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

10th Anniversary of Legends of Auto Gala in Monterey 
Plan on attending the 10th Annual Legends of Auto Gala on ThursdayAugust 15th at the Embassy Suites in Seaside. Learn More

April WAJ member meeting and hosted dinner at the Valeo Mobility Tech Center in San Mateo.
Join Valeo, one the world’s leading suppliers of Automotive autonomous and telematic technologies at their San Mateo Mobility Tech Center for dinner, drinks and IRL conversations. Learn More

WAJ Members are invited to the 2019 Edwin T. Meyer Foundation & Academy of Art University Automotive Design Competition Award Ceremony
This Design Scholarship is given each Spring Semester to the most innovative design by a student of the Academy of Art University of Industrial Design.  Learn More


Recap of our March member meeting At Unity
Our March meeting found us in the Unity offices in downtown San Francisco. Unity produces a real-time 3D development platforms and is mostly known in the video game world. However, the tech is also used by manufacturers like Volkswagen, Toyota, BMW and even niche producers and designers like Pininfarina. Learn More

Time to Renew your 2019 WAJ Membership
Renewing your membership is easy, Full Members Renew Here, and Associate Members Renew Here.

Payment is by Credit Card or PayPal and is still $50.  Full Members must also submit 3 clips of their work from 2018.  Renew today, deadline for renewal is May 1, 2019.

2018 Event Recap
On Monday, October 1, the Western Automotive Journalists and the Autotech Council met at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California for their annual high-tech automotive event. The all-day program featured more than a dozen interesting speakers, the Autotech Council Science Fair, and some outdoor displays during a tasty lunch. Learn More

2018-2020 WAJ Board of Directors
The results of the 2018-2020 WAJ Board of Directors election are in and the new Board is in place.  Learn More

2018 WAJ Media Days
The 2018 WAJ Media Days is history, and was a smashing success.  A big thanks to all of our Manufacturer partners and our members for all of their efforts. Articles and Photos are starting to arrive.  Checkout the event HERE.


 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