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Old 07-27-2008, 05:18 PM
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Default What is your BEST "Cobra Day".

I have an expression...."That was a great Cobra day "....

I have used this a great number of times over the last five and a half years since I've owned Cobras, and yesterday was one of those days.

The Cobra Car Club of Queensland is the same as the other states, in that it is also home to a number of the beautiful GT40s.

The guys in our club that own GT40s , not only take part in all of our club's activities, but also have the numbers to "do their own thing " on a regular basis.

They organized a great run yesterday, and invited any of the Cobras along that wanted to take part.

I went along and had one of those GREAT days.

I just added up the distance for the day, and for us coming from the Gold Coast, it was almost 500 kilometers ( 300 miles ), which seems to be a bit of a hefty Sunday drive, but it was brilliant.

Out from Brisbane ( Gold Coast for us ) up through Aratula, on to Warwick, over to Killarney, and then the Queen Mary Falls National park, down past The Head, around to Boonah, and Beaudesert,Canungra, and the Gold Coast.

Unfortunately ,mine was to only Cobra that went along,
( We've had some big outings lately, and more big ones coming up, so I'll forgive them for not coming along....might have been too cold for them as well )
but there was a good roll up by the GT40's, with about a dozen of them taking part.

Geeez they look hot when there's a string of them all givin' it plenty on those big country roads, and some of them liked to play which suited me fine.




Of course when we'd pull up for a break, they'd climb out of the 40s in their shirt sleeves, while I was trying to thaw out, and copping a lot of those usual GT40 owner comments like "Where's ya bloody roof ?", and "Boy is it warm in my car" ...that sort of guff !

Many thanks to the GT40 guys for letting us take part.


I'm sure those of you who have owned and driven Cobras for a while will know exactly the type of day I'm talking about.

Really cold, but with the big jacket and gloves, the only part that's feeling it is your face.

The engine was absolutely "crackling", pulling like a train and sounded terrific,
open country roads, with huge sweeping turns , breathtaking mountain views, waterfalls, the winter colours, the occasional GT40 and some very quick bike riders to play with, and lots of FAST driving.

I know it's not the right thing to do...speed that is...but man those roads and those conditions were just begging to be taken advantage of, and every time we found ourselves over the 200 klm/hr mark, I reluctantly had to go back to a snails pace of 140-160 ish.
Once you got used to the pace it was really relaxing.

Never saw a cop all day....I hope they didn't see me either, and Joanne ( my Wife ) and I just keep saying what a top drive that was.

I wanted to firstly thank the '40 owners for making me feel very welcome, but also wanted to ask if you guys that have owned a Cobra, can remember those "Great Cobra Days" that we enjoy so much.

So far I've travelled over 135,000 kilometers in my Cobra, and have some fantastic memories .....

Driving 3,400 kilometres round trip and competing in the Shelbyfest a couple of years ago.

Big club runs with 25 plus Cobras all travelling as a pack

PBs at the Drags

5 years of Sprint racing

The Nationals trip every year

and many, many more.

I know those of you in the building stage will soon find out that you're building much more than a simple form of transport....it's really quite a special thing, and the sooner you can get into it the better.

For the existing Cobra drivers/owners, I'd be keen to know.........

What's your best Cobra Day ??



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Warren .

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Old 07-27-2008, 06:29 PM
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Just like a boat there are two best days.....the day you buy and the day you sell....

I traded my cobra for a $50K roof on my house and I miss it everyday

I could really drive it like crazy....if I wasn't drinking......

Long live the Cobra!!!
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Damn I must have an evile twin !!!
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:41 PM
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are you taking replies from statesiders???

I have several 'best Cobra Days'.
One in particular, the day i wore Dick Smith's pants and WON the powder puff drag race at Tulsa Dragway - June 2006. What a day!!!!!!!!!!
Also, BEATING the girl in the white stang to win it.




Another best day was my first track event at Motorsport Ranch in Cresson. (granbury, Tx)


well i could go on and on.....

ok ok... one more.
after my first track session at Run n gun. cool.
with one of my best buddies.


most of the pics in my gallery relate to something from a 'best cobra day.'

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ok, so i lied. this one was pretty special.
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:14 AM
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Trip around Tassie 1999 with the cobra club no.1
The Great Alpine road trip each year is a goodie.
Shelby Fest is always a good weekend.
Mt Gambier run 2005 and 2006.
The DECA days were always great fun.
Run and Gun at Mangalore Airport 1999 2001 2002
Driving the back way up to the Nationals 2004 (up through the Snowy mountains).
2006 Nice run up though the hills with Tony and Ange the Thursday before Shelbyfest.

I could go on as the memories come flooding back.

If you own a Cobra and your not a member of a Club, I suggest you find one.
Life time friends and awesome Cobra memories.

Thanks for the post Warren.

By the way a little less talk of the winter Sun shine in QLD.
It was 5 degrees and very wet at Sandown raceway for a few brave Cobra owners on the weekend (with out roofs).
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:15 AM
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By the way a little less talk of the winter Sun shine in QLD.
It was 5 degrees and very wet at Sandown raceway for a few brave Cobra owners on the weekend (with out roofs).

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Don't worry it was cold here as well....the places we drove through yesterday were on tonights news ( Very close to Stanthorpe ) where they were enjoying the SNOW falling !!

The cold sure cranks up when you force feed it to yourself at 160 plus.
Makes the car go like the clappers though !

I've been thinking about this "Best Cobra Day " thing a bit more today, and Jason , your right....the memories came flooding back.....there's been so many top days with the Cobra....I will never regret getting one....or two!!

See ya at the Nats ,

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Every time I drive it is the BEST day.
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Actually...the best day was on the 2008 Hot Rod Power tour.....all 9 days in the sun. In the rain from Springfield, Mo to Wichita, Ks in the pouring down rain with top off...lots of thumbs up from everyone and then got photo op/interviewed by Hot Rod staff while I was sopping the water out of the floor pans.
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"best Cobra days" = fuel suppliers bonus --damn! I miss those days

Lets see,:- 9 GT40s - approx equals 3600 hp to transport approx. 18 people for 500 klm . Thats approx. 650 litres of premium fuel @ $1.7 per L = $1105 --used up at the rate of 12-15 litres per 100 Klm.
Just hope the Fun police don't find out about this.
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"best Cobra days" = fuel suppliers bonus --damn! I miss those days

Lets see,:- 9 GT40s - approx equals 3600 hp to transport approx. 18 people for 500 klm . Thats approx. 650 litres of premium fuel @ $1.7 per L = $1105 --used up at the rate of 12-15 litres per 100 Klm.
Just hope the Fun police don't find out about this.
Gawd, when ya put it like that one would think any progressive thinking cobra club president should be buying up large acreage lots on behalf of the club and start planting trees and grasses.

Our carbon footprint would be neutral and we could sell some carbon credits to the oil companies.

Hell....we may even be able to get our petrol for nuffin.
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