Brightpoint, Inc., said this week that it is consolidating its Touchstone Wireless operations from Bristol, Tenn., into its existing facilities in Fort Worth, Tex. and Plainfield, Ind.

Jack Bristol of Chapel Hill, N.C., said he sometimes gets stares when driving around in his red pickup truck. When he's booming the 8-inch subwoofer and the six other speakers stealthily installed in the vehicle, heads turn the 71-year-old's way. Sometimes it's from the burst of his air horn -- pumping out decibels as loud as a freight train -- causing people to plug their ears or jump out of their skin with fright. Bristol was one of 13 participants March 12 at the Middle Georgia Raceway taking part in an event few people know takes place

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