Happy Hour en el Escuadrón! 29 Julio 2022


At the 2020 Chicago Auto Show 6 FEB - Press Day -- Pepe Forte, Pablo Lotter, Al Vásquez


Breakfast at the Ford Super-duty event — with Pepe Forte, Luis Fernández, Al Vázquez, Pepe Delfino, and Javier Mota at Wigwam Creek South, Litchfield Park, Arizona.  Jan 2020



2020 Ford Mustang GT 500 Shelby presentation in Las Vegas October 27, 2019

Ricardo Rodríguez-Long, Luis Fernández, Pepe Delfino, Javier Mota, Al Vásquez, Joaquín Ruhi, Fredy Wiles  @ Hotel Delano Las Vegas



VW Atlas Cross Sport Reveal — with Javier Mota, Jorge J. Koechlin, Pepe Forte & Pepe Delfino at The Edwin Hotel, Autograph Collection - Chattanooga TN. 10 OCT 2019



At Louisville, KY Airport going home from the 2020 Ford Escape Event  - SEP 2019 -

Sandra Muñoz, Pepe Forte, Pepe Delfino, Jaime Florez
Standing:  Ricardo Garage Latino, Luis Fernández, José Carlos De Mier


At The Kreeger Museum. 22 Jul 2019

Cadillac Event - Javier Mota, Lauren Fix, Al Vásquez, Paul Brian


Zingerman's Roadhouse - FCA Event - June 2019


March 2019 Luncheon at the Curtiss Mansion in Miami Springs. Sponsored by RAM 3500 HD and Jeep Gladiator.

21 March 2019 - Juan Robbin, Marlen Bedoya, Pepe Delfino, Tony Serrato, María Ravani, Blanca Riglos, Kimberly Shultz, Angelo Serrato, Angélica Willard, David Tamariz, Nacho García.


José Carlos De Mier, Tony Serrato & Angelo Serrato at Baptist Hospital car show in Kendall



xFredy Wiles & Mrs. Wiles , Daniel Alvarez, Daniel Romagnoli, Joe Castello, Pepe Delfino , Pablo Loter, Gaby Delfino, Blanca Riglos- Lotter
A look at the first Rolls-Royce SUV, a tour of the Acqualina Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, and the election of officers for 2019 all were features of SAMA’s November luncheon on Nov. 29.

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV was unveiled to the global press just weeks ago in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and is included among the amenities for the $38 million, move-in-ready “Palazzo del Cielo” Penthouse at the Acqualina Resort on Collins  Av



Pepe Forte, Ariel Garcia Linares, Maria Ravani, Fredy Wiles, Pepe Delfino

Lunch stop around Park City, Utah, nearby restaurant during the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Launch - August 22. 2018


zPablo Lotter & Al Vásquez  July 2018


Wonderful luncheon with great friends and SAMA colleagues, a big thank you to Kimberly for the invitation 2/NOV/2017  Shuckers Miami Beach
Eduardo Hapke, Kim Shultz, Marcello Serrato, Jaime Florez, Paul Borden, Bill Adam, Pepe Delfino

Daniel Alvarez - Angelo Serrato - Freddy Wiles - Pablo Lotter - Pepe Delfino 

SAMA October 26 -  2017 Lunch - Subaru Crosstrek - Rusty Pelican Key Biscayne

Jaime Gabaldoni , Al Vásquez y Javier Mota en la presentación del Bugatti Chiron en Miami - 29 APR 2016

Enjoying a wonderful lunch with the SAMA Board and our good friends Ariel Linares and Yvonne Lorie representing Hyundai and Genesis!! — with Ariel Garcia-Linares, Paul Borden, Al Vázquez, Jose Delfino, Yvonne Bonilla Lorie, Marcello Serrato and Bill Adam at The Fish House.


Marcello Serrato at Embarcadero 41 Miami.
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TBT Looking at old photos, & came across this one from the Sonata Southern Media Event in Memphis, TN. What a great time! — with Familia SobreRodas,Simón Gómez Vásquez, Josh Lewis, Jonathan Brownfield, Chris Brewer, Angelica Willard, Jose Delfino and Enrique Kogan.

SAMA members at the 2015 Ford Edge presentation - W Hotel Scottsdale AZ - Second week of March 2015

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SAMA board members join VW's John Schilling for dinner at Mandarin Oriental  - 26 FEB 2015





SAMA executive board members joined Volkswagen of America product communications general manager John Schilling for dinner recently at the La Mar by Gaston Acurio restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Brickell Key.  - Photos by Ron Beasley


Board Meeting at Lesters Diner , Saturday Morning Feb/7/2015


Welcome to Miami, Patrick! - SAMA board members meet GM's new East Coast Communications Manager

SAMA officers and board members gathered with General Motors officials at the La Mar Restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel to welcome Patrick Hernandez to Miami as GM's new East Coast Communications Manager. Pictured (l-r) are Ron Beasley, Paul Borden, Kim Carpenter, Bill Adam, Hernandez, Pepe Delfino, Marcello Serrato, Jaime Florez, Jaime Gabaldoni and Leslie Hettinger Warnke.   October- 7 - 2014

Kim Carpenter, Bill Adam and Patrick Hernandez.
Jaime Gabaldoni and Leslie Hettinger Warnke.
Jaime Florez, Jaime Gabaldoni and Patrick Hernandez. Pepe Delfino and Marcello Serrato.
Paul Borden, Kim Carpenter
Paul Borden, Kim Carpenter and Bill Adam
Kim Carpenter and Bill Adam Leslie Hettinger Warnke, Pepe Delfino and Marcello Serrato.


2015 Hyundai Sonata Event at Memphis - July 2014



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Porsche Event - Interview with Maria Sharapova
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SAMA Board Meeting at Deli Lane - Feb 2014


SAMA board members dine with Lincoln execs.



February 26, 2014 - SAMA board members dined with Lincoln Motor Co. executives recently at Il Gabianno in the Intercontinental Hotel in Downtown Miami. Pictured (l-r) are SAMA members Javier Mota and Simon Gomez, SAMA President Bill Adam, SAMA Secretary Pepe Delfino, Lincoln Design Communications Manager Francesca Montini, SAMA Treasurer Marcello Serrato, Lincoln Director of Design David Woodhouse and SAMA board member Ron Beasley. The Lincoln executives were in Miami for a panel discussion on designing luxury at the American Institute of Architects.


SAMA members at Hyundai Santa Fe Event - Virginia,  May 2013
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SAMA members at Scion iQ event - Omphoy Resort in Palm Beach, December 7 -8, 2011

 Pepe Forte and Javier Mota get close up and personal with the Scion iQ

Automotive press members look over Scion iQ at Omphoy Resort in Palm Beach


SAMA members Angelo Serrato and Mark Elias at the Scion iQ preview in Palm Beach




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Here's SAMA board member Ron Beasley getting set to drive the Boss 302 Ford Mustang during a recent visit to the Ford Proving Grounds in Romeo, Michigan.

SAMA member Ric Green waits to get on the road in the new Ford Explorer during a recent visit to the Ford Proving Grounds in Romeo, Michigan.

SAMA members (l-r) Ron Beasley, Emilio Lezcano, Jaime Gabaldoni and Rick Green take a break while attending the recent Ford Edge and Explorer ride-and-drive event at the Ford Proving Grounds in Romeo, Michigan.

Pictured are Jaime Gabaldoni and Odette Jiminez at the recent Ford Explorer and Edge event at the Ford Proving Grounds in Romeo, Michigan. 



