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Cobra "Cobra Tales" Video Contest

HILLSDALE, Mich., – Chasing kids on mini bikes around with a camera is nothing new. But not since Bruce Brown captured a young Jeff Ward wheelieing his mini bike in the opening scenes of “One Any Sunday” has the footage of young mini cycle riders been brought to the forefront of the global motocross industry like it’s going to happen here with Cobra Moto’s new homegrown video contest that opens today.

Dubbed “Cobra Tales,” the three-month long video contest running through April 30th gives Cobra competition mini bike racers and their families and friends the chance to show off the young racers’ formidable riding skills – along with one’s video documentation skills - to a vast audience through the magic of the Internet.

“Each week we receive and are linked to amazing footage from Cobra families all over the world. From the requisite ‘Please Sponsor Me’ videos to actual race footage from all the major amateur nationals, people associated with the legions of Cobra racers are doing an incredible job documenting the early years of these future champions,” said Sean Hilbert, President of Cobra Moto. “Given that Cobra Moto thought it’d be fun to pull together a competition as to who puts together the best Cobra video.”

Cobra Tales taps on the competitive spirit in all families that pack up and race their Cobras on the weekends. Footage of Junior nailing the landing on his first big tabletop to slow motion berm shots of Cobra’s top factory riders – everybody’s welcome to enter the contest, showcasing their future champion for everyone to see through Cobra Tales on YouTube! So here’s what you need to know …

How To Enter the 2013 Cobra Tales Video Contest

  • Capture some awesome footage of a Cobra in action and tell us a video story. Submit it to Cobra, along with the official entry form, for a chance to score some cool prizes!
  • Entries submitted by April 30, 2013 will be reviewed by our panel of judges. The top five semifinalists will be released on the Cobra Nation Facebook page. From there ‘Friends’ of the Cobra Nation will determine the overall winner.
  • Grand Prize – GoPro Original HD Hero Naked, with optional LCD controller and accessory mounting grab bag! Plus a 24” Orion Flat Screen TV! And a Cobra T-shirt! Runner-Up – iPod Shuffle with $30 iTunes Card! Plus a Cobra umbrella! Third-place – Cobra T-shirt and Cobra Pit Board!

For official Contest Rules, Submission Guidelines and Contest Eligibility link to our website at: http://www.cobramotorcycle.com/v2_2013videocontest.asp

Up next for Cobra: 2013 AMA Spring Classic Championships at Mill Creek Motocross Park, March 3-9, Pell City, Ala.

Cobra, founded in 1993, produces the most successful line of competition mini cycles in the United States with more than 300 national titles in the last decade. Based out of Hillsdale, Mich., Cobra's mission is to build premium products for the serious racer. For more information on Cobra products, please visit our website at www.cobramotorcycle.com and like us on Cobra Nation on Facebook.

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