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RMAP 2012 Awards video
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I took video of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press Awards presentation yesterday.  It's not very good, but it's the best my little camera can do.  You can view it on YouTube:…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Aaron Turpen Mar 22, 2012.

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Aaron Turpen commented on Andrey Smirnov's page 2014 Rocky Mountain Driving Experience
"It was a great time and I managed to get into nearly every vehicle there. Great job, Andre and everyone who made it happen! Many thanks to the manufacturers who brought us such great stuff to drive too."
Jun 20
Aaron Turpen commented on Andrey Smirnov's page 2014 Rocky Mountain Driving Experience
"Scrape the manure off first. :)"
Jun 17
Aaron Turpen commented on Andrey Smirnov's page 2014 Rocky Mountain Driving Experience
"High Plains Raceway requires long pants and close-toed shoes. Helmets must be worn while driving on the track, but those are usually provided (bring your own if you've got one). Hopefully there will be balaclavas like last year. Big bonus. "
Jun 14
Aaron Turpen commented on Andrey Smirnov's page 2014 Rocky Mountain Driving Experience
"Rumors say there will be an Alfa 4C.. *eyebrow wiggle*"
May 23
Aaron Turpen and Brooke Mutzbauer are now friends
May 8
Aaron Turpen commented on Andrey Smirnov's event 2014 RMDE (Rocky Mountain Driving Experience)
"Woo! I hear Halie is bringing the Mazda3 2.5i too! :D"
Apr 26
Aaron Turpen is attending Andrey Smirnov's event

2014 RMDE - Day2 at Embassy Suites / High Plains Raceway

June 19, 2014 all day
This is Day2 of the event.  Meet for breakfast at the Embassy Suites DIA and proceed to High Plains Raceway.RSVP deadline - May 5th, 2014.See More
Apr 26

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Danielle Badler and Aaron Turpen are now friends
Apr 13
Aaron Turpen is attending Andrey Smirnov's event

2014 DAS Breakfast (Sponsored by Ford) at The Corner Office

April 9, 2014 from 8am to 10am
Please join RMAP and Ford for breakfast ahead of the 2014 Denver Auto Show.  This event will precede the Denver Auto Show - Press Day.Press Day schedule is here:http://rmapmedia.ning.com/page/2014-dasThis event is for RMAP members only (no guests). Please RSVP as soon as possible to help with planning.See More
Mar 13
Aaron Turpen is attending Andrey Smirnov's event

2014 DAS - Dinner (Sponsored by Nissan) at Maggiano's Little Italy

April 8, 2014 from 5pm to 6:45pm
Please join RMAP and Nissan for dinner ahead of the 2014 Denver Auto Show.  This event will precede the Denver Auto Show - Charity Preview Party at the Colorado Convention Center.  RMAP will be presenting the 2014 Rocky Mountain Car, Truck, and SUV of the year award at the Charity Preview Party.This event is for RMAP members and allows one guest per member. Please RSVP as soon as possible to help with planning.See More
Mar 13
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Mar 10
Aaron Turpen is attending Andrey Smirnov's event

2014 DAS Lunch (Sponsored by Chrysler) at Row Fourteen Bistro and Wine Bar

April 9, 2014 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Please join RMAP and Chrysler for lunch during the Denver Auto Show - Press Day.Press Day schedule is here:http://rmapmedia.ning.com/page/2014-dasThis event is for RMAP members only (no guests). Please RSVP as soon as possible to help with planning.See More
Mar 10
Aaron Turpen is attending Andrey Smirnov's event

2014 Denver Auto Show - Charity Preview Party at Colorado Convention Center

April 8, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm
Join the 2014 Denver Auto Show for a special Charity Preview Party on April 8th 7-10pm.  RMAP member and one guest are invited to the festivities."Dress is business or cocktail attire."Part of the show (starting at 7:00pm) will include the RMAP Vehicle of the Year award presentation.  RMAP membership will vote on Car, SUV, and Truck of the Year for 2014.  Finalists and winners will be shown and announced at the show in an Oscars style video presentation. Remember to renew your 2014 RMAP…See More
Mar 10
Aaron Turpen is attending Andrey Smirnov's event

2014 DAS Dinner (Sponsored by GM) at Oceanaire Seafood Room

April 9, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Please join RMAP and General Motors for dinner after the Denver Auto Show - Press Day.Press Day schedule is here:http://rmapmedia.ning.com/page/2014-dasThis event is for RMAP members only (no guests). Please RSVP as soon as possible to help with planning.See More
Mar 10
Aaron Turpen is attending Andrey Smirnov's event
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2014 RMDE (Rocky Mountain Driving Experience) at Denver, CO

June 18, 2014 to June 19, 2014
Save the date: June 18th and 19th.Details will be posted as they become available.RSVP deadline - May 5th, 2014.See More
Jan 21

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First Name
Aaron
Last Name
Turpen
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CARFAX, CarNewsCafe.com, GuysGab.com, and more
Position or Title
Freelance Journalist
What is your web site address
http://www.AaronOnAutos.com
Are you an automotive journalist?
Yes
What type of membership? 1. Full (Journalist) 2. Affiliate (company) 3.Qualified (apprentice) 4.Retired or 5. Program Guest? (Please see about us for membership types)
1. Full (Journalist)

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The 2013 VW Beetle Convertible Turbo May Be The Ultimate Chick Magnet

"The new VW Beetle Convertible Turbo is definitely not your mama’s nostalgia-mobile wandering around town in air conditioned, flower-putting grooviness. It has become far more than that and those old clichés are gone."

Read more at GuysGab.com. Cuz you know you wanna. Comon! Read it! Go! Go now!…

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Posted on August 26, 2013 at 3:04pm

RMAP 4xFall in Colorado puts journalists offroad in a dozen new vehicles

The Rocky Mountain Automotive Press held its first annual 4xFall event, which puts journalists together with manufacturers in unique off road situations in the beautiful fall colors in the high altitude of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. On hand were twelve vehicles, many of which were 2013 model year trucks and SUVs that…

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Posted on September 14, 2012 at 12:37pm

2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium PZEV - The Go-Anywhere Fuel Sipper

The Suburu Impreza Premium partial zero emissions vehicle (PZEV) is an all-wheel-drive sedan with impressive interior room for a compact. It sports good fuel economy and has all of the goat-like off-track power Subaru is known for.

The manufacturer says

Its clever engineering combines trademark Subaru control and reliability with added safety, technology and interior space, all while going easier on your wallet, thanks to an impressive 36 miles per…

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Posted on July 10, 2012 at 4:31am

How to become an automotive writer in 5 easy steps

This is from my site at GreenBigTruck.com.  I think you'll enjoy it.

Just about everyone who visits websites like this or reads auto magazines thinks “Wow, what a great job those guys have. People hand them free cars to drive, feed them lunch and dinner at fancy restaurants, and even take them to the race track! And all they have to do is write about it.…

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Posted on June 24, 2012 at 7:57pm

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