Car sound junkies can once again pump up the volume with the Rand Show, blasting their way to high-decibel glory in a series of ear-splitting challenges set by the International Auto Sound Challenge Association (IASCA) of South Africa.
From 30 April to 2 May, you’ll be able to experience some of the loudest car sound installations in South Africa, as competitors turn up the volume to produce sounds louder in decibels than a jet at take-off.
The event will include displays of the most amazing car sound installations boasting audio equipment that is more expensive than the vehicles themselves.
Debuting at the Rand Show 2010, the IASCA Challenges drew huge crowds, with the younger set particularly in awe of the booming sound. “We had huge numbers of entries into the challenges, with competitors coming from as far afield as Cape Town and Port Elizabeth,” says Elaine Squires of IASCA.
And this year looks set to be no different. On Saturday, 30 April, contestants and their exotic vehicles will be evaluated for the creativity and precision of their vehicle’s sound system installation, as well as sound clarity, in the Sound Quality Format section of the competition.
On Sunday, 1 May, be sure you pack your ear-plugs for the World Record IdBl Challenge, where contestants shut the doors and windows of their vehicles and crank up the volume to measure the sound pressure in decibels that their audio system generates. Last year, 13 cars succeeded in breaking the record. This year, they’ll be trying to raise the bar even higher.
There will be a Dyno Challenge on Monday, 2 May, for participants wanting to compete in ‘static racing’ on rollers, where a dynamometer will show whose car rules when it comes to kilowatts, torque and speed.
There will also be a Show & Shine Tuner Jam Challenge on the same day. In this format, contestants’ cars – in the Rookie, Street and Ultimate divisions – will be judged on visual aesthetics, overall condition, as well as engine condition. Participants will be given a score sheet with an in-depth overview of where their cars scored high, and where they still need some work.
If you’ve got a rocking ride and want to show it off at the Rand Show 2011, call Elaine Squires on 082-953-1958 to pre-register.
And if you just want to look (and of course, listen) be sure you’re at the Rand Show 2011, to experience all the thumping-good action lined up for you this Easter.