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Brough shakes the Salt with Ace Cafe London! 16/08/2013

Ace Cafe London is thrilled and privileged to once again be able to confirm being part of, and supporting, the Brough Superior Team heading out to break and reset land speed records in multiple classes, in August, on the famous Bonneville Salt Flats, USA, with two motorcycles, a "Retro" and a "Pendine", based on the iconic 1927 SS100, a machine sharing heritage and fame with Col. T.E. Lawrence - "Lawrence of Arabia".
Brough were on the salt previously in 1949 with a streamlined machine ridden and crashed by Noel Pope - he vowed to "never ride a streamline again", and on returning to Bonneville in 2011 the new, unstreamlined, Brough Superior SS100 Retro, with a specially tuned J.A.P. V-Twin engine, running on "pump" fuel, clocked two runs, at 127 & 122 mph respectively, giving a mean average speed of 124.98mph and breaking the MA 1350-A-VG speed record!
The 2013 Brough Superior Team, much larger than in previous years, includes riders Eric Patterson, Alan Cathcart and Henry Cole, all of whom are determined to ensure that England's flag fly's fast!
Mark Upham, CEO of Brough Superior Motorcycles Ltd, confirms that Brough, Made in England, looks forward to racing and to setting new "Ton Up" records at Bonneville USA which, with its changeable conditions and being at 5000 ft above sea level, the vast terrain presents riders, engineers and their machines with numerous unforeseen difficulties and challenges, all of which combine to produce a magic and mystique that makes this annually held Speed Trials quite unique.
Together with Ace Cafe USA, Ace Cafe London is hosting an evening in aid of the Boot Campaign, a charity supporting wounded veterans and their families, with a special rooftop reception celebrating Brough Superior's return to the Salt, at the Petersen Automotive Museum, Hollywood, LA, USA.
Ace Cafe London is privileged to be able to play a small part in the extraordinary story that is Brough Superior.