For my 18th birthday, my parents wanted to do something special for me. Knowing that I am a gearhead, took me on the 4-hour drive down to Danville for the Heacock Classic Gold Cup race series at Virginia International Raceway. Its time for some car porn.

As soon as we arrived, I was already seeing cars I thought I'd never see anywhere but on the internet or on TV.

We stayed in the Lodge, which has a great view of turns 3, 4, 5, and 6, and the straight leading into the S-turns. We woke up on the first day to open-wheelers practicing. What a great sound to wake up to.

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Awhile later, a car show was starting on the infield, across from the paddock. We parked on the grass by the bridge, so we had a great view of all the cars that would be driving onto the grass for the show.

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Once all of the cars were lined up on the grass, more open-wheelers started taking laps on the track, giving the show a good soundtrack.

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After all of the cars rolled off the grass and on to the track for a few laps, we walked toward the paddock, where we could see quite a few gems in the parking lot.

But once we got to the paddock, we saw what this was all about. From here on out, I'll let the pictures do the talking. These are only the highlights, there is much more in my [url=http://s257.beta.photobucket.com/user/CoilingTe… Library[/url]

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Here's some videos. (Picture is meh at best, but the sounds. THE SOUNDS.)

http://www.youtube.com/user/WaitWhatT…

I'm limited to 25 pictures per post, but I took close to 800 pictures, so I'll spread this into two or three posts at most