In this paean to the vintage car, Baker, who has also provided the photos, juxtaposes American autos against the backdrop of Cuba to great effect. "Today, Cuba possesses about 450,000 cars, of which one-sixth are pre-revolutionary American autos dating back to the ’20s and ’30s," he writes. Most of the cars pictured here, however, come from the 1950s: a pristine-looking green 1950 Chevrolet Styline Bel-Air is parked alongside a gray, weathered house; in the foreground an old man in a straw hat walks by eating from two ice cream cones. The photos effectively capture the beauty of the vintage cars themselves as well as the country that keeps them running. (Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.)
Christopher gives an overview of the book:
Born and raised in Yorkshire, England, Christopher P. Baker earned a Bachelors degree in Geography, plus Masters degree in Latin American Studies and Education. He settled in California in 1980. Since 1983 he has made his living as a professional travel writer, photographer...