Havana, Cuba May 2002. Several cars painted by Cuban artists are on the streets of Havana, Pinar del Rio, and the Varadero, Matanzas international beach resort as part of a program to educate people on fine arts.
The project was started by famous Cuban painters Roberto Fabelo, Zaida del Rio, Eduardo Roca "Choco", Manuel Lopez Oliva, Alexis Leiva "Kcho" and Max Delgado, commented National Fine Arts Council officials.
The cars exhibit the work of these artists who plan to include a bus and a train in their Art on Wheels Program whereby the general population will have access to an artistic expression often considered exclusive.
Cuban Traffic authorities granted special permission for these cars to circulate freely, despite a regulation stipulating that the color of a car must coincide with the one on its registration papers.
Fri Mar 08 2013 20:59:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Wicker interior and dash of a 1970 Fiat Shellette, successor to the open Fiat Jolly. This one is based on a Fiat 850, and was styled by Michelotti. This one was used as an everyday driver by a Beverly Hills woman who donated it to the museum when, I'm guessing, she got tired of wicker marks on her thighs?