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American Classsic Cars in Cuba

March 27, 2010

I came across DanHeller.com’s article 1950s American Classic Cars (Cuba). Real interesting.  He speaks of how the automobile is a luxury in Cuba and the skill to maintain a vehicle is an important trait. Often this is a skill cuba-classic-carscars-o-big-danhellerpassed down from generation-to-generation. There is pride in owning a nice, well running vehicle.

“... Up until The Revolution in 1960, Cuba was the largest importer of American Cars, mostly the huge, gas-guzzling, multi-ton pile of metal that so many of us look back on today as a romantic relic of the past…” (Article)

Interesting, he also goes into the points of other countries exporting cars into Cuba but the US cars were the ones that lasted.  That’s important for many reasons, one being the taxicab business in Cuba… Take a couple of minutes and read the article.

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