Team Nutz Refurbishes a Classic Ride for "Cuba"
In fall 2017, Team Nutz employees joined with Phipps Conservatory to create an interactive experience for visitors at their new exhibit "Tropical Forest Cuba." The team researched and located in the tri-state area a 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline automobile perfect for the project. These vehicles drive through the streets of Havana still today because of a previous half-century ban on foreign vehicle imports. Team Nutz cut the vehicle in half, brought it back to life, and retrofitted it for the display at the beginning of the exhibit. We painted and finished the car to look like it's been sitting in Cuba for the last 60+ years. Visitors are invited to take a seat in the Fleetline to snap photos in front of a vivid Cuban backdrop. The steering wheel even turns for the kids!