For over 40 years Cobra Seats has been manufacturing exclusively in the United Kingdom, earning a reputation that unites innovative technology, quality of design and functional elegance.
It’s a reputation built on passion. In the 1960’s Len Dunsford was acknowledged as one of the country’s best vehicle trimmers – his work graced racing cockpits used by names like Moss, McQueen and Clark.
Nowadays modern heroes place their trust in Cobra’s ability to combine the very highest safety standards with weight saving technology… and Cobra is still a family run company – grandson Mark, who is Managing Director, shares his father’s and grandfather’s “hands on” passion for the art of building the finest seats and car interiors.
Victories can be a little like buses – you wait an age and then two come along at once. Toyota Gazoo Racing UK's Tom Ingram finally opened his 2020 British Touring Car Championship victory account by beating Honda's Dan Cammish to a race one win at Thruxton… and then repeated the feat in race two.
As usual, Knockhill provided a thrilling days racing, with blue skies providing ITV with countless opportunities to show off the dramatic circuit in all its glory. Panoramic shots of the distant Forth bridges and the rolling Fife countryside interspersed coverage of three BTCC races which had more than their fair share of incidents – not least the high speed off in Race 1 which saw Josh Cook plant his BTC Racing Honda Civic boot first in the safety barriers at Butcher’s.
The euphoria of a good qualifying session on Saturday ahead of a race day that would see him start his 700th BTCC race promised so much for Matt Neal, but on Sunday the racing Gods conspired to spoil the party for the man who proudly bore the number 700 on his race car to celebrate a career that has so far spanned no fewer than 29 years and a total of seven Driver’s Championships (four in the Independent’s category and three as overall champion).
The second meeting of this year’s BTCC campaign provided WSR’s Tom Oliphant with his first ever British Touring Car win and saw drivers using Cobra seats top the podium in all three races.
It was at Brands Hatch on the final laps of the final race of last season that Dan Cammish suffered a brake failure which saw him lose the BTCC Championship. In a strange twist of fate, the motor racing gods redressed the balance in the first race this year with Dan’s Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R taking a dramatic win after a late puncture hit long-time leader Rory Butcher.
No, it’s not some crazy dream - it represents just two of the orders shipped out by Telford based Cobra Seats during the current Covid-19 crisis.
Like most companies, life hasn’t been easy for Cobra who have had to rely on the dedication of a skeleton staff and whose traditional customer base has been severely disrupted by the lockdown. However, that hasn’t stopped Cobra from proactively developing both new and existing markets.