American Schoolbus in Old Havana (Habana Vieja)

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Eivind Friedricksen on November 4, 2007

No I didn't until now. Maybe you are right. I have just been to the ZIL website, but didn't found something there about it. I have been to Russia about 25 times, but have no interest in cars, so I have never noticed what kind og hood ornament they use (if the has any) Re-branding is not new to the cubans anyhow. What old car in Cuba is complete originaly? None I guess.

George N. Teichrib on December 11, 2011

Yes, an American brand GMC, but it was manufactured in Canada. This and all of the yellow school buses you see in Cuba were donated by the province of Quebec in Canada, to Cuba. You will notice that the "STOP" sign on the right says ARRET. It's a sad story how this donation came to be. There were several children killed in a short period when they walked across the front of the bus after getting off.The drivers could not see if they were clear because of the height and length of the hood.

You have a great selection of photos!

Eivind Friedricksen on December 16, 2011

Thank you for the update. That was a sad story about the children who was killed. Nobody told me that in Cuba (ofcause).

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  • Uploaded on October 10, 2007
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    by Eivind Friedricksen
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 50
    • Taken on 2007/09/02 16:19:24
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash