Cuban Chrome

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  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 7.3  (53)

Cuban Chrome is the first documentary series to actually be filmed entirely in Cuba. The series which will air on the both the English and Spanish version of the Discovery Channel takes an intimate look at the way the automobile is perceived in Cuba. For years because of the embargo that began in 1959 any American made automobiles were not imported to Cuba, so the country used what many would now perceive as classic American automobiles. This types of cars were quite common to find on the streets of Cuba, and as Cuban Chrome explores, many Cubans still use these automobiles and some even see these cars as part of their culture. The show features A Lo Cubano Car Club, who are a group of classic car lovers who are determined to not only preserve the classic automobiles but work to keep the cars operating.The program explores the difficulties that the group must endure in order to keep the cars functioning and on the streets. The program explores the ups and downs that the group goes through in order to preserves the classic cars for future generations. Another thing that is interesting to note, the series was actually in production before Cuba and the United States agreed to reopen diplomatic relations. So the series actually goes into this development and the impact that it has on those in the A Lo Cubano Car Club and those around them, touching on a piece of history that will be documented in the years to come.

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Seasons
The Road to Restoration
8. The Road to Restoration
August 31, 2015
With one week to go, Demetrio gets his car painted, but a thunderstorm threatens to ruin the paint job. Ricardo fights with his painter over the car's new color, and Fernando's Bel-Air continues to stall. Will anyone make it to the club's ceremony?
Ignition Impossible
7. Ignition Impossible
August 24, 2015
With two weeks to go Roberto and Fernando can't get the Bel-Air's engine to start. Ricardo has hand-crafted aluminum pieces for his Austin-Healey, but they can't be welded without Argon gas. Demetrio's move to get his car painted backfires.
Seventh Inning Wrench
6. Seventh Inning Wrench
August 17, 2015
When Demetrio skips a baseball game in order to work on his car, he discovers he needs a new transmission bar. A parts dealer can help, but for a price. Meanwhile, Ricardo's friend from Miami arrives with a suitcase full of parts in the nick of time.
Go Go Embargo
5. Go Go Embargo
August 10, 2015
All of Cuba watches President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announce that the U.S. and Cuba are resuming diplomatic relations. Michel tells his father, Demetrio, shocking news of his own: he's leaving Cuba to study in Mexico on a scholarship.
Out With the Olds
4. Out With the Olds
August 3, 2015
Demetrio needs the help of another mechanic after his welder breaks down. Ricardo is disappointed with Dayan's work.
Crank-Shafted
3. Crank-Shafted
July 27, 2015
Roberto discovers thst the crankshaft and pistons are damaged on the Bel-Air. Demetrio purchases a new engine.
Bye Bye Boat Motor
2. Bye Bye Boat Motor
July 20, 2015
Dayan starts an apprenticeship with Havana's best mechanic, Ricardo, but when they work on a '59 Cadillac, the job nearly goes up in flames. Demetrio decides to restore his Oldsmobile, but when his "friend" sells the engine, his car is left in pieces.
Stuck in a Time Warp
1. Stuck in a Time Warp
July 13, 2015
Fernando bets his life savings on restoring a '58 Chevy Bel-Air; Demetrio's family searches Havana for a rare part for his '53 Oldsmobile.
Cuban Chrome
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Cuban Chrome is the first documentary series to actually be filmed entirely in Cuba. The series which will air on the both the English and Spanish version of the Discovery Channel takes an intimate look at the way the automobile is perceived in Cuba. For years because of the embargo that began in 1959 any American made automobiles were not imported to Cuba, so the country used what many would now perceive as classic American automobiles. This types of cars were quite common to find on the streets of Cuba, and as Cuban Chrome explores, many Cubans still use these automobiles and some even see these cars as part of their culture.

The show features A Lo Cubano Car Club, who are a group of classic car lovers who are determined to not only preserve the classic automobiles but work to keep the cars operating.The program explores the difficulties that the group must endure in order to keep the cars functioning and on the streets. The program explores the ups and downs that the group goes through in order to preserves the classic cars for future generations.

Another thing that is interesting to note, the series was actually in production before Cuba and the United States agreed to reopen diplomatic relations. So the series actually goes into this development and the impact that it has on those in the A Lo Cubano Car Club and those around them, touching on a piece of history that will be documented in the years to come.

Cuban Chrome is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on July 13, 2015.

Where to Watch Cuban Chrome

Cuban Chrome is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Cuban Chrome on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Discovery, FuboTV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    July 13, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (53)