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Overdrive: Rolls Royce Owner reflects on electrified 1967 Phantom; Trucking future; Spike’s Mini Ad

Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program with an infatuation about trains, planes, and automobiles.

News

  1. Transport for NSW to trial new tech to keep women safe travelling at night (2:05)
  2. Toyota Corolla hybrid (3:08)
  3. Honda HRV RS (4:11)
  4. Toyota Lunar Cruiser could take hydrogen fuel-cell tech to the moon (5:19)
  5. The Rolls-Royce Ghost Is The Luxury Marque s Most Important New Car (6:19)

Motoring Minute

  1. Volkswagen T Cross (7:26)

Feedback

  1. Sean Connery turns 90 – what car would he drive if he was still James Bond (8:44)
  2. New race track in NSW near Port Stevens is on hold (9:55)
  3. Helping a young guy ride his bike even if it is on your driveway (10:09)
  4. Mini Anniversary – Spike Milligan advert and BBC documentary (10:44)

Interview

  1. Nearly every truck trailer operating in Australia is made here. Truck design is developing at a fast rate and now is well placed to adapt to the changing world where the freight industry is now seen as an essential service.
    We speak to the CEO of Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia, Todd Hacking (12:56)

Interview

  1. Last week we noted that an American company is putting an electric engine in old Rolls Royce Phantoms.  This week I talk to Brian Crump President of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia (NSW Branch) and trustee of The Sir Henry Royce Foundation Australia. He calmly expresses his admiration for new technology but also his desire to keep classic motoring for what it was. (20:30)

Motoring Minute

  1. Skoda Kodiaq RS (27:57)

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Originally broadcast 5 September 2020

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