Skip to Top navigation
Skip to Left Navigation
Skip to Content
 

02 April 2017

10 April 2017

24 April 2017

Ace Cafe Ace Cafe Ace Cafe Ace Cafe Ace Cafe Ace Cafe Ace Cafe Ace Cafe Ace Cafe Ace Cafe
 
 

"Ace Times" Book Launch 07/02/2011

Author Mick Duckworth will be signing copies of his latest, comprehensive, new book from Redline Publications,

ACE TIMES - Speed thrills and tea spills, a cafe and a culture, at the cafe on both Sunday 13th March (British & Classic Bike Day) and Sunday 24th April (Norton & BSA Day).
 
Mick will also be on the Ace stand on Southend seafront on Easter Monday 25th April, occasion of the cafe's 13th annual Southend Shakedown.
 
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.
 
You can secure a copy now by placing your order online at the Ace Cafe London web shop
 
Price £29.95 + P&P