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

Mark your calendar and plan on attending the June 27th WAJ Member meeting and dinner at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco. Our featured presentation this month is by DriveShop who will give us the inside scoop on how the manufacturers decide who they give evaluation cars to and who gets invited to their drive events.  It all about Journalists scoring well with the manufacturer’s data analytics criteria. Learn More

2019 Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel
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Mark October 14, 2019 on your calendar for this must attend event. More information is coming so stay tuned!  Learn More

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

64th Annual Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance.
When: Saturday and Sunday July 21st and 22nd
Where: Crystal Springs Golf Course in Burlingame

Join us at the beautiful Crystal Springs Golf Course in Burlingame for the 63rd running of one of the finest concours in the San Francisco Bay. Learn More:

April WAJ member meeting and hosted dinner at the Valeo Mobility Tech Center in San Mateo.
Valeo welcomed WAJ to its Mobility Tech Center for our April Members meeting. Valeo, not a household name, is a leading global automotive tech company. Valeo created nearly 100 years ago has quite a presence worldwide. It is located in 33 countries with sales of $23 billion and 113k employees…40 of whom are based here in Silicon Valley. 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:

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: