Past Events

February 8th ~ Blackhawk Speakers Series – Andrew Franki
You are cordially invited to attend the Blackhawk Museum Speaker Series were FORZA magazine’s Grand Prix editor Andrew Frankl, will be the guest Speaker.  Learn more…

February 19th ~ WAJ Monthly Meeting - Toyota’s Pioneering Fuel Cell Program
Craig Scott, National Manager of Advanced Technologies for Toyota will be our featured speaker at this month’s meeting and will present an in-depth discussion on Toyota’s Automotive Fuel Cell program.  Read more….

December 3rd, An Evening with Peter Brock
WAJ and Victory Lane Magazine will be hosting Bay Area native and automotive legend Peter Brock as he recounts his long and illustrious career in the automotive industry.  It will be an evening to remember. Read More…

Diesel Into the 21st CenturyThe November 13th WAJ meeting and Presentation by Volkswagen was Cancelled due to logistical  issues with both the guest speaker and concept vehicle.  We hope to reschedule this event in early 2014, so stay tuned.  If you had already purchased your tickets for this meeting, you will automatically receive a refund.

DSC_0876“Too Much, Too Soon, or …. Too Little, Too Late”What is this event?
WAJ established this annual event in the heart of Silicon Valley five years ago to review technical developments and public policy affecting the future of automotive transportation.Everything’s moving fast, but is it moving too fast or in the wrong direction? Western Automotive Journalists’ fifth annual Future Cars-Future Technology symposium will take place Thursday, October 17, at Club Auto Sport in San Jose. Read More

snake_and_mongooseSpecial Movie Preview: Snake & Mongoose
Following up on the highly successful meeting with Maurice Liang and Viper SRT’s Ralph Gilles at Sparky’s Hot Rod Garage, we are pleased to announce a special meeting to preview the upcoming movie, “Snake and Mongoose”. Read more…

Laguna21st Annual Media DayWe’re pleased to announce the 21st Annual Media Day will once again occur in scenic Monterey, CA. As WAJ Media Days turns 21 and becomes of legal age, we have moved to a new hotel that includes new quality elements designed to make WAJ Media Day an even more “must attend” event. Read more…

VWSilicon Valley Reinvents the Automobile
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… Read more…

LeMans 1959The WAJ Living Legends Series – Doreen Green
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 is honored to have Doreen Green available to speak to us on Saturday, February 16, 2013 during lunch at YiPing Restaurant… Read more…

Erich Merkle on the Future of Ford
Since Alan Mulally took charge Ford, has been on a tear, producing well-received products one after another. Take a peek behind the curtain and meet one of the chief strategists/architects who helped Ford gain the momentum it has today. And, have the opportunity to learn about what direction he thinks…Read more…

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Paul Ingrassia
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has chronicled the auto industry for more than 25 years, and the current deputy editor-in-chief of Reuters, Paul Ingrassia traces the cultural evolution of America through 15 cars that helped define a nation: DeLorean’s Corvette, the VW Beetle, the Chevy Corvair…Read more…