Here in Cuba on a week long holiday – felt like I was caught in a time-warp .. Cuba is home to over 60,000 vehicles still on the road, from the 40s, 50s (Photos: http://bit.ly/103Ms3L) & early 60s as a result of the American embargo against the country enacted in 1962. Everywhere you look, in the cities & on the highways, you’ll see these classic cars rumbling down the roads …. and most are in pristine condition .. they fix them up, take great pride in restoring them & pass them down through their families.
Going for a ride in a Cuban ’56 Chevy Bel Air: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVT4Xm8T0TA
More videos about the classic Cuban cars: http://bit.ly/U58YKf
Autoweek article about the classic cars: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20080718/free/844003623
Wiki article about the classic cars: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yank_tank
Cuba “in general”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuba
The “Special Period” in Cuba: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Period