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Cuban Cars

American Graffiti tribute rides in Modesto, Petaluma and other American towns are not the only occasions where you can see popular “Yank Tank” models from fifties and sixties. In Cuba these models, colloquially called “maquinas” by the locals, are one of the biggest tourist sights on this island. Although these cars are making this lovely almost paradise looking island even more beautiful they are the symbol of economy and trade violence that US imposed onto this small and peaceful society. Cuban revolutionary regime has also their share of blame in the fact that Cubans instead of driving Jeep Renegade, Ford Taurus or RAM 1500, are driving 1954 Chevrolet 210 Delray, 1955 Buick Century, but also numerous Soviet cars that are really hard to find in Western Hemisphere like: Volga, Lada and Moskvich.

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