In the early 1970s, when Drew Serb was gravitating to Cobras, project cars fascinated him. He was not afraid to tackle cars that had been severely damaged or which others might consider written off. Buying a car like this, restoring it and then selling it provided money to buy others. Over the years he not only gained experience in Cobra repairs but amassed the kind of spare parts inventory that other owners dream about.
One of the aspects of the Cobra world that he slowly realized was that as the values of the cars went up, more and more of them were taken out of the public eye. A lot went in private collections. Unless the next generation of Cobra enthusiasts were able to see actual cars they would gradually lose interest in them. That was when he decided he would create a Cobra museum.
The museum is open the third Sunday of each month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
the judge ruled that the city's decision to farm out the traffic enforcement program to the Department of Public Works at the onset of the program in 2008 violated the City Charter, and that the city therefore must repay all traffic camera fines issued from January 2008 to Nov. 3, 2010, according to plaintiff's attorney Joseph McMahon.
A spokesman for Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration said Friday night that the city plans to appeal the ruling, and that people shouldn't expect to see refunds of their $110 ticket payments anytime soon.
Even if the city's appeal fails, McMahon noted, the city has a long history of leaving tens of millions of dollars in civil judgments unpaid for years.