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    50s muscle car in central Havana.

    Original camera: Panasonic DMC-FX5. Postprocessed using Polagen (http://polagen.deviantart.com/).

    1. Larry 211  - [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      How come there are so many of these in Cuba?!!

    2. Lida Chaulet 62 months ago | reply

      oh, how wonderflul, wish I had access to a car like that...

      hmmm.. and those houses...

      and the sun...

      seriously... love it, great all over feel...

    3. martyn oliver 62 months ago | reply

      Hi Larry. They were what was left behind from Hemingway's time. Since then, there has been no money to import private cars to Cuba. Many of these go around held together with string, and lots have tiny oriental engines in place of their original lumps.

      Hi Lida. Thanks (as always). One day, eh? In the meantime, good luck with the exhibition. (Anyone who reads this and can get to Amsterdam should visit Lida's exhibition.)

    4. semaryp 62 months ago | reply

      This is beautiful!
      I love this polaroid mood! It's unique!

    5. martyn oliver 62 months ago | reply

      Tnank you, Mapy, so do I.

      And thank you, srta leonez, for the favourite.

    6. tl2prints 60 months ago | reply

      wow cool look.. the faux pola really looks like an original pola...

    7. PhotoShop Guru 40 months ago | reply

      Interesting shot, but "muscle car" generally refers to high performance vehicles of the 60s and 70s, definitely post-revolution. That's a run-of-the-mill early 50s station wagon, most likely with a straight 6, if it's original. The early Toyota straight 6 was a copy of the old Chevy and would drop right in.

    8. martyn oliver 40 months ago | reply

      It sounds as if you've been there, PS Guru, so you'll know that there are lots of this overall body type running around with sewing m/c engines inside them. The Toyota straight 6 would be a luxury!

      There are also lots of newer SE Asian imports in the cities, and by comparison they look very much like 7 stone weaklings, so I suppose my "muscle car" reference was made with that in mind.

    9. PhotoShop Guru 40 months ago | reply

      Nope, never been there. In that hyperbolic context, I suppose they appear to be muscle cars.

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