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The colorful vintage cars that survive on Cuba's roads continue to fascinate automotive fans around the world, and a Kickstarter now aims to offer a beautifully shot look at the country's four-wheeled culture. Expert automotive photographer Piotr Degler's new book Carros de Cuba chronicles his trip there in 2014 and collects over 200 of his best images from the journey. Trust us, Cuba is definitely a car guy's paradise.

Degler's goal for the project was to provide a look at the scope of Cuban automotive culture. "It's not just a book for petrolheads like us, but also for everybody who likes photography, Cuba, or history," he told Autoblog. The collection of photos runs the gamut from rare barn finds like a Hispano Suiza to the vehicles that people use regularly. "Every day in Cuba was a great experience! You never knew what could be next," he said.

We got our own view into Cuba's automotive culture during a trip earlier this year. Taking a cab turned out to be a fascinating experience, and the process of renting a car was rather daunting. We even got to experience a ride in a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible with a Russian four-cylinder engine under the hood.

Degler hopes to raise $32,314 from the Kickstarter and is at nearly $28,000 as of this writing. The campaign ends on January 15, 2016, at 11:55 AM Eastern. Backing the project for 50 euros ($54) nets a signed, first edition copy of the book. The 350-euro ($377) level adds a print, and the 1,600-euro ($1,723) tier comes with a special collector's box with five prints. The top level for 4,000 euros ($4,308) is limited to just 10 copies and includes a framed image of a Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. You can get a glimpse at some of the amazing images in the gallery above and his promo video below.



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