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David was editor of AutoworldToday at Today Newspapers in the Dallas suburbs until its closing in 2009. He was also webmaster and photographer/videographer. He got started doing photography for the newspaper while working as a firefighter/paramedic in one of his towns, and began working for the newspaper group full-time in 1992.

David entered automotive journalism in 1998 and became AutoworldToday editor in 2002. On the average, he drives some 100 new vehicles each year. He enjoys the great outdoors and as an avid fly fisherman, as is his spouse Tish. He especially enjoys nature photography and is inspired by the works of Ansel Adams.

  • Razer Tactical Gaming Backpack Makes All the Right Moves (Updated)


    Other than comments on really cool cars I am testing, I usually don’t have too many coworkers remarking on the gear I am reviewing. The first day I carried the new Razer Tactical Gaming Backpack into work, however, that changed. No sooner did I toss it down on the counter than the Razer bag became a hit.

  • 2015 Dodge Charger SXT Is a Perfect Combination of Style and Value!


    This is a big year for Dodge passenger cars. New sheet metal, new engines, new excitement. As we build up to the arrival of the baddest of the bad, we spend time behind the wheel of the totally redesigned 2015 Dodge Charger sedan. Redesigned from nose to tail, the big car still carries the vision of the Dodge brothers.

  • Adventure to Education, Hasbro Toys Has It All!

    Hasbro Toys 2015/Images by David Goodspeed

    When the youngest grandbaby comes over for visits, he (nearly two now) heads straight for the iPad or smart devices, and the four-year old plops down in my office chair at the computer. I see this and wonder, does anyone make “real” toys anymore and if they did, would today’s kids be interested in them? Hasbro has that answer.

  • EasyAcc 3200mAh Extended Battery Case for iPhone 6 Provides Double Duty


    The batteries in new devices seem to be stabilizing in daily life span, but continued use still takes a toll on the stored energy. Accessory companies like EasyAcc offers solutions to this power dilemma with items like the 3200mAh Extended Battery Case. This unit provides double duty as an everday protective case while more than doubling your device’s usage time.

  • Infinity Reference 1200S Subwoofer Is All About The Bass


    While not an homage to Meghan Trainor, this review is all about that bass–specifically, the Infinity by HARMAN Reference 1200S Subwoofer. An award for unique style and design should go out to the Infinity car audio engineers that came up with this unique, space-saving, low-profile subwoofer that brings excellent bass reproduction, selectable impedance, and small enclosure requirement.

  • 2015 Chevrolet City Express: Nissan Wearing a Bowtie


    Sometimes when the weekly review vehicle arrives in my driveway I just sit and scratch my head and wonder why it is in the press fleet. Case in point, the new 2015 Chevrolet City Express. Similar to the Ram Promaster City Wagon we reviewed recently, automakers are addressing the urban utility van segment, which apparently was underserved.

  • Mobile Edge Verona Laptop Tote Is Fashionable Functionality


    While it may be functional to grab a backpack to carry all her stuff to the office, my wife prefers something a bit more stylish for her personal and work items in her professional environment. Enter Mobile Edge For Her and its new Verona Laptop Tote that offers combines fashion-inspired styling with real world functionality.

  • 2015 Subaru Legacy Midsize Sedan Perfect for All Four Seasons


    Midsize sedans dominate the list of best-selling vehicles each year right after pickup trucks. Names like Accord and Camry are household institutions. But did you know Subaru has been selling a vehicle in this segment too? It’s called Legacy, and it is completely redesigned for 2015. It features the largest interior in its segment and all-wheel drive is standard.

  • JBL GX600C Component Speakers Bring the Concert to the Car


    JBL has been a leading name in audio for years, and the name that became famous at rock arenas and concert halls also brings spectacular sound reproduction to your automobile. JBL offers a host of car audio products and recently sent along the GX600C component system for us to test and what a treat for our ears it was.

