During this Valentine season, we found a different sort of love story: A romance between a country and its cars. Sitkan Bill Foster first visited Cuba fifty-three years ago, in 1959, shortly after Castro had come to power, and shortly before the US would blanket the nation in an economic embargo that would strand the island’s cars in time. Foster recently retraced the steps of his original trip — which he took by bicycle. He took some license plates from his extensive Alaska collection, and a handful of Raven Radio bumper stickers. He brought back stories of people who continue to care for — and to drive — their grandfathers’ cars.