Sleek, black, custom and fast; Tommy Pike's powerful custom Cobra replica is complete and ready to roll. Fans will now get the chance to own this unique vehicle and help raise money for Speedway Children's Charities.


In only five days during the August Food Lion AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the team from Tommy Pike Customs turned a pile of parts into a high-performance roadster.

While AutoFair spectators watched, the crew from Tommy Pike Customs worked 14 hours a day, more than 500 hours, to build the custom Cobra replica from scratch. The finished car boasts a Doug Herbert 347 Stroker motor and replica 1966 black rims. European details like a double-stitched, all black leather interior and a single red pinstripe separating a matte and glossy black finish add to the car's artistic allure. Capable of running zero to 60 in under four seconds, this custom Cobra replica is built for fun and fundraising. 

"It is probably the best one I have ever done," company founder Tommy Pike said of the Cobra replica. "To see some of the people who are going to benefit from this has just been great."

Pike has been involved in the automotive industry in the Greenville, S.C., area for more than 15 years. His one-of-a-kind vehicle customization facility has produced award-winning cars at national events.

The finished Cobra replica is being raffled off, with all proceeds benefiting Speedway Children's Charities. Tickets are $25 each or five for $100 and will be available during all 2010 events at Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway and The Dirt Track at Charlotte until the annual Souvenir Blowout on Nov. 26. Raffle tickets may also be purchased online anytime at www.charlotte.speedwaycharities.org. The winner will be announced in December.

To watch video of the car build, click here.

About Speedway Children's Charities
The mission of Speedway Children's Charities remains true to the ideals it was founded upon in 1982: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives. SCC provides funding for hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the nation that meet the direct needs of children. Our vision is that every child has the same opportunities no matter what obstacle they are facing. For more information visit www.charlotte.speedwaycharities.org