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Polynesian Lawn and Paradise Ballroom

668 Friendship Rd

Tracys Landing, MD 20779

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The Washington Automotive Press Association is pleased to announce our 2019 Rally on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay! As in the past, attendees will be able to experience a behind-the-wheel test of new vehicles from a variety of automobile manufacturers. Representatives from the manufacturers will be on hand, so this is an excellent opportunity to network with them and other members.

The WAPA Rally will be held on Thursday, October 10th at Herrington on the Bay's Paradise Ballroom, located on Friendship road.

Driving routes will be on local public roads with opportunities for photos. Rolling roads by the bay with pleasant company, good food, and news-worthy vehicles - what could be a better way to spend a day?

Registration will be open only for 2019 WAPA Members, industry representatives, and other approved members of the automotive press.

What Brands Will Be Attending?

Acura - 2020 Acura TLX PMC | 2020 RDX SH-AWD A-Spec

Alfa Romeo - Stelvio Quadrifoglio

BMW - Z4

Buick - Enclave Essence ST

Cadillac - XT6


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Dodge - Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye

Fiat - Fiat 500X


GMC - 2500HD


Hyundai - Palisade Limited AWD

Jeep - Jeep Gladiator


Lexus - 2020 RC F Track Edition

Mazda - CX-5 and the MX-5 RF

Maserati North America - Levante & Quattroporte





Ram - Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Subaru - 2020 Outback & 2020 Legacy

Toyota - 2020 Supra

Volkswagen - GLI and Arteon

Thank you to all our Rally sponsors!

Event registration for the WAPA 2019 Fall Rally is Free to current 2019 WAPA members. A $20 deposit is required and will be refunded after the WAPA Fall 2019 Rally for those that attend. If you do not attend, you will forfeit the registration fee.

If you are not a WAPA Member, you must be a professional member of the media, and the fee is $65 to attend. You will be reviewed for membership in WAPA when you submit your qualifications and member application.

The WAPA Fall 2019 Rally includes, in addition to a day of driving, beverages, a light breakfast, a hearty lunch, and afternoon refreshments.

We look forward to seeing you at our premier annual event!

We will be driving on delightful country roads with beautiful Fall scenery, so bring your camera! #WAPARally

Schedule of Events:

  • 8 am: Registration Opens
  • 8:30 am – 9 am: Breakfast & Welcome
  • 9:30 am-Noon: Morning Drive Loops
  • Noon – 1 pm: Networking Lunch
  • 1 pm – 4 pm: Afternoon Drive Loops
  • 4 pm – 6 pm: Sponsors Reception and Award Ceremony
  • 6 pm: WAPA Fall 2019 Rally Ends

Rally Hotel:

Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa (Room registration link)

For More Information:

Contact: Carter MacLeod with questions.

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Polynesian Lawn and Paradise Ballroom

668 Friendship Rd

Tracys Landing, MD 20779

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No Refunds

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