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Juan Manuel Fangio was briefly held in an attempt to embarrass the Cuban government.

Always start out by suggesting a five-CUC fare. Often, the drivers will simply agree, but if they do start to dicker at least you started off on good terms.

Check out the latest teaser clip of Vin Diesel and the crew filming in Cuba.

Vin Diesel and Fast 8 director F. Gary Gray are in Havana, Cuba filming the latest installment in the long-running action series.

From life as a government doctor to driving a Ford Model A.

Nelys Navas left her life as a doctor behind to start a taxi company, driving tourists around Havana in her father's restored 1929 Ford Model A.

As Barrack Obama becomes the first President of the United States to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge did 88 years ago, we look back on our own trip to the island nation in the Caribbean.

Transportation Department will soon establish more than 100 daily flights.

For car lovers, Cuba has long been considered a top destination. But with travel prohibitions between the United States and the island nation, getting there has mostly been a fleeting fantasy. But that's about to change.

Expert automotive photographer Piotr Degler has a Kickstarter for a coffee table book with over 200 magnificent images of Cuba's car culture.

Reviewing An American-Cuban Classic From The Right Seat

What to do if you can't find a car to rent and drive in Cuba? Rent an old Chevy and enjoy the ride.

A Frustrating Look At Scoring Wheels At CubaCar

With two CubaCar rental agencies within spitting distance of my hotel lobby, I figured renting a car to drive in Havana would be easy. Naturally, I was wrong.

We take an hour's worth of Havana street-side footage and boil it down into a two-minute snapshot of Cuban driving.

Be It A Classic Chevy Or Rattletrap Lada, Cuban Taxi Culture Is Worth The Fare

In our continuing series about cars and travel in Cuba, we delve into all things Taxi. How to find one, what to pay, and why they're fascinating.

Bars, Cigars, And All Kinds Of Cars

Autoblog heads to Cuba, to report on the classic car culture of a nation Americans will be rediscovering soon.

Cuba is known as a nation that loves its cars. After the 1959 Cuban Revolution, the government made it nearly impossible to obtain a new vehicle. So Cuban drivers kept their '50s classics on the road even through today. Given this automotive enthusiasm, you might be surprised to learn that since the country began freely allowing new vehicle sales in January just 50 cars and 4 motorcycles have been sold through its 11 national dealers.

From the 1959 Cuban Revolution until just recently, it was illegal to buy or sell cars in Cuba without government approval. There were also very few new cars brought into the country. At the same time, racing was also banned on the island nation because it was considered an elitist sport. Of course, a government can do its best to prohibit whatever it wants, but that's not always going to stop passionate people from pursuing what they want to do. And that's exactly what has happened with racing

Havana, Cuba is well known for its collection of vintage American cars. But even with a classic Chevrolet or Ford on every corner, personal vehicle ownership on the communist island nation is still out of reach for most citizens. Like many cities where owning vehicles is either impractical or unaffordable (or downright banned), Cuba has a public transit system. Based on this video said to be from Havana, though, we'd imagine walking to be the most comfortable option.

One could hardly blame Cuban consumers for suffering from a bout of 'sticker shock' when new car shopping this week – after all, they haven't had the opportunity since 1959. But it isn't just a half-century of inflation that buyers are having to wrap their heads around this week, it's massive markups.

Cuban citizens will be able to freely buy new and used cars for the very first time since the island country converted to communism in 1959. Previously, citizens were only able to buy and sell cars without government approval if they were built before the revolution, which accounts for the spectacular array of vintage American metal on the island, according to a report by Automotive News.

As car enthusiasts, we all know the little gem about classic American cars driving around the streets of Cuba, but few of us will ever be able to see these sites first hand. Fortunately, Motor Trend recently spent some time in the land of cigars, mojitos and Yank Tanks to create this incredible mini-documentary about the cars and the country for the latest video in its Epic Drives series.

The last car Ernest Hemingway ever owned was a 1955 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible. After the legendary writer shot himself in 1961, the car effectively vanished from public view. Unbeknownst to the rest of the world, the convertible was in Cuba, getting passed around between the members of one family. Some 50 years after Hemingway died, a determined writer unearthed the car and began the laborious process of restoring it to its former glory. Here in the States, that would be as simple as calli

Raul Castro is changing the way life works in Cuba, lentamente. According to Reuters, the island ruler sent several hundred reforms to the annual Commuist party congress, and one of them just approved now allows Cubans to buy and sell cars made after 1959. Previously, only cars that predated the island's Communist revolution could be commercially traded by anyone not specifically given permission by the government.

Cuba has an interesting law when it comes to the purchasing and sale of automobiles. While European and Asian cars can be imported, only vehicles built before 1959 (the year of the Cuban Revolution) are allowed to trade hands on the open market.

As you're probably aware, we've imposed some pretty heavy trade embargoes against Cuba since just after Fidel Castro deposed Fulgencio Batista, and we've encouraged our friends to do likewise. As a result, there's a dearth of post-1960 cars running around the island nation. Pistonheads have long viewed Cuba with some interest, figuring that once Fidel and his brother Raul go bye-bye, the now closed, Communist nation will open its doors and sell some of all of the 1950s "Yank Tanks" that have bee

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