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WAPA becomes Ioniq

Hyundai’s California team presented the new Ioniq, both the EV and hybrid to WAPA members for the June meeting. A special treat was an up close and personal glimpse of the 2018 Sonata, two lucky WAPA attendees won a raffle to attend the Hyundai media launch …READ MORE


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WAPA Members Learn About Steel

On Tuesday, June 20, WAPA members gathered for an informative lunch hosted by the Steel Market Development Institute at the National Press Club in downtown Washington DC. Dr. Jody Hall provided an in-depth presentation on how steel technology has evolved and benefited the automotive industry over …READ MORE


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Washington DC Proclaims Warren Brown Day

Warren Brown esteemed automotive columnist for The Washington Post was hailed as an inspiration to many others in the industry by his peers on June 15, 2017.   More than fifty members of the automotive press from across the USA joined together in a celebration a …READ MORE


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2017 Consumer Reports Autos Issue

In what is a yearly Washington Automotive Press Association tradition, Consumer Reports unveiled its 2017 Top Picks at WAPA’s February meeting. The findings were presented at the National Press Club and disseminated to national news outlets as well as on social media including Facebook Live on …READ MORE


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2016 WAPA Rally Coverage

  Posts The Rolls-Royce Dawn is a Truly Wonderful Experience (Autotrader) Quick Take : 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack (Autotrader) Quick Take : 2017 Jaguar XE 35t AWD R-Sport (AutoTrader) Quick Take : 2017 Toyota 86 (AutoTrader) The Volkswagen e-Golf is Actually Pretty Awesome (AutoTrader) The New …READ MORE


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Washington Automotive Press Association Announces 2016 WAPA Rally Award Winners

Volkswagen and Bentley receive first-ever awards from regional automotive group PRESS RELEASE Kent Island, MD (October 17, 2016) – The Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) gathered in Kent Island, Md. on Thursday, October 13 for the annual Rally where nearly 60 automotive journalist members served as …READ MORE


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MEMA Advanced Vehicle Technology Ride-and-Drive

Advanced vehicle safety technologies generate tremendous benefits to society and hold the promise of sharply reducing the number of automotive accidents each year saving thousands of lives and billions in costs.   Mark your calendars now to join the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) for …READ MORE


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2016 WAPA Event Calendar

Join the Washington Automotive Press Association for an exciting 2016 year full of high-quality events! Not a member of WAPA yet? It’s easy and affordable to join. JANUARY 27 – National Safety Council FEBRUARY 23 – Consumer Reports and 2016 Top Picks MARCH 17 – Annual …READ MORE


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Consumer Reports announces 2016 Top Picks at WAPA

On February 23, Consumer Reports held a media event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to announce its 2016 Top Picks. This event occurs annually in conjunction with the Washington Automotive Press Association’s February luncheon meeting. For the full listing of CR’s automotive rankings and …READ MORE


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WAPA and Global Automakers Luncheon and Panel Discussion Recap

WAPA’s July lunch hosted by Global Automakers at the National Press Club featured a panel discussion with representatives from automotive, human behavior, and connectivity industries on how emerging vehicle technologies affect driver attention. The Global Automakers panel was led by Catherine McCullough, Executive Director of the …READ MORE


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