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Las Corridas - antique car drag racing in Cuba

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal The streets of Havana Cuba are known to be a rolling museum of classic American cars. Recently, these cars have gone from the city streets to an abandoned airplane runway for Cuba’s newest sport… drag racing! While all the cars are all old American or Russian cars,… Read More

Cuban Grand Prix Races of 1957, 1958 & 1960 - auto racing history book published

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Racemaker Press has released it’s latest auto related publication titled Caribbean Capers: The Cuban Grand Prix Races of 1957, 1958 & 1960 by noted automotive historian Joel E. Finn. This high quality book is a first hand account that captures the dramatic story… Read More

Cuban Grand Prix - Classic Car Racing Book Published

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Caribbean Capers The First Hand Account of Cuban Grand Prix Racing A Joel Finn Masterpiece from Racemaker Press Publishing Racemaker Press is proud to announce its new publication: Caribbean Capers: The Cuban Grand Prix Races of 1957, 1958 & 1960, by noted automotive historian Joel E. Finn. This… Read More

Cuban documentary - sending baseball gear to Cuba

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Press Release from PatchWorks Films We want to fill you in about our progress this year——Mica’s with his effort to send baseball gear to kids in Cuba——and ours, with Got Balz?. First Mica’s work ... not withstanding the U.S. embargo of Cuba and his inability to ship… Read More

Cuban baseball scout “on deck” in Dominican Republic

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Cape Cod Times | AMANDA COMAK Cincinnati Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman threw a pitch in San Diego on Sept. 24 that was clocked at 105 miles per hour. It was, in one incredibly fluid motion to the plate, the fastest pitch ever recorded in Major League Baseball. In just his 11th appearance with the Reds,… Read More

Cuban baseball scout Juan Hernández Nodar’s crime for inciting defection

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By Christopher Rhoads | Wall Street Journal Juan Ignacio Hernández Nodar flew to Havana, Cuba, in August 1996 with hopes of making the biggest score yet in the shadowy trade of helping elite Cuban baseball players defect to the U.S. major leagues. The former truck driver, then 38 years old and an American… Read More

Montecristo Cup tournament at Varadero Golf Club in Cuba

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Registration is now open for the second annual Montecristo Cup Pro-Am golf tournament to be held at the Varadero Golf Club from April 22nd to 24th, 2010. This event is open to professional and amateur golfers worldwide. The updated schedule is available online at TheMontecristoCup.com and now includes… Read More

Cincinnati Reds buy future baseball hope with Cuban pitcher Aroldis Chapman

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By TYLER KEPNER | New York Times The winning bidder for Aroldis Chapman, a hard-throwing Cuban pitcher, is a midmarket team with nine losing seasons in a row. The Cincinnati Reds, of all teams, took a financial risk Monday for the potential reward of an ace starting pitcher. “This is a very significant… Read More

Cuba opens outdoor railroad museum in Havana

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Cuba opened an outdoor museum which exhibits steam locomotives that have been completely restored. Cuba was the first country in Latin America to have a railroad due to its valuable sugar industry. The locomotives 1112, 1308, 1311 and 1138 were made by the American Baldwin Locomotive Works company in… Read More

US Cuba Basball Diplomacy - will it work?

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By FREDERIC J. FROMMER | AP “Pingpong diplomacy” thawed relations between the United States and China in 1971. Can “baseball diplomacy” help do the same for the U.S. and Cuba? Americans ranging from 12-year-old ballplayers to softballing senior citizens are visiting the communist… Read More

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