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Three Days - Three Rides - One Reunion!

By: Garret Cashman | Published 28 August 2008, 15:25 | Views: 2,139 | tags: ace cafe, ace cafe reunion, ride outs, cafe racers, 59 club, jason finn & team sbf, competitions, brighton burn up, madeira drive, brighton
Ace Cafe London's 70th anniversary and 15th annual Ace Cafe Reunion, a special party weekend that is being filmed for USA TVs Speed Channel.

Friday 12th September:

The weekend starts with the arrival from 6pm of The Continental Run for the cafe's Bike Night, with Dyno Shoot-Out and rockin' sounds from The Unknowns and DJ Jimmy Guntrip.

Saturday 13th September:

Join us for breakfast at the Ace from 7am. A Cafe Racer & Rockers Ride-Out will depart at Noon to the London Motorcycle Museum in Greenford, which is being filmed for a USA TV documentary 'Cafe Society', returning to the cafe for a Cafe Racer Review at 2.30pm with awards for the 'Best Ridden Cafe Racer' and two runners-up, being presented by special guests Colin Campbell (Actor in the film 'The Leather Boys'), David Hailwood, Dave Degens, actor Oliver Tobias (featured in the book 'Rockers! by Johnny Stuart) and Mike 'Cowboy' Cooke who, from joining the 59 Club in 1963, quickly became involved in its running for the next 30 years!  Mike will be signing copies of his book, 'Cowboy's Fifty Nine Club Story'.

Awards kindly sponsored by Autoglym, Schott N.Y.C. & Lewis Leathers include top prize of a Schott's Perfecto leather jacket (as worn by Marlon Brando in the 1953 film 'The Wild One', and celebrating the 80th anniversary of The Perfecto), 'Briefcase' style motorcycle cleaning kits and the choice of a pair of Lewis Leather motorcycle boots.

At 2.30pm there will also be opportunity to meet author Mike Seate, from the USA, who will be launching his new book 'Cafe Racer - The Motorcycle', and to get your copies signed!

From Noon until late, The London Rockin Rollers, who will steal your hearts and then your con rods, will be adding some eight-wheeled thrills and spills, together with a Dyno Shoot-Out, raising funds in aid of the Jeans for Genes Genetic Roadmap Appeal.

You can also make your visit count, by being sponsored by family and friends, be it as a solo rider, group or club. Go to the homepage on the Ace Cafe London website to download a sponsorship form or pick one up at the cafe.

"Little Miss Dynamite", the Stonebridge Motor Company built S&S engined Ace Cafe Racer will make her debut at 4pm with opportunity to meet the builders, followed by a photographic review of the history of the Ace.  The line-up of entertainment includes some of the top all British rock n' roll bands on the circuit, The Coy Dogs, Furious, and Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers with DJs Tracy Dick, Bill & Jimmy Guntrip spinning the wax, plus a 'Best of Burlesque' with Miss Zara Ann.

Sunday 14th September:

The Brighton Burn Up & Ride With The Rockers to Brighton's famous seafront road, Madeira Drive.  The Ace opens at 7am with the ride leaving the cafe at 10.30am.

Madeira Drive will be open to the public from 9.30am.  Attractions on the Ace seafront stage feature bands, The Rhythm Aces, The Diamonds, plus DJs Bill & Jimmy Guntrip, a seafront blessing by Father Scott Anderson & Father Dennis McSwinney of the 59 Club at 2pm, a presentation of the Ace Cafe London, Bike Legal and BikeSafe prize Scooter at 2.15pm and the introduction of Stonebridge Motor Company, builders of the S&S engined Ace Cafe Racer, "Little Miss Dynamite", at 2.30pm.  

At the eastern end of Madeira drive adjacent to Black Rock, the Ball of Steel from their home in Texas, on their first ever UK tour, will be performing their amazing motorcycle stunts.  With nine years experience on National Tour, these riders, fuelled by Monster Energy Drink, have been dubbed the youngest motorcycle stunt team in the world.

The show is a high energy fully self-contained performance that features 3 riders inside a 14ft steel globe as well as a free-style show on mini bikes, jumping from steel to steel. With sound equipment, MC and DJ who are almost as entertaining as the riders, you will leave this years Ace Cafe Reunion with a smile on your face and a high heart rate!

To add to the excitement a 'homegrown' stunt show in the shape of Jason Finn & Team SBF will also be putting on an amazing display. Don't miss it!

Stands and displays include from Triumph, Yamaha and BMW to Brooklands (2008 being the centennial of motorcycle racing at the legendary circuit), the 59 Club, VMCC, Busy Bee Club, BMRC, Jukebox Madness and much more!

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