Next BRAM Meeting Wednesday July 12, 2017

Please notice the change in date for the July meeting only!!! Due to the July 4th holiday, we are moving our regular monthly meeting to Wednesday July 12th.

The next B.R.A.M. meeting will be at Jones Creek Cafe & Oyster Bar (225-755-3550) located at 15005 Market Street in Baton Rouge. This is near the intersection of Coursey and Jones Creek. If you are coming from Jones Creek the restaurant is behind the Outback Steakhouse and if you are coming from Coursey the restaurant is behind Raisin’ Cane. We will be in the dining room on the right after you come through the front door. Members will begin to arrive around 6PM and the meeting starts at 7PM. Those that wish to order meals typically arrive earlier. The parking lot for the One Hour air conditioning repair facility next door can be used by club members because that business closes at 5PM and the restaurant has a good working relationship with them.

During this meeting, we will be going over some changes in upcoming club activities for July and August. Also any members who participated in the 2017 Louisiana Tour can give the rest of us some feedback about this year’s event.

2008 Shelby GT 500 Super Snake For Sale

Offered by the original owner, Darryl Williams. Call 225-445-5535. Black exterior and interior, 13,000 miles, excellent condition, 750 hp. Fully documented and certified by Carroll Shelby with live signature of The Carroll Shelby Team and signatures of other Shelby team members including Gary Patterson, his race car driver. Sale price is $75,000. Pictures available.







May Club Activity

This Saturday, May 13th, will be our next club activity but some of you may be confused as to what it is. Earlier we had mentioned we may be going to Hammond but so many things came up for May 13th that a change was made. Most club members are planning to attend the Zoar Baptist Church show. Registration was available online but that is now closed. It reopens this Saturday at 8AM and the entry fee is $20. The address is 11848 Hooper Road in Baton Rouge near Central.

If that show doesn’t interest you, there is another one in Denham Springs at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Dennis Meyers posted a copy of the flyer for that show on our club Facebook page.  It runs from 8:30AM to 2:30PM at 865 Hatchell Lane. The entry fee tomorrow is $25.

Another activity that some members are planning to attend is fellow BRAM member Shane Fowler who lives over by Lafayette is having an open house at his workshop. Unfortunately, I don’t have an address for Shane to post here.

—— Jim

Cruisin’ The Coast 2016 – 20th Year

Cruisin’ The Coast begins this weekend and runs through Sunday, October 9, 2016. Historically, many BRAM members attend this event although I know this year many of you are still dealing with the affects of the recent floods. If you do plan to participate in this year’s Cruisin’ The Coast and will be there on Thursday evening (10/06/2016), BRAM members and friends are welcome to join Debbie & I at Shaggy’s in Pass Christian at around 5PM. Please note that Shaggy’s also has a location between Gulfport & Biloxi but traffic in that area is usually very heavy. Traffic is much lighter at the Pass Christian location and that is why we meet there. The official address is 120 Heirn Avenue in Pass Christian but if you are on Hwy. 90 along the beach you will see Shaggy’s on the beach side of the road next to a small marina. We will gather in the parking lot until we think everyone is there and then go into the restaurant. Food prices are very reasonable and they have a good variety. There is a large parking lot there and great view of the Mississippi Sound. If you need to reach me, my mobile number is 225-328-5925. Hope you can make it!

———- Jim

BRAM is Going Bowling 8/7/2016!

On Sunday, August 7th beginning at 5PM, our club will be having a great time at All Star Lanes for a club bowling night! The cost is $10 per bowler which includes 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, popcorn, and a pitcher of soft drink.  Kids & grandkids are welcome but remember that you are responsible for the behavior of everyone in your group (let’s make sure that everyone has an enjoyable evening). There is no cost for anyone who just wants to come out and watch many of us make fools of ourselves. Those of you who have attended before know that All Star has plenty of bowling balls available in many different weights. You also know that we DO NOT have any professional bowlers in our club! We’re just looking for a good time with great friends.
In order to have the proper number of lanes reserved, we need to give All Star an approximate headcount of the number of people who will be bowling. The rough headcount taken at our August meeting showed that about 15 people were planning to attend. If you were not at that meeting and you would like to bowl with us, please feel free to comes out! We can always ask All Star for additional lanes.
Bowling starts at 5PM so please show up at the bowling alley no later than 4:30PM so that you can get your shoes, ball, and we can settle the bill with the bowling alley in a timely manner. Debbie & I will be there at 4PM near the main entrance (center entrance). Please bring the correct cash amount for your group. The bowling alley is handling this as a single transaction with the club so individual members will not be able to use their credit cards to pay.
As in the past, after the bowling is over, those of us that want to get a bite to eat will decide where we want to go. There are a number of restaurants close by. I hope to see you there!
——– Jim