Mar 17 2009

The Classic Cars of Cuba: 60 Classic Cars in 6 Minutes!

As posted last week, I was one of 25 Long Islanders who recently visited Cuba on a government-approved mission. During the five days of this adventure, I documented the classic American cars still operating on the streets of Havana.

In this new six-minute film posted in the Blog, you will see over 60 classic cars including; Chevrolets, Dodges, Pontiacs, Oldsmobiles, Fords, and Cadillacs.The film concludes with a video of a typical street scene in Havana


Mar 18 2009 Howard Kroplick 11:33 AM

From Bob Junell: Seattle Washington:

Wonderful!!! I’m going to enjoy replaying this as well as sending it to my brother.

In 1956, I spent two weeks in Havana where my brother was attache at American
Embassy (I was 16 and driving in Havana at that).  I remember these cars first hand. So grateful for being able to see your film.

Thanks so much for sharing this. Now I’ll have to see how good the memory bank is regarding the various makes.

Mar 18 2009 Howard Kroplick 11:43 AM

From Tony De Seta, Spring Grove,PA:

Hi Howard,

Back in the winter I became fascinated by the old classics in Havana and elsewhere. On flicker there are tons of photos of them. Some of the photos are professional quality. I made a file on my computer and put a ton of them on there.
Go to flickr and seach the word Havana or Cuba and you can see what I mean.

I`m pretty good at 50s cars I can get them to within a year or two in most cases.
The very last car in you video is a Buick-I would say 1955. Also the car you call a 1937 Ford is a 1935. I`ll look at the tape and try to tell you more cars.

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