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Discussion => Shows and Events => Topic started by: 6t8-390gt on April 24, 2017, 08:03:27 pm

Title: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: 6t8-390gt on April 24, 2017, 08:03:27 pm
I've been working in the background for a few weeks now, and I am happy to announce that there will be a 50th Anniversary Event in 2018.  The NMCA will be our host, at the SUMMIT MOTORSPORTS PARK IN NORWALK, OH.  It should be the weekend before Labor Day 2018, but stay tuned for actual dates.

It is still early, but I hope to identify a host hotel in the coming weeks. I hope to mirror some of the things we did in Carlisle, PA for the 40th. One change is to include all Cobra Jets, all makes (Ford, Mercury), all models (Mustang, Torino, Cougar, Cyclone, Shelby, etc.) all engines (428, 429, 351, 5.4), all years!

As I confirm information I will post it here and on other forums. NMCA will also be promoting it when they announce their 2018 schedule.

If you have ideas or suggestions post them, I'll consider most ideas.

Danny
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: RoyceP on April 26, 2017, 10:17:32 am
Sounds like fun! I will talk to the 428CJ Cougar guys to see if we can get a few to show.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: rockhouse66 on April 26, 2017, 10:56:27 am
Danny

Nice of you to step up and make something happen for this Anniversary.  I'll try to be there!
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: sah62 on April 26, 2017, 04:18:02 pm
I should be able to make it, but my car will be staying home.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: 68Rcodeman on April 27, 2017, 12:19:01 am
Sounds Great!. You know you can count on me with two oldies. Racing to?
                                                              Thanks, David
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: Bic69scj on April 27, 2017, 02:31:37 pm
I'm two hours away from National Trails ..... if no rain in forecast I will drive my old heap out there!
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: 6t8-390gt on April 27, 2017, 06:38:22 pm
Sounds Great!. You know you can count on me with two oldies. Racing to?
                                                              Thanks, David

Yes, I hope we will have some racing, too. I'm meeting everyone in person next weekend, so I'll know more in a couple weeks.

Danny
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: DragPack69 on April 27, 2017, 07:02:39 pm
3 hrs south of me, I'm in
looking forward to putting faces to names

John
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: 6t8-390gt on April 27, 2017, 07:47:52 pm
I think I have already made a mistake in the announcement. The show is planned for Norwalk, Ohio at the Summit Motorsports Park.

Sorry for the confusion! I'm changing the original post to reflect the correct location!

Danny
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: DragPack69 on April 28, 2017, 06:14:41 pm
Closer yet, hotels book fast I believe
Get em when you can

John
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: 69grandecj on May 01, 2017, 04:56:13 pm
Bit far for me but I will give it some thought.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: rockhouse66 on May 01, 2017, 05:56:43 pm
Bit far for me but I will give it some thought.

Nelson - I will bring my Grande and you bring yours.  Now if we could get Kim (deadstang) to bring her Coupe...???

Armond - you will have yours done by then, right??
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: DeadStang on May 02, 2017, 07:20:15 pm
Bit far for me but I will give it some thought.

Nelson - I will bring my Grande and you bring yours.  Now if we could get Kim (deadstang) to bring her Coupe...???

Armond - you will have yours done by then, right??

It's not ME you have to convince -- I'm all over a road trip!  The husband is the one who won't travel the distances for car shows...and it's a little far for me to drag my Mustang by myself.  If I could just drive the Coupe out, it wouldn't be as daunting a trip for me, but we all know what happened last time I drove the Coupe to Montana.  :o :-[ >:(
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: rockhouse66 on May 03, 2017, 07:14:42 am

It's not ME you have to convince -- I'm all over a road trip!  The husband is the one who won't travel the distances for car shows...and it's a little far for me to drag my Mustang by myself.  If I could just drive the Coupe out, it wouldn't be as daunting a trip for me, but we all know what happened last time I drove the Coupe to Montana.  :o :-[ >:(

As I remember it, you met some nice people at a Ford dealership.   :)
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: Armond on May 03, 2017, 06:48:01 pm
It is only 1,703 miles away for me. Something to shoot for!   I will see what I can do Jim!
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: fastback67 on May 03, 2017, 07:28:35 pm
Yes I am interested in attending. Please send me information when it becomes available. I would like to bring
My 1968 1/2 Cobra Jet that Armond restored.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: 4284spd on May 14, 2017, 07:35:31 pm
Anything going on at Carlisle?
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: 428 CJ hardtops on May 28, 2017, 05:45:52 pm
I will bring my 68 1/2 is there going to be any racing for us .They should do a class for the old CJ cars separate .
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: sah62 on May 29, 2017, 01:58:54 am
I will bring my 68 1/2 is there going to be any racing for us .They should do a class for the old CJ cars separate .

