So here's a question that I thought I would never ask...... are we now getting to a point where our beloved exhaust pops and bangs are starting to become something that society despises?
I believe the blame for all this is the huge increase in the popularity of really crazy (naff??) crackle maps on cars which get repeatably driven through town centres, retail parks and housing estates. I guess some of those cars probably even include RS3's from some of the Youtube footage I have seen recently.
On the A329M this morning a young lad in a modified BMW M135i was 'showing off' his sport exhaust which was ridiculously loud with a string of crackle bangs which seemed to go on forever. He probably thought he was so cool....... but from the hand gestures from the surrounding motorists I guess not. Even my 18yr old son said 'If I was in that car dad I would ask you to pull over and let me out, it's just too much'.
There are legal noise limits already in place but I can't help feeling that all this attention seeking boy racer crackle maps will shortly lead to the limits being rigorously enforced.