All tagged Washington Automotive Press Association

LGBTQ Family Night at the Washington Auto Show — Gurl!

I caught up with William West Hopper, one of the event leaders, after the Washington Auto Show to talk about the LGBTQ Family Night, which occurred on 1 February 2018.

What’s the concept for the event?  When did it begin?

"LGBTQ Family Night was originally designed last year to be an opportunity for the LGBT community to come out to the Washington Auto Show, and feel as if they are a part of the overall Washington DC family.  This is especially important “since the political climate of the country was changing toward less inclusion.” “This year we added to our sponsors and attracted more attendees.” 

Introducing STEM to kids at the Washington Auto Show with OwnersIllustrated and ToyzElectronics

We had a very exciting discussion with Damola Idowu and his talented son Wole on introducing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to kids at the Washington Auto Show. to get them to understand that they can be the creators of future technologies that will power our transportation systems.  It's an interesting and engaging interview.  Also check out the Part 2 video which goes deeper into entrepreneurship.  #WAS18

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.