Seattle, Washington: Puente del Sur Editores, 2020. color plates, color frontis.., ports., boards, color pict. d.j., sig. plus one certificate of authentication sheet (28 x 22 cm), with publisher stamp and number of volume written by hand in blue ink; plus 5 color pictures, (different sizes) and loose as issued, reproduced from the book. All inside clam red box with title embossed in plated letters, box includes red silk ribbon for easy pullout of book. Item #113138
SIGNED AND NUMBERED SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION OF 200. Includes Certificate of authenticity numbered and signed by the author. "These pages invite us to imagine, on some Cuban road, the good-natured peasant in the Chevrolet Bel Air, the wise guy in the Cadillac Eldorado, the conversacionalist in the Ford Fairlane 500, the hapless owner of the Studebaker Commander, the joker in the Buick Special... All enlivened by their passion for the mechanical, the pride of owning a car, and especially, the love of the movement that Michael Shapiro has condensed for us here, "field work" wich might well give rise to sociological inquieries that go far beyond cars. Juan Nicolás Padrón, Writer."-- on front flap. CONTENTS: Love of movement = Amor al movimiento / Juan Nicolás Padrón -- A book about Cuba, Cubans and their cars = Un libro sobre Cuba, los cubanos y sus autos -- The American car in the Cuban family = El auto americano en la familia cubana -- Buying an American car in Cuba = Comprarse un auto americano en Cuba -- Almost original, almost authentic... "The engines are Frankenstein..." = Casi original, casi auténtico... "Los motores son Frankenstein..." -- Heroism: "It has gotten me out of some serious issues" = Heroísmo: "me ha sacado de cada apuro" -- Myths and legends.. "Woudn't you really rather have a Buick?" = Mitos y leyendas... "¿No sería mejor tener un Buick?" -- Mechanics... "There's no nothing else, that's all there is" = La mécanica... "No hay nada más, eso es lo que hay" -- Since I was a kid... = Desde chico... -- Safety = La seguridad -- The emblematic "Almendrón = El emblemático almendrón -- The future of the old american car in Cuba = El futuro del viejo auto americano en Cuba -- Glossary = Glosario. ENGLISH AND SPANISH TEXTS.