  • Tech Armor Has Your Dad, Grad, and Summer Covered


    The season for grads, Dads and summer getaways is quickly upon us. Many will be receiving or purchasing new phones and smart devices and as with all new electronics we must remember to think device protection. Tech Armor would like you to keep this in mind and they sent along a little kit that is ideal for this season.

  • Nerf Is the First Word in Summer Fun!


    What name is more synonymous with summer than perhaps Nerf? Nerf has been contributing to summer fun since 1969 when it released the world’s first indoor ball and since that time Nerf has been soaking us, blasting us, and allowing us to have a “ball” no matter which sport, indoor or out, is our preference.

  • 2015 Honda CR-V: Best-Seller Just Got Better


    When the 2015 Honda CR-V compact crossover utility vehicle arrived a while back I realized it has been quite some time since I had tested this model. The vehicle itself has been around for 17 years and has become the best-selling model in its class. For 2015 the CR-V receives some significant mid-cycle upgrades, most notably under the hood.

  • D.I.Y. or PAY: How Will You Upgrade Your Car Audio?


    As I mentioned previously in this series on Car Audio, I test a lot of premium factory car stereo systems, and while I am impressed with the quality they achieve I have found they still cannot stand up to the sound quality of aftermarket components installed properly. If you are ready to upgrade that factory stereo system, read on.

  • Rokform RokFolio Case for iPhone 6: Good Name, Good Folio

    Rokform RokFolio Folio Case/Images courtesy Rokform

    Some days I just sit and wonder what marketing departments were thinking when they come up with names for products. And then there is the RokFolio, the new wallet/folio case from Rokform that is now available for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. RokFolio features the patented Rokform Mounting System and magnetic grip in a wallet/folio style case.

  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf R Is Simply ‘Stun’ning


    If I had to choose just one word to describe the all-new 2015 Volkswagen Golf R – the fastest and most powerful Golf from VW yet – I’d use stunning. This new hot hatch, based on the new seventh-generation Golf, is stunning to look at, stunning to drive (especially in “race” mode) and stunning to learn the window sticker price.

  • Listen Up!: Car Audio, Part II


    In the first part of this series on Car Audio I discussed basic terminology and history of radios in the automobile. This part takes a look at the types of music sources, and the music itself, that we play in our vehicles. Regardless of what type of car stereo equipment you employ in your vehicle, it all begins with music.

  • EasyAcc Charging Dock: Great Little Charging Station and Viewing Stand


    Here is a pretty smart device I found, the EasyAcc 6A 5V 30W Charging Dock. This unit can charge up to four devices (including two high current units) and features a built-in stand for you to store a smart device and even watch videos on it. Charge, store, watch. All in one space-saving little unit. What a great little device.

  • The Basics: Car Audio, Part I


    Music in the mobile environment is more than just an accessory or option to drivers, and for many it is a necessity. Every new vehicle I test usually arrives with a premium audio system, and I love putting the stereo systems through their paces almost as much as the vehicles themselves. But car audio can be more, much more.

  • Ventev Toughglass Colorframe: Stylish Protection for your iPhone 6 (Updated)


    Since the day I brought my new iPhone 6 home I have had a screen protector on it. And until the other day when I received some new screen protection to review I had not realized just how scratched my original screen protector was. Out with the old, in with the new, in the form of Ventev’s toughglass colorframe.

  • 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: More Gears, More Gear


    If you have seen any of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup commercials on television lately you might have noticed mention of a certain metal element in the brand’s marketing piece – steel. Chevy is making no excuses in its efforts to get the point across that its trucks are still made of steel, and not a certain other element like aluminum.

  • 2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack: No Hellcat but still Hell on Wheels


    There is just something about Pony cars that is so…American. Camaro, Challenger, Mustang. Iconic symbols of Detroit musclecar greatness, both then and now. We love to look at them and we all want to drive them. As the horsepower wars continue to wage, Dodge looks once again to its heritage for inspiration on the 2015 Challenger.