Overdrive Program – News – Maserati 100 years and Mercedes E400 Coupe

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This audio file features a full program. Other extended segments of the program, including the road test and panel discussion are also available on the website.
In this program we look at news stories from around the world:
1. Ford, GM tie staff bonuses to quality
3. Holden Retains Iconic Lang Lang Proving Ground/Holden Cascada Convertible to Debut in Australia and New Zealand in 2015; Joined by Astra and Insignia
4. Deadly GM switch may spell demise of auto ignition keys
5. UK MPs call for high speed trains to slow down to reduce emissions
6. Death threats over his Drivers for Registration of Bicycles Facebook page

In our feature interview we talk to the general manager of Maserati in Australia and NZ on the 100 year anniversary of the Italian marque.
We road test the Mercedes E400 coupe
In our panel discussion with Errol Smith and David Campbell we chat about a range of subjects including:
1. Court refuses trial by combat
2. Motorists confused over how to pass a horse in traffic
3. Police hide explosives in airport rental car – and lose it
4. Pot-smoking Arizona mum left baby on car roof (and dodges jail – so it’s OK to drive high if your baby lives?)
5. A Stealth Motorcycle that Runs Without Noise
6. Trio flee burning car in lion enclosure
7. Mechanics thrive in city road conditions
8. Taxi driver dodges tolls by tailgating – $28,000 worth

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