Overdrive: BMW X5; Ghosn trips; Ford buys railway station; Route 66

Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that investigates matters to do with motoring and transport.

I’m David Brown

And in the program this week we look at news stories with David Campbell

  1. Chairman of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Arrested
  2. Ford plans construction on Michigan Central Depot by year’s end
  3. Waymo paid autonomous taxi service could launch in December
  4. Government-subsidised plug-in cars may never have been charged
  5. 1915 Ford Model T somehow survived the California fires
  6. Skoda Aims to double sales in Australia


We road test the just released BMW X5 large SUV

And Errol Smith, Brian Smith and I take a lively look at some weird and wonderful news stories about cars and transport.

  1. Capturing Route 66 on film before it’s gone
  2. Jaguar F-TYPE Rally Cars Celebrate 70 Years Of Sports Car Heritage
  3. SpaceX’s Starman Roadster has ventured past Mars orbit

You can find more information at drivenmedia.com.au or you can podcast previous programs on I-tunes or Spotify.


So, here’s the news


Originally broadcast 24 November 2018.

About David Brown 581 Articles
David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto