Sport Alex Gurney secured pole position at the Daytone 24 Hours

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Letter: Science vs religion

Sir: For Dr Salah Ezz (letter, 10 February) to suggest that we are religious simply because we hold an opinion on religion is disingen- uous. I often express my dislike of football, but that doesn't make me a football fanatic.

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THIS YEAR'S British International Motor Show - theme, the adventure of motoring - covers 11 halls and is half as big again as the last show staged at Birmingham in 1996. Special attractions include the AA-sponsored gathering of 21st Century concept cars; a 3,000-seat arena for the 4x4 adventure zone; and an exhibition of past, present and future transport, presented by Michelin (100 years-old this year).

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RAC CLUB members yesterday voted "overwhelmingly" to sell part of the organisation to the American firm, Cendant, for pounds 450m.

Arts: Hit and run squad

The instruments cost up to pounds 90,000 and the training is hard labou r. The Kodo drummers are back, and they mean business

'Rat run' roadmaps help beat the jams

A GUIDE on how to avoid traffic jams on some of the most congested motorways in Britain will be launched next week amid claims by motoring organisations it was a "rat- runners' charter".

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Infallible atheist

RAC sale to bring pounds 1,000 staff payout

The RAC's 5,200 staff will each receive a cash pay-out of pounds 1,000 if the members of the motoring organisation approve the plans to change the club's constitution and sell its services to Cendant, the United States based company, for pounds 450m.

Still worth taking for a spin

Second-hand MX-5s have kept their value



Motoring: Alarm over elderly drivers

A leading safety group yesterday called for a review of the driver licensing system after recent alarming cases of elderly motorists travelling in the wrong direction on motorways.

Motoring: Driving test nailbiting time reduced

From Monday, driving theory test candidates will be able to choose to have their result on the day they sit the test rather than wait the normal seven-10 days for the results to arrive by post, says the Driving Standards Agency (DSA).

MOTORING: Parking is perilous for women

The belief among some men that women motorists are lousy parkers gains credence from figures published today, which show that female drivers have more accidents when parking or manoeuvring than men.

Blurring the topless boundary

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Motoring: Boy racers lose in sex stakes

Men driving quickly are a turn off for the opposite sex, but males love to see women driving sports cars, according to a new survey.

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