Events Calendar

 3 & 4 November

Honda & Western Group driving day


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Welcome to the Western Group of Motoring Writers (WGMW) which is a professional group of specialists and who live in the West Country and South Wales.

The group was formed in 1983 to provide a body which can not only represent the views of its members when communicating with others in the motor industry, but also perform the role of event organiser for motoring events, test drives and new model launches.

The group boasts over 20 full and honorary members with interests that cover the full range of motoring journalism, including regional and national press, broadcast media, trade press, photography and specialist publications. Use your smartphone to scan the QR code and save the site to your favourites for immediate access.

Group activities are held throughout the region on a regular basis. We constantly strive to raise professional standards and protect our members' interests and liaise with motoring writers' groups in other parts of the UK.

Highlight of the year is undoubtedly the WGMW’s annual invitation-only PR Driving Day held at Castle Combe race circuit in Wiltshire each summer, when we see a wide range of cars available to be test driven by representatives of the motor manufacturers’ press office teams.

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