The car audio community is saddened by the loss of legendary SPL competitor Alma Gates. SPL is the dark side of car audio where competitors pit their specialized vehicles designed only for one thing- to get loud. Engine output is severely diminished due to alternator draw going up exponentially. Vehicles can have banks of a dozen or so marine-sized batteries, and half-a-dozen alternators is not uncommon.
Perhaps one of the most prolific figures in the SPL world who acted as an ambassador of the sport was Alma.