Al Vásquez & Jaime Gabaldoni working at the Chicago Auto Show  Feb 2011 - Photo from Facebook -  Liz Ward , Jorge Koechlin , Javier Mota at Bentley Event in Miami Beach


Jaime Florez & Pepe Delfino at the Nissan Commercial Vans Event ------- Pepe Forte & Ricardo Rodriguez Long at the Hyundai Event y Alabama

,Angélica Willard and Tony Serrato at the Chevy Cruze Event at Lanier Lake - Georgia - Photos by Germán Botero - August 2010
Drifting at Wall Stadium in New Jersey - Photo by Terence Keon - June 2010
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Board Meeting Saturday 20 FEB 2010 at Deli Cafe in South Miami



PHOTO GALLERY (Click on pictures to enlarge)

SAMA member Pepe Forte lines up a shot on the new Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2010 during the recent Atlanta preview of the new vehicle. Ford’s Mark Fields talks about the future of the industry with members of the Southern Automotive Media Association

Baltimore's John Peige is all smiles after joining SAMA during the recent Kia Soul press preview in Miami

SAMA member Ariel Linares shows off the lineup of new Genesis Coupes during the recent Las Vegas national press preview for the hot new Hyundai offering

Al Vazquez with Kia Motors America public relations director Alex Fedorak during the recent Miami preview of the new Kia Soul

AutoMundo publisher Jorge Koechlin lines up a shot on a new Kia Soul during a rest stop at North Dade's Highlands Hammock Park

FAMA Publisher Al Vazquez lines up a shot on the new Kia Soul during the recent Miami preview of the new vehicle at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Marcello Serrato chats with friends during the recent Kia Soul event

Tony Lesesne and Cadillac's David Schiavone at  Cadillac Hybrid event on South Beach AutoMundo’s Jorge Koechlin and Paulina Muro enjoy a moment in the sun during their recent sojourn to the Suncadia Resort in Cle Ellum, WA for the Kia introduction of its new Borrego SUV. 
Pepe Forte wins a Flex for a week.- Sourrounded by members of the Ford Flex development team, Pepe Forte is all smiles after his name was drawn from the pile at a recent Ford preview for the new vehicle at Segafredo’s Restaurant in Miami. Pepe won the use of a new Flex for a week. Batanga shoots the Flex.- Sergio Tacchella lines up a shot on what’s under the hood of the new Ford Flex during a recent preview of the vehicle at Segafredo’s Restaurant in Downtown Miami’s Brickell area. 
ESPN  journalist Dalia Duran received Joel Casamayor Pasion Award from Marcello Serrato, president of Prestige Auto Specialists. The Pasion Magazine Cuban Sports Award sponsored by GM, Prestige and others.
Photo by Angelica Willard
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Ron Beasley, Emilio Lezcano and Jaime Florez are all smiles after taking a test drive in a Nissan Moca during the recent Nissan 360 event in Cascais Portugal. Photo by:
Katherine Zachary
SAMA member Jose Delfino watching the "Roads of the Incas- Peruvian Grand Prix", a one week long rallye in the Andes. In the picture, a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo on the first racing day, 16 Set, 2007 driven by former World Rallye Champion,  Juha Kankhunen from Finnland. Here's SAMA member Bill Adam hard at work doing the job he likes best – racing an Audi R-8 at Sebring.

Arturo Duran (left) and Ron Beasley obviously enjoyed their test drive of a new Corvette convertible at the recent General Motors press preview of the company's 2008 product line. 

SAMA member Jaime Gabaldoni lines up a shot on the new Infiniti EX35 during a recent ride-and-drive through Southern California's Santa Monica Mountains. Gabaldoni says Infiniti has a winner with its new crossover entry.

SAMA members Dick Kelley, Javier Mota, Fredy Wiles and Pepe Forte relax on the front porch of the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation Lodge following Toyota's recent press preview of the all-new Highlander SUV at the eastern Georgia resort.

 Photo by: Paul Borden

Jaime Flores, Guillermo de la Corte and Arturo Duran were just three of the SAMA members who attended the General Motors 2008 product preview in Nashville, Tennessee in early September. GM quartered press members at the sprawling Gaylord Opryland. Among the vehicles showcased were the new Chevrolet Malibu and Cadillac CTS, as well as the exciting new hybrid-powered Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon SUVs.