Classic car nuts brace yourself. What if I told you there is a place where classic cars of all levels from "A Work In Progress" to "Bloomberg Gold" status roamed the streets every day. What if I told you these classic beauties were driven by everyday people and not just cash-rich executives or successful entrepreneurs.
A friend of mine, who is a Cuban native and very successful auto dealer in the U.S., recently visited his native Cuba. As I viewed some of his photos from Cuba, I asked, "Are these Cuban photos, some version of Concours d' Elegance or an expanded Detroit area Woodward Dream Cruise?" Click here to view a few of these photos.
As you will quickly notice in the photos, the cars look brand new with shiny exteriors and great wheels. As the owner of a classic car and fan of the nationally famous Detroit area "Woodward Dream Cruise," I would love to visit Cuba and see these 1950's beauties rolling down the Cuban streets every day.
As the cold weather creeps in and classic cars are tucked away for the winter in cold states like Michigan, I thought this story would help my fellow car enthusiasts get a jump on our annual classic car withdrawal known as "Winter." Although not my typical "multicultural marketing" message, I hope you enjoyed reading this blog as much as I enjoyed learning about these Cuban classics. I would love to hear your comments or other classic car stories.
Posted by Marc Bland, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Polk (11.07.2011)