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Motorbikes, Cars and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Rev it Up!
At Ace Cafe London we welcome all who share our passion, based upon the rich traditions of motorcycles, cars and rock n’ roll. Established in 1938, today the Ace has become “the home” for petrolheads and is known as the world´s most famous motor cafe. From the iconic original cafe at Ace Corner in Northwest London, and following your enquiries, Ace premises are open in Beijing, Lahti and Lucerne, and now include with the all new Ace Cafe Barcelona and Ace Cafe Orlando venues, both having celebrated their Grand Opening in spring 2017.
All Ace venues, whilst catering locally for their crowds, share the true Ace Cafe spirit and, with privilege and pride, invite you all to be part of it. Though the way of expressing oneself, the music and the machines have changed over the last decades, the spirit and motivation remains the same, individual and authentic. So set the wheels in motion and take a journey with us through the unique Ace Cafe experience!

Intermot 2018

Ace Cafe London, celebrating the 80th anniversary of having originally opened in 1938, is delighted to be able to confirm attendance with stand, display and Tea! at Intermot 2018, the prestigious bike show in Cologne, from 3rd – 7th Oct. 2018.

Celebrated special guest debuting at Intermot 2018 on the Ace stand is the renown New York City based Japanese artist Makoto Endo . Makoto specialises in the painting on canvas of motorcycles with the aim “to paint the sound of the engine”. He will be working “live” on the Ace stand using only Indian ink flung and applied by bamboo chop-sticks!

The Ace Cafe London presence and display at the show in Hall 10 stand G-070 also includes with IoM TT racer Conor Cummins presenting his Coffee Mann, and partners Red Torpedo and Scomadi, as well as an array of Ace Cafe, Rockers, 59 Club and StoMoCo items.

To get Intermot saver tickets, go to the website and enter Code “ACECAFE”

Campus 66 Special

Ace Cafe London teams up with BMW Motorrad for the Pure&Crafted Campus 66 Special Event held from 6pm to late on Friday 5th October, at the unique newly restored Campus 66 destination venue in Krefeld, Germany.

As well as the Ace Cafe London stand and display, to include with live music from Velvetone, the free to attend New Heritage Style Pure&Crafted Campus 66 Special Event, with Loft Area, Beer garden and Barbecue, features motorbike displays, screenings, bike builders and a host of Special Guests.

On Saturday 6th October at 10.30am a specially arranged motorcycle “Speed Thrills & Tea Spills” Ride In departs from Campus 66 to the Intermot Show, arriving at the Cologne show ground by 11.30 am.

Campus 66 address: Campus Fichtenhain 66, 47804 Krefeld, Germany.

Rev up ‘n Ride!

The Continental Run 2019

Riding together with friends and partners and combining the popular Glemseck 101 event in Leonberg, Germany with the legendary Ace Cafe Reunion Event in London and Brighton, UK, the Continental Run 2019 will take place in September 2019.
Five ride days, a total of some 1650 km via scenic landscapes, mountain climbs, twisty roads through Germany, France, Luxemburg and Belgium, and on into London to arrive at Ace Cafe premises on Fri. Sept. 6th to join the Ace Cafe Reunion Weekender Event.
The Continental Run 2019 will be covered by daily uploads of short clips and lots of pictures – Stay tuned!
Ace Cafe Reunion 2019
The 26th annual Ace Cafe Reunion
Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September 2019 at the cafe
Sunday 8th September Brighton Burn Up
Three Days, Three Rides, One Reunion!
Held since 1994 and independently acclaimed as the world´s coolest motorcycle event the Ace Cafe Reunion 2019 programme includes live bands, awards, special guests & features ride outs and more. For full programme info and time table check our Events page!
Rev it up ‘n see You at the Ace!

Blaze Wear teaming up with Ace Cafe London!

