BOOK Review – Vespa: Style and Passion

In 1946, airplane manufacturer Enrico Piaggio took one look at the elegantly minimalist prototype scooter with a rounded and tapered rear end that his aeronautic engineer– Corradino d’Ascanio—had designed and...

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Book review: Cuba, Hot & Cold

I just finished reading my pal Tom Miller’s latest gem, Cuba, Hot & Cold (The University of Arizona Press), and it’s left me with a smile on my face. Miller,...

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Cuba’s Car Culture coffee-table book

It’s been a decade since my coffee-table book, Cuba Classics: A Celebration of Vintage American Automobiles, was published. A full decade in which Cuba’s plethora of far-from-museum-quality Detroit dowagers still...

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