- Posted January 9, 2014 by
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Cuba’s vintage cars
Credo Choir Trip to Cuba
We were told all of the immaculate old cars in the streets are government owned and are rented out to tourists. There were dozens of them gorgeously restored to their former glory and lined up in old Havana's city square. It's like taking a walk back in time.
All motor vehicles have color coded number plates. Yellow is for the government owned vintage cars. Blue plates with letters and numbers indicate when and where the driver can operate, Caramel are for Executives at government-run companies. Military vehicles are Mint-Green, and Olive-Green is for the Ministry of Interior. White are for government ministers and heads of state. Black are for foreign diplomats who don't have to obey traffic laws! Maroon are for rental cars and foreign journalists, Neon Orange for Cubans working for overseas companies, and religious leaders have Orange plates.
Several of the men in our group reminisced over old times when spotting an old car like the one they might have owned back in the 1950's.