Auto Talk with Dave Finkelstein



Auto Talk
Saturdays 12n - 1pm

-Skilled Certified Master Automotive Repair Technician and Shop Owner for over 44-years

-Original pioneer and architect of Automotive Talk Radio, over 39-years ago

-Automotive print journalist for over 40 years writing new model vehicle reviews and technical columns for numerous publications and web sites. This included columns that were published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for over 28 years. More than 1,500 stories Dave has written, have been published in print and on the web

-Currently writes new model product reviews as a full-time freelance auto journalist

-Auto Editor/New Car Review Writer for the St. Louis based 9s Magazine as well as their website

-Prior contributor to the River Front Times & New Times Publishing, authoring automotive columns for print and on the web

-Weekly drives and evaluates all new models of cars, trucks, SUV's and crossovers

-Does regular consulting with various auto manufactures/both domestic and import based

-Has invented a number of service trade tools for garage mechanics everywhere

-Has taught numerous automotive classes for both the "home mechanic" and "professionals" in the trade

-Personally trained and certified some 1,000 area technicians to become auto emission testers

-Member of a number of professional trade originations including: Detroit based Automotive Press Association (APA) & Chicago based Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA)

-Past V.P. of the Automotive Technicians Association (APA) plus previous member of the Texas Automotive Writers Association (TAWA)

-Served on various automotive industry boards--both in the publishing field as well as in the aftermarket trade industry

-Previous member of the local chapter of the Horseless Carriage Club & GTO Club

-Is recognized nationally as one of the premier automotive experts and roll models for the industry in general

-Has been nominated many times in the past as a finalist with the title of: NAPA Auto Parts Mechanic Of The Year