Chariots of Chrome

George Fischer and Simon Bell

  Boston Mills Press
  Hardback · 144 pages
  10.75 x 8.75 inches
  Language:  English
  Released:  September 2004
  ISBN:  1550463942

Cuba is a vintage car lover’s paradise. Until the 1960s Cuba was the world’s leading importer of American automobiles. While most North Americans, in their continuing quest for the new, gladly relegated their aged autos to the scrap pile, similar cars were lovingly maintained by generations of inventive Cuban mechanics. Come cars have been restored to their former glory, others have been elaborately improvised into working condition from Soviet truck engines and hand-forged parts. This book is a tribute to those generously proportioned American automobiles that we loved and lost, but which enjoy a vibrant old age in Cuba.