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2011 London C-Car Show Report

Posted on June 25th, 2011

$100,000 Raised for Cystic Fibrosis and Perfect Weather Greets Show Participants!

Huge news to report this year from the annual London, Ohio C-car Show! The weather was great, the crowd was huge, and the number of replicas in attendance was about 200! The biggest news of the show was that the Factory Five “Dick Smith Replica” give-away car, charity rides, and Ohio C-car Club t-shirt sales all combined raised a whopping $100,000 that was donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the Saturday night banquet.

Jenny Smith (left) and Emily Kern (right) both have Cystic Fibrosis
and were judges of the chocolate chip cookie tasting contest. This quilted blanket was made by
Kit Hill (center) and Ohio C-Car Club Pete Ballentine’s wife Marissa and raised $1,000.

The nice weather enabled 415 drag race runs for charity down Main Street (!) at $10 a ride. Customers volunteered to take people for rides for charity. VIP guests Bob Bondurant and Allan Grant were present all day to sign autographs, judge the cookie contest, and tell stories of vintage racing.

2011 London C-Car Show Report
$100,000 Raised for Cystic Fibrosis and Perfect Weather Greets Show Participants!

Huge news to report this year from the annual London, Ohio C-car Show! The weather was great, the crowd was huge, and the number of replicas in attendance was about 200! The biggest news of the show was that the Factory Five “Dick Smith Replica” give-away car, charity rides, and Ohio C-car Club t-shirt sales all combined raised a whopping $100,000 that was donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the Saturday night banquet.

Jenny Smith (left) and Emily Kern (right) both have Cystic Fibrosis
and were judges of the chocolate chip cookie tasting contest. This quilted blanket was made by
Kit Hill (center) and Ohio C-Car Club Pete Ballentine’s wife Marissa and raised $1,000.

The nice weather enabled 415 drag race runs for charity down Main Street (!) at $10 a ride. Customers volunteered to take people for rides for charity. VIP guests Bob Bondurant and Allan Grant were present all day to sign autographs, judge the cookie contest, and tell stories of vintage racing.

A huge number of photos and event news were posted on the Factory Five customer forum. Click here to visit The Factory Five Forum.

RedlineReview.com Chief Editor Brian Smith was on hand to report on the event and his website has some GREAT coverage of the event and photos. Click here to visit RedlineReview.com. There were a ton of other vendors at the show and almost every replica manufacturer was present.

I brought my daughters Nicole, Madison, and Jennifer to help out. Jennifer, if you recall, was the inspiration for the very first LCS and she was tickled to share the limelight with Emily Kern, another girl with CF. The event was a ton of fun and it was great meeting customers and seeing so many well built replicas in one place. Most of the action was on Saturday and besides the awards dinner and Sunday morning pancake breakfast, the event was mostly a Saturday cruise and car show. Scroll down for some of the photos that I took at the event and photos from customer Mark Pattersen.

If you can only attend one replica show next year, the London C-car Show ought to be at least in your top 3 finalists. Huge thanks and congratulations to all of the members of the Ohio C-car Club for their hard work and professionalism that made the event so fun. Hope to see you next year!

Dave Smith
President

Bob Bondurant with a replica of his 1965 Daytona Coupe and Smith girls Madison, Jennifer, and Nicole
(L to R).

Heather Smith was present with her late husband Dick Smith’s famous #198.

Robbin from Midwest Classic Insurance with Factory Five President Dave Smith. Midwest Classic Insurance has done an OUTSTANDING job of insuring Factory Five customers. Go to www.cobrareplicainsurance.com.

Bob was happy to sign autographs all day.

Trophy for the winning chocolate chip cookie.

Cookie contest judges.

Bob Bondurant signs the back of the trophy with the other judges.

Jenny Smith gets her chance to sign an autograph!

The Smith girls with Bob and Pat Bondurant and Heather Smith (right).

Ohio C-car Club organizer Bill Dyer and Jenny with some of the t-shirts that were sold for charity.

Madison, Jenny, and Nicole worked hard at the Factory Five booth all day.

Factory Five President Dave Smith and Mark Pattersen, owner of a new Mk4, #7446.

Dan Pattersen posing with $2m worth of race machine, CSX3035!

The show was crowded all day.

Factory Five customer and road warrior Joe Stone who I met at the Open House after he drove FROM TEXAS continued the road trip to London, Ohio. This guy is SOLID!

Dave and Lex next to his Guardsman Blue FFR all the way from Nashville.

Jenny autographed one of the original London C-car Show hats for Gordon Gross (center left) and Bill Dyer (center right) of the LCS crew.

The Factory Five truck brough out the Bondurant Coupe, our Mk4 Roadster, a blue Mk3 Roadster, and our Mk4 rolling chassis.

The variety of cars was tremendous at the show.

Beautiful engine details, rare anywhere, were common at London.

Stunning Factory Five Mk3 Roadster.

Those Bullitt rims really make the car look tough.

The Dick Smith replica raffle car Factory Five (in the background) was parked next to the original legend all day.

This car got a lot of attention from folks at the show.

Factory Five brought along our 427FE powered Mk3 Roadster.

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