Overdrive Podcast Radio Program Issue 30- 2022

Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program with an infatuation about trains, planes and automobiles. I’m David Brown

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

News (1:26)

  1. Automotive organisations reach an agreement on the transition to electric vehicles
  2. New BMW 7 series including first-ever fully electric model
  3. Historical Heroes show the benefits of good data

Toyota Landcruiser 70th Anniversary 70 Series (7:32)

Would you buy an expensive car with few modern features that will cost more than $80,000 to get it on the road? We have been driving the 70th-anniversary edition of the Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series. Great off-road, not great on-road, very basic but loved by the owners.

Motoring Minute (17:07)

Innovative solutions to wicked problems (18:18)

And Brian Smith and I discuss some of the outcomes from the just finished Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management National conference.

Motoring Minute (27:46)


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Originally broadcast on 30 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 607 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