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Interview – Trakka Recreational Vehicles

Overdrive’s artist in residence, Dean Oliver, has a 1976 Kombi camper van. It is typical of the time.  A bed, stove and fridge crammed into available space. But camper vans and the bigger vehicles called motor homes have come a long way and there has been an Australian  company that has just celebrated 40 years

Road Test – Isuzu MU-X

Isuzu is a Japanese company that builds Heavy- medium- and light-duty trucks, buses, passenger vehicle engines, industrial-use diesel engines. They have sold cars in Australia some branded as Holden’s.  In fact this badge engineering worked both ways with the Holden Statesman briefly being sold in Japan under the Isuzu name in the seventies. Now Isuzu

Interview about Mike Devereux leaving Holden

Mike Devereux has been the Chairman and Managing Director for General Motors Holden in Australia since 2010.  He is now leaving that position to take a more senior role in the GM organisation. Devereux is a career executive with General Motors.  He has held positions in GM in marketing, aftersales, brand management and e-business. Prior to

Overdrive Program – 2 November 2013

Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that shines a light on issues to do with motoring and transport This sound file is a full program.  Other segments of the program such as the road test are also on the web And in this program we have the latest news including: Cordless chargers for electric

Road Test – Volkswagen Golf – 2013

The Volkswagen Golf first came out in 1974.  It had big shoes to fill as it was the replacement to the Beetle. It’s layout was the exact opposite of the Beetle in most aspects.  It was a water cooled front engine, front wheel drive that owed in design more to the original Mini than the

Overdrive Program – 26 October 2013

Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that roams through the world of motoring and transport This sound file is a full program. Other segments of the program such as the road test are also on the web site. And in this program we have the latest news including: • Car insurance that rates you