What you might have missed on AOL Cars: October 29 - November 2


It has been a busy week in the motor industry... but in case you missed any of the news, here's our picks of the news on AOL Cars.


Monday, October 29

Drivers may have to pay extra to use A-roads and motorways under proposals being considered by the Government. Read more

Desperate to get a job with the nice people at Google, Matt Riese, 29, is putting the final touches to his homemade hovercraft... that looks like a DeLorean! See it

At last week's Top Gear Live, held at Birmingham's NEC, the show's stunt team set a World Record by completing the first double loop-the-loop on a motorbike. Read more


Tuesday, October 30

Renault's budget brand has announced it's received 1,000 orders for its Duster SUV – three months before it officially arrives in Dacia's 135 dealer showrooms across the UK. Read more

Back in the 1970s it was Ernie who drove the fastest milk cart in the west – as immortalised by Benny Hill in the chart-topping song. But with Ernie's heyday long gone, there is a new holder of the creamy crown. Find out why

The makers of the iconic London black cab have called in the administrators. Read more


Wednesday, October 31

Renault is continuing its roll-out of electric vehicles by announcing prices for its all-electric Zoe supermini. Find out what the price is

It's official: Women admit they cannot park. A new survey by AA/Populus has found a quarter of women admit they lack confidence when it comes to the tricky parallel parking manoeuvre. Read more

Car park carelessness costs drivers £175 million each year in vehicle damage, according to new research. Read more


Thursday, November 1

A vintage Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sir Paul McCartney during the heyday of the Beatles has been sold at auction. Find out how much it went for

Workers at the troubled maker of London's black cabs locked themselves inside their factory after being told that almost 100 of them are to lose their jobs. Read more

A Russian driver is probably thanking his lucky stars today after an overtaking move turned very sour indeed. See it


Friday, November 2

Up to one million motorists could be driving around illegally – because they are unaware their photocard driving licence is out of date. Read more

We get behind the wheel of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Find out what we thought of it

Parents are being warned not to buy counterfeit child seats. Safety experts are warning unsuspecting parents of the proliferation of fake child seats appearing on the UK market. Read what they say
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