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Five cars that should be named after hats

25w ago

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The story behind this odd list comes from the trip I had down the Motorway at Christmas. There was such a small, little silver car weaving between the lanes, I wasn't even sure what it was! I said to Daniel "What the F*ck is this small thing? It looks like a hat, it's so small!"

We are still not sure what it was, I thought it was a Suzuki or a Nissan but it was such a tiny car, it might have been a Japanese Kei car import for all I know. But within that moment, it made us laugh so much, that it made us think of something slightly different.

It made us think of five car companies that should name their cars after hats. We picked the hats to suit the company style, heritage and will also use those hats as the name. Also, it's a bit of a laugh, just before the end of 2018.

The VW Beanie...

Seeing they named their cars after sweets and shelled insects, why not call the next VW car the Beanie, it suits the smaller cars from the German company - like the Up!. Maybe they could make the car suitable for ski gear or surfing - just don't expect to get the boards on the top. You'd get them inside, I'm sure of it, mine would.

The Bentley Stovepipe...

When one's history is opulent and prestigious as Bentley's, you know it's got to be something with class. Even though this is all just silliness, the stovepipe could be a great codename for a new Bentley car in the future. Maybe it could be a long-wheelbase cruiser for those who need the leg room, as Giovanni drives you to the next meeting.

The Ford Stetson...

Not to sound stereotypical, but nothing goes together better than driving a Mustang and either wearing a stetson or cowboy boots. I own both, I also love the Mustang and love BBQs - yet I am not American. The Stetson would work well as a codename but would also work as a special edition name for a pumped up, all American muscle car. Maybe the headrests could be made from wool felt with a leather strap, studded with metal rivets. Yeehaw!

The Vauxhall Trilby...

Really it should be called the Tyrolean, since it's take over by the German company Opel - yet we keep our heads held high with the proud knowledge of its British history... So, we called it the Trilby. Even though the Tyrolean and the Trilby look fairly similar in shape, the German hat has feathers on it, which is what Opel seem to do with Vauxhalls - they take them and tart them up a bit. Maybe that could be a thing, the seats could have a feather embroidered in the headrests.

The Renault Beret...

Ah, the French. They always have an air of style, either if it's beautifully minimal or on the level of crazy avant-garde. Sadly, their cars have been missing this styling mark for many, many moons. Renault is getting around that though, with the concept cars they create, so why not create a stylish French car that is stylish but that we can buy - not just dream about. Excuse me, Monsieur Renault, pouvons-nous avoir le BĂ©ret? (Can we have the Beret?) *Insert big, wet sad eyes.*

So, there you have it...

Five names inspired by a small, annoying car that looked like a hat on the Motorway - weak segue, I know. This was only a silly list, I would never expect a car company EVER to give cars such silly names... but it might just make the world, that little bit brighter. You never know.

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