by Chris Smith

Santa Rosa Press Democrat

November 24, 2002

LOVERS OF QUIET struck a nerve when they criticized Santa Rosa’s Flowmaster Mufflers for producing exhaust systems that make cars rumble and roar.

A group called Noise Free America slammed Flowmaster, complaining that making muscle cars so aggressively loud turns up the maddening din of the streets.

The folks at Noise Free America report that since they knocked Flowmaster they’ve been hit with virus-infected e-mails and hate mail so nasty it curls their hair.

The moral: Tread lightly when criticizing a man’s muffler.

Chris Smith is at 521-5211 and [email protected].