Martin Amis reckoned he'd have to suffer "serious brain injury" to write books for children. Characteristically overstated, for sure, but I'd have to suffer something similar for cars (and maybe popular team sport) to seem suddenly interesting. My ambivalence was replaced this week by minor thrill as one of these zipped past.
The internet tells me that the VW Polo Harlequin (or Harlekin) dates from the late 90s and was initially developed to showcase the available colour range. With only 3'800 distributed worldwide, I may never see another... even if I pay attention!

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