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It’s Monday, so this must be Day Two of the Hot Rod magazine Power Tour. Today the Power Tour woke up to much better weather and I woke up to find Shane’s shorts had finally dried out. At this point they can almost stand by themselves. I’m hoping to teach them how to roll over before the Tour is done. A little revision and a microfiber helps Shane focus on the drive ahead and while he does that, I can work on my beauty rest. Today we had a celebrity in our midst (well, aside from Shane). Rutledge Wood from Top Gear, and almost every other automotive show on TV, is joining the Power Tour once again. Check out Rut’s rides. From what we understand, these two were in one of the Fast and Furious installments. Rut bought the one on the right, sold it to his buddy and immediately regretted the decision. His Top Gear co-host, Tanner Foust, who was also a stunt driver in the film, bought the one on the left. Since Rut was in mourning, Tanner sold him his Camaro. So now, Rut and his friend can be twinsies. Kinda like the way Shane and I are with his shorts, but on a much cooler, and less gag-inducing manner. And here’s Rut’s latest ride. A TRD Pro Tundra with some Rocket Bunny-style over fenders. Today’s drive took us 175.8 miles to the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. Shane and I took leave from our usual crew in search of broader horizons and an audience that won’t be so quick to judge our rental ‘burban. Along the way we saw a sign from above, or many signs at Gasoline Hill & Antiques in Round Top, Texas. Once inside Gasoline Hill, we could see that the signs were everywhere. Ha, I could do this all day. I guess you could say this is a sign of things to come. Told ya I could do this all day. Shane wanted to buy these antique car care products as some sort of market research throwback, but I urged him not to make any frivolous purchases. That’s because we needed everything we had to pick up this choice vintage Texaco sign. Now before Amy in Accounting balks at the $25,000 invoice, I should remind you that this cost includes both the truck AND trailer. Before you say anything, Amy in Accounting, I only have one question. Is this considered a miscellaneous item or travel expense (since we did buy it while traveling)? On the way out of Gasoline Hill we noticed this bro doing it all for the ‘gram. While my ‘gram stance looks more like this. But I guess you’re only as old as you feel and if that’s the case, I must be 113. We finally made it to COTA, America’s home for Formula 1… As well as the Day Two stop of the 2016 Hot Rod Power Tour. There goes the neighborhood. God, I hope Bernie Ecclestone’s people don’t see this. Air Force One even made some fly bys to welcome us to the track (Thanks, Obama!). It was either that or Air Boice One, the PJ belonging to Matt Boice of The Enthusiast Network, benevolent overlord of all things Hot Rod. I can only assume Matt flew out to COTA to network enthusiastically with the Power Tourists. Power Tour to the people, Matt. Power Tour to the people. COTA is an impressive facility with immaculate grounds and a world-class Hermann Tilke FIA-certified course. One of the marquee features is the Observation Tower, which, according to our own Wiki Shane, stands at 251 feet high with 419 stairs. Don’t worry, there’s also an elevator, in case you’re, well, me. You’re looking at the heart and soul of our Power Tour presence. This team works tirelessly throughout the entire Tour teaching people how to properly care for their cars and selling limited edition Mothers on Tour T-shirts and car care products. Our Mothers on Tour efforts would be sorely lacking without these guys. Special thanks to Jeff Burton, Adrian Ussery, Peter DiCandia, Jonathan Stone, Jim Holloway, Trucker John Schafer, Gary Henrickson and Nicholas Morelle. We also want to thank Brett King Design for designing the new look for our Big Rigs as well as Kelly and Sons Crazy Painters for laying down the finest PPG paint. This is Eli Reed and Hunter Gilbertson. These two young guns always come out to join the Tour and lend a hand to the Big Rig crew. This year, they’re also giving me an in-depth tutorial on all things Snap Chat. I think it’s going swimmingly. My only question is whether or not I need to physically snap my fingers in order to chat. Is it anything like a Clapper? This guy looks much better than I do when I skate in my Mothers shirt. But then, my skateboard is a Razor scooter. Well, "Trak It," you're in the right place. These guys weren't afraid to let it all hang out. They were even kind enough to let me lay out Shane's shorts. This dude is long hauling all the way from Florida. He bought the Camaro eight months ago and he's been building it up for Tour. Unfortunately his wife saw the build cost right before he left, meaning that he just may have to long haul all the way to Nova Scotia. With right hand drive and a personalized New South Wales, Australia plate that reads, "34 Ozi" I'd be willing to guess that this dude is from Australia. Yup, that's just a small taste of my immense powers of deductive reasoning. I've never considered myself much of a Fiero guy (who is, really?), but I found myself creeping on this black beauty. You're looking at six generations of Camaros along with a smattering of Chevy's other hot rods. Forrest said he would let me ride with him in our 59 Sedan Delivery tomorrow as long as I promise not to annoy him too much. C'mon, Forrest, we all know I can't make that promise. That’s it for our Day Two coverage. Tomorrow is Day Three where we’ll go 228.9 miles to Traders Village in Grand Prarie, Texas. If Forrest doesn't leave me behind at a rest stop I'll be back with more coverage. In the meantime, please feel free to check out our Gallery of Day 02 pics here.