What To Do In Austin For Formula One Weekend

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. » 10/29/14 4:04pm 10/29/14 4:04pm

The Jalopnik Guide To Pooping At The 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? » 10/28/14 1:41pm 10/28/14 1:41pm

Come Hang With Us At Jalopnik's Austin F1 Party On Friday, Oct. 31!

This weekend, the greatest show in all of motorsports is making its way back to America's most kickass state. Jalopnik will be at Formula One, and you might be, too. That's why you should come party with us at the Hi Hat Public House on Friday. » 10/27/14 3:39pm 10/27/14 3:39pm

The Next Two F1 Races Will Likely Have The Smallest Grid Since 2005

Cars are en route to Austin for the United States Grand Prix, and per Bernie Ecclestone, two teams are missing from the shipment: Caterham and Marussia. Only nine teams and eighteen cars will make the USGP the smallest Formula One grid since 2005. » 10/25/14 12:06pm 10/25/14 12:06pm

The Nissan Pao Was Japan's Answer to the Classic 1960s Euro Hatch

Welcome to Cars of The Ku, a new weekend segment where I highlight a cool car I've found around where I live. Ku (区) is the Japanese word for "city ward." Today's car of the Ku is this mint green Nissan Pao. » 9/21/14 9:00am 9/21/14 9:00am

This Is The Most Adorable Race Car In The World

I only had vague memories about this car, but thanks to Goodwood, now I want to race one more than I want a brioche con pistacchio for breakfast tomorrow, and the day after. » 9/17/14 3:33pm 9/17/14 3:33pm

Officials: Man Who Drove Into Austin SXSW Crowd Stole Car From Soldier

The man police say drove into a crowd of SXSW-goers in Austin early this morning, killing two and injuring 23, was in a car stolen from a soldier and had an outstanding arrest warrant, authorities said this afternoon. » 3/13/14 5:30pm 3/13/14 5:30pm

Man Leads Cops On Chase In Two Car2Go Smart Cars

You know, when you sign up for car sharing services like Car2Go, I don't think "lead the police on a chase in an attempt to evade arrest" is considered part of the acceptable terms of service. But that's exactly what an Austin, Texas man tried recently in not one but two Car2Go Smart Fortwos. » 11/20/13 12:15pm 11/20/13 12:15pm

Police Officer Fired For Shooting At Unarmed Man During Traffic Stop

It seems all too often that a police officer shoots an unarmed person during some kind of routine stop and gets off without consequences. Well, not this time. » 10/02/13 12:42pm 10/02/13 12:42pm

SWAT Team Takes Down Naked Man Who Set Fire In Nissan Dealership

I think everyone has thought about torching a car dealership at least once, but it takes a special kind of person to actually do it — especially naked and at 2:30 a.m. That's what authorities say a man did in Austin this morning prior to his arrest on arson charges. » 9/03/13 3:40pm 9/03/13 3:40pm

The Summer X Games Are Coming To Austin

Austin, Texas, the land of live music festivals, breakfast tacos and cheap liquor, will officially play host to the Summer X Games from 2014 to 2017, it was announced this morning. Sorry, Detroit. » 7/17/13 10:31am 7/17/13 10:31am

Cities Gunning For X Games Officially Reach Mud-Slinging Territory

First off, if you haven't done so already, vote for Detroit to get the X Games. Secondly, vote for Detroit. Third, the battle between Detroit and the other cities is getting brutal. » 6/10/13 1:37pm 6/10/13 1:37pm

Scenes From Friday Night's Viper-tastic Jalopnik Austin Meetup

If you're gonna hang out with a bunch of car enthusiasts in Austin, you've gotta do it at some food trailers. I think it's a city ordinance. » 3/09/13 12:18pm 3/09/13 12:18pm

This Is How Not To Drive A Porsche On A Race Track

Track driving is not something you can just immediately be very good at. It takes a lot of practice, and ideally you'd start in a slower car and work your way up to something fast. A Porsche 911 GT2 is not slow and isn't really the ideal car to learn in. » 2/11/13 5:21pm 2/11/13 5:21pm

Austin's Circuit Of The Americas Seeks To Get EXTREEEEEME With A Bid…

When Austin's Circuit of the Americas was being planned and built, many people wondered how it would be sustainable if it only hosted a Formula One event, some track days, and a handful of other races every year. » 1/22/13 4:40pm 1/22/13 4:40pm

Lewis Hamilton Has Won The Inaugural U.S. Grand Prix In Austin And An…

We have a winner of the first Formula One race in the United States since 2007, and it is McLaren's Lewis Hamilton. » 11/18/12 4:00pm 11/18/12 4:00pm

Things To Do When You're Stuck In Austin Traffic And The Race Started…

You guys like cars, right? Well, if you're going to the Circuit of the Americas for Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix, then I have some exciting news — you're going to spend a lot of time in a car. » 11/17/12 3:00pm 11/17/12 3:00pm

Austin's Strip Clubs Are Excited To See Formula One Fans

Our good friend at AxisOfOversteer came across this photo of the lovely ladies of Babe's Showgirls, clearly knowing their audience. If that's how you enjoy your free time, make sure to stop by Sexy Scissors for a "mildly arousing" haircut. » 11/16/12 4:20pm 11/16/12 4:20pm

Lamborghini Party Promoter Tried To Airlift Yacht To Austin's Lady Bird…

Still don't believe the Austin F1 race will be an excessive excessfest of excessiveness? A 24-karat gold clusterfuck of decadence? Here's a small anecdote from Austin's public radio station about a guy trying to airlift a massive yacht into Austin's tiny Lady Bird Lake. » 11/15/12 1:30pm 11/15/12 1:30pm