David Brown Archive

Mini Moke makes a comeback

Our news service here on Overdrive reported recently that the Mini Moke is making a comeback. First launched in 1964 and originally conceived as a military run about, this stripped-out, open-air car, went on to become a icon car for the fun loving set. With the Beach Boys on the radio and the wind in

Road Test – Fiat 500 2013

The Fiat 500 gets top marks for character. The first 500 model was made between 1957 and 1975, and is one of the great motoring icons not as big in sales but similar to the Model T, the Beetle and the Mini that bought affordable motoring to the masses. The new version was launched in

Quirky News – 19 October 2013

This week we talk to Phil Dobbie from about the following quirky news stories to do with motoring and transport Offensive car murals What features make a car desirable to a lion; and Artistic painting of Melbourne trams

Overdrive Program – 19 October 2013

  Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that looks at the latest trends in motoring and transport for serious and not so serious issues. 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

Birdwood National Motor Museum

Where is the largest Motor Museum in Australia?  It’s not in one of the big eastern states, nor in the heart of any capital city.  It’s at Birdwood, about a 44 kilometre drive to the north east of Adelaide. How big is it and why is it more than just about cars?  To tell us