The New England Motor Press Association was founded in 1987 to coordinate professional media coverage of the auto industry in the six Northeastern states. Membership is by invitation and open to carmakers and their public-relations and communications staffs, suppliers to the automotive industry, and trade and consumer auto show producers as well as auto writers and photographers.
Today, NEMPA’s 55 working media members appear on network and cable TV, on the Internet and radio, and in regional and national newspapers and magazines. NEMPA members reach virtually all of New England’s 14.5 million citizens—in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont—and they understand their audience’s demographics, buying habits and automotive preferences.
NEMPA invites industry figures to address its monthly meetings, at the Boston Globe, and maintains a web site at www.nempa.org. NEMPA also organizes several annual events, including the famous Ragtop Ramble each summer (hosting industry friends on a dinner cruise, a convertible run and a lobster lunch on the coast of Maine) and annually bestows awards that range from the Winter Car of New England to the Yankee Technology Cup and the Ritvo Design & Elegance Award.
NEMPA partners include MIT and MFA, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, and the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA.