Overdrive Podcast Radio Program Issue 36 – 2022

Hello this is Overdrive a program about the facts, the fun, and the fiction of motoring and transport I’m David Brown

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

News (1:19)

  1. BMW iX xDrive40 – telling it like it is
  2. Subaru Outback gets a turbo boost
  3. Big Toyota Tundra ute is being tested in right-hand-drive in Australia

Road test (6:56)

  • Motoring writer Paul Murrell and I have a chat about the Kia Stinger – its not called a sports car but it comes close with the advantage of four doors.

Feature (16:49)

  • In a feature story, we catch up with Michael Caltabiano who has established a new National Transport Research Centre.

Motoring Minutes (28:27)


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Originally broadcast 3 September 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