Circuit of The Americas was nothing short of perfect. The cast and crew of drivers was second to none, just a great group of people to hang out with and enjoy all-things automobile for three days at a fantastic facility. The automobile hardware ranged from McLarens to Miata and all things petrol powered in between. To top it all off, the weather was sunny and warm for all three days, welcome Winter relief for this Midwesterner.
COTA’s staff was attentive to our needs even as significant construction continues to recover from a massive storm continues but they did offer one surprise. I was contacted Friday evening to be informed a left-leaning Presidential candidate was to host a rally at COTA’s amphitheater. The outspoken candidate introduction included railing on the beautiful COTA facility as “corporate welfare” and a playground for the rich. I guess MVP Track Time has become such a force, we attract powerful people and cars. Strange days indeed….
I’d like to thank everyone who joined us at our 4th COTA event. We had drivers from out West, California
(one of who was an Aussie) and New Mexico, back East, New York
, Boston, Atlanta, the Midwest, Chicago, St. Louis and all points flat-land and of course Texas
, etc. I love to see American’s from all over this great Nation swap stories of family, cars, work and life. Car people should run our Nation because there is no finer group. One driver noted, “Mark, after this, I’m not sure how I will be able to drive anywhere else”. Yes, COTA is that nice.
This was the first time we had novice drivers and instructors at COTA. Our fantastic instructor corps did its usual professional job and if the e-mails I’ve received about them are any indication, they need a raise. Gentlemen, thank you for the assistance at COTA, you did another stellar job.
A nice video of one of our instructors taking a passenger on her maiden voyage on a race track in his new Mustang GT. . I’ll see you at the track. Happy Motoring.
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