*The Chev-El Times* Volume 17 Issue 7 A publication of the New England Chevelle and El Camino Association July 2007 4 STATE STREET SHREWSBURY MA 01545 HTTP://GROUPS.MSN.COM/CHEV-EL or WWW.CHEV-EL.COM S A NOTE FROM OUR PREZ Well it looks like we are into the cruising and show season for sure. I know that different groups of us have been going to some shows and cruises together and it has been some fun for sure. This is the weather we wait for for outside actives with the car so let‟s enjoy them and each other‟s company as often as possible. Tennis Players. Our Regional is very much in sight for August 17th & 18th. It will be here before we know it and we gotta be ready for it. There is still work and soliciting needed to make it a success. The momentum is in full swing and I know that we can do it. Please help out in any way that you can, you won‟t regret it……Thanks!. As our Nation gets ready to celebrate our Independence with the significance of the 4th of July, it should make us think that a measure of how great a country is by the number of people wanting to move into to versus a country where people want to move out of. God Bless The U.S.A. A closing riddle for you: “What kind of people live in a world where fast service is not appreciated, matches don‟t burn, and love means nothing at all? (See 1st paragraph, last line) Happy 16th Anniversary to Brent and Traci Hardin…Enjoy ! Happy Anniversary also to Phil and Norma Hanson and a belated to Dennis and Cheri Najarian ! Have a GREAT DAY! Your Prez, Jim Goodwin NEXT CLUB MEETING JULY UPCOMINGS Thursday, July 12, 2007 6:00 PM at Tri State July 4th – Fourth of July Trucks in Shrewsbury. The May meeting July 7th – Club is going to Summer Nationals covered and discussed the following: July 12th – Club Meeting July 21st – Club Picnic (rain date 22 nd) WELCOME REMARKS ASK IF ALL SIGNED IN READING OF MARCH MINUTES HAPPY ANNIVERSARY INTRODUCE SELVES NEW COMERS CORRESPODENCES FROM OTHER Congratulations to the following members that CLUBS July marks an anniversary date for them joining MILLBURY PARADE JUNE 24 the club. CLUB PICNIC Jim & Mary Caswell……..Shrewsbury MA, 1995 SUMMER NATS 4TH. OF JULY, MEET Gerry Ganong……………….Groton MA, 1995 AND GO IN AS CLUB NORTHEAST REGIONAL John Guravage………………Mansfield MA 2002 QUESTIONS , COMMENTS, OPEN Paul DiBacco………………..Billerica MA 2004 DISCUSSION ADJOURN NEW MEMBER Steve Mandella of Southbridge joined in June. „71 El Camino CLUB SUMMER COOKOUT Worcester Summer Our Club “picnic” is July 21st with a rain date of July Nationals 22nd. We are going to do like we did last year and order food platters. Cost will be only $5.00 per person, The Summer Nats will start on July 4 th at $10.00 per family and BYOB. It will be held at Lavigne Green Hill Park in Worcester. We will meet Resorts near the Shores of Lake Lashway in E. at the Piccidily Pub parking lot on Brookfield……..AKA Ray‟s place. A head count Shrewsbury Street at 8:00 am Saturday, July would be very much appreciated as would be to let us 7th and leave by 8:15 at the latest so we can know if you are bringing a dish so we can try to have a go in as a group and get a decent spot. If variety. Speaking of variety, the “dishes” brought are someone can go earlier during the week to very welcomed and enjoyed by all. Variety is the spice secure a spot for us, please let me know. of life and it sure would add to our picnic if you could Also, let‟s plan to set up a booth for our let Ray know if you are bringing anything to avoid Regional as we did last year. Some help will duplications………Thanks! BTW, I will make sure be needed for it and I sure would appreciate there are cherries on hand. Also, please plan on having it if someone would coordinate it and a very short meeting for the Regional to see where we arrange to have on hand what we will are and where we are headed. Hope all can make it to need…….Thanks! the picnic. Massachusetts Cruises (I am getting this information from the Cape Cod Classic‟s website. If you know of a cruise that is not listed let me know so I can get it into next month‟s newsletter.) Wednesday Spencer- 5:30PM till dusk, be sure to come down to Wednesday Night Cruising for Charity! This weekly event is run by Massachusetts 25th Masonic District and takes place in the field next to Klem's. There will be lots of antique and classic cars, music and food for everyone. This year the Lions Club will be running the food concession. There will be prizes, 50/50 raffle and weekly trophies leading up to the end of the season "Best of Show" trophy. Thursday Easton – Wheels of Time Cruise at South Easton Regional High School, Rte 106, 250 Foundry St, DJ, super 50/50 raffle, giveaways. "Hot Rod Café" music, every other Thursday 4/12 – 9/27, 6-9pm, call 508-583-2333 Sharon- Bickfords on Rt. 1 South off I-95 Exit 9. Every other Thursday starting on May 17th to Sept. 20th, 5:30PM Rain or Shine. DJ, Raffle, Prizes and Great Food. Shrewsbury – Thursday Night Cruisin", 6-9pm at the Hebert Candy Mansion, 575 Hartford Tpke, Rte 20, presented by Corvettes United and Hebert's Candies, trophies. May through Sept. Call Ray 508-842-1776 or Billy 978-562-7598 Westford- Kimball‟s Farm, 6:00 pm. Join us thru Labor Day every Thursday night in Westford and Wednesday night* in Jaffrey when Kimball Farm hosts Cruise Night, with as many as 350 cars ranging from Corvettes to Model A's. The now famous "Ultimate Cruise Night" in Westford offers the additional excitement of live local band entertainment and our delicious Kimball Farm BBQ grill. Friday Fitchburg - J.R.s Bar and BBQ in downtown Fitchburg. 