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…
Time to renew your 2018 WAJ Membership
It’s that time of year to renew your WAJ membership. Renewing is quick and easy. We have another exciting year ahead with newsworthy meetings and major events to participate in and I know you’ll want to take advantage of them and be part of our well-regarded professional organization.
Renew your WAJ full membership here
The seventh annual Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel presented by Western Automotive Journalists and The Autotech Council was held at the Computer History Museum on Monday October 9th, 2017. Since its inception the program has shape-shifted location, directions, format and style, improving with each year, but the focus has remained on illuminating the intersection of the auto industry and Silicon Valley’s technology. 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
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
Americans 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.
For 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