Autopolis

The cars we loved.

1969-1970 Mercury Marauder X-100: Leader of the Pack


Big cars appear to be on a comeback trail. Chalk it up to the euphoria of cheap gas, but large cars from The Big Three are selling well. The only … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

2006-2013 Toyota Corolla: Very Likely Your Mom’s Car


Sometimes the most popular things can be the most mediocre by the standards of others. Take the Toyota Corolla for instance. It’s been America’s favorite small car for longer than … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

1974 – 1980 Ford Escort MkII: The Beginning of a Global Dynasty


It’s no secrete that I’m a big fan of the Ford Escort. The mention of it to my friends usually evokes laughter based on the (sometimes undeserved) sordid reputation of the … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

2014 Alfa Romeo 4C: Coming To America


Last week I saw an ad in the newspaper announcing Columbus’ first new Alfa Romeo dealer in decades. I immediately thought the Fiat/Chrysler Group were going about the relaunch of their red … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

2010 Peugot RCZ R – R is French for Tease


Pikes Peak is a grueling uphill race that tests the mettle of both driver and machine. There are multiple classes, so it’s not uncommon to see a little bit of everything. … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

2016 Honda/Acura NSX – Back to the Future


Its great news that Honda has revived its flagship sports car the NSX. For the last 10 years or so Honda cars were slowly loosing their edge when it came to … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

1969 Pontiac Trans Am: Getting Respect


As Trans Ams go, the first generation may well be the least favorite of all of them. It’s design was hastily cobbled together and to make matters worse Mercury’s new … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

1975-1976 Ferrari 308 GTB4: Super Sleeper Future Keeper


An ugly is not usually synonyms with Ferrari. For die-hard Ferrari enthusiasts there really is no such thing, but even they would admit that a few models come close. The Dino 308 … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

1963 Jaguar D-Type Le Mans Michelotti: From Italy With Love


In many ways car designers can seem like rock stars. While today some of us might know of one or maybe two prominent designers by name like Chris Bangle, the … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Next Camaro: Will the Real Camaro Please Stand Up?


One of my favorite car spectator sports centers around the speculation that comes with new generations of car models. Some of course are more exciting to ponder than others. Cars … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 2 Comments
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