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
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

2017 WAJ Media Days – April 25th ~ 27th
Save the Date!
The 25th Annual WAJ Media Days date has been set, Mark your calendar for  for April 25th arrivals, 26th on and off-road from Quail Lodge and 27th at Mazda Raceway. This year we have a new host hotel venue as well as an exciting new technology component. 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.

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