Cuba Cars and Cigars: Classic 1950s American Automobiles (hardback edition)

Author(s): Martin Bowman 

ISBN: 9781781551882
£17.50 £25.00

Captivating and anachronistic colour images in a Third World setting of Cuban-owned and operated automobiles, trucks and station wagons from 1949-1960.

Trust Badge

Glorious colour images complete with informative captions and introductory chapter of the rare and varied Cuban-owned 1950s American and European automobiles, trucks and station wagons that were imported before 1961.

Sections include ‘Last Chance Saloons’, ‘Winged Rockets and 38 D-Cups’, ‘Cuban Coupes’, ‘Keep On Trucking’, ‘Cuban Heels’, ‘Drive & Determination’ and ‘The Weird and Wonderful’. Among the famous Marques that feature are Cadillac, Chevy, Buick, Dodge, Oldsmobile, Ford, Packard, De Soto, Pontiac, Plymouth, Edsel, Mercury and Metropolitan, Hillman, Singer and Austin, Nash Sedans, a Lloyd 600 German 2-cylinder/4-stroke 596cc car, Ramblers and SAABs, Mercs, Humber, Standard Vanguard, Ford Consul/Zephyr, Hillman Husky and Minx, Singer Gazelle and Austin – most in running order and passed down from generation to generation. Trucks include Fords, a Fargo, Dodges and Chevys, not forgetting cigars, street urchins and the lovely ladies of Havana. All uniquely photographed, written and compiled by ‘our man in Havana’.

BOOK ISBN 9781781551882
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING hardback
PAGES 144 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 15 November 2012
ILLUSTRATIONS 280 colour photographs

Martin Bowman is the author of 132 books on military and commercial aviation as well as photographic books on a variety of subjects. An accomplished aerial and landscape photographer, he has had several photographic books published including Piston Powered Propliners, The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Jetliner Generation, Wild Blue Yonder: Glory Days of the 8th AF in England, and more recently, Airs and Graces, which features a collection of his evocative air-to-air shots and two further photographic essays, Norfolk: Above and Beyond and Echoes of East Anglia.