Che's Chevrolet, Fidel's Oldsmobile: On the Road in Cuba

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2004 - Transportation - 239 pages
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Vintage U.S.-made cars on the streets of Havana provide a common representation of Cuba. Journalist Richard Schweid, who traveled throughout the island to research the story of motor vehicles in Cuba today and yesterday, gets behind the wheel and behind t
 

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Che's Chevrolet, Fidel's Oldsmobile: on the road in Cuba

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Old American cars in Cuba aren't news. Cuba was a burgeoning market for automobiles until the Castro regime took over the government in 1959. Since then, few new cars have been imported, and locals ... Read full review

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This is great. Everyone has seen pictures of the 60,000 old American cars on the streets of Cuba, and some lucky ones have seen them and ridden in them in person. This is the story of vehicles in Cuba, from the first ones to the present day, the people who love them, and the history and politics behind them. An entertaining and informative read. 

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G MODEL TS
5
locomolile
16
ES TROLLEYS
96
FIDELS OLDS
172
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Richard Schweid is a founder and senior editor of the city magazine Barcelona Metropolitan.

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