Yes, both racing and showing is in the plans. Details are still very much TBD.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: 6t8-390gt on June 04, 2017, 03:57:48 pm
As Scott said, a lot of the things are still being worked through.  I met with the owner of NMRA/ NMCA in Maple Grove, he is excited to be our host and is looking forward to having the premier Cobra Jet Anniversary Show.  The dates will be August 23-26, 2018 in Norwalk, OH.  I will continue to post updates as they are confirmed!

See you in Norwalk!

Danny
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: 6t8-390gt on July 11, 2017, 08:08:28 pm
Just letting everyone know the plans are moving forward.  Within the next 30-45 days we should be able to announce the Host Hotel and some of the extras planned for the reunion.  I talked with Dave Farley this evening about classes for the car show.  We are planning to have show awards both Saturday and Sunday to ensure we include the most participants as possible.

We hope to have a website or web page up soon announcing the event.

See you in Norwalk!

Danny

 
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: blackjade on October 22, 2017, 06:33:52 am
Any news on this ?
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: 6t8-390gt on October 31, 2017, 08:53:01 pm
Basically, we are waiting on Ford for approval of certain things i.e. Press Release.  Hopefully, it will be soon.

Danny
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: 69grandecj on November 05, 2017, 12:28:23 am
Well after traveling to Kansas from California for the MCA Grand National in August I'm gonna say no to going across the country.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: rockhouse66 on November 05, 2017, 07:46:01 am
Well after traveling to Kansas from California for the MCA Grand National in August I'm gonna say no to going across the country.

I'll go with my car if you and Kim will go with yours  ;D
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: DeadStang on November 05, 2017, 10:49:30 am
2,476 miles one way...
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: sah62 on December 04, 2017, 05:19:57 pm
Here's the press release and event logo:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Save the Date…50th Anniversary Cobra Jet Reunion August 23-26, 2018

December 3, 2017 (Santa Ana, CA) - Get out your your calendar and be sure to schedule a very important weekend for a must attend event for all Cobra Jet enthusiasts and fans.  ProMedia Events is pleased to announce it is working with several major partners to produce the exclusive 50th Anniversary Cobra Jet Reunion at its NMCA All-American Nationals event at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, August 23-26, 2018.

Presented by TascaParts.com, this once-in-a-lifetime special event is open to all Ford vehicles powered by the iconic Cobra Jet engine combination. Cobra Jet vehicles, including Mustangs, Shelbys, Fairlanes, Cougars, Torinos, Cyclones/Montegos, and Rancheros (all tributes/replicas permitted), will invade the Buckeye State in celebration of their legacy, from 1968 to present, with activities that include a huge Cobra Jet car show, vintage and modern Cobra Jet drag racing, invited celebrities from the ‘60s to today, and a special Friday celebration dinner for vehicle owners, Cobra Jet royalty, sponsors, media, and fans.

Stay tuned on www.NMCAdigital.com and www.RacePagesDigital.com for a major formal press release in early 2018. In the meantime…save the dates of August 23-26, 2018, for the exclusive 50th Anniversary Cobra Jet Reunion.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: Brian Conway on December 04, 2017, 06:23:13 pm
Got my attention real quick when I read ' Santa Ana, Ca '.  Norwalk, Ohio is probably not doable for me.  Brian
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: DeadStang on December 04, 2017, 06:52:39 pm
Got my attention real quick when I read ' Santa Anna, Ca '.  Norwalk, Ohio is probably not doable for me.  Brian

LOL -- my ears perked up, too, when I saw that.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: 69grandecj on December 04, 2017, 06:56:34 pm
Me too.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: 428 CJ hardtops on December 05, 2017, 02:34:33 pm
I was hoping for a stand alone show with only CJ cars .Mixing in with the NMCA will make us a small spoke in a big wheel. Waited 7 hours between rounds on Sunday 2 years ago at that show .
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: Rory McNeil on December 06, 2017, 02:55:50 am
Anybody know if a later model Ford drag race car with FE power would be welcomed? I have a 78 Fairmont that I have been racing with FE power for 30 years, most of that with a 428 CJ.
I also have a 1959 Ford 2 door sedan with a 428 CJ and 4 speed Toploader. Obviously neither car came with the 428 CJs from the factory! (If it matters or helps, I have owned 5 69-70 R code cars). I plan to retire next year, and have been considering a long distance road trip, like either the FE Reunion in Beaver Springs PA., or maybe this event, which would be a bit closer.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: rockhouse66 on December 10, 2017, 07:23:36 pm
Will someone in the know about this please advise.  I looked at the 2017 schedule and I am guessing that "our" part of the schedule here is really just Saturday?  Danny T. - do you know?

