VIP Tours, Ask the Expert offered at 2017 Auto Show

VIP Tours, Ask the Expert offered at 2017 Auto Show

Four longtime automotive journalists will offer an in-depth look at the products on display at the 2017 Washington Auto Show through their individualized two-hour VIP tours. John Davis, Les Jackson, Alvin Jones and William West Hopper will offer their automotive insights during these tours throughout the Auto Show.

At the outset of their visit to the Auto Show, consumers can get an insiderês perspective on what theyêve come to see. Washington Post automotive columnist Warren Brown will host the –Ask the Expert” booth at the main entrance to the Auto Show, where he will discuss the trends and technologies shaping the industry.

John Davis is the Emmy-award winning producer, host and creator of MotorWeek, televisionês original and longest running automotive series. Davis can be seen and heard throughout the country on PBS and the Velocity cable networks. As host of MotorWeek, Davis has the opportunity to put all of the new car models through extensive road tests and to judge their practicality for buyers. Davis and MotorWeek have worked in recent years with the U.S. Department of Energy to promote public awareness of alternative fuels.

A professional automotive journalist who test drives and reviews approximately 100 new vehicles from all manufacturers yearly, Les Jackson is intimately familiar with the operation and engineering specifications of every one of the hundreds of vehicles available in the U.S. His new-vehicle reviews and how-to articles have appeared in prominent publications for more than 25 years. Jackson is currently co-host and technical expert on –Cruise Control,” a nationally syndicated radio program devoted to all aspects of the automotive world.

As a host of –Planet Vehicle” and the –Womenês Business Report” on Washington, DCês News Channel 8, Alvin Jones is a multimedia commentator who knows how to reach his audience. Jones is also well known in the DC area for his jazz background as host of the hit shows –Slow Jam” on WKYS-FM and –The Quiet Storm” on WHUR-FM. A former media personality with BET, Jones created the persona –The Unseen VJ” and hosted and produced several music video programs for the network.

William West Hopper is sought after for his in-depth automotive knowledge as well as his knowledge of local history, interior design, art and antiques. A lifelong automotive enthusiast, Hopper currently serves on the board of the Washington Automotive Press Association and has served as a director for the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, overseeing club publications, website and social media. Called a –consummate consumer with a nose for a bargain” by the Washington Post, Hopper produces the Queer4Cars blog, which focuses on automotive reviews, with a special interest in road trip destination travel.

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