5:00 Till Dusk. Food and beverages, 50/50, DJ with Oldies Music, Fun for the entire family. Antiques, Classics, Rods, Customs, Motorcycles, Retros, All Welcome. Questions: Luke or Rose 978-345-7593 Halifax – Walmart, intersection of Rt 106 & 58 5PM till Dusk starting on May 4th to late October. Sponsored by Connecting Rods Auto club.. Call Ken 781-829-8509, Nick 781-982-1753 South Hadley-Buttery Brook Park - on Route 33 near the South Hadley/Chicopee town line. Every Friday Night from late-May through mid-September. 5:30pm to Dusk. Oldies DJ, a great Snack Bar, Prizes, and Raffles Worcester - Worcester's Friday Night Cruisin... 6 Park Ave.. right next door to Boston Market... from 5pm - 9 pm June - October.... Music, Food, Raffles... Plaque given out every night for "BEST VEHICLE" of the night... Classics, street rods, antiques, muscle cars, low riders, customs, and motorcycles welcome... show vehicles only please.. More info? call. 508-867-3909 brought to you by: Gianfriddo's Promotions.... Uxbridge-Every Friday Night from 5PM to 9PM stating May 4th at Bangma's Farm and Dairy Bar 504 West Harford Ave. in Uxbridge. for info go to http://www.bangmasdairybar.com/ Saturday Dennis – Cape Cod Classics cruise Night at the Patriot Plaza front parking lot on Rt. 134, May 12 - Sept. 22 , 6pm-8:30pm, 50/50, DJ, driver door prizes, dash plaque nights are the 2nd Saturday of each month and theme nights are the 3rd Saturday. 508-385-5184. Patriotic Gelatin Salad NORTHEAST REGIONAL The 2 nd annual Chevelle and El Camino Northeast Regional is August 17th and 18th at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, MA. We have plenty of flyers and registration forms so take as many as you like. Take them to all shows and cruise nights you go to. INGREDIENTS We would love everyone‟s help during the event so 2 (3 ounce) packages berry blue gelatin we hope you planned for it. We had good times last 2 (3 ounce) packages strawberry flavored year. gelatin 4 cups boiling water, divided For Sale 2 1/2 cups cold water, divided 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin 1968 elcamino ss 396 (not a clone) Power steering and 2 cups milk brakes, ac car (not hooked up) this car is a rare survivor with a ton of work done to it. I will try to list the work 1 cup sugar completed. The car was stripped to bare metal and 2 cups sour cream repainted. No plastic. The suspension has been rebuilt all 2 teaspoons vanilla extract with moog parts including springs, tie rod ends and various bushings and components. New brakes all around. New DIRECTIONS interior except for headliner which is in great shape (all In four separate bowls, dissolve each package of new carpet, bucket seats, console, dash pad etc). Last year gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Add 1/2 cup cold water the whole dash was removed and all electric wires were to each and stir. Pour one bowl of blue gelatin into an traced down and replaced as needed. 3.08 gearing in a 12 oiled 10-in. fluted tub pan; chill until almost set, about bolt posi.Rebuilt 396 bored .060 over resulting in 408 ci 30 minutes. Set other three bowls of gelatin aside at block was acid cleaned, tumbled, decked, bored, line room temperature. Soften unflavored gelatin in honed. The rods were resized and the rotating assy remaining cold water; let stand 5 minutes. balanced. The heads are large oval port p/n 3964290 these heads have received the same treatment as the block with Heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat just below new seats, valve guides and hi performance seals. A 3 boiling. Stir in softened gelatin and sugar until sugar is angle valve job done to Melling stainless valves. Trw dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream and pistons, edlebrock rpm performer cam, intake, edlebrock vanilla until smooth. When blue gelatin in pan in carb, hooker headers, flowmaster exhaust Msd 6al almost set, carefully spoon 1-1/2 cups sour cream ingnition with pro billet distributor, new 4 core radiator, mixture over it. Chill until almost set, about 30 march serpentine belt sys. Close ratio steering box with minutes. alum remote res. I am sure that I have forgotten or left something out, this car gets a lot of attention where ever I Carefully spoon one bowl of strawberry gelatin over take it (get used to a lot of thumbs up and waves from cream layer. Chill until almost set. Carefully spoon 1- strangers). The car runs looks sounds and drives like a 1/2 cups cream mixture over the strawberry layer. muscle car should. Asking $22,000 obo Tel: days 1-978- Chill until almost set. Repeat, adding layers of blue 544-6200 eves.1-413-498-5955 gelatin, cream mixture and strawberry gelatin, chilling in between each. Chill several hours or overnight. 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