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

Join us for our July 21st WAJ Dinner meeting with a special presentation from the National Safety Council and the University of Iowa

Alex Epstein and Dr. Daniel McGehee will be discussing the exciting new national safety campaign, MyCarDoesWhat. Learn More

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

John Kelly Memorial

John KellyLast month, we lost a good friend and charter member of Western Automotive Journalists. Those of us who were lucky enough to know John will always have fond memories of a solid journalist and publisher, excellent driver and his wry Irish wit.
Memorial services will be held from 11 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, May 28th at the Handles Gastropub Hotel, 855 Main Street in Pleasanton.

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.

Bruce Hotchkiss reviews WAJ’s 2016 Media Days

P1050663WAJ longtime member Bruce Hotchkiss reports on his experiences at this year’s WAJ Media Days in Monterey.  Learn More.

Western Automotive Journalists event 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