Overdrive Podcast Radio Program Issue – 2023

Hello and welcome to Overdrive, where we take a populous approach to cars and transport. I’m David Brown


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


Overdrive News

  1. Traffic noise and the increase in hypertension (1:19)
  2. Brits pay more than Aussies for everyday cars (2:45)
  3. LEXUS’s next electric vehicle; the RZ mid-sized SUV (4:09)
  4. Land Rover – 75th anniversary since starting work on the Snowy Hydroelectric Scheme (5:51)


Overdrive Features

  1. In our feature stories Alan Zurvas reviews the latest Honda HR-V small SUV and he struggles to find something good to say (7:29)
  2. And we discuss with Evan Jones an alarming feature that is prevalent in quite a number of new cars – their performance in the wet is dismal compared to the dry. (20:16).


Motoring Minute

  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pick up (27:58)



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Originally broadcast 25 March 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