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If Cars Could Talk–Cuban Cars

July 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join Michael Shapiro, author of the English-Spanish bilingual work “Under Cuba’s Hood: What Cubans Say About Their Old American Cars” for an intimate, guided tour through today’s Cuban car culture.

Working with celebrated Cuban photographer Juan Carlos Alóm, the author visited Cuba some 15 times over a period of more than 20 years to create “Under Cuba’s Hood…” Through photographs and anecdotal vignettes from Cubans of all walks of life, Shapiro hosts an uncensored excursion through the streets of urban and rural Cuba for those unable to visit.

Visit LeMay — America’s Car Museum and learn about Cuba’s “rolling museum;” uncover the mystery of the pre-1960s American automobile that still provides the backbone of Cuban transportation and reflects on the day-to-day lives of Cubans like nothing else.

The author will be signing both paperback and hardcover editions of his book.

The Museum’s Collections & Education teams will create a Museum Guide for the day as well, leading attendees through a selection of cars most likely to be found in Cuba!

High Flex (in-person and Zoom options)

Pre-registration is required to attend this event via Zoom. To register, please use the link below.


The If Cars Could Talk lecture series is FREE for ACM Members and is also included with Museum admission.


July 20
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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LeMay – America’s Car Museum
2702 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421 United States


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