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July 13, 2014

El Camino track night set for Friday

LEE, N.H. – The 6th annual El Camino Night at Lee USA Speedway will take place Friday, July 18, at the racetrack on Route 125.

New England members of the National El Camino Owners Association (NECOA) sponsor the yearly celebration, which attracted 33 vehicles in 2013. The event begins with a lawn display of participating El Caminos as they arrive after the speedway’s 4 p.m. opening.

Before the evening’s regularly scheduled races start around 7 p.m., owners drive their El Caminos on parade laps around the oval NASCAR race track. El Camino drivers also compete in a burn-out contest, with race fans deciding which driver makes the most exciting display of smoking tires and rubber marks on the pavement. The winner takes home a hefty trophy.

The El Camino is a sporty, half car-half truck built by General Motors and sold by its Chevrolet unit between 1959 and 1987. NECOA is an Internet-based enthusiast club with more than 23,000 registered members across the United States, plus additional chapters in Holland and Australia.

Attendance at El Camino Night at Lee USA Speedway is open to any owner of a Chevrolet El Camino or one of its GM sister models, the GMC Sprint and Caballero. El Camino owners who are not yet members of the club should contact John Harris at necoa@verizon.net for registration information. Details can be found on the club’s website, at www.elcaminocentral.com.

Gasoline prices wander

Massachusetts saw a small decline, while New Hampshire registered a small increase in the average price of motor fuel last week. The changes followed three straight weeks in which prices in both states had risen, according to fuel-cost tracking by the auto club AAA.

Last week’s 50-state national average gasoline price eased more substantially than the movements seen in regional prices, AAA reported. It was the second consecutive week in which the U.S. national average declined.

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