The Sacramento Bee

February 17, 2003

If anti-tax crusader Ted Costa is looking for allies in his bid to recall Gov. Gray Davis, he may be able to sign up Noise Free America. The anti-noise pollution group gave Davis its “Noisy Dozen” award last week for signing a bill its members believe will allow hot rodders to disturb the California peace without fear of prosecution.

The group previously has blasted car alarms, a variety of clangorous cities and even former Gov. Jesse Ventura of Minnesota for his love of loud vehicles.