Overdrive Podcast Radio Program Issue – 2023

Overdrive: 1950s Buchanan; 1960s Mercedes; What if Coronation was a car launch

Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that looks at all forms of transport from the humble bike through to a rocket powered spaceship. I’m David Brown


The times each story appears in the program are noted (mm:ss)


Three Feature Interviews

This week we have three interviews recorded in non-studio conditions.


Two of the interviews are from people we met at the Car and Coffee show at the St.Ives Showground


The first is a gentleman with a 1950s Australia car and it is certainly not a Holden. It has a copy of prestige open top sports car and not many were made. The underpinnings were what every you could get. (1:26)


The Second is a prestige Mercedes but the owner has a very diverse range of motoring experiences (7:25)


And finally, we chat to a pre-eminent breakfast radio announcer about his first car and how he would of added a motoring theme to the coronation. (13:06)



Motoring Minutes

  • E-Mustang (11:55)
  • Subaru Cross Trek (28:02)




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Originally broadcast 11 February 2023 across Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) and Torque Radio affiliated commercial radio channels and has a weekly audience of over 450,000.

About David Brown 604 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