Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Havana: Classic Cars Part 1
Along with cigars and rum, classic cars from the 50s are Cuba's biggest cliche. Even so, I still find them colorful and interesting and a testament to the Cubans' incredible ability to keep these things running long past their expiration date. There's an American TV show called "Cuban Chrome" that pays homage to the mechanics who find a way to get parts, paint and almost anything they need to keep them on the road. My main criteria for these photographs is that the background must be as interesting as the car itself. I don't always succeed at that, however. It seems like today, three years since we were last in Havana, that the majority of these old pre-1959 cars are being used as taxis.