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					                       *The Chev-El Times*
  Volume 16 Issue 11                  A publication of the New England Chevelle and El Camino Association   Nov. 2006

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                         A NOTE FROM OUR PREZ
No leaves, no trees, no cruise nights, no shows, no kidding it must be November,the month that’s natures way
of giving you time to eat up all the Halloween candy before you have to start eating the left over turkey.
Anyhow, November is here and the chill in the air and the shorter days tells us that a New England Fall and
Winter is approaching. The “toys” are being put away but we will make the best of it and keep things going.
Let’s keep in touch and there will be events planned so please try to attend. We may not have the cars but we
can certainly enjoy each others company and talk about the cars. November 23rd of course is Thanksgiving
and traditionally the start of the holiday season. I think it is a good time to stop and pause, be thankful for that
which we have and be thoughtful of others who do not have as much.
Our Northeast Regional has come and gone but WE DID IT and it was just great. A thank you to Rob Collette
for posting some pics on to our MSN group and Paul Morgan for posting on to our web site for all to see.
Many thanks again to everyone who helped out we couldn’t have done it without the help. Consensus of
opinion from members and those that attended, is that we should do it again and I couldn’t agree more. Please
keep it in mind for now, think about it, and after the first of the year we will meet and discuss it. Let’s just all
relax for now………….Thanks !
Also, “you might be a motor head if you have memorized your car’s option codes and the customer service
number of the Chevelle parts suppliers but can’t remember your social security number, anniversary or
birthday dates”……….LOL and have a GREAT DAY!
Your Prez

Jim Goodwin                            Happy Thanksgiving !


     DUES REMINDER

It would really be appreciated if all
renewals are in by the end of
December. If a renewal is not received
by January 8th, names will be
removed from the active roster and I
really don’t want to see that happen.
Thanks! Jim
NEXT CLUB MEETING                                          Save the Date
Thursday, November 9, 2006 7:00 PM at                     Christmas Party
Cloverleaf Chevrolet Route 9 Westboro. The
                                             Plans are being made for the club Christmas party on
October meeting covered and discussed the
                                             Saturday, December 9th at the Chinese Buffet in
following:
                                             Worcester (Mill and Park Ave, where we had it last
                                             year). We will plan for dinner at 7:00 pm. You can
      Recap of Regional and brief
                                             BYOB (but in moderation please) and also bring a
       discussion of another one.
                                             $5.00 exchange gift, guys for a guy, gals for a gal.
                                             Hope you can make it, it’s usually a fun time
      Brief discussion for a Christmas      especially if eggnog is on hand. R.S.V.P. so we can
       Party. Decided Chinese Buffet as      plan accordingly……….Thanks!
       best option.

      Mention ofgoing to CSA in Assonet
       (Chevelle Bone Yard).                       HAPPY ANIVERSARY
      Brief Discussion for Wright’s in
       February.                             Congratulations to the following members that
                                             November marks an anniversary date for them
      Cake and Ice Cream to celebrate       joining the club.
       Club’s 16th Birthday.
                                             Tony and Dominic Masiello...…...….S. Grafton, 1990
                                             Paul Kelley……………………Portsmouth, NH, 2001
                                             Dave Lachapelle…………..……..E. Brookfield, 2002




                                               NOVEMBER UPCOMINGS
                                             November 7th – Election Day
                                             November 9th – Next Club Meeting
                                             November 11th – Veterans Day
                                             November 23rd – Thanksgiving
                                             November 24th – Busiest shopping day of the year




                                                           IT”S A GIRL!
                                             Congratulations to Gary and Jill Coleman,
                                             who have new baby girl. Jenna Marie
                                             weighed in at 8lbs.
                                                     THE TURKEY
Though there is no real evidence that turkey was served at the Pilgrim's first thanksgiving, but through ages it became an
indispensable part of the Thanksgiving tradition. The tradition of turkey is rooted in the 'History Of Plymouth Plantation',
written by William Bradford some 22 years after the actual celebration.

The turkey has brown features with buff-colored feathers on the tips of the wing and on the tail. The male turkey is called a
'tom'. It is bigger and brighter with more colorful plumage. Also it has a long wattle (a fleshy, wrinkled, brightly colored
fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat) at the base of its bill and additional wattles on the neck, as well as a prominent
tuft of bristles resembling a beard projecting downward from its chest. The female is called a 'hen' and is generally smaller
and drab in color.

The wild turkey is native to northern Mexico and the eastern United States. Later it was domesticated in Mexico, and was
brought into Europe early in the 16th century.

Since that time, turkeys have been extensively raised because of
the excellent quality of their meat and eggs.

Some of the common breeds of turkey in the United States are
the Bronze, Narragansett, White Holland, and Bourbon Red.

