Due to the Cuban revolution, classic cars have been the country's only real option when it comes to four-wheeled transportation. New cars, such as those from China and Korea, are sold here, but for most families, the cost to buy one is too high. So they must keep their cars, perhaps in some cases dating back to the late 1930s, running like clockwork. When breakdowns occur, the correct parts are typically unavailable, meaning owners use whatever they can scavenge, or make with their hands. It's therefore not uncommon to find an old American car that, rather than getting its power from its usual V-8, finds itself housing a four-cylinder from an old Lada instead.
Here are some pictures of Cuban car culture: