 The Texas Auto Writers Association annually produces two signature events: the Texas Auto Roundup in the spring and the Texas Truck Rodeo in the fall. Throughout the year we also participate and hold general membership meetings at the Houston, Dallas and San Antonio Auto Shows as well as the State Fair of Texas.


    • Wednesday, March 22, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

    The 2017 DFW Auto Show Media Day will be held on Wednesday, March 22 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The day will be comprised of exciting product introductions from some of the major manufacturers. For admittance to the DFW Auto Show on Media Day or any other day during the Show, media must pre-register by completing the application found by clicking the link below.

    This application must be submitted by Monday, March 20 in order to receive Media Credentials. Please also note the following:
    • Media Credentials will be distributed to working media only.
    • The completed application must be submitted via email or fax by Monday, March 20.
    • Freelancers will only be issued a credential if on assignment. Please include the editor’s contact information of the media outlet for which you are covering the event on the application.
    • You may fax your application to (214) 637-2630 or email it to Marianne Jones at marianne.jones@dfwncda.com.
    • You will receive an email confirmation on the status of your application once it is reviewed.
    • No credentials will be mailed. Approved media must pick up their credentials in the Show Office at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center March 22-26.

    For questions regarding media credentials, please email Marianne Jones at marianne.jones@dfwncda.com or call (214) 637-0531. News releases and photos also are available by contacting Marianne Jones. Please note that: ALL MEDIA MUST PRE-REGISTER BEFORE MONDAY, MARCH 20 IN ORDER TO RECEIVE MEDIA CREDENTIALS.

    DFW Auto Show Media Page

    • Wednesday, April 05, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • NRG Center - One NRG Park Houston, TX 77054

    The 2017 Houston Auto Show is Texas’ first opportunity to see the latest and greatest in automotive innovation. For 2017 the show moves temporarily from its traditional late January dates to April 5th - 9th due to the NFL's Super Bowl LI.

    More than 700 of the newest model year import and domestic vehicles, concept cars and even classics, along with extreme dirt road kings, modified vehicles and ultra-luxuries, will all be on display, covering the entire 700,000 square feet of space at NRG Center, in this truly Texas-sized event.

    The Houston Auto Show features 30-plus car makers and offers an opportunity to test drive more than 70 vehicles. The newest additions for the 2016 show include a modified Camp Jeep with a dirt track, an interactive social media wall and more aftermarket vendors than ever before. This year’s entrance includes an Extreme Off-Road Parkway, featuring vehicles with specialty adaptations and double the number of ticket booths for an easier entrance.

    Press Day will begin with the first general meeting of the Membership of the Texas Auto Writers Association to be followed by the press conferences of several manufacturer representatives.

    Following the Press Conferences please join us for the 2nd Annual eco-friendly vehicle drive event.

past events

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 2016 Texas Truck Rodeo Trophy Presentation at the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show
Sunday, October 09, 2016 2016 TEXAS TRUCK RODEO
Thursday, September 29, 2016 STATE FAIR OF TEXAS AUTO SHOW MEDIA DAY
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 2016 Excellence In Craft Competition
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 Pre-Event Recce: The New Texas Truck Rodeo
Sunday, May 01, 2016 2016 TEXAS AUTO ROUNDUP
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 2016 Dallas Auto Show Media Day
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 2016 Houston Auto Show Media Day
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo
Thursday, September 24, 2015 The Texas State Fair Auto Show Media Day
Monday, June 01, 2015 2015 Excellence In Craft Competition
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 2015 DFW Auto Show Media Day
Sunday, March 08, 2015 2015 Texas Auto Roundup
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 2015 Houston Auto Show Press Preview
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 2014 Texas Truck Rodeo
Thursday, September 25, 2014 The Texas State Fair Auto Show Media Day
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Excellence In Craft Competition
Sunday, April 27, 2014 2014 Texas Auto Roundup
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 2014 DFW Auto Show Media Day
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 2014 Houston Auto Show Press Preview
Friday, June 01, 1990 1990 Annual Meeting

Upcoming events




With our two signature events, presence at the Houston, Dallas and San Antonio Auto Shows as well as the Texas State Fair Media Day, TAWA offers many opportunities for select partners to reach our Journalist, Manufacturer and Associate membership and their networks.


TAWA is always looking for journalist, associate and manufacturer members. Journalist members are required to meet professional journalistic standards, must be sponsored by two other active TAWA members and are approved by the Board of Directors.

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