Cuban Chrome is a groundbreaking docu-series that explores the fascinating time warp that characterizes Cuban car culture.
After the 1959 Cuban Revolution and the subsequent United States embargo, it has been illegal to import American cars to the island nation -- as a result, Cuba's vintage American vehicles are frozen in time. For Cubans, these cars are not just a means of transportation, but a way of life. Cuban Chrome will give viewers an intimate look into this rarely seen country as they meet the men and women who put everything on the line to keep these classic cars running.
Today, thousands of classic American cars can be found in Cuba, each of them with a unique story to tell. This show takes viewers on a ride through Cuban culture and into the world of A Lo Cubano Car Club, a passionate group of car enthusiasts, restorers, mechanics and apprentices who work together to restore classic cars and maintain the ones they already own (and depend upon) though the odds are stacked against them.
With unprecedented access granted by the Cuban and United States governments, Cuban Chrome chronicles the adventures of A Lo Cubano Car Club as they go to extreme measures to preserve their treasured cars and pass them down from generation to generation. Through the club's innovative car restorations and repairs, the series explores the challenges and joys of life in Cuba, presenting an authentic look into their culture of passion, grit, determination and ingenuity.
Automobile enthusiasts discuss classic cars that are kept and restored in Cuba.
Series Premiere: July 13, 2015 Classification: Documentary Genre: Reality-TV Network: Discovery Channel Airs: Monday at 10:00 pm Runtime: 60 Minutes
CUBAN CHROME - Season 1 -- 8 Episodes
1x1 -- Jul 13, 2015 -- Stuck in a Time Warp 1x2 -- Jul 20, 2015 -- Bye Bye Boat Motor 1x3 -- Jul 27, 2015 -- Crank-Shafted 1x4 -- Aug 03, 2015 -- Out With the Olds 1x5 -- Aug 10, 2015 -- Go Go Embargo 1x6 -- Aug 17, 2015 -- Seventh Inning Wrench 1x7 -- Aug 24, 2015 -- Ignition Impossible 1x8 -- Aug 31, 2015 -- The Road to Restoration