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.
In Austin, a political action committee completely funded by ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft threw an $8 million temper tantrum over regulations the city council wants to enact on ride-hailing. It’s turned into one of the most contentious and aggravating elections the city has ever seen. The worst part is neither…
My mailbox is now an endless chute of garbage thanks to Austin’s Proposition 1, an Uber and Lyft-penned measure that deals with ride-hailing regulations. I’ve been called, emailed and texted. I’ve gotten spammy notifications on my phone and campaigners at my door. At what point does campaigning become harassment?
If you’re in Austin this weekend, whether it’s for MotoGP or just the tacos, you need to get on down to the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show on the East Side. The admission’s free!
If you somehow don’t like bikes, or bike racing, what you need to do is tune into the only American race on the MotoGP calendar this year. It will change your mind. Even better, if you’re in Texas, you should come out and join us!
You know how I knew the Great Jalopnik Throwdown over driverless cars would be good? Because it started almost immediately with a diatribe from Jason Torchinsky about robotic car enslavement. And Alex Roy talking about how he’ll stash motorcycles all over the city to do “a social good” if banning cars becomes an…
This is your official reminder to RSVP for our incredible SXSW Throwdown next Monday! What are you waiting for? It’s going to be the greatest party the world has ever seen!
Are you going to be in Austin for SXSW? You could spend big bucks on a badge to hear the startup crowd bloviate about #disrupting, or you could come to Jalopnik’s big throwdown instead! The Great Jalopnik Throwdown at SXSW is coming Monday, March 14, from 6-10 p.m.
The original Mini is, quite deservedly, considered one of the greatest designs in all of motoring. It’s a triumph of packaging that defined a template still used today. But it had one pretty big flaw, one that was (almost) fixed by a controversial, prostitute-loving, tax-frauding politician, who was also the force…
In Austin, Texas, honor is taken seriously. As any Austintonian can tell you, traditions are strong. Traditions like the ancient and venerated art of solving mild traffic disputes with a ritualistic bat-and-pole fight, just like these two noble morons did Monday morning, at least according to a Tweeted video of the…
Austin-area residents living near Circuit of the Americas awoke to tornado warnings this morning. If you thought it was bad last weekend and openly wondered, “How much worse can it get?,” congratulations: we’re all blaming you. COTA was so inundated with storm water that parts of it flooded today.
Every time there’s a major race in Austin, someone always questions why. Why are we going here? Why didn’t we go somewhere else that lives and breathes motorsport instead? Thus, I feel somewhat compelled to stand up for this place and say nah, we’re awesome, and you’re nuts if you haven’t been here.
Jeep XJs are some seriously capable vehicles able traverse some gnarly terrain without breaking a sweat. But with great capability comes great responsibility. What happens when you forget to take your XJ off-roading? It goes off-roading anyway.
I stopped by with a vintage German camera to see the vintage German cars line up before the rally.
Want to get up close and personal with your favorite F1-related personalities, or perhaps hang out with other car nerds? We've got your back, plus Halloween in Austin is always a party. Here are the other events in Austin related to this week's United States Grand Prix.
If you're coming to Circuit of the Americas for the United States Grand Prix, welcome! We're here to answer the most burning question that no one's ever tackled in a local guide: where's the best place to go to the bathroom at the track?