The Western Automotive Journalists

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, WAJ (Western Automotive Journalists) is a group of writers, authors, broadcasters, photographers, artists, and designers who share a common thread: We’re passionate about the auto industry and the vehicles it produces. Learn more about WAJ…


WAJ News

Registration is Now Open – October 9th, 2017

2017 Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel
Technology Conference
Computer History Museum, Mountain View, Ca.
WAJ joins forces with the Autotech Council for an event in the epicenter of innovation that will bring together thought leaders from the auto and tech worlds to examine not only the future of cars but also how technology is transforming transportation. Learn More

From the Beach to Valley to Track. The 25th Annual 2017 WAJ Media Days was a hit for all participants
We’ve come quite a distance from our organization’s modest beginnings. Back in 1992, the models of new vehicles outnumbered journalists, a third of whom were full-time media employees reporting on the automotive industry. Our fledgling event was one full day at Sears Point (now Sonoma) Raceway. Media Day became Days in ’94 when a day of driving in the Marin countryside was added. Learn More

2017 WAJ Media Days Member Articles The 25th Annual WAJ Media Days are history, and the member journalists stories are hot off the presses.  Read The Stories

2017 WAJ Media Days Photos
The 25th Annual WAJ Media Days are history, and the story and photos are hot off the presses. See The Photos

 

 

Laguna Seca stays with SCRAMP
Monterey County Board of Supervisors Approves Three-Year Agreement to SCRAMP for Management of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Facility.  Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Celebrates its 60th Anniversary  Learn More

 

Mazda: All Racing News Is Local
Word went out in late December that Dean Case of Mazda Motorsports would be hosting a Media Lunch at the Silicon Valley Auto Show in San Jose on Thursday January 5th to present the idea that there is a “local story” everywhere Mazda owners race their cars.  Learn More

WAJ Membership Renewal is now open
It’s Time for all WAJ Members to renew their membership for 2017
Renew your full membership renewal here.
Renew your associate membership here.

National Safety Council and the University of Iowa launch a new exciting Safety CampaignMCDW_Logo

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2016-2018 WAJ Board of Directors

The results of the 2016-2018 WAJ Board of Directors election are in and with 65% of WAJ members voting, the new Board is in place.  Learn More

Dept. of Interior Bonneville Salt Flats Fairy Tale

157239a1-05bb-4219-8a22-5124a26d548eAmericans were treated to a “fairy tale” May 4th when the Department of the Interior staff
posted this link that features a captioned photo more appropriate for the Brothers Grimm than the stewards of the nations public lands. Learn More.

2016 Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel a big hit in the center of West Coast automotive technology.

Display-&-Truck2wFor the last six years, WAJ has produced an automotive technology conference, gathering journalists, automakers and technology experts together with car demonstrations and informative panels. Two years ago, we elected to ramp up our conference, moving to The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, a venue with a central location and first class meeting and display space. Learn More