Category Archives: News

The Good Oil: Holy Bank Account Batman!

The Good Oil: Holy Bank Account Batman!
Every week Damien does The Good Oil column for the NZ Herald’s DRIVEN magazine – here are a few highlights from the latest one, with a link to the entire thing! Holy Bank Account Batman! Got a lazy $8 million lying around doing nothing? Well then, could The Good Oil have a loan? Because the original 1966 TV Batmobile is up for sale again! Covered comprehensively by the Good Oil, thanks to a minor obsession with Batmobiles, the 1966 TV car’ story is no doubt well known to regular ...

The Good Oil: a paper Juke and a looong ute!

The Good Oil: a paper Juke and a looong ute!
Every week Damien does The Good Oil column for the NZ Herald’s DRIVEN magazine – here are a few highlights from the latest one, with a link to the entire thing!   Birthday card (well, paper…) The traditional 5th birthday party involves junk food, much running around and ...

Finally! A new Podcast episode!

Finally! A new Podcast episode!
Yes, we realise it has been quite a while, but the 11th and latest episode of the NZ Motoring Podcast is available now! In it Damien and David discuss the Top Ten cars eligible for the NZ Motoring Writers’ Guild/AA Car of the Year award and 12-cylinder cars – all from inside a Bentley Continental GT Speed. Plus we talk to the organiser of the Shitbox Rally, James Freeman.You can listen to the episode right here on the OVERSTEER website, check it out on Soundcloud, head over to the NZ ...

The Good Oil: The Perfect Car

The Good Oil: The Perfect Car
Every week Damien does The Good Oil column for the NZ Herald’s DRIVEN magazine – here are a few highlights from the latest one, with a link to the entire thing! This is the PERFECT car … apparently A professor of psychology at the Scotland’s Stirling University, Peter Hancock, thinks this is the perfect car. He surveyed around 2000 people, asking: What is your favourite car? and Which aspect do you find most attractive? After coming up with around 3800 data points, he ...

The Automotive Industry and Technology

Here is a new video that poses some very interesting questions – will the car manufacturers become merely “contract manufacturers” building different shells that will be filled with technology from tech companies like Google? It is a question that the Financial Times asks in this short video, but don’t imagine that the manufacturers (who have spent at least as much, if not more on such technology) to let things go quite so easily. A fascinating potential battle is ...