All photos by Gordon Rinschler.
Over the last couple of years, the AACA has organized at least a couple “Taillight Diplomacy” trips to Cuba with pretty much the same aim as the posts we’ve been assembling that show Cuba’s current automotive landscape: To document the cars as they have evolved over the last 50-plus years in the absence of restoration and maintenance parts from the United States. Reader Gordon Rinschler took part in one of those trips earlier this year and brought back this set of photos.
“One of the highlights was judging a local car show!” Gordon wrote. “The car show (Amigos de Fangio) was a regular affair in downtown Havana, across from the iconic Hotel Nacional. It honors Juan Fangio. There were cars, motorcycles, and Whizzers.”
Along with the car show, Gordon and his fellow travelers, of course, took in the other cars on the street and in daily use.
As always, if you’d like to contribute your photos of and experiences with Cuba’s classic cars to help document these cars at a crucial junction in their histories, let us know.