Celebrating it’s 75th year with a Bookazine.


Ace Cafe Bookazine – a 75th anniversary special!

Think of black leather jackets, quiffs, sideburns and rockers and the Ace Cafe is at the heart of defining UK motorcycle culture.

This glorious 132 page bookazine celebrates 75 years of Britain’s most historic motorcycle meeting place – the Ace Cafe in London.

From high-speed thrills to the birth of an entire culture, the Ace Cafe bookazine takes us from the ton-up boys getting their speed kicks on the road, the Mods versus Rockers, right to the present day with the motorbikes and people that are keeping the Ace Cafe legend alive today. It’s a must read for all!

Would make a great Gift!

Available at the cafe or from the on-line web shop

Price £6.99

Click on shop link and go to “Books” www.acecafeshop.com

www.ace-cafe-london.com

 

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Stunt fest and Streetfighter show update. Wembley 2013


Ace Cafe London Stunt Festival & Streetfighter Show, Wembley 2013

Tickets are now available to purchase at the cafe and via the on-line web shop
http://www.acecafeshop.com/catalog/52

Ace Cafe London, this year celebrating the 75th anniversary of having originally opened in 1938, returns to the world famous and iconic Wembley Stadium Complex for the 4th annual Stunt Festival & Streetfighter Show featuring the premiere of the all new Stunt Bike Open Freestyle Championship Finals, to be held throughout the day from 10am Sunday 28th July.

In addition to trade and industry stands and displays, the Carole Nash Grandstand, this increasingly popular annual event combines the cafe’s legendary Streetfighter Sunday, as well as showcasing the dramatic live action finals of the stunt competition, with stunt riders from across Europe and beyond taking part and competing in the “Metzeler Arena” for the coveted awards, Metzeler tyres, Draggin Jeans and cash prize fund totalling £5K.

Individual Free Style:

1st – £2K
2nd – 1K
3rd – £750

Draggin Jeans Longest Stoppie – £750

Sickest Trick – £500

Highlights of this prestigious event also includes “Best Streetfighter” static display and competition, with cash prize fund of £500, the awards and prizes include vouchers for exclusive, precision-made performance products, courtesy of Germany’s renowned LSL Motorradtechnik, to the value of £1800!

Best in Show:
1st – £100 & LSL Voucher £750
2nd – £75 & LSL Voucher £500
3rd – £50 & LSL Voucher £250

Best Engineering: £50 & LSL Voucher £50

Best Brightwork – £50 & LSL Voucher £50

Best Rat – £50 & LSL Voucher £50

Best Junior/Lightweight – £25 & LSL Voucher £50

Special cash prizes, each of £50, are to be awarded for the “Best Harley Streetfighter” & “Best BMW Streetfighter”, each also receiving a £50 LSL Voucher, both marques this year respectively celebrating their 110th and 90th anniversaries.

Best Streetfighters competition will be run on a “Show Up n’ Shine” basis and are to be on site at Wembley by 9am.

All fourteen winners, of both the Stunt Bike Open Freestyle Championship Finals and the “Best Streetfighter” Show Up n’ Shine competition, also receive dragging Jeans product vouchers courtesy The Key Collection.

Other features include tyre-frying burnout’s and the “Extreme Wheelie”  machine for those who want to experience “Up in the air thrills, a fun mini moto circuit ( 40 cc’s, 5 “on track” at any one time and open to all over 6 years of age and with a special Academy session for kids), together with interactive stands and displays.

The Forces motor sport charity http://www.missionmotorsport.org run by veterans, serving officers and motor sport professionals, providing respite, rehabilitation, recreational activities and training to those affected by military operations within the framework of motor sport, will be present, to include with a motorcycle display by Ash Hall, a double above the knee amputee who has also lost most of his left hand!  A selection of specially adapted bikes will also be on show at the Mission Motorsport gazebo – please give generously.

Live entertainment on the Ace stage includes with The Fuel Girls, and mixed with the music, the roar of engines and tyre-shredding drifters, along with the spectacular motorcyclist aerobatics and hot tricks of the East Coast FMX Team, featuring Chris “Sir Swampy” Birch, widely acknowledged as Britain’s No.1 FMX rider, a regular at the Red Bull X Fighters and BoldDog FMX British Championship winner, adrenaline will be pumping – let the action begin!

The London Rockin Rollers, having been rolling with the punches since 2007 with their eight wheeled thrills and spills, will be assisting in raising funds for “Riders for Health”, the events chosen charity and who will be operating a helmet park on the day.

Tickets are available at the cafe and via the Ace on-line web shop as well as “On the gate on the day”
http://www.acecafeshop.com/catalog/52

Buy your ticket at the café and you will receive a free tea or coffee.

