Reuters - Video

Edition: U.S. | U.K. | IN | CN

Oddly Enough

Cuba’s old cars show their mettle

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 00:47

Aug. 19 - Havana becomes a 70-kilometre (43.5 miles) race track as Cuba's Classic Car Club kicks off its ninth edition of the Antique Automobile Rally. Tara Cleary reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

Last minute inspections ahead of Cuba's ninth annual Antique Automobile Rally. 60 antique cars and 15 classic motorcycles will travel 70 kilometers or 43 miles through the streets of Havana. Retired Formula One driver, David Coulthard from Scotland says he's looking forward to racing through some of the city's historic neighborhoods. SOUNDBITE: David Coulthard, retired Formula One driver from Scotland, saying (English): "There are a lot of fantastic looking cars and this is a celebration not only of everyone's shared passion for motorsports and cars in general but I think it has that very laid back Cuban style." Cuba's antique cars are world-famous and locals say the race is a great way to keep these old treasures in the pink.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Cuba’s old cars show their mettle

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 00:47