Q: Greg how do they keep all those great cars and trucks from the 1940s and 1950s looking and running so good in Cuba?
Also, on a second note, I’m wondering how I can find information on my old Anthony Dump Truck box? I think it is an original from a 1931 Ford Truck.
Thanks and I hope one day you write a book on your columns. Is there any chance you will ever put them in a book for sale because there’s really lots of good information that is being lost.
— John H. Larson, Metaline Falls, Washington.
A: John thanks much for your comments about a book. Believe it or not, I’m currently getting some work together that will appear in a book that will probably be available sometime in late 2018, before Christmas, God willing. So stay tuned as I’ve had several requests like this and I appreciate your vote of confidence.
To get to your questions, I agree those Cuban vehicles are indeed amazing. I’ll point you quickly to an excellent show available free on YouTube called “Stuck in Time — Autoline 1530.” This 26-minute production will answer your questions as to how the ingenious Cubans keep these classics running. You find some parts just aren’t available anymore or too expensive to have shipped in, so they use mechanical ingenuity to keep them running.
There are also many TV programs available, one of them Discovery Channel’s “Cuban Chrome,” which you can watch right now on your smart TV or computer. “Cuban…