Stray from the hill climb some and venture into the paddock area. There, you'll see all the cars getting tweaks and tune-ups, or simply sitting idle waiting for their next bout. Few barriers keep you from getting close to some of the most iconic cars on the planet. And if you're lucky, you might be able to catch a speed car from the late teens turn over its engine. Just don't stand too close, the heat emanating from a fire-breathing exhaust might singe your eyebrows off.

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