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14 May 2017

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Ace at the Classic Car Boot Sale - Southbank London! 23/09/2013

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of having originally opened in 1938, Ace Cafe London is delighted to be able to confirm attendance, with stand and display, at London's prestigious Southbank Centre for the forthcoming inaugural "Classic Car Boot Sale"on Saturday 12th October

Curated by Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway and the Vintage Festival team, and supported by Classic & Sports Car Magazine.

The Classic Car Boot Sale will take place on the riverfront at Southbank Centre between the Queen’s Walk, Hungerford Bridge and Jubilee Gardens. Traders will assemble the finest vintage fashion, homewares and pop culture memorabilia, operating from the boot of their vintage vehicles. Showstopping car displays will include vehicles of all shapes and sizes; from classic cars such as the Aston Martin DB4, to VW campervans and beautiful vintage bicycles.

The event will also boast some of the finest food traders, serving premium street food from converted vans and campers. Traders include Engine, who serve artisan smoked sausages,

B.O.B. Lobster’s famous lobster rolls and street food favourite, Bleeker Street Burgers. Drinks will be provided by Beetle Juice, a stylish mobile cocktail bar.

British Music Experience’s “Traffic Jam”, a renovated Austin Morris J4 Dormobile, will have DJs playing a mix of music inspired and influenced by Lord Kitchener’s 1950s calypso classic London is the Place for Me. In between DJ sets, visitors will be invited to try out playing BME’s selection of instruments, such as a tea chest bass, ukulele and percussion steel pans.

Further musical entertainment comes from Vintage Festival DJs, who will be playing vinyl from the top of an open air London Routemaster.  Also appearing at The Classic Car Boot Sale will be [re]design’s Chalkyvan, a rejuvenated campervan redesigned and upgraded to be used as a mobile chalkboard, workshop, event and exhibition space.

Wayne Hemingway said: “What better place than Southbank Centre, home of the 1951 Festival of Britain, to host London’s first classic car boot sale? Expect beautifully designed classic cars, cool caravans, vintage clothes, accessories and collectibles, evocative food trucks selling the best street food out there, bars and vintage vinyl DJ’s and all manner of vintage fun to be had on wheels.”

Entry to The Classic Car Boot Sale is £3, and tickets can be purchased at Southbank Centre on the day of the event.

For further information please visit:

Take Part:
Places are filling up fast, but there are still some spots left. Potential traders should contact:

Southbank Centre:

Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre, occupying a 21-acre site that sits in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. The site has an extraordinary creative and architectural history stretching back to the 1951 Festival of Britain. Southbank Centre is home to the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery as well as The Saison Poetry Library and the Arts Council Collection.