Autopolis

The cars we loved.

1951-1959 Alfa Romeo 1900 – Alfa’s Little Phoenix


I generally disliked cars from the 1950s. Sure there were a few Corvettes, Thunderbirds and Nash-Healeys that were cool, but that’s about it. The few other exceptions happen to be … Continue reading

June 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

1971 – 1979 Renault 17 Gordini: The Little Coupe That Time Forgot


From about the time I was old enough to know an Audi from an AMC, I’d always came to see foreign cars as being mostly from Japan. Sure there were … Continue reading

May 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

2017 Honda Civic Si – One For the Kids


My first car was a 1980 Honda Civic. Ever since then I have had many other cars, although none of them were Hondas. Despite that I have always had a … Continue reading

May 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

1974-1982 Lotus Elite II: The Would Be Shape of Things to Come


For most people when you mention Lotus, images of the wedge shaped Esprit come to mind or more recently the tiny Elise and Evora. For even more people it’s difficult … Continue reading

May 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

2018 Buick Regal GS: The End of the Line?


In many ways these are the best of times and the worst of times for the family sports sedan in America. On the good side, there are plenty of capable … Continue reading

May 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

1967-1973 Maserati Ghibli: Beauty in the Age of Aquarius


Some Americans look back on domestic cars from the ’70s with a bit of shame. Gremlins, Matadors and Pintos get their fair share of grief (deserved and unjustified). Even the … Continue reading

April 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback – Late To the Party?


When I think of smaller cars Chevrolet usually does not come to mind. Even when I was a kid and Chevy sold Chevettes, Cavaliers and the occasional Spectrum, a GM … Continue reading

April 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Holden LX Torana A9X: Australia’s Best Overlooked Muscle Car


I love Australia. It’s culture suggests some of the better things shared with America and England. And like those places it has its share of baggage that adds tension and … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

2018 Volkswagen Arteon – The CC Grows Up


Its been some time since I’ve been excited about a Volkswagen sedan, or any Volkswagen for that matter. The company’s most interesting cars, the up!, Polo and Scirocco suggest that … Continue reading

April 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

1972-1980 Maserati Merak – Living In the Shadows


The ’70s is generally acknowledged as the beginning of the supercar era. It’s arrival coincides with my childhood impression that all real sports cars came from Europe. More specifically they … Continue reading

March 25, 2018 · Leave a comment