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10 Aug, 2005

Cars named after people aren't new. In the Sixties, Mini's Hayley aerodynamic nose cone was named after actress Hayley Mills, an ex-girlfriend of its designer Chris Humberstone.

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Trucks face forbidden city

10 Aug, 2005

One of the most radical steps ever to cut traffic has been put forward by bosses in a UK city. York Council is considering banning HGVs from its ancient streets in order to reduce congestion.

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TVR takes to two wheels

10 Aug, 2005

It's carved out a fearsome reputation for speed on four wheels. Now, British sports car maker TVR wants to do the same on two; it's bought Italian bike and scooter manufacturer Benelli.

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Supercar is the copycat's Fiskers!

10 Aug, 2005

Deja vu, anyone? Former Aston Martin stylist Henrik Fisker obviously needs to be reminded he doesn't work for the Gaydon sports car manufacturer any more.

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M6 toll barrier fear

10 Aug, 2005

Safety barriers on Britain's first private motorway have been described as "shocking" by an experienced highways engineer. He is so concerned, he's written to the operator, Midland Expressway, to demand action.

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Wraps come off ultimate Maseratis

10 Aug, 2005

Two new variants of the world's most exclusive saloon will appear at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show, when Maserati unveils its Quattroporte Executive GT and Sport GT.

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Fiat confirms 500 is on way

10 Aug, 2005

Car manufacturers normally guard product plans closer than the family jewels, but Fiat has opened its top-secret files to the world.