For those that follow my Facebook page you might have seen that as of last week, I am a newly minted member of the International Motor Press Association (IMPA). What does that mean? Essentially this means I am now considered an “Auto Journalist” by an organization which is comprised of members of the automotive media and publication relations.
To join IMPA you need to show that you have been paid for articles or work relating to cars. I sent in my application a little over a month ago. My application went to a review board to determine whether I am in fact an auto journalist and would be eligible for membership. As we all know that I am, they made the correct determination. I can now tell people, “I am a member of the International Motor Press Association.” which sounds cool!