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ACE CAFE REUNION WEEKEND
Independently acclaimed as the world's coolest motorcycle event!
Taking place over three days of the second weekend in September and first held in 1994, the 17th annual Ace Cafe Reunion Weekend & Ride With The Rockers celebrates the unique history, culture and style of Ace Cafe London and what it represents. The event acts as a focus in the motorcycling calendar for all those who are not only interested in the Ace Cafe, Ton Up and Rocker heritage, but also for many others who enjoy a weekend full of rock n' roll and fun!
Over the years, Ace Cafe London has forged lasting and strong links to the global motorcycling and rockin' community, which is reflected by the many visitors from overseas, one of the largest contingents being The Continental Run, which starts with a party at Cafe Hubraum in Solingen, Germany, before departing the next morning, led this year by the new limited edition Ace 904S Thruxton Special, to cross Holland, Belgium and France, gathering numbers en route to the ferry, arriving at the cafe late afternoon, and culminating in an evening of rock 'n' roll!
The Brighton Burn Up & Ride With The Rockers, has been an integral part of Ace Cafe Reunions since 1996, and is a free, grand day out at the seaside on Brighton's famous seafront road, Madeira Drive. With trade and club stands, stunt displays, live music and special guests, it's an experience not to be missed!
On Saturday 11th September, a Cafe Racer & Rockers Ride-Out to London's historic Battersea Park will depart from the cafe at 10.30am, returning for the 2nd annual Cafe Racer Review, with prizes for the "Best Ridden Cafe Racer".
This year we will also be celebrating some very special landmarks : the 60th anniversary of the Triumph Thunderbird and the 20th anniversary of Hinckley built Triumphs; the 60th anniversary of the Wideline and 50th anniversary of the Slimline frame, with commensurate competitions for the "Best Triumph"; "Best Triumph Thunderbird"; "Best Norton Featherbeds".
Also, for the first time this year there will be prizes for the "Best Scooter" and "Best Dressed Rider"
Sponsors for the competitions include; Triumph, T-Bird Records, Lucky 13, Lewis Leathers, Salon Moto Legende, Baracuta, Dainese, and more with awards and prizes being presented by Sophia St. Villier, crowned Ace Cafe Hostess of the Year at the cafe's recent inaugural Streetfighter & Stunt Festival, Wembley.
We are also delighted to have special guest and ex-road racer Peter Williams with us together with his Norton Monocoque racer (courtesy Norman White). Peter will be promoting and signing his new book "Peter Williams - Designed to Race". Peter's engineering designs gave him an advantage on the race track and set the trends for what motorcycles are today. Sadly Peter's racing career came to an end in 1974 with a terrible crash at Oulton Park, but his motorcycle innovation continues today.
The fiesty London Rockin' Rollers will be with us again, raising funds for London's Air Ambulance, the cafe's chosen charity for Saturday 11th September.
On Sunday 12th September in Brighton, as well as club, trade stands and live bands, there will be race bikes on display and guests to include Scott Redding, the youngest rider ever to win a GP, T3 Racing 675s and Harris Performance XR1200 BSB Round based race bikes and riders, and Danny John - Jules (the Cat in TV's Red Dwarf) with his Pink R1!
Stunt Shows featuring Cooper Stunts, Paul Hanks, Nick Storm, Adam Huber and the ever popular Marc "Sparky" Chennel will take place at Black Rock, the eastern end of Madeira Drive, with three displays scheduled for 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm, together with a wheelie machine for those who want to try out riding on the back wheel!
As part of Battle of Britain Week, the cafe's chosen charity RAFA will be in attendance raising funds and for your convenience, Riders For Health will be in attendance with a "helmet park", where you can leave your gear and enjoy the day.
Ace Cafe Reunion Weekend Entertainment:
Porky's Hot Rockin + Burlesque Show (Friday 10th), Daddy Slick Shift, Hot Doggin, The Daytonas and The Polecats + Burlesque Show (Saturday 11th) at the cafe, plus Lights Out and The Jets performing at Brighton (Sunday 12th), with DJ's Dave Crozier & Bill & Jimmy Guntrip spinning the wax throughout the weekend, and yes, it's all free!
As guests of Brighton, and this free to enter event we thank you in advance for your understanding and co-operation in ensuring that the event is accessible and safe for all who attend
We ask that you do not park any vehicle on the pavements or block the footways and emergency routes, and adhere to the directions and requests of Reunion staff & Marshals.
Please note that the seafront road, Madeira Drive,will be open to the public (and bikes) from 9.30 a.m. with the event closing at 6 p.m.
For updates: http://www.ace-cafe-london.com/Programme-Page.aspx