2017 WAPA Rally

Join the Washington Automotive Press Association for the 2017 WAPA Rally! We are planning an exciting and informative annual drive event on the roads just beyond the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on the scenic Eastern Shore of Maryland. This is your opportunity to drive or ride in the latest and greatest cars, trucks and SUVs provided by our automotive partners. This year we have a full day of driving scheduled, while also offering great opportunities for networking.

Event fee includes beverages, light breakfast, hearty lunch, sunset reception hors d’oeuvres and a special WAPA gift for members. We’ll also have contests and prizes to add to the fun. You will have much to share with your audience during and after your day of driving fun at the 2017 #WAPARally. We look forward to seeing you there, and don’t forget to invite a prospective new media member to join us for our premier annual event!

2017 WAPA Rally – Thursday, Oct. 12 | 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

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Schedule of Events:

  • 8:30 am : Registration Opens
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am : Breakfast & Welcome
  • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm : Drive Loops
  • 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm : Networking Lunch
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm : Drive Loops
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm : Networking Reception

2017 WAPA Rally Vehicles :

Check back here daily (or via #WAPARally) for the latest vehicle announcements!

Thank you to all our Rally sponsors!

  • Diamond Sponsors: Harman Kardon, Kia, Michelin
  • Platinum Sponsors: Buick, Chevrolet, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Ford, Genesis, GMC, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen
  • Gold Sponsors: Acura, Audi, Drive Shop, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar / Land Rover, National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), Volvo
  • Silver Sponsor: BMW, Cadillac, Event Solutions International (ESI), MINI, Washington Auto Show

CBBCRally Location: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
500 Pier 1 Road – Kent Island, MD 21666

InnRally Hotel : The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
180 Pier One Road – Kent Island, MD 21666

2016 WAPA Rally Photos

For an idea of what to expect at the WAPA Rally, check out our 2016 Event Photo Galleries by John Soule and Thomas Graves.

For more information on the 2017 WAPA Rally, including Sponsorship Inquiries, please contact our Rally Director, Philip Van der Vossen from Gunaxin.

Video clips borrowed from : SubaruWRXFan, Redline Reviews, Right Foot Down, Twin Cam, Queen Anne’s County TV, and a few others. Thanks.