Old car show in Toronto? Nope this is a scene in Cuba. For years we've heard of the treasure trove of old American iron driving around Cuba - cars from the 40's and 50's just waiting to be scooped up for a song (your choice). Well, yes and no........yes there are lots of old American cars and yes, they probably could be had for a song, so what's the catch? How about the fact that most of them are crap - loads of body filler and maybe a Lada motor.
This 1956? Olds junker typifies what most of these Cuban dream cars are all about.......body work and dents, maybe even a roof chopped off (kind of scary), lumbering along on old tractor or truck tires.
a slightly better 1957 Dodge
a mouldy 1960 Austin Westminister like my folks used to have
a 1957 Buick with typical fender mounted brake lights - a local innovation
One sees books on the cars of Cuba, but all they show are the beauties and yes, there are a few of those, but "few" is the operative word here. I think the Americans are salivating over the prospects of being able to travel to this island and scoring a classic - boy are they going to be surprised.
More on another day.
Until next time........