In the late ‘90’s the Cobra Replica market blossomed as “kit car” building hit the internet and DIY builders were able to exchange information and meet fellow enthusiasts. Two of these forums took the lead in the “Cobra Replica” forums. In 1998 or so Brent Mills created the web forum “Club Cobra” which is a non-manufacturer specific site and while FFCobra (now FFcar.com) mainly focused on Factory Five replicas.
Though some local owners may have met prior to meeting online, via a chance meetings while out driving their cars, these sites introduced a wider audience of local builders, owners and future owner/builders to each other.
Three such enthusiasts: Chuck Lindquist, Rick Currington and Tony Ripepi were (are) responsible for starting the weekly breakfast meetings of “Bay Area Cobra Club”.