Havana – Hardtop Heaven

Havana – Hardtop Heaven

 

Havana is buzzing and humming with “American Cars”. On first arrival, or if you are just in town for the day trip from your all inclusive, you might be surprised at the numbers of fifties, and even forties sporting about, chugging and weaving as if they were fresh out of Detroit, slightly used, slightly remodeled and complete with mid century exhaust systems (cough, cough). “Is there a car show in town this week? Oh, this is regular life in Havana” … a city of over 2 million that got intercepted in a time warp it has slowly been wriggling itself out of over the past three quarters of a century. After a while one becomes accustomed to the lack of destruction, other than a slow, half millennia crumble, that has left Havana a living monument. Wars and other devices of greed have left this city, and thus its vintage motorcars, largely untouched. These rumbling paint palettes speak life to streets reeking with a past dating to the Spanish conquistadors; from Colonial and Baroque to Neoclassical backdrops such as the Capitolio National into Art Deco and Eclectic periods where the cars feel more at home. Step in and take a cruise in a mid century coach down five hundred years of history, mixing with a local who really knows his roadster.

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