For years, the Texas Relays Car Show and Donk Contest in Austin brought a passionate but sometimes misunderstood car culture into the spotlight around one of Texas’ biggest track and field events. But this year, the show’s fate is uncertain after its organizer apparently invested funds in what turned out to be a scam…
Here’s a good idea: don’t punish people for being responsible.
Another weekend of Formula One’s traveling circus has left Austin, and once again Lewis Hamilton dominated the field. With a chance to be eliminated from the driver’s championship title race, Sebastian Vettel fought back to finish second and keeps the fight alive until Mexico next week.
Formula One is back in Austin, Texas, and so are a lot of you. It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year here: the oppressive heat is gone and F1 fans from around the world return like the swallows of Car-pistrano. So, we’re meeting up yet again to enjoy drinks and snacks this Friday, and you should come!
Are you also in Austin, Texas, to enjoy the last World Endurance Championship race for the foreseeable future (as far as any of us know right now)? Rad! So are we. That’s why we’re planning a meet-up 8:00 p.m. TONIGHT at Lustre Pearl East, right between Circuit of the Americas and downtown.
The woman who fell seven stories in her BMW 4 Series from the Littlefield Parking Garage in Austin, Texas has shared what the terrifying experience was like in a new interview.
Police have released video showing the moment a BMW 4 Series fell seven stories after driving off the edge of an Austin, Texas parking garage—the second such incident to happen in less than a year, which is terrifying.
Austin Police Sgt. Zachary LaHood told CBS News he’s “lucky to be alive” after experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning from a leak in his Ford Explorer. Six other Austin police officers have also been treated for carbon monoxide exposure in the last week, so the department has taken 37 of its Ford Explorer Police…
At some point, installing sturdier railing might be a good idea for Austin’s Littlefield Parking Garage. The same garage we live-streamed less than a year ago as a car was dangling from its side just had a BMW fall from its seventh floor, reports the Austin American-Statesman. The driver was taken to a local hospital…
Other than a weekend flea market that draws a decent crowd, things are pretty quiet at the corner of U.S. 183 and FM 812 in southeast Austin. There’s a VFW post, a small Circle K gas station and scattered Mexican restaurants.
Five U.S. cities are on the short list for a 2018 Formula E race, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Austin, reports the Austin-American Statesman. With electric race cars that are vastly quieter than the pit-o’-debauchery that is Sixth Street, the group pushing for the race date says they can act fast to make it…
If you’ve watched any American stock-car racing lately, you might have noticed a few changes in NASCAR for the 2017 race season. But Circuit of The Americas chairman Bobby Epstein wants things to get even weirder in the future, because it sounds like he really, really wants NASCAR to come to Austin.
It’s that time of year again in Austin, Texas! The time of year when we all put aside concerns about allergies, traffic and the slow but steady encroachment of Californians to celebrate the world’s top racing series in our town. I’m talking about the United States Grand Prix this weekend, and Jalopnik—and hopefully…
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Remember the epic rescue of a Toyota 4Runner dangling off the side of an Ausin parking garage? Driver William O’Connor recounted his experience of hanging by mere cables and having to jump out of the precariously-hanging vehicle to the Austin American-Statesman, and absolutely none of it sounds like fun.
Once again, all of the magical sportscars have descended upon Austin for Lone Star Le Mans. We know a lot of y’all (yes, y’all) are also floating around this weekend, so let’s get together. Back by popular demand, we’ll have a meet-up TONIGHT at 8 p.m. at Posse East, just north of the University of Texas campus.
Never a dull moment in Austin, Texas.
Down in Texas, in a large, overcrowded city by the name of Austin, there is a person who spends the day tossing rocks at cars on Interstate 35. Perhaps it’s jealousy of expensive Teslas, or perhaps to eliminate some traffic. Either way, the police finally found a suspect linked to nearly 100 rock-throwing incidents.
After losing an extended, expensive fight in Austin over an ordinance passed in December that mandated fingerprinting for ridesharing drivers, Uber and Lyft have ceased operating in the city. Drivers are upset about the loss of income. Riders are angry about being stuck with Austin’s insufficient cab service. Everyone…
I hope you’re not stuck somewhere in Austin where you’re unable to drive yourself today. Uber and Lyft are officially dead within Austin’s city limits as of this morning due to an ongoing temper tantrum they’re throwing over increased regulation.