Aces Cafe, London T-shirt

Chris Acescafe Triumph Crop

This is my friend Chris modeling his new Ace Cafe T-shirt, on his “cafe raced” Triumph Thunderbird. Ace Cafe in London is a very famous location spanning back to 1938 that became an iconic biker scene, and the meeting place for races, fights, and cups of tea. The original Ace cafe closed in 1969 but after a “reunion” rally in 1994 that attracted 20,000 bikers, and continued yearly, the cafe was recently reopened in 2001. Take a look at the Ace Cafe history page for some great pictures and some background.

I love the newspaper cutting:

headline: Phone call sets police squad on Leather Jackets
byline: ‘We’re always blamed’ say the Ton-Up boys

Ton of course is the colloquial term for 100 miles an hour :-)

3 Responses to “Aces Cafe, London T-shirt”

  1. Andy says:

    I’m pretty sure that they film a TV show there now (Aces Cafe, that is). Its a car show called Fifth Gear, its no Top Gear, but its not bad.

  2. Philip Shade says:

    Love cafe bikes, my favorite cycle style by far.

  3. karl says:

    yeah, cafe racers are awesome :-) On the topic of fifth gear i enjoyed this one – Ducati vs Lamborgini:

    Rare to see a road bike like that drift!

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