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By jond
Cuba's classic American cars are legendary and well photographed, but I was surprised by the incredible variety of vehicles. Ox carts and horse drawn vehicles are as common as the internal combustion engine in rural areas. In cities you'll see everything from derelict Chevies to Ladas with hot rod flames down the side and brand new BMWs! There were surprising numbers of new cars from European and Japanese manufacturers who, obviously ignore the US blockade, but also surprising numbers of old British cars. I saw Fords, Hillmans, Land Rovers, MGs and various others including this obviously well loved Morris.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: kaybee, vparmar, conrad and 3 more

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kaybee Plus
17 7.7k 26 Scotland
26 Apr 2006 12:10AM
I hadn't realised there was such a diversity. I suppose that because the old American gas guzzlers are what people think of when they think of Cuba they are the ones that keep getting photographed thus perpetuating the myth that there is nothing else.
vparmar 16 7 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2006 12:21AM
nice shot lovely colour and well composed shot

conrad 16 10.9k 116
26 Apr 2006 12:23AM
I think I'd be tempted to clone out the bush on the left, but otherwise I think this works really well!

jond 16 34
26 Apr 2006 1:42AM
As you say Roy, its the pretty cars that get all the attention. One day we were looking for a taxi to take us back to the hotel. We found a taxi rank with about a dozen perfectly functional Ladas lined up, but my girlfriend insisted we walked to the far end and got in the bright pink '54 Chevrolet convertible!


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