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"Cuba Cars: Classic Cars of the Carribean"
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Published on Mon, Oct 30, 2017
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
It’s due to this Cold War-era brinksmanship that Cuba today surely must qualify as the 9th Wonder of the World from an automotive perspective. The tiny Caribbean island is not only home to world-famous cigars and magnificent rum, but also over 60,000 roadworthy examples of 1950s American cars of all makes and models. In their book “Cuba Cars: Classic Cars of the Caribbean,” authors Harri Morick and Rainer Floer don’t try to give an exhaustive overview of the politics of Cuba, nor in their words does it “pretend to be a reference book on automotive engineering.” The writers do a fine job of helping us understand the lengths everyday Cubans will go to in order to keeping their vintage treasures alive – including MacGuyver-level Hyundai engine-swaps into Tri-Five Chevys. They also point out interesting and historically relevant landmarks throughout the island. Where “Cuba Cars” really shines is in the photography department. The book pays tribute to the vibrant colors of the cars, the buildings, and the gorgeous island itself. This is not a coffee table book. This is a rum table book. The best way to appreciate “Cuba Cars” is sipping on your favorite tropical cocktail with your iPhone on silent. Stepping back in time is done best without ringtones. *from Wikipedia “Cuba Cars: Classic Cars of the Caribbean” Format: Hardcover, 144 pages Authors: Harri Morrick, Rainer Floer Publisher: Delius Klasig Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 0.7 x 11.7 inches MSRP: $40.00