCS, most of the events on Thursday and Friday take place in and around Dublin, a suburb northwest 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 2020, the host hotel and venue will be the Columbus Marriott Northwest Hotel located at 5605 Blazer Pkwy, Dublin, OH 43017. Please see the HOTEL section for information on the Columbus Marriott Northwest Hotel.
Various activities and cruises take place from Thursday through Saturday. Click on the EVENTS tab for additional information. The main events take place on Saturday, beginning with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department escorting the Parade of Cobras from the Speedway Truck Stop near the southwest corner of I-70’s exit 79 along the approximately 10 mile long parade route into downtown London.
Shortly after 9:00 am on Saturday morning, the Cobras roar onto London’s north Main Street. 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.
The Saturday portion of the show in downtown London is free for visitors so they may 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. Visitor parking is free along London’s city streets.
Main Street south of the courthouse is also closed for the London Strawberry Festival which takes place concurrently with the London Cobra Show. Please see their website at www.londonstrawberryfestival.com.
To register for the show, please click on the REGISTRATION tab. On Saturday evening, LCS registered guests will enjoy the show’s Grand Gala in the Marriott’s ballroom. Please see the SHOW page for additional show information. Also see the REGISTRATION tab for additional information for Cobra owners registering for the show as well as those without a Cobra that wish to purchase a Saturday evening dinner ticket.
Columbus Marriott Northwest
5605 Blazer Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017
You may make your hotel reservation by calling the Columbus Marriott Northwest hotel at (888) 801-7133 or on-line by clicking the MAKE A RESERVATION tab below.
When making your hotel reservation, please request the London Cobra Show nightly rate of $119.00 plus tax. This rate applies until our block of rooms has been reserved or through June 3, 2020 whichever comes first, after that date the special rate will no longer apply and the rate will be whatever the hotel has available. Please reserve your room early so that you will not be disappointed by having to pay a higher nightly rate.
The nightly room rate includes the following:
- Complimentary Parking.
- Complimentary breakfast.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest room.
The special nightly rate will also be honored three (3) days prior to and three (3) days after the event, pending availability.
Due to the lateness of the 2020 Father’s Day, our LCS dates happens to fall on the same weekend as the 38th Annual Dublin, OH Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show. The Arthritis Foundation show is an extremely large 3-day car show close to the same area of Dublin as our host hotel. Due to this, hotels in the Dublin area will be extremely hard to get the closer we get to our dates. It is highly recommended that you reserve your hotel room sooner than later.
The Marriott has a parking lot that is sufficient for everyone. There will be an area designated for Cobra parking ONLY, as well as an area set aside for pickup and car hauler parking.
During the evening hours we will have a security service that will be patrolling the parking lot. However, the Marriott Hotel, the Ohio Cobra Club nor the London Cobra Show will assume any liability for any loss or damages that may occur.