Cuba Classics: A Celebration of Vintage American Automobiles

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Interlink Books, Jan 1, 2004 - History - 189 pages
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This unique homage to Cuba's astonishing wealth of antique cars is also a paean to the extraordinary people who keep their weary "cacharros running with resourcefulness, ingenuity and great good humor. In a collection of vibrant images, "Cuba Classics reveals the time-worn splendor of classic American automobiles spanning eight decades. This magnificent portrait of today's classic cars is also an exploration of the island's tumultuous history. In a dynamic photojournalistic essay that traces the long love affair between Cubans and the U.S. automobile, Christopher P. Baker also celebrates Cuba's landscapes and colors, his images putting the beloved "cacharros within a tropical setting both sensual and surreal. Written in a lively, engaging style, "Cuba Classics captivates everyone from armchair travelers to classic car connoisseurs with powerful imagery that reflects the beguiling other-worldly charm of Cuba, the Caribbean's most compelling and intriguing isle.

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In this paean to the vintage car, Baker, who has also provided the photos, juxtaposes American autos against the backdrop of Cuba to great effect."Today, Cuba possesses about 450,000 cars, of which ... Read full review

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Christopher P. Baker is one of the world s foremost travel writer/photographers. He is a leading authority on the Caribbean and Central America travel. Baker s award-winning work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, Saveur, Maxim, and Elle, and his many awards include the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award Travel Journalist of the Year. Baker lives in Palm Springs, CA.

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