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In Cuba’s Sea Of Classic Cars, The Truly Valuable Are Elusive

Old CarsToday’s guests to Cuba return with fond memories of a Jurassic Park for vehicles”, where Soviet-period Ladas drive alongside Macmillan-era Austins. But by far and away the most hanging cars on the streets of Cuba are the massive luxury sedans imported by wealthy Americans within the 50s, a lot of which sport the distinctive tail fins” that were all the fad in house-obsessed America at the time.

iZeko – I was stunned, too, when traveling the scenic byways of South Dakota and Arizona, at how photogenic these old rusty automobiles and vehicles turned out to be. Thanks for studying and commenting! Shortly after coming to power in 1959, Cuba’s communist government led by Fidel Castro banned imports on each foreign automobiles and automobile components. One of the inevitable results of this policy was the deep-freeze of Cuba’s cars scene. Abandoned vehicles and vans dot the scenic byways of South Dakota, …

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Is This The End Of The Road For Cuba’s Classic Cars?

Old CarsAs we journey across the country and explore scenic byways off the beaten track, we regularly come upon shocking items of Americana. Rich with history, the Black Hills of South Dakota was as soon as house to the most important gold mine in the U.S.. The Homestead mine, located in Lead, South Dakota, was in operation from 1876 until 2002. It is common to see abandoned gold and silver mines in Black Hills round Lead and Deadwood, though now their fundamental points of interest are as tourist towns. It was there, within the Black Hills near Deadwood, that I found some interesting photogenic jewels hidden within the bushes and brush alongside the much less traveled roads – they usually had nothing to do with the gold rush!

Thanks for stopping by. These old cars sure convey back the recollections for me. I was there smack dab right in the course …

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