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…


Have you updated your Bio in the WAJ Media Guide yet?

Media-GuideIt’s that time of the year again at WAJ, and along with renewing your membership, signing up for Media Days, it’s also time to update your Bio in the WAJ Media Guide!  The deadline is passed to guarantee your updated information will be in the 2015 Media Guide, so if you have not yet updated, do it now!  Updating is easy, Just CLICK HERE.

2015 WAJ Media Days April 6 ~ 8 2015 Registration is now OPEN

Mark your calendars for the WAJ event of the year, Media Days.  We will be convening in Monterey again this year at the Hyatt Resort in Monterey as well as for new events at Quail Lodge and our signature track day event at Mazda Raceway – Laguna Seca.   Click Here for more information on how to register, hotel information, and the schedule.

It’s time for the 2015 WAJ Membership Renewal

It’s that time of year when membership in our Western Automotive Journalists organization is due for renewal. For 2015, the Board of Directors has made great progress to enhance the WAJ experience.  We hope that you will take the time to renew today.

Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel 2014

DSC_0528The “Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel, How Technology is Transforming Automotive Powertrains, Retail, Connectivity and Autonomous Driving” Conference cosponsored by C3 (Connected Car Conferences) and WAJ was recently held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View Ca.

The informative conference was a series panel discussions and brought together automotive and technology industry experts  to discuss where the industry is headed. Read More.

The New 2015 Fiat/Chrysler Jeep Renegade Up Close and Personal

jeep_renegadeWAJ members who attended our August, 2014 meeting were treated to a private press introduction of Jeep’s newest and smallest (some describe it as the cutest)  vehicle, the 2015 Renegade.  Read More

Results of the 2014 ~ 2015 WAJ Board of Directors election announced

WAJ-Logo-3-2014At the August 27th WAJ meeting, the new Board of Directors were introduced.  Meet the new Board of Directors.  

Ford’s Confident In Its Aluminum-Intensive 2015 F-150 Because Customers Have Already Tested It.

Ford didn’t decide to make its revolutionary move to an aluminum body in its best-selling F-150 pickups quickly–or without undertaking its most extensive testing program ever. Eric Peterson, the F-150’s marketing manager, detailed Ford’s process with what many in the industry are calling a “game-changing truck” to Western Automotive Journalists members and guests at the June 18, 2014, meeting.  Read More

The WAJ website is getting a makeover!

The WAJ website is in the process of getting an update and makeover and we need your help. If you are interested in contributing content to the site or acting as an site editor, please contact Gary Lieberthe WAJ Website Chairperson.