Few tracks are requested as often by racing fans as Watkins Glen. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about Formula One or Barbie Jeep racing, people want to see it on Watkins Glen. Today, IndyCar fans got their wish: the series will return to upstate New York’s blue barrier’d behemoth on Labor Day weekend.
The race formerly known as the Grand Prix of Boston won’t be happening in Boston, reports the Boston Globe. The relationship between the city and race promoters had gone foul, and both are pointing fingers at each other as to why this race won’t work. Organizers are now looking for a back-up city for the race.
A train on Boston’s Red Line apparently left a station without an operator, the MBTA announced in a statement this morning. Hm. That’s not great.
Yesterday, we discussed how the centuries old USS Constitution was going to enter the almost equally as old Dry Dock #1 at what was once the Boston Naval Shipyards. Well, that event took place and was captured in a series of fantastic time lapse videos posted below.
After standing guard on Boston Harbor for nearly twenty years, the centuries old USS Constitution, the U.S. Navy’s symbolic flagship and floating museum will be put into her almost equally as vintage dry dock for inspections and repairs to her wooden hull and complex rigging.
The buried locale formerly known as the "city of Boston" has seen a record 80,000,000 feet of snow this winter, and with it, life has seen changes. Not all at once, and some of them have been very gradual. But the biggest change may be the source of all that commuter traffic. Namely, the vehicles lying on their sides.
As many of you know, I recently moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where – and I am told this by several longtime residents – the drivers are the worst. I find this interesting, however, because I had previously lived in Atlanta, Georgia, where many native Atlantans had assured me that local drivers are the worst.
A round of congratulations is in order for Boston, which just supplanted Washington D.C. as the home to America's absolute worst drivers. Great job, Boston!
Storrow Drive is one of Boston's busiest roads. It also doesn't allow trucks, because it's crossed by several low-hanging bridges. One trucker decided he'd risk it and wound up dumping a shipping container in the center lane.
The Massachusetts State Troopers released this video of a speeding car coming within inches of smashing one of their officers to bits in Boston's O'Neill tunnel.
If you thought crass commercial tributes to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks were ill-advised, your jaw will be on the floor when you read what Boston's Logan International Airport did today: a fire drill, complete with actual smoke and flames. Ace move, folks!
A woman who allegedly ran a Boston Globe truck off the road while under the influence decided it would be a good idea to call a cop racist, threaten him with a voodoo curse, and show off how she was cheating the welfare system. Smart.
This probably takes the phrase "wrapping yourself in the flag" in a different direction than intended. But on Friday, someone driving Toyota Camry got a surprise when a large American flag hanging on the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge in Boston became detatched and fell in front of the car. Flags do…
One of my most persistent fears when I'm working underneath a car is that it's going to fall on me somehow. I know that's rare, but accidents happen, like they did to Adam Simmons of Plymouth, Mass. Fortunately, his daughter was there to LIFT THE FREAKING JEEP OFF HIM WITH HER BARE HANDS.
How much is parking really worth in a big, car-unfriendly city like Boston? In one neighborhood, more than half a million dollars, it turns out.
In a move that confirmed everything you've always suspected about Chinatown bus lines, the Feds shut down the Lucky Star bus service operating between Boston and NYC today, labeling their operation as an "imminent hazard."
Boston isn't known as a center of automotive history, but here's something they should be known for: Boston was home to the first mail truck.
The streets are empty in Boston, which is in the middle of a manhunt. This is what the roads look like in a city on lockdown.
Public transportation ground to a halt in Boston this morning and parts of the city have been effectively shut down as authorities continued a massive manhunt for the man suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon and in the fatal shooting of a police officer last night.
Authorities have said that the bombs used in the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this week were largely homemade and built with conventional pressure cookers. Tonight FBI officials released more surprising details on the bombs: they may have been built using parts from radio-controlled toy cars.