2018 WAJ Media Days

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Date(s) - 03/19/2018 - 03/21/2018
All Day

The Monterey Tides Hotel

The WAJ Media Days team is pleased to announce the 26th Annual Media Day in scenic Monterey March 19 ~ March 21, 2018
Early Bird Pricing Available Until March 1st

WAJ Media Days returns to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula and Mazda Raceway for a 3-day extravaganza that is the WAJ “must attend” event of the year.

This year our headquarters will at the Monterey Tides Hotel. The Tides will also serve as the site of our annual banquet, as well as several of our Media Days activities. WAJ has secured a special rate for our members of $159.00 plus taxes and fees.  You can take advantage of that rate HERE.  

The 26th Annual Media Days will take place over a three-day period, beginning with registration and a buffet dinner on Monday, March 19th, the Ride-and-Drive on Tuesday, March 20th with on and off road driving opportunities and lunch at the scenic Quail Lodge, followed by a day of track testing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Wednesday March 21st.  

Please note that only credentialed WAJ members may drive the vehicles that will be available during Media Days.  Associate Members and Guests are welcome to ride along as passengers. You must have renewed your 2018 WAJ Membership in order to attend.  You can renew your membership HERE.

Please note, PayPal, Credit Card or eChecks are the only payment methods accepted.  Payments by mailed check are no longer accepted.

Here is our current schedule.  We are still working on additional activities, so check back for updates.

Arrival Day – Monday – March 19,2018
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Afternoon Registration at the Monterey Tides
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Buffet at the Tides

On/Off Road Ride and Drive – Tuesday – March 20, 2018
7:00 AM – 9:30 AM Registration at the Monterey Tides
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast at the Monterey Tides
9:00 AM – Drive from the Tides to Quail Lodge
9:30 AM – Arrival at the Quail Lodge. The Ride & Drive and Land Rover sponsored Off-Road course starts at 9:30. Both will be based out of the Quail Lodge and the Land Rover Experience Center.
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Morning snacks and coffee
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Presentation at the Quail Lodge
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Ride & Drive and the Land Rover Off-Road driving
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Afternoon Desert and drinks
4:00 PM – Return to the Monterey Tides
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Reception at the Tides
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Dinner – Auction – Raffle
 9:30 PM – Fireside Lounge

Track Evaluation – Wednesday – March 21, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast and Driver Orientation (Mandatory) at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Driver Orientation on the track
9:30 AM – 11:45 AM Vehicle evaluation on the track, Street Drives Start
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Technology Demonstrations in the Paddock
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch in the garage
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM Vehicle evaluation on the track
4:00 PM – Mazda Raceway closes, street drives end
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM After Party at The Tides

Registration Closes on Monday March 19th @9:00a.m.


Ticket Type Price Spaces
WAJ Guest Ticket
Full 3-day program including meals.
WAJ Member Ticket
Full 3-day program including meals.
WAJ Members-Only Early-Bird Special
Early-Bird Special for the full 3-day program including meals
Banquet Dinner Only Ticket
Full Banquet Dinner, does not include drive or track programs
Lunch Only Ticket
Lunch for Tuesday or Wednesday, does not include drive or track programs