From Gillian M H
Saturday, 17 April 2021
Has anyone else noticed the strange, perhaps modified car exhaust sounds in the valley recently? It's horrible. I hope it's not some new fad that's going to make me even more grumpy.
From Jack H
Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Do you mean the one that sounds like he / she has inserted a whistle up the tail pipe? It's hilarious! I think it's intended to sound like a ballistic turbo. Laugh and enjoy. Nature will take its course when their peers start to snigger at this purchase. Possibly from Alibaba although there are plenty of other tat retail opportunities.
Oh, you think I make this stuff up? See this page
From Jae E
Monday, 3 May 2021
Agh yes, Noisy Exhausts: every generation of a particular sort of young man (man?) must it seems, grasp this 'right of passage' in order to test himself and his heap of metal (Rolls eyes, fingers in ears). We know all about noisy exhausts at Brearley (bends and lane): the 'mini industrial estate' we live in here (who knew?), is home to among others'- Classic Cars: and until you've heard a Moggie Minor, being 'floored' several times a day on a test run (they often cut-out) only 2m from your sitting room and bedroom window from Brearley to Moderna and back again - well you need to count your blessings quite frankly.
Diesel fumes and noise aside - so much for Calderdale's Clean n Green credentials? The valley bottom is a magnet for pollution - and so we're getting a 'Wetland' very soon, don't ya know!
So I'm afraid to say this, but as we grow older (speaking from personal experience you understand), we do become intolerant to noise of all kinds: barking dogs!; squeaky bike breaks (Ough!); coffee machines? and life generally . . . so while I sit here on this very cold, wet (and very quiet - yegh!) BH dreaming of moving to a quieter, greener and cleaner valley somewhere south of here, I simply wanted to empathise with your ears, your distress and brain drain. Best Wishes from Ms. Victor Meldrew AKA Grumpy Gal.
From Wally Woodcock
Thursday, 13 May 2021
Does anyone know if you can buy one that groans when you try to speed up? More my style, I think.