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Cuba’s Classic Cars
May 5, 2016
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Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo

Need I explain why Cuba’s classic cars are so cool? I’m not even a “car person” and I could sit in a street-side bar for hours, mojito in hand, watching this living museum of automobiles parade by. You see this is particularly unusual for me. I come from a family of motorsport enthusiasts. My father is a mechanic, who initially inherited his mechanical workshop from my grandfather, another mechanic. I spent many school holidays at the workshop, trying to escape even if it meant to the nearest library. If like me you have little knowledge or interest in cars but an appreciation for great design, you’ll enjoy this eye candy. For those fortunate enough to be travelling to the Caribbean island, you’ll find these cars used as taxis for tourists, so make sure you take a cruise. Bring on those pastel hued, timecapsule, dream-mobiles!

Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo
1955 Chevy Bel Air convertible in a classic car line up
Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo
Studebaker Champion parked in a street of Cienfuegos
Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo
Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo
1955 Chevy Bel Air convertible
Ford Fairlane
Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo
Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo
Chevrolet Styline convertible
Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo
Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo
Classic cars and midcentury petrol station architecture!
Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo
Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo
Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo
Taurus
Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo
Vauxhall Victor
Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo
Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo
Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo
Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo
A Mercury and Chevrolet
Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo
Ford
Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo
Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo
Classic cars and Cuban streets
Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo
Cuba's Classic Cars | Duende by Madam ZoZo

Cuba is a living museum of vintage cars. One can’t imagine how much time and sweat has been spent keeping these beauties on the road.

Peace, love & inspiring travel,

Madam ZoZo

Cuba's Classic Cars

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Madam ZoZo

Hi! I'm Madam ZoZo, aka Zoë, an Australian designer, creative consultant, blogger and digital nomad. I'm passionate about travel, design, dance and new experiences that fuel my creativity. I strive to travel in a style that is gentle on the earth and that contributes to the communities I visits, even if it is merely to take away a greater understanding of a different culture. Duende by Madam ZoZo, is where I share the stories of my travels and the duende (soul/inspiration) I find along the way.

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  • […] You can find more duende from our trip to Cuba in Art on the Street – Cuba and A Catelogue of Cuba’s Classic Cars. […]

  • […] to enjoy the colours of Cuba with a critical eye. Before getting lost in the romantic nostalgia of vintage cars and crumbling buildings, pause for those who don’t have the luxury of “new” and pay respect to […]

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