Overdrive Podcast Radio Program Issue 35 – 2022

Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program about trains, planes, and automobiles, but mainly automobiles. I’m David Brown


News (1:20)


And in this program we have some news stories, including:

  1. ANCAP says talks of environmental targets should not come at a cost of safety.
  2. A new hybrid Haval
  3. Genesis goes all electric with a G80 luxury sedan.
  4. And Volkswagen hails progress on electric vehicles.

Feature Stories (8:34 and 19:55)

We have two feature stories

  1. We hear from an expert from Michelin about tyre development, particularly in the light of specific needs of electric vehicles. (8:34)
  2. And we have an interview Geoff Gwilym from the VACC about what election processes should promise in regard to the long term needs of the motor vehicle industry in this country. (19:55)


Motoring Minute (18:44)


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Originally broadcast 27 August 2022  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