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  1. roddin-shack
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    I just got back from another trip to CUBA, Its too bad you guys south of the line cant get to go there.
    This time I went to Havana where these photos were taken, keep in mind these owners have no parts to draw from and have kept them on the road constantly. The shitters are mainly used as Taxi Cabs and sell for between $8-10 K. Oh yeah, a lot of them run late model small Diesel engines, (is this the future) LOL. Larry
     

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  2. henry's57bbwagon
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    Thanks, they look very good. I have seen pic's of some body men hammering a fender out of sheetmetal.
     
  3. derpr
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    so if I go to canada, I could get a flight to cuba?
     
  4. roddin-shack
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    Sure, all you would have to do is become a Canadian, get free health care and you can freely go to CUBA all you want. Larry
     

  5. Beau
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    Watch the movie "Yank Tankers". It was on Netflix.
     
  6. Wat_Tyler
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    from right here

    The cars are great . . .



    but I really want some cigars.



    Cohibas, Churchills . . . .
     
  7. rainhater1
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    The goverment has given certin groups in the us to go to Cuba, look for travel to cuba, They just had one in the Arizona paper run by a CC. Limited number and restricted travel areas.
     
  8. stuart in mn
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    Behind the blue '56 Chevy I see what looks like a Dodge Neon...I wonder how that car got there.
     
  9. marx
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    Great photos, thanks for giving us a peak at what must have been an amazing trip!
     
  10. roddin-shack
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    Not a Neon, it must be some kind of Asian car or I think I would have picked up on it too.
     
  11. I hate when people post things like this. It makes me scoll back and look ;).
     
  12. BadgeZ28
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    I would think most of the cars would have serious cancer?
     
  13. Here is a few pics From 2010 when I was there
     

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  14. Here is a couple more The only thing a cuban can own is the car they had before the reveloution in Nov 1959 so they are passed down as time goes by There are lots of modern cars and trucks but the government owns every thing including your house, Job ,etc
     

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  15. On the other side of the scale here. Half of the cars pictured are by far in very good shape. Shiny reflective paint, straight stainless, good chrome. Not the typical stuff you see that has been hand painted with house paint and held together with what ever can get the job done.
     
  16. screwball
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    when I worked at a parts place in Ottawa I had a few customers that would take parts down with them every year. They were traded for free travel (taxi) services.I had one customer take the complete front end rebuild kit for a 1956 dodge in this suit case.
     
  17. Chrisbcritter
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    Neat "custom" trick on the Henry J - sixties Peugeot taillights.
    Some of the newer cars in Cuba have come from countries they still have trade with (the Dominican Republic and Mexico, I think - not sure whether they get parts from Canada or not).

    Edit: guess they do!
     
  18. 2935ford
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    I'm sorry folks....there is nothing free about the "free" health care system in Canada.

    At 13 to 15% tax......you're paying for it!
     
  19. Harms Way
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    And a few torpedoed by the Coast Guard,....

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  20. rld14
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    Anyone can go there. Get a connecting flight outta the Bahamas, Mexico, Canada, Jamaica etc.
     
  21. thepolecat
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    I really wish I could go there. I love the place and have never been.

    And it is certainly a Neon behind that Chevrolet. Strange.
     
  22. thepolecat
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    Not quite- I THINK it is that whole passport thing that gets in the way. But it is just a few miles by boat from Key West. Make sure to hide American stuff and claim to be Canadian and it is cool.
     
  23. Dane
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    Me too, cool cars but how were the cigars is the important question. :D
     
  24. Harms Way
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    No Embassy, no rights, And your US citizenship is enough to get you put in jail,.. at there discretion,.. pretty much as long as they want,... with NO recourse.

    It's kind of funny,.. a number of people from the US want to go there. But thousands of Cubans literally risk there lives every year to try to come to America. I will not apologize !,.. The USA is still the greatest country on earth, even with all it's faults.
     
  25. mashed
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    I second this. If you haven't, you're seriously missing out. Sign up for the free 30 day trial and check it out. It's offered streaming so you don't even have to wait for a dvd. You can be watching it within 5 minutes for free.

    The guy who relines brake shoes'll break your heart..
     
  26. Graham M
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    Good luck with that southern accent of yours. ;)
     
  27. Beau
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  28. mart3406
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    Yep..there are daily regular scheduled
    airline flights out of Canada. That's
    how most American tourists go to
    Cuba- either through Canada, Mexico
    or the Bahamas..whichever is closest
    and cheapest for them. Last year
    about 300,000 American tourists
    went to Cuba this way - and mostly
    without obtaining travel licenses
    from the U.S. government. If
    you're an American traveling via a
    third country, the Cubans will even
    oblige you by *not* stamping your
    passport.

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  29. jazz1
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    Cuba does not stamp your passport regardless of your country of origin and I know they have not for 30 years or more,,Those cars look great in the pics but up close you can see many are not too pristine. Only a few islands in the Caribbean stamp your passport,,
     
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  30. mart3406
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    I just got back from 6 weeks in Cuba
    and while I'm not sure what make
    that late-model car is in the pic,
    there actually there are some Neons
    in Cuba. True, most of the newer cars
    and trucks are Asian - ether of
    Japanese, South Korean or Chinese
    origin (my rental car while I was
    there was a 2011 Chinese-made
    'Cherry' sedan) - but there are also
    a surprising number of late-model
    Ford, GM and Chrysler cars and
    particularly, trucks and commercial
    vehicles being used in Cuba. Ford
    of Canada for one, ships quite a
    few trucks and vans to Cuba every
    year and GM, Ford and Chrysler all
    have divisions in Brazil, Argentina
    and Venezuela that also supply the
    Cubans with new cars and trucks.

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