Overdrive Podcast Radio Program Issue 26 – 2022

Welcome to Overdrive, a motoring and transport program where facts are important but so is passion and opinion. I’m David Brown

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


  1. Toyota appeals the class action court decision
  2. Hyundai Motor Group and Michelin combine to develop next-generation tyres
  3. Semi-Conductor production could face another hurdle

Feature Story

  • In our feature story we take up the issue of members of the public being able to dob in illegally parked cars and receive up to 25% of subsequent fine. Brian Smith raises a number of possibilities about how we many our road space


  • We have some feedback on diesel filters and ugly car wraps

Road Test

  • Road test the Nissan Warrior in a way that uses its capabilities without going to extreme lengths.

Motoring Minute

  • Kluger Hybrid


About David Brown 586 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