Fast Cars and Faster… Barbecue!

     With July 4 just a month away, Bruce Cohn, proprietor of B.R. Cohn Winery in the Sonoma Valley, is looking forward to the 2nd annual B.R. Cohn Winery Charity Car Classic.

     The event will be held at the B.R. Cohn Winery on the 4th of July from 12 noon to 5 p.m.  It will feature extraordinary cars, wine, food and music.


     While the car exhibit is free, the event is a fundraiser for Salvation Army. A portion of the proceeds from all sales and donations will benefit that charity.

     B.R. Cohn wines will be available for purchase, as well as food from Cochon Volant “Flying Pig BBQ” (the latest culinary venture of Rob Larmen, formerly of the popular Le Poste restaurant in Sonoma) and Locomotive BBQ (featuring BBQ oysters). Additional food vendors also will be on site.


     Since he was 16, Bruce Cohn has been in love with fast and collectable cars. He currently owns four of them – a 1933 Willy’s Roadster, a 1941 Willy’s Sedan Delivery, a 1934 Henry Ford Five-Window Coupe and a 1946 Ford Woody Wagon.

     All will be on display at the winery exhibit, and also can be seen parading during the city of Sonoma’s July 4 celebration around the historic plaza.


     Cohn’s prized possession, his 1933 Willy’s, recently took “Best of Show” honors at the 7th annual Peggy Sue’s All-American Cruise in Santa Rosa, topping a field of 800 cars. The Willy’s also took top honors at shows in Pomona and Sacramento as well.

     “We had such a great turnout of beautiful cars last year – all types – and the visitors really enjoyed the experience,” Cohn said. “It’s like great art with great wine.”


     B.R. Cohn Winery is located at 15000 Sonoma Highway 12 in Glen Ellen. Visit for details on how to register a car or for directions to the winery.

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