When it comes to classic automobiles, Havana has nothing on Harlem!
The Upper Manhattan Auto Show — a popular annual outdoor urban auto showcase scheduled for Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Harlem Week’s Harlem Day festivities — will celebrate the kindred appreciation Americans and Cubans have for magnificent vintage vehicles.
To mark the easing of the U.S.-Cuba embargo and the debut of the Harlem-Havana Music & Cultural Festival, this year’s Upper Manhattan Auto Show will highlight its car connections to the Caribbean island.
Under the theme “Harlem and Havana Classics,” the uptown show will honor the miraculously maintained American cars being driven on the streets of Cuba as well as the pristine automobiles, buses, motorcycles, pickup trucks and other vehicles on display in the New York show.
“This year, we’re tying it into Havana, promoting ‘Harlem-Havana Classics,’” said Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Lloyd Williams.
The show, which is celebrating its 27th anniversary, will include a caravan of 60 to 90 vehicles that will travel through historic Harlem from Fifth Ave. and E. 110th St. starting at 10 a.m.
The procession travels north on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. to W. 135th St. (between Fifth Ave. and Malcolm X Blvd.), where Harlem Day crowds can view the cars.
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