British Ambassador Tim Cole made honorary member of Cuba's Sports Car Club

Posted: 27-Aug-16 10:16

Since it was founded, Cuba's Sports Car Club works in preserving some of the finest antique models in the island and has become a symbol of the country's uniqueness. British Ambassador to Cuba, Timothy Cole recently received a distinctive tribute from this organization that made him an honorary member.

British Ambassador Tim Cole made honorary member of Cuba's Sports Car Club

When thinking of Cuba’s streets, one immediate image makes it distinctive from all other countries: the vintage cars that still circulate on the roads. Visitors to the island are soon eager to see and ride in the characteristic 50’s cars referred to as “almendrones” by locals due to their almond shape. In order to preserve part of Cuba’s national heritage, Cuba’s Sports Car Club (CADC by its initials in Spanish) works intently to uphold impressive sports cars and antique models.

This organisation recently presented British Ambassador to Cuba, Timothy Cole with a distinct homage, by making him an honorary member. On 20th August, the British official published in his Twitter account:

“Made an honorary member of the #SportsCar Club of Cuba today. Great honour. Great cars. Great people.”

Tim Cole, as he is known, presented his credentials as British Ambassador to Cuba in September 2012. Before he began his work in the Caribbean island, Cole was the Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Maputo and later in Harare. He also previously worked with Christian Aid and with Save the Children.

As a government official, Cole represents Her Majesty the Queen and the UK government in the Caribbean country. He is currently responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services. Nonetheless, his task as British government representative also includes appreciating and defending some of Cuba’s national values.

Cuba’s Sports Car Club was appreciative of the Ambassador’s interest and collaboration with the organisation. This prestigious club was founded in 2009 by Otto Alvarez and to this day it remains an important reflection of Cuban owners, mechanics, turners that with much love and effort keep these jewels in a quality state in spite of supply shortages and economic difficulties.

CDAC has been very active this summer, allowing locals and foreigners to see how much time and love they invest in to their collection. A clear example was last month's edition of socio-cultural programme “Rutas y Andares” which hosted an exciting exhibit for sports cars fans. Cuba’s Sports Car Club showed off some of its most outstanding gems in Old Havana, just in front of the beautiful Plaza de Armas.


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