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.