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Not Hotrods - The Cars of Cuba...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by huffreport, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. huffreport
    Joined: Feb 20, 2004
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    Hi all,

    A friend of mine went to Cuba - of all places - recently for a little vacation. (She's Canadian...Why she'd WANT to go there is a whole 'nother question...) Anyway, I asked her before she left if she could take some photos of some of the old cars, as everyone knows the island LOADED with them... She came back with a bunch of pics. Here are a few examples, but for MANY more, here's a link:

    http://www.huffreport.com/2007/cuba.htm

    I know this is a little off topic, but I also thought you guys might find these pretty interesting. I did...

    ENJOY...
     

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  2. Not only that they are there, but just being driven like Toyotas. Also, it looks like the land of ugly hubcaps/wheels. No Gassers?
     
  3. huffreport
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    It's not only the hubcaps, but those bird hood ornaments...
     
  4. Bumpstick
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    Not again!! Stop the madness!
     

  5. Skankin' Rat Fink
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    I really like that stripped-down Cadillac.
     
  6. Phule
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    Cuba has Bluebirds.. that makes me laugh for some reason. I guess I didn't expect that.
     
  7. kopis
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    You guys should check out the film called "yank tanks" its a documentary about the mechanics and people of Cuba who keep these cars running. Its truly inspiring...
     
  8. gaspumpchas
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    I read once that a lot of the cars and taxi's in cuba use russian built diesel engines. Must take a lot of ingenuity to keep those ol' girls running.....


    " Toad, the man had me......" John Milner after the paradise road drag race...:D
     
  9. COS
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    Yank Tanks is a pretty good watch...I rented it a few months back...cool pics!!
     
  10. huffreport
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    OK, you've got me... What are Bluebirds? Are those the little buggy things outside that building???

    I've been wondering all day...

    Kevin
     
  11. lastws6
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    blue birds are school busses......Made in Georga. I wonder how the hell the commies ended up with them? :-0
     
  12. MercMan1951
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  13. KutThrtKustms
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    By the looks of most of those cars, they can KEEP 'EM!! Except the Caddys!:D
     
  14. RadioFlyer
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    Bluebird also builds buses in Brantford Ontario. Since Canada doesn't have a trade embargo with Cuba it is a possible source of the buses.

    Alex.
     
  15. 52RustRocket
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    Looks like a '52. I wonder how much he got for all of that stainless.
     

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