I had seen the photos, heard the stories and thought I knew what to expect...but can we pleeeease talk about how cool the vintage cars of Cuba are?! The sheer numbers of them caught me by surprise and they aren’t there for the tourists. Well, okay some are there for the tourists because they are used as taxi’s. But they are actually a main source of transportation for everyone, especially in the city of Havana. I was fascinated that most of these cars had parts from many different makers. The body might be a Chevy while the stick might be from a Ford and the steering wheel from another car maker all together. The point is, car parts are very hard to come by due to 55 years of embargoes and sanctions. In fact, cars are even harder to come by than parts and that is why there are so many vehicles that families have owned for over 55 years. Some are mint but most are not. And they are working to keep them running all the time. Everywhere you go you see someone bending over an open hood or feet coming out from underneath the chassis, tools banging and clinking. Oil being poured into engines from large plastic Coke bottles. Regardless if they are completely restored or beat up clunkers, everyone is very proud of the car that has been in their family for years, some now handed down to the next generations. All I can say is they were waaaay cooler than I thought they were going to be :-)
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