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BECKY BARNES, San Clemente

I agree with Chris Dolkas that something needs to be done about the extremely noisy and sometimes reckless exits from the South OC Cars and Coffee Show. 

The car show is a wonderful venue and a fantastic destination for people who want to hang out with their car-buddies, but local residents, especially those of us living near Vista Hermosa, are paying the price. 

Every Saturday morning is “racetrack Saturday.”  I have met with the organizers of the car show, and I am impressed with their efforts to try to keep the car owners respectful when they leave the show, but when you multiply 500 loud cars and motorcycles with the “I’ll only do it once” attitude, the acceleration noise never ends. 

How about a passive solution? Pass the word—“Rev Your Engine, Fill Our Coffers.” 

Every Saturday morning (especially between 10 a.m. and noon), position law enforcement officers with decibel monitors on the freeway on-ramps and Vista Hermosa. That should take care of it.

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