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Cars in Cuba You Should See Before You Die Coming Soon

by Kim Buddee

Format:Hardback with jacket
Page Extent:208 pages
Book Size:250 x 300 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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Visitors to Cuba are enchanted by the music, the cigars and rum but above all they love those iconic classic American cars thundering along the crumbling streets of Havana and over the dusty bumpy roads of the island. In the first half of the 20th century Cuba was one of the greatest importers of American cars and by 1955 they numbered over one hundred and fifty five thousand. Kim Buddee’s affectionate tribute to this Jurassic Park of motor vehicles captures the wide range of imports from pre WW2 through the glory days of the 1950s. Away from the motor museums and collectors’ Concourses, here these classic vehicles appear warts an’ all, strung together with duct tape and wire, hybrid models with odd hood ornaments and hand painted panels, some in motion and some broken down.

About the Author

Kim Buddee

About the Author: Production Designer APDG (the Australian Production Design Guild) Kim Buddee is best known for his work on feature films like Lantana (AFI Nomination Best Production Design 2001) and popular shows for television (So You Think You Can Dance, Celebrity Apprentice, Australia’s Got Talent, Ninja Warrior etc). In 2001 he wrote the novel, Fugitive Identity. In early 2012, he travelled to Myanmar to photograph the capital Yangon before the impact of the ‘Burmese spring’ would see this historic city and its people changed forever. The result was his book Once Was Burma. In 2015 and 2016 Kim went to Cuba, gathering material for his forthcoming book The Cuban Evolution, which captures Cuban culture, architecture, people and the history on the brink of a new era. It is being published by Schiffer Books. Kim was originally an architect, grew up in Perth, WA and significantly, his father drove a green 1953 Ford Customline.