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?
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.
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.
Needless to say, I fell in love with the Austin A40 Farina at first sight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.