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					                                *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
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                        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.

                                                               SOME WORDS OF WISDOM
              Till next time,
                                                             The Secret of Success is knowing who to

              Sue                                           Blame for Your Failures.

				
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