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Auto Fest adding sound competition for 2021

The Peace Auto Fest is returning for a third year, and once again, organizers are turning things up a notch, this time to 11. Where last year's event saw the addition of the Peace Region's first ever drift competition, the 2021 version will feature an internal sound competition, in addition to the traditional show and shine, auto cross, and drift competition. 

"We really want to keep making it better each year. Last year's went better than we ever thought it would, and this year with the sound competition it just adds one more thing to get excited about," said Auto Fest organizer Kaylyn Senft. 

There will be two judging categories for the sound competition — loudest system, and best interior sound quality. An audio expert from Red Deer will be coming up to do the judging.

Senft said she got the idea of a sound comp. from the car shows she goes to in the United States. 

"It's going to be pretty big, nothing like this has happened here before and it will be very, very loud," Senft said. 

The inaugural Peace Auto Fest took place in 2019 despite heavy rains falling all weekend. Last year's festival carried on despite the Covid restrictions limiting the scope of the event. This years event, which goes August 28 and 29 at the Taylor Chain-up, has much looser restrictions, and has the potential to be what the organizers have always envisioned. 

The inaugural drift competition was a huge success, and Senft said they are bringing it back but tweaking things slightly, including making the course shorter to utilize the space for all the events planned. 

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