August is a busy automotive month with lots of events including a full week in Monterey, it will be well worth joining us Wednesday evening, August 19th to learn about Academy of Art’s automotive design school and its collaboration with Jaguar’s future F-Type development. Fellow member and the school’s Executive Director Tom Matano will bring his Associate Director Antonio Borja to present the program.
The “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.
Mark your Calendar for the next WAJ Members Meeting, June 18th starting at 6:00 PM. This meetings program will feature Eric Peterson, Ford Motor Company’s F-150 Marketing Manager discussing the technology underneath the new F-150 pickup. There’s more than aluminum involved in this all-new truck! Gary Anderson will share an update of the upcoming “Future Cars/Future Technology-Connected Cars” Symposium which will take place at the Silicon Valley Computer History Museum on October 20th. It’s time for the 2014 WAJ Board of Directors elections. We will have a lively discussion about board responsibilities and how you can become a candidate to help shape WAJ’s future. June 18th from 6 to 8 PM. This dinner meeting will be held at: The Basque Cultural Center 599 Railroad Ave. So. San Francisco, CA 94080 650.583.8091 6 p.m.
Mark your Calendar for the next WAJ Members Meeting, Aug 27th starting at 6:00 PM.
This meetings program will feature Jeep’s top marketing and design executives, Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Design and Jim Morrison, Director of Jeep Brand Marketing, discussing Jeep’s new Renegade and the brand’s “State of the Union”. Continue reading
A message from our interim President Brian Douglas:
I am pleased to announce that nominations for the 2014 – 2015 WAJ Board of Directors are now open. Any WAJ member can nominate any other WAJ member or themselves for any of the Board Positions. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 30, 2013 – Ricardo Rodriguez-Long is the first Hispanic journalist in the 99 years of the organization to receive the Motorcycle Industry Council Chairman’s award, for excellence in media and outreach. Ricardo joins a select group of recipients that included in the past Mary Peters, U.S. Secretary of Transportation and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. Continue reading
The year 2013 is the centennial for Aston Martin, one of the greatest marques in the history of the automobile. To help celebrate this occasion, WAJ was honored to have Doreen Green available to speak to us on Saturday, February 16, 2013 during lunch at YiPing Restaurant, 2416 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA. Continue reading
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
3700 Blackhawk Museum
Danville, CA 94506
Western Automotive Journalists (WAJ), in conjunction with SAE International’s Mid-Cal Section, will host an event, “Silicon Valley Reinvents the Automobile” on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013, at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, CA. The subject is nothing short of a reality check on the evolution of the automobile since Silicon Valley entered the car business. Almost all of the automakers worldwide have established a presence in Silicon Valley, listening and learning what the tech community it up to. Continue reading
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM WAJ Meeting
7:30 PM Featured Speaker: Pulitzer Prize winning author Paul Ingrassia
Subject: His new book “ENGINES OF CHANGE: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars” Continue reading