Great Lakes Cobra Club 2021 Member Survey Summary General Event Direction In terms of frequency of events, 1 event during off season and 2-3 events during driving season per month was overwhelming viewed as a good balance About Saturday or Sunday events most responders didn’t have a preference but those with a preference want Saturday.[…]
The Great Lakes Cobra Club Holiday Party is set for December 4 at 6:00pm If you have not attended in the past or just want to reminisce check out the fun from 2019! This year we have planned a little entertainment to enhance the evening! Larry Rydzewski and club member Sara (Larry’s daughter[…]
SAVE THE DATE!!! Saturday May 29, 2021 10:00am at The M1 Concourse Garage 6 and 7 Chris Theodore will be speaking to the Great Lakes Cobra Club about his book The Last Shelby Cobra and his times with Carroll Shelby. Chris will have books available for purchase and signing. Please support our guest speaker. Also[…]
Shoobridge Spring Cruise – June 5th ! (Rain date is June 12th) Ed and Jenny Shoobridge developed this exciting picturesque Spring Cruise for 2021. The full route with addresses can be viewed by clicking here (Note: Modify the starting point for the best route from your location to Ed and Jenny’s as the map[…]
Greetings Great Lakes Cobra Club Friends! In past years we lamented about cool temperatures, too much rain, winter came to early, and so on… Who would have thought 2020 would have brought the challenges we have faced? On top of the impacts associated with COVID, we lost two members of our GLCC family: Bill Gill[…]
As you may have noticed, Jeff and Sharon Grice have been noticeably absent this year at GLCC events. Jeff and Sharon’s absence will continue into 2021 to attend to personal matters. During this period Jeff will continue to handle Club communication and The Board will continue to steward the Club as we have during 2020.[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Great turnout for the visit to the Air Zoo and Aerospace Museum on Saturday March 9, 2019! And a great lunch at Latitude 42.
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[…]
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,[…]
As previously shared, the proceeds from the Snake Pit Silent Auction, plus Corporate Donations, were provided to Holy Cross Children’s Services. Additionally the proceeds from the Snake Pit Registrations were donated to the Police Benevolent Fund. We received a very nice letter from the CEO of Holy Cross Services, below:
Hey Gang, Shame on me…I neglected to take pictures at our meet-up at Pete’s Garage. We had a GREAT turnout. 24 GLCC members attended. 2 drove Cobra’s and 1 Corvette. Plus we Facetimed Zach Donnelly who for the first time in 4 years has not made this event. Zach is in Boot Camp. He was[…]
Thanks to all those who were able to attend the first Annual Snakes in the Grass at Canterbury Village! Weather cooperated. We had nearly 40 Shelby-inspired cars. Everyone seemed to have a good time! Check out the pictures:
Some traditions are worth repeating and our Pre Dream Cruise gathering at Pasteiner’s is one of them. On Tuesday August 14th at 6:00 pm (you can arrive as early as 5:00 pm) we will be taking over Steve’s parking lot (33202 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009), hanging out, having dinner and watching (and participating in) the[…]
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[…]
From our friend Bill Cook: NHRA Museum Galpin Auto Peterson Museum Fabulous Fords Forever Knotts Berry Farm
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.
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[…]
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. […]
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[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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
Our friend Jeff Burgy shared is pictorial review of Mecum Auction in Kissimmee Florida – Enjoy!!
GLCC joins our friends in the Thunderbird Club for a tour of CHI-Town Union Station model railroad in Union Lake. Details are on our Event Calendar – click here. This is a nationally known and world’s largest O gauge layout that covers over 5,000 sq. ft. It has undergone a recent refresh. We will[…]
The purpose of this update is to reflect on 2017 and to peek into 2018. 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 2017, we created nearly 40 opportunities to gather,[…]
Important Background In 2016 the Board set forth the process to create and use a Google Enterprise Account for email and document storage. The initial purpose behind this was to create a GLCC documentation system to facilitate succession of any Board member. Simply moving communication and documentation from personal accounts to a GLCC account…and[…]
Enjoy this video review of the 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise … 13th Annual Bloomfield Twp Classic Car Show from Bloomfield Township on Vimeo.