Havana Motor Club
Join us in Detroit as we launch the Auto Moto International Film and Arts Festival where we will be screening this truly special film featuring some of the greatest cars from the golden age of american manufacturing and the stories of the people that have rebuilt them for generations. Their passion for racing second to none as they are challenged daily with finding and sourcing parts, along with the ongoing struggles trying host a “sanctioned” race through years of political red tape and opinion. This is a film not to miss. HAVANA MOTOR CLUB tells a personal, character-driven story about Cuba’s vibrant community of underground drag racers and their quest to hold Cuba’s first official car race since the Revolution. It tackles how Cuba’s recent reforms — the owning of property, allowance of small businesses, and greater exchange between Cubans, Cuban Americans, tourists, and other foreigners — have affected the lives of these racers and their families. One racer enlists the help of a Cuban American patron in Miami to smuggle in parts for his modern car. His main competitor is a renowned mechanic who uses ingenuity rather than resources to create a racing monster. Another racer ponders whether he will participate in the race or sell his motor — one that he recovered on the ocean floor from a ship used to smuggle Cubans off the island — in order to flee Cuba on a raft headed to Florida. Through the eyes of these racers and their community, HAVANA MOTOR CLUB explores how Cuba is changing today.
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