Cool Cuba

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A classic Cuban car and a cool guy in Havana March 2013.

Yank tank or Máquina are the words used to describe the many classic cars present in Cuba with an estimated 60,000 of them still driving the roads today. In 1962 a United States embargo against Cuba was introduced, effectively cutting trade between the two countries.

This meant that the cars in Cuba could no longer receive new replacement parts when something broke. Currently, the only way to keep these cars on the road today is by using Cuban ingenuity to adapt household products and Soviet technology into these vehicles.

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  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (20 Apr 2013):

    Great photo!!

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (21 Apr 2013):

    love this we were in Cuba 50 yrs ago and there were so many older cars there it was wonderful

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