Ace Cafe London are delighted to be partnering with Blaze Wear, a brand specialising in innovative high quality heated clothing. Inspired by the adventures and culture of motorcycling, Blaze Wear are about to launch a new range of heated clothing developed specifically for riders.
The exciting new range will be online early next month, and will be available to purchase at Ace Cafe’s Reunion Weekend in London and Brighton, from 7-9th September.
For more information, check out the Blaze Wear Moto Range

The capsule collection consists of 5 pieces designed to deliver a powerful top to toe boost of heat during cold weather spells.

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Something Special!
Ace Cafe London
Ace Cafe London, teaming up with BMW Motorrad, is privileged to host and present the “R nine T Special”, an international campaign from April 2017 through to Spring 2018 hosted and held at five different Ace Cafe premises!
28/29 April 2017 – Ace Cafe Beijing
23/25 June 2017 – Ace Cafe London
28/30 September – 2017 Ace Cafe Barcelona
12/13 May 2018 – Ace Cafe Luzern
Summer / Fall 2018 – Ace Cafe Orlando (Date TBC)

This trans-global international “R nineT Special” Ace tour features “Goldrausch”, a unique custom special built R nineT Racer, together with five more of the best of boxer machines, the R nineT, R nineT Pure, R nineT Urban G/S, R nineT Scrambler and the R nineT Racer!
For updates and programme details, just check out the Websites and Social Media of BMW Motorrad and of the Ace:

The “R nineT Special”, rev it up ‘n see you at the Ace!

Bell Helmets, one of the industry’s most iconic names, and a leader in innovative head protection, having teamed up with Ace Cafe London, this year debuts three new Limited Edition Bell helmets celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Ace having opened originally in 1938!
Building on the transatlantic partnership established in 2016, the all-new 2018 Limited Edition Bell Ace Cafe London 80th anniversary helmets are the Bell Custom 500, that pays homage to Bell founder Roy Richter’s original design, while adding modern protective technology to bring the design up-to-date, the Bell Moto-3, among the most iconic helmets in motorcycling’s history, and the Bell Race Star, that features the latest in Bell Helmets technology and innovation, and which, since its introduction back in 1967, has long represented the standard in head protection and is revered as the first full-face helmet on the market.

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Ace Times

by Mick Duckworth
The long awaited comprehensive book “Ace Times” – speed thrills and tea spills, a cafe and a culture” relates and illustrates the definitive history of London’s Ace Cafe, a roadside pull-in that open in 1938 and became the most famous haunt of the motorcycle riding “Ton-up kids” in the 50’s and the Rockers in the 60’s. This book also tells story of the other venues and cafes, like the 59 Club, the Busy Bee and others elsewhere around the country. A substantial high quality, fully bound, 312 page hardback volume packed with personal recollections and evocative photographs, Ace Times also features the fastest motorcycles, the loudest music, the iconic movies and the distinctive clothing and styles of the cafe racing era. Burn ups, press hysteria, rock n roll riots, police baiting, Mods and Rockers, pirate radio and loads more besides, all unambiguously revealed.
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The Ace Story

Since 1938
It was in England. It was in London. It was in 1938. A road side cafe was built to cater for those using the then new arterial carriage way – the North Circular Road – the A406. It was just before the war. It was a place no one at the time would have thought would go on to become the world´s most famous Motor Cafe. This building was called The Ace Cafe. And the story began….
The doors having opened the Ace Cafe became a meeting point for motorists who not only liked to pull over for a cuppa or a Full British Breakfast, but also to enjoy the company of like-minded people.
Heavily damaged in an air raid by the Luftwaffe in 1940, it was subsequently rebuilt in 1948. With the advent of Rock ‘n Roll, the Ace Cafe attracted youngsters on their motorcycles. The Cafe Racer was born, the record races, and with them came the Ton Up boys and girls, and the Rockers.
It´s a story about Speed, it´s a story about boy meets girl, it´s a timeless story with worldwide appeal and which to this day continues, carrying the spirit into the future. It´s our story. It´s your story. It´s the Ace Cafe story. Keep revving it up!