Tickets (Gate)
£10 per person
£15 Family Ticket (available on the day only)

Club & Group pre-booking concessions available – please contact Lora David at the café on
Lora@ace-cafe-london.com

TIMETABLE of EVENTS
9am – 11am – Practise
11am – 11.10am – Mission Motorsport Display
11.10am – 11..40am – Eastcoast FMX Display
11.30 – 1pm – StuntBike Freestyle Competition
1pm – 1.20pm – Eastcoast FMX & The Fuel Girls
1.30pm – 3pm – Draggin Jeans Longest Stoppie
3pm – 3.30pm – Show Up n’ Shine Presentation & Awards
3.30pm – 3.40pm – Mission Motorsport Display
3.40pm – 4.10pm – Eastcoast FMX & The Fuel Girls
4.20pm – 5.20pm – StuntBike Sickest Trick
5.20pm – Ace Cafe London/SBF Presentations & Awards

www.fuelgirls.co.uk
www.ecfmx.co.uk
www.extremewheelie.co.uk
www.missionmotorsport.org
www.minimoto.co.uk
www.lsl-motorcycleparts.co.uk
www.getgeared.co.uk
www.dragginjeans.net
www.thekeycollection.co.uk
www.londonrockinrollers.co.uk
www.riders.org
www.carolenash.com
www.metzeler.co.uk
www.wembleyarena.co.uk

www.ace-cafe-london.com

 

Tale from the workshop Resteration Plastic.


Some more plastic from the MK3 Honda civic showed up the other day. This time it was a shock guard/ soft mount for the rear spring.  The shapee of it suggests that it is a  weather defector for the mounting bolt too.

The repair its self was not that difficult, There was a slit  about twenty-five mm long. Once we had  given the plastic a good clean without which the welding process will not bond properly it was ready for us to identify which type of plastic it was. The repair went surprisingly well considering how imbedded the dirt was. Good for another two hundred and fifty thousand miles. We still cannot believe that this car has done that much mileage.

Tale from the workshop Honda grill!?


No! not something you use for the BBQ made by Honda.

Honda MK3 grill

It is a small two bar section that fits just above the bumper on a MK3 Honda civic. I know it must

Tack welded back in place

be the only one left in UK still in working order. The civic is twenty-four years old but that did not stop it passing its MOT at the first attempt. Parts for it are becoming very scarce. So if you know where we could get hold of a driver’s side (offside front) head light let us know. We are also on the hunt for other items.

This little grill was in for repair, the two tabs where the screws hold it to the body work had broken off. Not a big job but a job all the same which received our full attention so that it all went back together and hopefully will last another twenty-four years.

Do you do?


Yes we can! 

From time to time we are asked, can you repair this or that and in many cases we can, as long as it is a thermo plastic.  We are plastic welding specialists first; who just happen to have a good reputation for repairing motor bike farings. We also “make good”  bumpers .

Some of the other types of repair we have completed:

A repair to a canoe that had been nearly split in two. (and it rhymes)

 A close friend  cracked the wing tip of his light aircraft while he was giving it re-spray and overhaul.

 A gentleman with a camper van came to us with a badly melted water tank

Some of the more odd ball repairs we have done, a beard trimmer, the wheel housing on a folding push chair, A bucket! yes that’s right!  not just any old bucket, but one from a jet ski; a Dyson vacuüm cleaner hose clip catch.

We have also fabricated things. A large water tray for a photographer; some mud guards for a mountain bike. Some requests  are turned down because it is not practical or cost affective to do. 

People have asked if we can adapt/customise farings and bumpers. Yes we can and have done so; adapting a Suzuki GSXR nose cone, so a set of  Honda fox-eye headlights could be fitted.!  A  bumper from a late-model V.W Golf to fit an older one.! The list is long but we don’t want to bore you so that’s it for now!

Broken Wing.


A gentleman phoned about a mirror that had broken off his Honda Gold wing. From his description over the phone it sounded like a straight forward weld it back in place. He asked if it would be possible to do this while he waited as he lived a long distance from us.  We said yes and booked him in.

Where the mirror mounted it had broken out a triangle of plastic which included the holes for the bolts. The twist was the triangle had broken into three pieces which were a big problem, it took some time to work out how they went back together, then each bit was welded to each other, trying not to put too much heat into the plastic; this would have been almost impossible on a very hot day. When finished we came up against another setback, the welded piece was a bit smaller than the hole it had come from.

Sometime later after we had worked out how it should align,we tacked it in place and a number of spot welds were  placed to give it  more strength, while we made sure that the bolt holes lined up properly with the base of the mirror. Then slowly we started filling in the gap by over welding the area. The build up of heat was causing a bit of trouble slowing  progress, so allowed it to cool a bit after each over weld.

After the best part of three meters of welding rod the repair came to an end. The customer was over the moon with the quality and precision, so were we.