Andy Cohen Dies, Was Selfless Volunteer For Public Safety
Written by 991KBU on October 22, 2019
Longtime Malibu resident Andy Cohen has died.
Cohen … a resident of western Malibu … was a member of the city Public Safety Commission.
There .. he worked tirelessly behind the scenes … improving the lives of Malibu residents.
Andy Cohen dug into his own checkbook to rent equipments… and spent months organizing … last summer’s public safety fair.
Cohen was a major force in organizing city support for increased sheriff’s patrols in Malibu last summer.
It was he who helped sheriff’s lieutenant Jennifer Seetoo obtain a half million dollars in extra law enforcement grants from L A County for PCH this past summer.
The program resulted in a dramatic hike in tickets written .. and a 42 percent drop in injury crashes
Other programs … cops on bikes … instituted by the sheriff’s department with Cohen’s enthusiastic backing.
Andy Cohen was known nationally for his business … Beverly Hills Motoring Accessories.
He turned a small auto parts store on Robertson Boulevard … into a worldwide brand.
The nation’s most prestigious automotive toy store . according to the Wshington Post.
Exotic cars of all species … his specialty.
His favorite car … a 1940 Ford woody station wagon.
But what a woody.
He told blogger Fireball Tim that it had a ’63 Corvette engine in it.
He used this car for a delivery vehicle when I started Beverly Hills Motoring Accessories business in 1976.
Cohen died of a heart attack last weekend.
A personal note.
I first met Andy Cohen when he started exhibiting exotic cars … very early on Sunday mornings… at Trancas.
Lots of noise.
Some hard feelings … the car show was shut down.
Cohen afterward asked me to meet him for coffee.
He was the nicest man … apologizing for the hard feelings … vowing to do better by Malibu.
He could have just walked away.
He insisted on making people feel right.