MINIATURE CARS

A CO­LLEC­TION TOO BIG FOR YOUR HANDS JUAN IN­FAN­TE’S CO­LLEC­TION IS MA­DE UP OF ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY MI­NI-CARS, SIN­CE HE IS ONE OF THE FEW CUBAN COLLECTORS OF SCALE MO­DEL CARS. THE­RE ARE CARS FROM THE FORMER SOVIET UNION AND THE UNI­TED STA­TES, AS WELL AS EU

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y un Stu­de­ba­ker Cham­pion de 1950, di­se­ña­do por Ray­mond Loewy, un ícono del di­se­ño in­dus­trial y del star­li­ner.

Juan In­fan­te has so­me 140 cars. 1959’s Ca­di­llac El Do­ra­do Biarritz has always been his fa­vo­ri­te mo­del. Sin­ce he was stud­ying in Eu­ro­pe, the pro­fes­sor of the Hig­her De­sign Ins­ti­tu­te (ISDi) em­bra­ced the pas­sion of co­llec­ting scale mo­del cars. His co­llec­tion in­clu­des se­ve­ral Mer­ce­des Benz that we­re used by Heads of Sta­te and ar­tists, cars that we­re as­sem­bled and ma­de by hand, Mi­chael Jack­son’s car and the fa­mous pink Ca­di­llac of El­vis Pres­ley, a 190’s Ford and a 1950 Stu­de­ba­ker Cham­pion, de­sig­ned by Ray­mond Loewy, an icon of

in­dus­trial de­sign and star­li­ner.

«MU­CHAS VE­CES HE TE­NI­DO QUE HA­CER RE­TRO­VI­SO­RES Y OTRAS PIE­ZAS NUE­VAS QUE SE HAN RO­TO EN AL­GU­NA EXPOSICIÓN O MUES­TRA», EX­PLI­CA EL PRO­FE­SOR, QUIEN NO SE GUAR­DA PA­RA SÍ SUS

MA­RA­VI­LLAS EN MI­NIA­TU­RA: «LOS TEN­GO EN CA­SA CA­SI PA­RA ADORARLOS, PE­RO TAM­BIÉN ME GUS­TA SOCIALIZARLOS, POR­QUE UNO

VE QUE LAS PER­SO­NAS DIS­FRU­TAN CON ELLOS».

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