PHOTO OF THE DAY: The Cars of Cuba

Feb 10, 2021 at 04:15 am by WGNS

Submitted by Scott Walker 

YEAR 2018 in CUBA: The late Fidel Castro banned imports of vehicles in 1959. Cuba doesn't have an auto manufacturer, so the cars that were imported in the 50's were there to stay. The communist leader also banned the import of car parts, according to the "Independent UK Newspaper."

Previous to 1959, due to the country being so close to the U.S., many Americans traveled to Cuba for vacation. They also brought with them about 150,000 American made cars over the following years so that they could keep them at their Cuban paradise.