Cobraistas Tom Cotter and Jim
Maxwell have been putting together a
week-long driving tour for original Co-
bras for the past eleven years. Each
year they choose a different area of the
country with scenic roads that are
challenges to drive. Pleasant
overnight stays and interesting
restaurants are part of the event.
There were fifteen Cobras on this
year’s tour and they arrived for the
start from eleven states: Alaska, Mon-
tana, Washington, California, North
Carolina, Missouri, Kansas, Ohio,
Delaware, Georgia and Michigan.
When you think of great touring
roads, Southern Ohio isn’t the first
place that comes to mind; Highway 1
in Big Sur, Valley of the Gods in Ari-
zona, or the Blue Ridge Parkway, sure.
But who has heard of Hocking Hills in
Ohio? Actually, it’s a well-kept secret
but it is known to
Road & Track
Car and Driver
road-testers. C/D has
described the route as, “
best in the world, this side of the Nür-
” Tight and sweeping curves
along with blind summits that lift
your stomach like a roller coaster. The
added pleasure was that traffic was
nearly non-existant and left the Cobra
drivers with the rural, scenic roads al-
most all to themselves. Does it get any
better than that?
The SHELBY AMERICAN
Fall 2016 32
– Photos by Penny Sharp and Jim Sfetko
Every stop a photo op.