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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,421


  2. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    Maybe we should send them a humanitarian package of old parts....It's the brotherly thing to do.
  3. Due to the United States embargo against Cuba established in 1960 we are prohibited to do business with the Cuban's.

    I won't get political but these people a amazing at keeping the prized American cars running,,they may have a Russian engine in a 56 Chevy,. HRP
  4. D-man313
    Joined: Mar 17, 2011
    Posts: 1,160


    Cool to see all the old cars running around down there. Non car guys just don't get it.

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  5. Politic's be damn! A hot rodder is a hot rodder is a hot rodder!! Wish I could go be with them.
  6. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    A Cuban parking lot...
    and a Cuban street.
    Due to the embargo and poor economy, these resourceful folks keep these old girls running because the majority can't get new ones.
  7. Viva La Revolution , Havana HAMB Drags 2014.
    Make it happen Ryan...:D
  8. I went to the Jalopy Journal link, but can only open the first page, which ends with "Viva la hot rods".... Anyone know how to see the rest (It says there is a film clip)?
    A bloke fromk here went to Cuba for a holiday and was amazed at the choice of taxis at the airport (which were "proper" cars made before 1960), some re-powered by smoky Rusky diesels!
  9. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,036

    from Michigan

    Amazing. I had no idea.

    Didn't that "38" Ford looked more like a '32 Ford?
  10. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 3,216

    Speed Gems

    It's been customized.:D
  11. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Well, I'll be damned...
    Commentator is a retard though, but hey, thats CNN.
  12. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,637


    Great stuff.

    Like the man said . . . "It is a sickness. I want to quit, but I can't."

  13. Engine-Ear
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 706

    Alliance Vendor

    Unity thru horsepower.
  14. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    I caught that too. At least they found the time to post the story. Must have been a slow news day.
  15. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,661


    sounds like a good excuse for a cigar and rum tour?
  16. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,707

    Tech Editor

    And the "Lada" was a Moscovitch.

    Very cool to see that they are racing their cars, though.
  17. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,254

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Gotta love their spirit. I've seen write ups of how they go to incredible lengths to save wasted old car parts that we routinely toss in the trash, such as welding up cracked heads and blocks, as well as fabricating parts from scratch.
    Poor bastards can't make curved windshields though. Notice the pieced together windshield on the 56 Chevy as well as the rear glass on the 53/54 @ .25 seconds-It appears to be made up of several strips of glass bonded together. Also looks to be a pieced together windshield on the 57 Chevy in the photo posted by Autobilly.
    I have a tri five sedan rear glass to replace the missing one in the 56 I would give to the guy if I only could...
  18. johnybsic
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
    Posts: 612

    from las vegas

    Theres a really neat documentary on netflix i think. Called "Yanktanks" these guys are truely craftsmen, amazing. the ways they keep these up and running is outstanding.
    If you go watch that documentary you'll see a fellow that HANDMAKES replacement trim, chrome, panels for classic american cars. They are damnfrigginperfect do to ever detail. Craftsman i say!!!
  19. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,307


    Just no end to the innovation the folks there have. They can't just buy stuff like we can. Also it's hot as blazes there! Earning disposable income is a feat in itself, yet they do it. Hot rodding ; the universal language! Wish I could send 'em my stash of tri 5 crap that's only ''so-so''. Bet it would get put to good use.
  20. vonpahrkur
    Joined: Apr 21, 2005
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  21. Spooky Two
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
    Posts: 128

    Spooky Two

    Hola. Echemos un vistazo. (Hi. Let's take a look see...)



  22. Spooky Two
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
    Posts: 128

    Spooky Two

    Unos coches más para ti (A few more cars for ya...)



  23. Spooky Two
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
    Posts: 128

    Spooky Two

    y por último pero no menos importante (last but not least)





    Mejor taxi cubano nunca! (Best Cuban Taxi... ever!)

  24. Great pics spooky two.
  25. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 5,157

    from CO & WA

    Here are a couple of mine from a trip a few years back.
    I dont believe small parts are all that hard to get thru relatives in FL as well as Mexico and Canada these days.

    The last pic is of what I believe to be an English Ford on a Moscovich chassis, so I was told...

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    Last edited: Dec 4, 2013
  26. X-Farmboy
    Joined: Aug 17, 2009
    Posts: 128


    New to Netflix, did a quick search, could not find it. Was 'Yanktanks' on there a while ago, and it's gone now? I don't know if they rotate programming in n out of there or what....
  27. Fopelaez
    Joined: Sep 24, 2010
    Posts: 275


    Hot rodders by need....too sad!!! The good part is that they keep'em running.
  28. loosegoose
    Joined: Jan 23, 2012
    Posts: 3

    from California

    I was on a <a href="">IT consulting</a> business trip to Cuba and noticed the vast array of vintage American cars that made up most of the vehicles in Cuba I was stunned and in awe o how well they managed to keep those beauties up and running.
  29. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,695


    Many years ago, on ChevyTalk.Org, was a posting about cars in Cuba. The "repairs" done on some of those cars was impressive. 58 oldsmobile 4 door hardtop with a worn out front suspension, so they put an I-bean axle under it; Cuban Gasser I guess. Another was a 56 Chevrolet with a 4 cylinder diesel engine and the truck transmission it came with. Some of the cars are almost restorations, while others are just "use whatever to keep them going". As far as the drag racing, there had to be several thousand people at a race than would be a little less than a weekend bracket race here. We should have those kinds of crowds. I did a GoogleMaps.Com of Cuba to look at the airstrip they were using; there are more than a dozen airfields in Cuba; most of them unused military airfields left over from WW II and before, and look to be in pretty good shape. I think we need to get a Canadian HAMBER on board to send the guy with the 56 Chevrolet a real hood and windshield/back glass. The embargo needs to go, IMO. It is after all, about the people, not their government, which will slowly fall apart after Castro and brother Raul are gone anyway. I worked with an Orderly in our Radiology Dept. that was Middle Eastern in heritage, born in Canada, became a USA citizen, but went back to Canada with some friends for a trip to Cuba. He went on to Med School at the U of W School of Medicine. He brought a lot of photos back, all I can say is, they sure like bright and multi colored buildings. The people all "seemed" happy. Butch/56sedandelivery.

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