COTA: Circuit of the Americas | Austin, TX
Add this place to your “List of Things To Do” when you visit Austin. The new race track in southeast Austin is worth the trip. Built in 2012 to be America’s new home for F1, you feel like you’re in another country or world, where the only thing that matters is speed. There is literally nothing else for miles, as you can see from a few pictures below. Miles of Texas countryside and then a massive racetrack with a very well-designed main tower. Not only does the race track host auto events, but there are concerts there now too! A few friends and I had the opportunity to go to the afternoon trials before the Grand Am a few months ago.
At the time, I didn’t own a telephoto lens, but I decided to rent one from Precision Camera, an awesome local camera store here in Austin. Unfortunately, the one I wanted to rent was already checked out, but one of the employees (who wanted to go but had to work) cut me a deal and allowed me to rent a better lens for the price of the original one, as long as I sent him some of my pictures. See below.