Now, I should state that before Austin existed, Mark was strictly a Formula 1 guy. NASCAR was definitely not his thing. However, Austin's love for all things car related, including race cars like the ones in the movie, have helped him broaden his horizons.
Mark's partner who took his boys to the race last year was kind enough to get Austin the appropriate ear protection so that my little boy didn't come home deaf from his first time seeing the "racing cars."
Fortunately, he likes wearing headphones and didn't put up too much of a fuss that he had to wear them.
Austin was SO excited to see the tractor trailers that tow the cars to and from the race tracks. At home, he likes to play with Mac, the tractor trailer in the Cars movie. Mark said that they walked around and looked at some of them. One of them had really shiny chrome wheels and Austin was in awe of its beauty. He stared at himself excitedly in the chrome.
Daddy is getting his ear plugs adjusted as the race is about to start. Austin is ready for the action to begin.
Here come the VERY loud and VERY fast cars.
Austin had a great day and though he is two and has the attention span of a normal two year old, he did really well and woke up in the morning talking about the race cars. Next year will almost certainly be even more exciting since he will be older, wiser and assuredly more car crazy.