Trinidad transportation, One of many special taxis (Moskwich 2140 SL- 1983 to 1988)

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Trinidad transportation consist mostly of bicycles, horse drawn carts, vintage american cars and few relics from soviet auto industry.


After one evening in town, we took a taxi to the hotel (12 km). The rates are relatively uniform, so we accepted an offer for a ride, without seeing the actual taxi. It turned up to be a white Moskwitch.

The car started rather noisily, as we started to roll. Soon the cabin was filled with exhaust fumes. Holding our breath, with all windows open, we survived the 15 minutes ride. The driver was happy to get paid and apologetic for the car condition.

All you can do in this situation is to smile!


• La Libra: "Free" markets are government stands, often outside of the ration stores, which sell rather cheaply produce & overstock of products, not included in libreta ration cards.

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minusca on December 31, 2012

Happy New Year! kiss, minu LK

~Marlene~ No Views! on December 31, 2012

I love these shots, Tomas... so little & so much to see in one frame! Like Did you get the message I sent you?

Happy, Happy New Year, Marlene

crina.stanciu on January 1, 2013

Now is "the next year"...here! :)

Happy New Year, Tomas!

Sathy on January 1, 2013

LIKE

Happy New Year!

Sathy

Kalev Vask on January 1, 2013

Great capture! (Moskvich 2140 produced 1976- 1988) L Happy New Year 2013!
Kalev

Michael Sumerin on January 1, 2013

Is this model still can move?

csiszerd on January 1, 2013

This car is still young in Cuba counts! Like!

Happy New Year!

Greetings, Dezső

malby on January 1, 2013

Wow... :)) This car looks ... like from museum :))

mauro1968 on January 1, 2013

Bellissima autovettura storica, penso degli anni '70 circa, ottimo scenario, LIKE 7! Sinceri saluti ed un Buon 2013, ciao MAURO :-))

Tomros - undecided n… on January 1, 2013

Thanks Kalev for more accurate identification!

vinc107 on January 1, 2013

superbe compo

L

Pablo Cruz on January 2, 2013

Taxi Taxi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Tomros - undecided n… on January 2, 2013

Mauro, it is probably from 1980's. They did not produce the plastic bumper guards until 1983.

jknaus on January 2, 2013

Nice limousine - (I used to sit in one of those Moskvwiches back seat when I was a young boy...) I wish you Happy New Year of 2013 and marvelous time ahead! YSL Best wishes from rainy white Finland: Joni

emilyA-NO Views on January 2, 2013

Hi Tom!. L this shot. In Cuba there aren't many cars, but the few that there are, many of them are in these conditions you mention. It seems that in the end there is some contamination ... right?. Friendly greetings, Emily

Maja Go on January 2, 2013

Obviously, Moskvich is well maintained throughout

his long life! Good captured! LIKE and FV

Best greetings, Maya

Tomros - undecided n… on January 2, 2013

Emily, I am not sure, what you mean by contamination! You probably mean our experience with the exhaust fumes.....


I would actually say, that there were quite a lot of cars in this town. Majority were used for tourist. In my 3 visits to town, I have not seen a gas station.


In the town it self, the best way to go around is walking. It is very small for population of about 60,000. Several generation live in the same dwelling.

Jesus Miguel Ballero… on January 2, 2013

menudo carro,,,,,,,,,,,,,

like

preciosa foto

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on January 2, 2013

This is one of the relics--like 15--AnaM

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  • Uploaded on December 31, 2012
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    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2012/12/07 13:31:11
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
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    • F/Stop: f/6.300
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