You Will Want To Attend The Circuit Of The Americas In Austin This Fall
by Penn Collins
Despite the fact that it's really hot, and traffic is awful, and public transport isn't all that great to outsiders, Austin is probably the best locale for a "fun" event in all the land. Already home to SXSW and Austin City Limits music festivals, Austin has decided to step their game up a bit by being the only US city to host an annual Formula One race.
And the organizers couldn't have picked a better city.
The race, which debuts this November 16-18 will bring together two great tastes that taste really great together: A really big, decadent event and Austin, TX.
The organizers have put together a pretty nifty course. It's no Monaco, but hey, what is these days? Tickets are on sale, and surprisingly affordable, with SRO tickets going for less than $200 for three days. There's a pretty nifty map that shows where you can sit and how much it will cost you that can be found right here.
Unlike Austin's music events, the Circuit of the Americas will draw a very wealthy, very cosmopolitan crowd, something that Austin doesn't see too much of, so, if nothing else, it will be fun to watch the dreadlocked hippies at the food trucks make way for the Europeans with the $40,000 watches. Eh. Austin folk are chill enough to deal with it.
Also, there's supposedly some sort of car race affiliated with the Circuit of the Americas, but that's pretty incidental to the spectacle of two hundred thousand people taking over partytown #1 USA, now isn't it.
Just think of it as SXSW, but with cars instead of insufferable hipsters.