I ask partly because I have learned that the good hotels are either already sold out or are very expensive.   Minimizing nights in a hotel near the event would help the costs a lot.  Much as I would like to see the cars run on Friday, I would give that up to save $220 on a hotel room.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: 6t8-390gt on January 01, 2018, 02:47:53 pm
The website shows Cobra Jet racing on Friday and Saturday, but I am currently unclear if that is the late model CJ's or if the other Cobra Jet's will be included.  The car show portion of the Cobra Jet Re-Union will of course be all three days.  This,however, doesn't prevent CJ owners for coming and entering there car for only a single day.

I hope this helps some.

Danny
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: 428 CJ hardtops on January 01, 2018, 07:23:48 pm
The FAST racers also have a pure stock race with them that cars close to original can race in .I might do both  with the 68 1/2 .
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: DragPack69 on January 07, 2018, 09:38:34 am
Hotel rooms are at a premium just about all the time, sandusky is a bit far but a lot cheaper, (used to be)
Not.much in that area

John
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: 4284spd on January 22, 2018, 07:49:58 pm
There web site still doesn't show anything. I am wondering how this is going to work out. I hope the CJs dont end up out in the weeds.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: 6t8-390gt on January 25, 2018, 04:57:33 pm
No worries, Bob.  This will be the Cobra Jet event of the year!  The hold up right now is legal stuff!  It shouldn't be long now, before it hits the press running.

Danny
Title: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018-Bill Barr
Post by: LightWtJet on January 28, 2018, 11:22:03 am
I spoke with Bill Barr (Ford Engine Supervisor on the 428CJ) about this show. He is excited about it and plans to be there. He and I discussed a lengthy Ford report done in 1968 about Ford's plans for a much greater presence in street performance. I found the report to be fascinating and pleased it is being unearthed after all these years.   Roger
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: sah62 on February 03, 2018, 01:05:54 pm
The "official" Facebook page is up: https://www.facebook.com/CobraJetReunion/
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: sah62 on February 15, 2018, 05:23:22 pm
Here's the press release.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: 6t8-390gt on February 17, 2018, 02:33:25 pm
Thanks Scott for posting the latest updates!

Danny
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: mwilson7 on February 21, 2018, 09:20:22 pm
Show flyer:

http://www.nmcadigital.com/dl/2018/2018-cobrajet-carshow.pdf

Should be an awesome event!
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: 6t8-390gt on April 19, 2018, 09:48:53 pm
The 50th Anniversary excitement builds!

http://performance.ford.com/series/drag-racing/news/articles/cobra-jet/2018/04/2018-cobra-jet-announcement.html

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/ford-set-built-50th-anniversary-cobra-jet-mustang/

I strongly suggest to pre-register early.  The only way to enjoy the celebrity dinner and other VIP events is through pre-registration.  It also gets you the reserved parking in the Cobra Jet display area which will be separate from the other show car field.

Danny
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: priceless on April 20, 2018, 07:05:28 am
Got my attention real quick when I read ' Santa Ana, Ca '.  Norwalk, Ohio is probably not doable for me.  Brian
Where you guys getting it that the show is in Santa Ana?  That where the sponsor that is going to host it is from. The release, if you continue reading the whole thing, says Norwalk,OH ::)
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary Show- 2018
Post by: 6t8-390gt on April 20, 2018, 06:12:45 pm
Got my attention real quick when I read ' Santa Ana, Ca '.  Norwalk, Ohio is probably not doable for me.  Brian
Where you guys getting it that the show is in Santa Ana?  That where the sponsor that is going to host it is from. The release, if you continue reading the whole thing, says Norwalk,OH ::)

The Press Release Scott posted in reply #26 on page 2 of this thread originated in Santa Ana.  The show is in Ohio.

Danny