This is the second anti-Uber demonstration the Hungarian capital had to get through this year already, but the problem isn’t really with the cheap way everybody likes to travel nowadays.
Funny enough, the taxi drivers say they’ll keep protesting as long as Uber is available on the App Store and Google Play.
The year is 1973, the place is Budapest, the man in power in Moscow is Leonid Brezhnev, and the car casually parked on the street is a white Chevrolet Corvette C3 showing googly eyes and the stripes of freedom.
Close to the gorgeous towers of the Óbuda Gas Works, there is a humble, church-like brick building housing an amazing piece of engineering: a still-functional 103-year-old Sulzer diesel motor connected to a Ganz generator.
The 4-cylinder, 800-horsepower, 180-RPM stationary engine was built in 1912 by the Láng (Flame)…
In 1944 and 1945, the Allies were attacking the last supporter of Nazi Germany. Tens of thousands of tons of bombs were dropped on Hungarian ground targets, mostly by the Consolidated B-24 Liberator and Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers of the 15th Air Force. By the end of the World War II, the rain of incendiary…
Terrible video, unfortunately, shot using what appears to be a potato aimed at a computer screen. But you can tell what happens. (Kind of.)
Standing on the platform in Budapest’s Keleti Station after guiding the final group of refugees onto the trains this past Friday evening, Ibrahim Kasem explained the situation to me. A kindergarten teacher originally from Syria himself (he speaks Arabic), Kasem is one of three translators consistently seen on the…
You know the feeling when you got a really nice car in GTA, you try not to wreck it but it’s impossible not to in heavy traffic? For ambulance drivers in Budapest, speeding is a must, but crashing isn’t an option.
I'm aware that public transport, and therefore the fleet or rolling stock is not that important for most Americans. But in Europe, we can easily get more attached to our trams than our cars since we use them more. That's why I was sad to see my daily rides go to hell in the outskirts of Budapest.
Here's Star Wars 7 set in Budapest. And since I live here, I had to investigate whether that's a possible way to dodge TIE fighter attacks or not.
The Elisabeth is the third youngest bridge of Budapest, being opened to the public on the 21st of November, 1964. Its load testing was completed with a fleet of Ikarus buses and Ganz UV trams a few weeks earlier.
I read Matt's kind words yesterday about Eastern-European car enthusiasts and thought I should explain to you what makes it great over here. Apart from these people being just the best, of course.
Finally, the time has come. I've made it to a Formula One event. It wasn't the race, though, only free practice. But even that was enough to re-evaluate some of my ideas about the world of F1.
The Hungaroring. Dull track for single-seaters, yes. But there is an underlying subtext that makes it a - nevertheless - interesting event to have on the Formula One calendar. Bit of history and facts.
Siemens delivered 40 Combino Plus trams to Budapest back in 2007. These happen to be the world's longest passenger trams at 177.13 feet, although one is a little shorter now thanks to this accident. The 'giant caterpillar' is down, and here's what happened.
Remember when Kenchibald Blockdrews was redlining a welded-diff Sierra Wagon in Budapest only to find it difficult to control? Well, he didn't come here to do that. Instead, Ford Europe gave him a red Fiesta ST to play with.
Hollywood loves to disguise Budapest by adding a few extra Ladas parked on the streets, with fake communist monuments in the background and blue street signs everywhere to make it look like Moscow. Since it's a much nicer experience to shoot a movie here than over in Russia, that's exactly what they did once again…
How would you impress a man used to the endless vistas of Texas and, er, Virginia, if he were to show up in Hungary in desperate need of a drive? A loopy French executive hatchback on greater Budapest’s best driving road may not be the worst place to start.