Overdrive Podcast Radio Program Issue 29 – 2022

Welcome to Overdrive, a program that ponders the particulars of motoring and transport. I’m David Brown


  1. Hyundai’s next batch of Ioniq 5s have some upgrades
  2. GWM Haval bring in a GT version of its H6 medium SUV
  3. Kia mid-size SUV joins the five-star safety rating group
  4. Should we de-spec cars to reduce dependence on semi-conductors

Feature Story

We talk a lot about vehicle sales but in these tough times has there been a shift to motorbikes. Doug Whilley from the Federal Chamber of Automotive industries gives us the latest

Motoring Minute

Road Test

We have had a test of the Lexus LC 500. A quarter of a million dollars of luxury in a luxury convertible.

But how does it compare to a 1988 Jaguar XJS convertible? Our jaguar fanatic Chris gives a surprising impartial review.

You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on iTunes or Spotify. OR our Facebook site OverdriveCity Originally broadcast 16 July 2022 across Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) and Torque Radio affiliated commercial radio channels and has a National weekly audience.

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