Don’t Miss History Making Cobra Driven By Race Car Driver, Hank Williams At The 50th Black History Month Parade And Expo

The New Cobra pg 2You don’t want to miss this once in a life time opportunity to shake  the hand of the man who won the race war, during a time when racial discrimination was an issue in the United States of America.  Saturday February 24th at the 50th Black History Month Parade and Expo, 10am on the corner of Citrus and Summit Avenue. Expo start at 12noon to 4pm at the North Home Depot.

It is a rare sight to see an original Cobra on the road, even at car shows many of the “Cobras” are simply replicas, but rarer still is finding an original car, with the original owner. A plaque on the windshield reads “History Making Cobra” and that statement is true in more ways than one. Hank Williams moved to Southern California in 1964, an aspiring racing driver piloting a Austin Healey 3000, but the world of sports car racing was moving towards bigger engines and faster lap times and the old Healey was not going to cut it much longer. The new Cobra as being raced at Riverside International Raceway not far from Hanks home in Fontana, and less than a year after seeing a Cobra on the track, he was at the dealership purchasing his car.

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