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.
Terrible video, unfortunately, shot using what appears to be a potato aimed at a computer screen. But you can tell what happens. (Kind of.)
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.
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.
A couple of car enthusiasts got together in Budapest and wondered how they could get more people to show up at their drift events. "I know!" said one, "We'll block off traffic on a major throughway and drift around a roundabout for a while!"
McLaren driver Jenson Button came to Budapest on Tuesday to show what it’s like to do 150 MPH on a downtown avenue. What must be a PR burden for a modern F1 driver is an aural delight for an entire city, sweltering in the early spring heat. The McLaren was loud in a rather cosmic way.
A year ago, I wrote about Czech illustrator Zdeněk Miler’s animated series Krtek (“The Little Mole”), whose title character drives a wind-up pink Cadillac and was taken to space for real aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-134.
A few weeks ago, I took a day trip to Berlin for some avant-garde currywurst and a short walk along the Spree river. Imagine my undercaffeinated surprise, then, when an airport bus dropped me off in the middle of Budapest airport’s tarmac in front of a plane from a ’60s theme movie—and instead of presenting me with…
On a conscious level, the Mercedes–Benz SLS AMG is a cynical marketing ploy designed to milk the memory of Mercedes’s 1950s motorsport achievements. But listen to one at full throttle in a tunnel and all is forgiven. The SLS AMG makes the most viscerally wonderful supercar noise since Ferrari invented Ferraris.
This Sunday will mark the 75th anniversary of the Hungarian Grand Prix, an event held since…1986. Fifty years before Formula One came to the Hungaroring, there was a Grand Prix race in downtown Budapest with 100,000 people in attendance. The Silver Arrows came. Scuderia Ferrari came. Three-quarters of a century later,…
Budapest is one of those cities that look very good from an aircraft window. The scenery is usually without burning oil refineries and anti-aircraft bursts, but not on this fine day in the mid-1940s. The plane is a Consolidated B–24 Liberator, Hungary is at war with America, and I’m so glad we’re friends now, guys.