Each fall, more than 60 TAWA automotive journalists and 100-plus manufacturer representatives from throughout the nation meet for a two-day evaluation of the industry’s best trucks, SUVs and CUVs. The 2017 Truck Rodeo will return to the Longhorn River Ranch west of Austin, near Dripping Springs, on Oct. 15-17.
Results from the Texas Truck Rodeo are widely covered in national publications such as Motor Trend, Consumer Reports and USA Today.
Manufacturers covet the prestigious awards they earn at the Texas Truck Rodeo and often mention the honors in their promotional material across the globe.
The Texas Auto Writers Association, Inc, is very proud to announce our continued association with the Steel Market Development Institute as the title sponsor for the 2017 Texas Truck Rodeo!
For more on the Steel Market Development Institute, visit http://www.smdisteel.org/
Longhorn River Ranch For 2017, the Texas Truck Rodeo is returning to the Longhorn River
Ranch near Dripping Springs.
elevation changes and, with around 1,632 acres, is roughly 50%
larger than our previous venue, giving us the option for more
varied and challenging off-road courses than ever before.
routes follow the winding river roads along Onion Creek and stints at highway speeds more closely represent drive cycles Texans experience every day.
Sonesta Bee Cave Austin Hotel
Bee Cave, TX
Perfectly situated at the Hill Country Galleria west of Downtown Austin and just south of Lake Travis, the all-new Sonesta Bee Cave Austin is just 20 minutes away from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The newest property of the Sonesta Collection with it’s contemporary chic, laid-back charm and tasteful design reflective of the natural beauty and textures of its Hill Country surroundings.
The property features 195 modern guest rooms, spanning five floor, filled with amenities for you to relax and rejuvenate after long days at the ranch. Enjoy the fitness center, 24-hour business center and rooftop bar - Meridian 98 actually visited nightly by locals!
October 15-17, 2017
For this event, our members arrive on a Sunday and drive on Monday and Tuesday. Like always, following the two days of driving will be an awards ceremony at the end of the second day of driving.
Again this year, there will be NO EMBARGO for the awards announcement. We encourage social media coverage as soon as the announcements are made. News outlets that want to report the results are encouraged to attend and report from the awards ceremony.
Sunday, Oct. 9
Monday, Oct. 10
Driving Day 1
Tuesday, Oct. 11
Driving Day 2
Dinner / Awards Presentation