"The turkey is a much more respectable Bird and withal a true
original Native of North America.” Remarked Benjamin Franklin,
the scientist cum statesman, who was in favor of making Turkey
the national Bird, instead of Bald Eagle.




                                                                 Important Automobirthdays
   Believe it or Not...
                                        1903 Debut of the enclosed car and glass windshield.
Since horses were quite                 1904 Steering wheels replaced tillers.
frightened of cars, they were a
great worry for the first               1908 The first rumble seat. Part of a Packard two-seater called the "Honeymoon car."
drivers. Uriah Smith, the
                                        1909 Introduction of the compressed air self-starter. It never worked well.
founder of the Horsey
Horseless Carriage Company              1912 The electric self-starter we use today was perfected by Samuel Kettering.
in Battle Creek, Michigan had
a solution. His motor car came          1914 Henry Ford started paying his employees a daily minimum wage of five dollars. He
with a wooden, life-sized               thought that his employees should be able to afford the cars they built.
horse head on the front. No
mention was made of the fact            1916 Something for women; cars would feature vanity cases, clocks, crystal flower vases,
                                        telephones to "instruct" the driver and smelling salts.
that this did nothing to quiet
the noise of the engine.                1917 Car heaters started to appear on several models.
The 1955 Dodge Custom                   1920 The pneumatic tire was introduced allowing the new possibility of flat tires.
Royal LaFemme was equipped
with a matching rain cape,              1922 The Wills-St. Clair featured a back-up light.
boot, umbrella and purse.
                                        1925 The first rental car: the Hertz "Drivurself."

                                        1926 Shock-proof" glass on Stutz and Rickenbacher models.

                                        1927 The year of the chrome trim.

                                        1930 The first front-wheel drive cars

                                        1931 Sun visors for the interior of the car became available.
The holidays came quick. Give thanks for all you have and say a little pray for those that don’t have anything.
Enjoy this time with your family and friends. Eat all the turkey and fixins you can, they always taste better the
second day. Have fun even if your wife drags you shopping the day after Thanksgiving, if someone eats the last
piece of your favorite pie, or your football team doesn’t win. This is great time to volunteer, maybe you have a
favorite organization, you can also find one on-line or in the phone book that may peak your interest. I have
served thanksgiving dinner at the PIP shelter in Worcester, you really feel good knowing you have helped others
who may not get a regular hot meal.

Till next time,   Sue 
                                                                   Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake

                                                          2 cups graham cracker crumbs
        A simply perfect roast turkey                     ½ cup cocoa powder
                                                          1 cup sugar
1 whole turkey                                            ¾ cup melted butter
½ cut unsalted butter, softened                           2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt and black pepper                          ¾ cup water
1 ½ quarts turkey stock                                   1 ½ cups heavy cream
8 cups prepared stuffing                                  8 oz bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
                                                          ¾ cup sour cream
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees, place rack in             3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
the lowest position of the oven.                          4 eggs
2. Remove the turkey neck and giblets, rinse              1 tablespoon vanilla extract
the turkey, and pat dry with paper towels.
Place the turkey breast side up on the rack in            Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly
the roasting pan. Loosely fill the body cavity            coat a 10-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking
with stuffing. Rub the skin with the softened             spray.
butter, and season with salt and pepper.
                                                          Combine the graham cracker crumbs with the cocoa
Position an aluminum foil tent over the turkey.           powder and 1 cup sugar. Toss with melted butter. Press
3. Place turkey in the oven, and pour 2 cups              into the bottom and 1 to 2-inches up the sides of the
turkey stock into the bottom of the roasting              prepared springform pan.
pan. Baste all over every 30 minutes with the
                                                          Bring 2 cups sugar and the water to a boil in a large,
juices on the bottom of the pan. Whenever the
                                                          heavy-bottomed pot. Reduce heat to medium-low, and
drippings evaporate, add stock to moisten                 continue to cook without stirring until the mixture has
them, about 1 to 2 cups at a time. Remove                 turned a deep, golden color, 30 to 45 minutes. Remove
aluminum foil after 2 1/2 hours. Roast until a            from the heat, and carefully pour in the heavy cream
meat thermometer inserted in the meaty part of            (the mixture will bubble vigorously). Return the
the thigh reads 180 degrees F (80 degrees C),             caramel to the stove over low heat, and stir until
about 4 hours.                                            completely liquefied. Stir in the chocolate until melted,
                                                          then stir in the sour cream. Remove from heat and set
                                                          aside.

                                                          Beat the cream cheese until fluffy in an electric mixer.
                                                          Add caramel mixture, and blend well, scraping the
                                                          sides of the bowl occasionally. Add eggs, one at a
                                                          time, scraping the bowl after each addition. Add the
                                                          vanilla with the last egg. Mix until well incorporated,
                                                          then pour mixture into prepared pan.

				
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