An American in Havana: The cars

travel, gay travelI have written a few posts about my recent trip to Havana, Cuba, but it would seem odd not to dedicate a post to the cars you see all over Havana.  While not every car is a 1950s American automobile, there are truly more than you would believe.

gay travel, travel, carCars in Havana fall into one of three categories; vintage American cars, old Russian cars that stick out like a sore thumb (like the one above), and newer cars from Asia and to a lesser extent Europe. The vintage American cars are truly a sight to see and while some look like they are held together by electrical tape, glue and a prayer, many appear to be in great condition. Below I’ve included some of my favorite pictures of the cars of Havana.

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Check out the newer car in the background. Not every car is from the 1950s.

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This vintage Ford taxi was outside the Hotel Nacional de Cuba (Definitely put this place on your list to see when you visit Havana.)

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I felt like I saw this exact model in the Indiana Jones movies. 

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Havana taxis lined up in front of Cuba’s Capitol Building (which happens to look a lot like a building we have in DC).

Blog posts from this series:
Post 1: An American in Havana
Post 2: An American in Havana: The Cuban people
Post 3: An American in Havana: The architecture
Post 4: An American in Havana: Old Havana
Post 5: An American in Havana: The food
Post 6: An American in Havana: The cars

One response to “An American in Havana: The cars

  1. The card were definitely a highlight in Cuba….I don’t think you would see such a thing in any other part of the world…..



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