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Howard Cohen

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  • Birthday 12/20/1949

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  1. Addendum...the census shows that Watkins Glen has a population to be about 2,046. The race weekend brings in 30,000 to 60,000, depending on who you talk to...holy moly! Lots of people camping at the track, lots of motels and B&Bs, lots of day trips.
  2. This year I decided to go to The Glen for the weekend rather than just a day. I arrived Thursday and picked up my media credentials, which included walking through a tent full of Bugatti racers (took an hour to walk 100 feet). If you have never been to this event and you get the chance, go. I am already booked into the motel for next year I toured the area a bit, Corning Museum, The Gorge, Seneca Lake, the usual. Friday morning at Smalley's Garage in the village (yes, Watkins Glen is a village), they have a ceremonial inspection of cars, most driven from the track. About noon, they close down the main street of the village and start with the driving tours. Mid-afternoon, the race cars start to appear, driven from the track about 5 miles away. Do you know what a Trans Am Camaro sounds like in a village? I do About 5PM, they fire them up and do 2 laps around the original circuit around the village. I stood on the road as they went my with my camera running a short video. Was it loud? Yup Did it smell of gas and oil and rubber? Yup Were my legs getting battered by exhaust? Yup Did I move off the road away from the cars? Nope Lots of people told me they only come for this part of the weekend, the cars parked on the street and then driving. You have to be there to get the full effect. Go straight to Watkins Glen, do not pass it up, take your friends, your family, your full senses, just go https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/watkins-glen-histor-1/
  3. Excellent re-build and improving the details. I have been a Bugatti fan for many years and saw 22 at Watkins Glen Historic this year. Regarding the piano hinge, there used to be a company that made piano hinges for 24th and 43rd cars as I had one several years ago, that might be a solution to the large hinge on the hood. Thanks for sharing your work
  4. This was the 8th Concours at this site, the greens of a golf course on the shore of Georgian Bay, only 2 hours north of Toronto. The weekend included a road tour on Friday morning; cars & coffee at the Wiarton Keppel airport, a LeMons display in Owen Sound, seminars from Porsche in Owen Sound on Saturday; the Concours on Sunday. Sunday started out wet but by mid-morning the sun was shining and the crowds came out to enjoy a great show. I took lot of photographs and they are in my album at the link, and don't miss the videos at the end of the album . My favourite car was the 1964 Ferrari 330 America...until I saw the 1922 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud, wow on both! The Bugatti drove from Colorado via Watkins Glen and it is driving home. Oh, and two from the GM Heritage Centre Enjoy... https://public.fotki.com/howardcohen/cobble-beach-concou-4/
  5. I got this from an estate sale a few weeks ago. It is in fair condition and rather than repainting it, I decided just to clean it up and give it a coat of Meguiar's 06 Cleaner/Wax.
  6. This event has been going for a few decades and is being held at Lakeview Park, Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. With over 1,500 cars registered, there is something for everyone. If you are nearby, drop in after 9AM to about 4PM today and enjoy the show. Until then, here are my photographs... https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/autofest-nationals-2022/
  7. Bonjour Jean-Philippe - sorry, no pictures at the moment. FYI...you can use any Meguiar's NON-SILICONE product on your model cars. I have used them for many years.
  8. In 1990 or 91, Jay brought that car to Speedorama Custom Car Show in Toronto. My friend was the show manager and 'conned' me into helping put a coat of wax on the car, a result of my selling Meguiar's Wax at the time. The car was unloaded from a flatbed truck and moved with a fork lift, driving such a long vehicle around corners was not possible. Your model brought back some fun memories as they filled the pool with water and had some ladies model in it
  9. EXCELLENT! That is a very well done model, great details and workmanship.
  10. Group 25 Model Car Builders Club set up at this new venue for cruises in the area. The mall has a large parking lot with room enough for cruisers and spectators. There was an excellent response from everyone and the club will do it again in a few weeks. If you are in the area, drop by the cruise, almost every Saturday from 4PM to dusk. In the meantime, here are a few cars to enjoy https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/dixie-mall-cruise/
  11. This past weekend was the IMSA Chevrolet Grand Prix held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. There were several classes and types of cars, although a few teams were unable to make the trip. The cars were fast, very fast, with the winning Cadillac DPi (Daytona Prototype International) car averaging about 138MPH over the 2.49 mile course for 2 hours, 40 minutes, 123 laps. A new qualifying record was set and that kept everyone on their toes for race day. There were also support races and the TCR race on Saturday was very close and was won by 2 Canadian drivers, Robert Wickens and Mark Wilkins. The weekend also had an historic race with some F1 and Atlantic cars, they still look good. I managed to take a few photographs (over 2,000), so grab a drink and set a spell https://public.fotki.com/howardcohen/chevrolet-grand-pri1/
  12. Last week I came across a bunch of proof sheets from the olden days of film. Rather than toss them in the recycling bin, I decided to use them as background for a display. I cut out the thumbnail pictures, a daunting task , and then stuck them on the backdrop of my generic display. Each row is 25-30 pictures. I have more for my next idea, whatever that is
  13. This is VARAC (Vintage Automobile Racing Association Canada) weekend at Mosport/CTMP with over 200 vintage racers of all shapes and sizes. Follow the link to see my photographs and check back in the next few days as I will be adding more each day, enjoy https://public.fotki.com/howardcohen/varac-2022/
  14. That looks great! You are right, not a junk kit, in my opinion either. I restored an original '63 coupe many years ago and built it stock. I took a glue bomb and built it as a custom. Both were good kits to build. One difference is that the rear window had a depression in it for the split window bar and the molding was crisper. I have the convertible to restore next and it has the original flip headlights
  15. I have been to a few events the past month and recently reloaded my photographs after fixing the settings. The Lindsay Swap Meet had a cruise and the attendance was very good. https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/lindsay-swap-meet-2022/ The Victoria Day Speedfest took place at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and had some excellent racing. https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/victoria-day-speedf-3/ This weekend was a regional club race at Shannonville Motorsport Park. https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/shannonville-motors-2/ That should keep you busy
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