Ace Cafe

Return of the Cafe Racers - Drakes Passage visits the Ace Cafe London

Drakes Passage visits the Ace Cafe London

As I said in my post about the Redbull Drakes Passage series Drake McElroy has indeed visited the Ace Cafe London in the latest episode. Follow Drake around central London before he heads out to the Ace on a very tidy Triton. Watch the whole episode after the jump… Drake wraps up…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Cafe Racers at the Barber Vintage Festival

Cafe Racers at the Barber Vintage Festival

Hey Cafe Racer fans, got any plans for the 7th, 8th and 9th of October 2011? If you can make it I’d recommend attending the 7th Annual Barber Vintage Festival. The guys from Dime City Cycles, Cafe Racer TV, DOTHETON.com and the Ace Cafe North America are set to host a series of…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - The Leather Boys 1964

The Leather Boys 1964

“An immature teenage girl marries a young rocker but becomes disenchanted with the realities of working class marriage and her husband’s relationship with his best friend.” A selection of clips from the 1964 movie Leather Boys. Some great footage of the Ace Cafe in London and some lovely old motorcycles. The script and…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Kawasaki W800 Cafe Racer

Kawasaki W800 Cafe Racer

The Kawasaki W800 is here and its been very well received, but what about those of us whose taste goes beyond standard classic styling? (i.e. you and me) Well it seems that the guys at Kawasaki are well aware of our existence and have released a version of the W800 that Cafe…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Cafe Racer TV on Discovery HD

Cafe Racer TV on Discovery HD

Let me just say I’m a bit nervous about how this series is going to turn out… www.caferacertv.com “The Worlds first full length Cafe Racer documentary” sounds great but I’ve seen too many cringe worthy Discovery documentaries in the past to not be a little bit worried. Still that said they seem…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - $5k Cafe Racer – engines in.

$5k Cafe Racer – engines in.

A buddy of mine dropped round the other week to assisted me with the engine install on the $5K Cafe Racer. I started by taping up all the areas of the frame where the engine could chip it during the install. We then unbolted the engine from the stand I made and…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - See you at the Ace! – A call for Cafe Racers

See you at the Ace! – A call for Cafe Racers

If you happen to be anywhere near the Ace Cafe (London) on the 13th of Spetember you might want to get your arse there to take part in the Cafe’s 70th anniversary celebrations. Motojournalist Mike Seate from TV’s Speed Channel (USA) will be there with his film crew to shoot a Rockers…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Cafe Society. A Cafe Racer Documentary.

Cafe Society. A Cafe Racer Documentary.

Finally a documentary worth watching! “Cafe Society – A documentary film” has hit the shelves and it looks to be well worth the $24.95USD price tag. What’s it all about? According to the website, Cafe Society showcases a complete history of Cafe Racers and Cafe Racing culture from Norvins to the Ace…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - The Ace Cafe London 1938-2006

The Ace Cafe London 1938-2006

Built in 1938 the Ace Cafe developed in to one of the most iconic landmarks in motorcycling history. Begining life as a humble roadside cafe Ace’s two stand out features were it’s location, right alongside of one of Britain’s fastest major road networks and it’s opening times, 24 hours a day. As…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - What is a Cafe Racer?

What is a Cafe Racer?

A cafe racer is a style of custom motorcycle that first appeared in the UK during the 1950s and 1960s. They were the motorcycles ridden by members of the Rocker or Ton-Up Boy subculture. Cafe racers were created out of a desire to look good and go fast. During the sixties, groups…

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