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2017 Washington Automotive Press Association Rally Highlights

The Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) held it's annual rally on October 12th on Kent Island Md at the Inn at the Chesapeake Beach Club.  WAPA and about 30 sponsors made the event possible.  About 200 automotive journalists and influencers we are able to drive and photograph about 55 vehicles that covered nearly every market segment from the Rolls Royce Wraith Black Badge to a more affordable Kia Rio.  The only problem was that one day is not enough time to try them all; but everyone did their best.

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD - A Strong Contender

I spent a week getting to know the all new 2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD compact crossover decked out in Soul Red Crystal Metallic and Parchment Leather.  The CX-5 is Mazda’s sales leader and a player in the highly competitive compact crossover market.  Does the 2017 CX-5 deliver what it takes to continue to lead sales in the Mazda line up and beat out the competition for market share?  Is the CX-5 a contender?

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Top Down in the Lowcountry

What can I say, it was a special day where I had the chance to evaluate a set of joyous vehicles on the open road to replicate the daily itinerary of the active “two car” family during Mazda’s Southern Escape held at Montage Palmetto Bluff, a luxury resort in the Lowcountry between Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA. The property is nestled within a 20,000-acre forest surrounded by 32 miles of riverfront (May River) with massive, live oaks draped in Spanish moss dominating the picturesque landscape.

2016 Mazda CX-9: Premium Family Focus at Montage Palmetto Bluff Resort

It was a beautiful few days in South Carolina where Mazda structured their Active Lifestyle Drive Program so the press could experience a cadre of their latest products. I first focused on an adventure in the all-new 2016 CX-9 SUV from the beautiful Montage Palmetto Bluff Resort to Sea Pines Resort, in Hilton Head Island, SC. The family and fitness activity of choice for me was the art of kayaking which paired perfectly with the CX-9 and its active and daring traits.