Funny how the grass always seems greener somewhere else. I'd love to go to Europe, the Middle East, S. America or Australia some day (only place abroad I've been is Asia). Korea has a funny proverb that says "Other peoples' rice cake looks bigger".
At any rate, you did a great job dealing with the challenges of your location with that R8 shot. My biggest challenge with my white R8 shot was patience in waiting until hordes of spectators had cleared away for a split second to get the shot. Here's one more pic I took at that Audi promotional display; it was set up at a NASCAR race in Sonoma, CA with tens of thousands of beer drinking racecar fans [link]