After the Cuban revolution under Fidel Castro, not only was the corrupt regime of Fulgencio Batista and the Mafia thrown out of the country, but the property of US corporations was also nationalised. The USA subsequently imposed a trade embargo on the country. Those who now owned a car kept it alive by all means, because there was no substitute. And so even today the streets of Cuba are full of American classic cars from the 1950s. Especially in Havana, a round trip in an open road cruiser is part of the programme of many tourists.