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Created by John Eipper on 12/30/17 9:15 AM

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Cars of Cuba, Part II (John Eipper, USA, 12/30/17 9:15 am)

The first Cars of Cuba gallery (December 29th) met with reasonable success, so here's a second installment.  (An extra big thanks to fellow Car Guy Michael Sullivan for the encouragement.)

I promise the next Cuba posting will be on a serious topic.  Who's interested in the dual currency system?

In the meantime, enjoy:


George Romney Special:  a 1959 Rambler, with sporty wheels and the "optional" concave tailfins



What could be more Cuban than a Chevy-Ford showdown?  Stoplight drag racing on La Rampa, Havana

Partners in Mid-Century splendor:  The Riviera Cinema, c. 1946, on Avenue 23 (La Rampa), Havana.  The car?  I'm not sure, but probably a Ford or a Plymouth


A rare German exotic:  1959 Opel Kapitan, at Playa Ancón


Another oddity:  1948 Mercury Eight in Trinidad


Retro transport at its finest:  JE astride "Chocolate" in Viñales Valley, Pinar del Río province

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  • Celebrating a 1949 Ford; WAIS in Cuba? (Michael Sullivan, USA 12/31/17 4:36 AM)
    I really like the 1948 Mercury John E encountered in Cuba. I had a similar car in high school, except it was a 1949 Ford coupe and not a convertible but they looked similar.  It was a manly machine!

    Hope we have our 2018 meeting in Cuba, as John is an expert now and knows the particulars. I'm sure most WAISers would really love to visit Cuba as it's such a fascinating place even if the modern conveniences are scarce and we have to rough it a bit.

    JE comments: I'm eager to regroup and plan a blockbuster meeting for next fall. In the New Year we'll have to decide among our finalist venues: Vienna, somewhere on the Western Front (Belgium or France), or Cuba. I'll assemble a poll and have the WAISitudes decide.

    Michael, I also took a tail shot of that Merc. See below. Happy New Year to you and Nicole!

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