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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Interlink (March 30 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1566565464
  • ISBN-13: 978-1566565462
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 26.8 x 30.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,399,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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Before 1959 Cuba was the hottest spot in the Caribbean, notorious for its glittering casinos, smooth rum, fabulous beaches, beautiful women, and a caliente nightlife compared to which all others seemed fainthearted efforts. Read the first page
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The pix are awesome but the text takes me right back to my time there as well.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
A Classic on Cuban Classic Cars Aug. 13 2004
By Tony Tedeschi - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Chris Baker is the preeminent travel writer covering Cuba today. His guidebooks for National Geographic Traveler and Moon Publishing are biblical Baedekers for anyone traveling to the island. "Mi Moto Fidel," his book-length journey around the island on a BMW motorcycle, reads like a Hemingwayan novel -- and has garnered prestigious writing awards. Now, with "Cuba Classics," Baker has taken his already impressive act to a new level, displaying his skill as a photographer, which is nothing short of artistry. His stunning photographs of vintage American autos -- so plentiful in Cuba -- are not only wonderful depictions of cars not seen in the U.S. for decades, but are the subjects of photos that demonstrate a photographer's instinctively artistic command of format, color, tone, and lighting. Settings for the autos often speak to the greater issue of the Cuban landscape, both urban and rural. It's a must book for car buffs, for anyone interested in photographic artistry, for anyone enamoured of beautiful writing. As a long-time fan of Baker's journalism, I have found myself asking what else could he possibly do to present another aspect of this island country he knows and loves? "Cuba Classics" is the latest answer to that question. Kudos.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
When America made magnificent cars Sept. 22 2011
By Jesse - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I love this book! The photography is poor, the printing quality could be better, but the cars are the stars! When it arrived I was stunned to see all the old cars, cars made back when America made unforgettable cars. Now you can't tell one American car from another and they are all ho-hum.
The photos also show some of Cuba, a beautiful island that we should never have lost as our friend. The photos, history and stories captivated me and I just sat down and spent two hours reading the book. I didn't want put it down.
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Cars & Cuba Knockout Dec 4 2004
By James OReilly - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Yes, we've all seen great photos of classic cars in Cuba--but this book will make you swoon. Your knees will buckle, and you will become feverish with desire to get yourself to Cuba as soon as possible. Magnificent.
We Are our Automobiles April 14 2014
By Dixie Girl - Published on Amazon.com
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This is not just for classic car buffs. This beautifully photographed book offers some well-written commentaries on Cuban history as well as contemporary Cuba.
All Aspects of Cars in Cuba and lots of Great Pictures Jan. 3 2013
By M. Feay - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
We were lucky to travel with Chris Baker in Cuba. It is fun to learn even more about the cars in Cuba.

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