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Ace Times Book 15/09/2010


ACE TIMES - Speed thrills and tea spills, a cafe and a culture by Mick Duckworth
ISBN 978-0-9555278-6-9
Hardback 285mm x 250mm 
300+ Pages
Publisher Redline Books
Price £29.95

The 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 opened in 1938 and became the most famous haunt of the motorcycle riding "Ton-up kids" in the 50s and the Rockers in the 60s.  The book also tells the story of other venues and cafes, like the 59 club, the Busy Bee and others elsewhere around the country.
A substantial high quality hardback publication, over seventy years in the making, 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.
Ace Times will be published in March 2011, but you can secure a copy now by placing your order online at the Ace Cafe London web shop: