The builders of the Formula 1 track in Austin, Texas have reached a deal for five years of races by Australian V8 supercars starting in 2013. Think of it as the Foster's to Nascar's Bud Light. Bonus: they turn right.
Can you eat your cake and have it, too? Can you drive your Ferrari F355 convertible for half the day, then, effortlessly, switch over to a bike despite having no roof or trunk on which to mount it? If you're this enterprising driver the answer is "rich people can make anything happen."
Austin resident Adam Norwood awoke one morning earlier this month to find this baby owl perched atop the rear wheel of his bike. It was, he said, "definitely the best excuse I've ever had for being late to work."
Despite pretending the "Texas experiment" of cutting millions in government spending to make up for billions in revenue shortfalls was working, the state is actually billions of dollars in debt. In the face of teacher layoffs, some are looking at cutting the $25 million promised to the US Grand Prix.
The United States Grand Prix organizers announced seconds ago that the new racing facility will be called the "Circuit of the Americas" or COTA for short, not to be confused with Austin-based funk band "Conceivers of the Albatross."
The unfrozen caveman lawyer representing the organizers behind the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin faces down the Travis County Commissioners Court. Watch as they mock his transparent bullshit and lack of plans.
While the penumbral financial backers of my DUI Telepresence Crown Victoria Figure Eight Racing series shovel rubles into briefcases, I'm moving on to an even bigger Greatest Racing Series Ever™: Last-man-standing road racing of the three great automotive Ambassadors!
The mysterious circumstances bringing the U.S. Grand Prix to Austin, Texas and the location of the track were both revealed today. Big-bucks former Vikings/Saints owner Red McCombs will provide the funding, and the track will be out in the sticks.
The U.S. Grand Prix is back. Austin, Texas will serve as the host city of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix from 2012 through 2021 in a purpose-built facility.
The Austin Mini had the fourth-longest production run of any car in history, behind only the Volkswagen Type I, the Morgan 4/4, and the Morris Oxford/Hindustan Motors Ambassador. By 1989, it still had 11 more years to go!