Rocky Mountain Automotive Press

reporting the automotive news in the Rocky Mountain West

The Rocky Mountain Automotive Press is a professional association that strives to enhance the standing of the media we represent.

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I like Nissan… I like their cars, I like their trucks and most of all, I like their people

As an auto journalist, journalistic integrity is important to me, remaining objective and without bias, but the reality is that human beings are hard-wired for bias. Researchers who study decision making theorize that somewhere in our evolutionary past, many of these biases helped us to survive. As a proud and reasonably intelligent homo- sapien/sexual, I can recognize that cognitive bias; which is our tendency to make systematic…See More
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"Just a quick note to thank David and the board for a great party! Have great holidays!"
Dec 10

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Mia Voss commented on David K. Muramoto's event 2017 RMAP Holiday Party
"Great party - thank you! "
Dec 8

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RMAP BoD Winter Update

As winter closes in, the RMAP Board of Directors thanks the Colorado Auto Dealers Association (CADA) for allowing us to host our holiday party at their headquarters in downtown Denver. CADA has been a longtime affiliate member of RMAP, and we once again thank Tim Jackson and his staff for their support! RMAP members enjoyed a sumptuous meal catered by Scratch Catering and chef David Bondrachuck to finish out the 2017 season.

For 2018, RMAP members should be prepared to vote for the vehicle(s) of the year awards by late February. The RMAP screening committee will be meeting to examine and screen cars, trucks and crossovers that meet the criteria for these awards. RMAP members should also put April 3-4 on their calendars as the Denver Auto Show (DAS) media days will take place before DAS opens to the public.

RMAP also plans to have other media events both before and after the DAS for 2018 members. Please take advantage of the early renewal discount ($50- on the page below) to remain an active and connected member of RMAP. 


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Join RMAP or Renew membership today!

Annual 2017 RMAP dues for journalists are $50 (before Feb 1, 2017) and $65 (after Feb 1, 2017). This helps support our association and is your entry to numerous professional-enrichment opportunities organized through and via RMAP.

These include dinners and press events surrounding the Denver Auto Show, the chance to take the wheel of great new vehicles on and off road at the Rocky Mountain Driving Experience - RMDE, RMAP Holiday party, and other automotive events throughout the year.

RMAP also helps promote this region's journalists to automakers, who decide which vehicles to release to the local press fleets. Your participation and support make it all happen.

If you are a new member, please Sign Up and use the PayPal option below to pay your annual dues. You will receive an email from us when your membership is approved.  If it's not approved, your PayPal payment will be promptly refunded.

Affiliate Member/Company or Automaker 2017 RMAP dues are $150 per company.  Your company may have more than one representative as RMAP members, but there is only one membership due.

You can also renew your existing RMAP membership by using the PayPal link below.


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Rocky Mountain Driving Experience


Hello! 3 Replies

Greetings! I just became a member yesterday and wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Lauren Holt and I am a blogger at I was excited to hear…Continue

Started by Lauren - Motherhood & Beyond in Sample Title. Last reply by Josh Max Aug 22.

Let's Have A Serious Conversation 1 Reply

As I am sent e-mail reminders to vote for the RMAP car of the year, I go over it and realize that I cannot truthfully, honestly, vote in a way that is fair and balanced. Why? Well, out of the total 54 rides listed, I have only driven 14 of them.…Continue

Started by Richard Melick in Sample Title. Last reply by David K. Muramoto Feb 2, 2016.

What is RMAP doing to grow? 2 Replies

So I guess this might be considered a call out to all involved, but as a member of three years, I am seeing a trend that concerns me.  We seem to be losing members, losing participation from manufacturers, and not recruiting writers of all caliber.…Continue

Started by Richard Melick in Sample Title. Last reply by Sam Haymart Dec 16, 2014.

2013 Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year awards

With RMAP's 2014 Car, Truck and SUV of the Year Awards not too far away, here's a look at one of the more innovative awards programs, one with some relevance for  our active Rocky Mountain West audience.CHANDLER, Ariz. – The automotive winners of…Continue

Started by Charles A. Giametta in Sample Title Oct 22, 2013.



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