NMCA is proud to host the 50th Anniversary Ford Performance Cobra Jet Reunion presented by TascaParts.com at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, the weekend of August 23-26, 2018. This “golden” anniversary is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness 50 years of Cobra Jet powered vehicles and meet Cobra Jet royalty, the people who developed and maintained this incredible factory-built Blue Oval platform.
Watch as hundreds of Cobra Jets, including Mustangs, Shelbys, Fairlanes, Cougars, Torinos, Cyclones/Montegos, and Rancheros (all tributes/clones permitted) turn Summit Motorsports Park into a venomous snake pit! Join in the celebration of Cobra Jet heritage, from 1968 to present, with activities that include drag racing, a huge car show, invited celebrities, and a special kick-off dinner for owners, media, and fans.
Watch All Years of Cobra Jet on the ¼ Mile
Enjoy the present…and step into a time machine…as you witness late-model and early-model Cobra Jets compete on the 1320 for national bragging rights and the chance to be crowned King of the Cobra Jets! ’08-Present Cobra Jets will get wheels-up and wild as they participate in the late-model Cobra Jet Showdown Class.
Vintage Cobra Jet Drag Racing
60’s and 70’s era Cobra Jets will showcase Nostalgia power as they compete in their own vintage Cobra Jet showdown. These ultimate Cobra Jet Showdowns, presented by Diversified Products Marketing, offer racers big money, custom NMCA Victor awards, major media exposure, and the chance to get into the exclusive Aerospace Components winners circle. The winners of Late-Model and Vintage will race each other for the King of The Cobra Jet Showdown!
Giant Cobra Jet Car Show…All Years, Makes, & Models Welcome!
You won’t want to miss the insane “snake pit,” a special caar show area reserved for hundreds of Cobra Jet Mustangs, Shelbys, Tairlanes, Torinos, Rancheros, Cougars, Cyclones, Montegos. Car show classes for vin # correct as well as tributes and replicas.
Your Chance to See the Cobra Jets That Made History!
The fangs come out and venom will pump through your veins as Cobra Jet Reunion car show participants fill up Summit Motorsports Park’s green grass with a sea of colors, chrome and high horsepower. From the earliest Cobra Jets ever produced to Watson Racing’s 2008 modern Cobra Jet #1, and even the all-new 50th anniversary Ford Performance Cobra Jet…they will all be on display at this must attend event! Car show participants will include one-off Cobra Jet owners as well as nationally recognized multi-vehicle collectors as everything Cobra Jet is on display at this special event.
Meet the People Who Created the Cobra Jet Phenomenon
This 50th anniversary golden event will be a who’s who of Cobra Jet royalty and it’s your chance to meet them in person. Invited celebrity guests include (but are not limited to) Henry Ford III, Edsel Ford, Bill Ford, Dave Pericak, the entire Tasca Ford family, Al Joniec, Bill Barr, Dean Gregson, Dave Lyle, Jerry Harvey, Bob Corn, Brian Wolfe, Jacky Jones, Roy Hill, Chuck Watson, Sr., and others.
Special Cobra Jet Reunion Friday Kick-Off Dinner
Friday evening features a once-in-a-lifetime Ford Performance Cobra Jet Reunion Kick-Off Dinner at the Sawmill Creek Resort host hotel, where Cobra Jet owners and fans will rub elbows with the people who made Cobra Jet performance a reality. The dinner, presented by Tasca Ford, will be hosted by NHRA announcer and TV commentator Brian Lohnes, and feature dinner & 1-hour host bar, guest speakers, video and slide show presentations, and much more.
Be Sure to Book Your Rooms at the Sawmill Creek Resort Host Hotel
To ensure excellent Cobra Jet Reunion accommodations, NMCA has selected the Sawmill Creek resort to be the event’s official host hotel and setting for the special Friday evening Kick-Off Dinner. The Sawmill Creek Resort, only 25 minutes away from Summit Motorsports Park, is located in Sandusky and offers the ultimate motorsport vacation experience including a Tom Fazio designed golf course, Lake Erie adjacent water sports, close access to several water parks, and much more! Be sure to ask for the NMCA room rate when you book your rooms.
Blue Oval Media and Support Groups
Partnering with Ford Performance to celebrate Cobra Jet’s golden anniversary, NMCA has secured support from major Blue Oval media and groups that include the Mustang Club of America, Mustang Times, the 428 Cobra Jet Registry, Mustang Monthly, the Fairlane Club of America, XXX, XXX, XXX, and XXX.
Join Us at America’s Racetrack…Summit Motorsports Park
Billed as America’s Racetrack, Summit Motorsports Park is the premier national event drag race facility in the U.S. with massive paved pits, perfectly manicured car show grass, and amenities second to none. Situated just outside of Sandusky, Ohio, the Cobra Jet Reunion’s location provides participants and fans eager for extra vacation activities access to numerous water parks, golf, and other special amenities. This special event takes place the weekend after the world-famous Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit and one week before the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indy, setting the stage for the ultimate motorsport road trip.