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Cuban Chrome: The Cars

Cuban Chrome is a new docu-series that explores the fascinating time warp that celebrates Cuban car culture. This is the first American television series to be produced entirely on location in Cuba and will be simulcast in English on Discovery Channel and in Spanish on Discovery en Espanol.

After the 1959 Cuban Revolution and the subsequent United States embargo, it has been illegal to import American cars to the island nation — as a result, Cuba’s vintage American vehicles are frozen in time. For Cubans, these cars are not just a means of transportation, but a way of life. Cuban Chrome will give viewers an intimate look into this rarely seen country as they meet the men and women who put everything on the line to keep these classic cars running.

Today, thousands of classic American cars can be found in Cuba, each of them with a unique story to tell. This show takes viewers on a ride through Cuban culture and into the world of A Lo Cubano Car Club, a passionate group of car enthusiasts, restorers, mechanics and apprentices who work together to restore classic cars and maintain the ones they already own (and depend upon) though the odds are stacked against them.

Below are the cars of Cuban Chrome.  The top image is an example of the original, and the bottom image is the actual car that appeares in Cuban Chrome.

Source:  Discovery

Cuban Chrome: The Cars was last modified: October 10th, 2015 by Cuba Journal