WAPA becomes Ioniq

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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


WAPA Members Learn About Steel

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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


Washington DC Proclaims Warren Brown Day

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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


2017 WAPA Rally Teaser

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The 2017 WAPA Rally will be held on October 12, 2017, on Kent Island, MD at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. We can’t wait to see our automotive media friends at our premier annual event. The Washington Automotive Press Association would like to thank our generous …READ MORE


2017 Consumer Reports Autos Issue

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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


2017 WAPA Event Calendar

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Join the Washington Automotive Press Association for an exciting 2017 year full of high-quality events! Not a member of WAPA yet? It’s easy and affordable to join. JANUARY 18 – Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) – ** POSTPONED ** FEBRUARY 28 – Consumer Reports and 2017 …READ MORE


2016 WAPA Rally Coverage

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  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


2016 WAPA Rally – Graves

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The 2016 WAPA Rally was held on October 13th at The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Kent Island, MD. It was our largest Rally ever with over 50 vehicles and 150 attendees. Images in this gallery were shot by photographer Thomas Graves. WAPA Members may use …READ MORE


2016 WAPA Rally – Soule

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The 2016 WAPA Rally was held on October 13th at The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Kent Island, MD. It was our largest Rally ever with over 50 vehicles and 150 attendees. Images in this gallery were shot by photographer John Soule of MyImagez. WAPA Members …READ MORE


Washington Automotive Press Association Announces 2016 WAPA Rally Award Winners

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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