Tri-County Cobras — April 2008 gathering

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April 5, 2008 gathering

Cobra roadsters, Daytona Coupes, GT40s and Mustang GT350s
rendezvous at The Tailgate Grill & Bar—Ventura, California

Tri-County Cobra show

 above: The gang at Tri-County Cobras celebrate at the Tailgate!
For you folks in other parts of the world… that’s
what a California blue sky looks like!

J.Anderson Cobra

John Anderson (of Thousand Oaks, California) in his splendid silver
Classic Roadsters Cobra.

FordGT red

Geoff & Diane DeSio’s (Oxnard) brand-spanking-new Ford GT.

FordGT engine shot

Geoff & Diane DeSio’s Ford GT engine shot.

Coba FF P.Scott

A frontal shot of Paul Scott’s breathtaking Factory Five roadster.
Note those Lucas “tripod” headlamps.

ERA Cobra P.Munroe

Pete Munroe (Rancho Palos Verdes) alongside his ERA 289FIA.

ERA 289 engine

Pete Monroe’s small-block powerplant: eye candy for 289 Cobra aficionados. It was these nimble, small-block Shelby serpents that ripped the World Manufacturers Championship out of Enzo’s grip.

ERA Midnight Blue 427SC

Rob Harand just pulled up in his spectacular Midnight Blue ERA 427SC.

Tri-County Cobras: a brief introduction

TCC started out with just two guys getting together over breakfast one day in Ventura in 2001. The first ‘formal’ luncheon occurred in October 2001, with seven Cobras and Cobra replicas showing up at The Sandwich Factory in Ventura. From this modest beginning, the group has grown to 139 with around 106 being active (as of February, 2006). The group is not a club or organized association—no officials, no dues—just a gaggle of Cobra owners sharing a common interest and having a ton of fun.

TCC’s periodic Saturday ‘luncheon get-togethers’ take place every two months and occasionally shifts to different eateries (bar & grills, barbeque joints, beaneries, bistros, breakfast shops, buffets, pasta grilles, patisseries, pizzarias and pubs). The hours are basically 11:00am to 1:00pm; more often than not, an optional after-lunch highway cruise is conducted.

To get yourself onto TCC’s notification list, send your email address to TCC’s email address (below).

TCC’s roster of Cobras encompasses the spectrum of makes from the infamous “Florida telemarketer” replicas to (listed alphabetically) B&B, Classic Roadsters, ERA, Factory Five, Kellison, Shell Valley, Superformance, Unique Motorcars, West Coast Performance Center, and of course Shelby-American (originals and continuation cars), et al. Builders and dreamers are welcome—and by all means your spouse (or ‘significant other’) is cordially invited to attend and participate.

Tri-County Cobras

(Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties)

for more information about Tri-County Cobras,
and/or to install yourself onto TCC’s
“Upcoming Event Notification Roster,” email:
John Wais at:

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