Once again, all of the magical sportscars have descended upon Austin for Lone Star Le Mans. We know a lot of y’all (yes, y’all) are also floating around this weekend, so let’s get together. Back by popular demand, we’ll have a meet-up TONIGHT at 8 p.m. at Posse East, just north of the University of Texas campus.
This is my favorite weekend in Austin, and sadly, it’s our understanding that this is the last time it will happen in its current configuration. IMSA and the World Endurance Championship have separate weekends at Circuit of the Americas next year, which makes it easier on their end, but means this party is breaking up.
In the meantime, we’ve got both of America’s big endurance series, Porsche GT3 Cup, Lamborghini Super Trofeo, and of course, many of the cars we watched for an entire day at Le Mans.
Where is it? Posse East, 2900 Duval St., Austin, Texas, 78705 — right at the corner of Duval and San Jacinto. And yes, there is food—just in case pricey track burgers aren’t your style and you’re waiting to eat. It’s good, solid American and Tex-Mex fare.
What time? We’ll start around 8 p.m. That’s right as GT3 Cup wraps up at the track, so never fear—there’s cold beer and warm queso, so we’re sticking around for a while. Also, GT3 Cup in the evening is a sight worth watching, so we get it.
Who will be there? Jalopnik’s Austin staff of Patrick George, Stef Schrader, shooter Kurt Bradley, and more friends! Plus YOU! Come regale us with your fantastic tales of bumping into Mark Webber in the paddock.
Where should I park? There’s ample street parking around the bar, plus garage parking on UT’s campus if you’re worried about grackle poop on your precious.
Hey, I bumped into [race team]. Should I invite them? Yes. Absolutely. The more, the merrier—especially if you’ve got stories about your driver’s (or your own, if that’s the case) fantastic off. Let’s hear ‘em!
See you there!