EXCLUSIVE Some great news for café racer fans Stateside: the legendary British Ace Cafe is setting up shop next year in the USA. Ten new outlets are planned, and arrangements for the first one are close to being finalized. If you can’t wait for that, then you can get a taste of the Ace Cafe vibe by heading to the Dime City Cycles grand opening event in Tampa, Florida on Saturday 14 May: a temporary Ace Cafe will be erected for the duration of the celebration, stocked with classic motorcycling memorabilia. Ace Cafe boss Mark Wilsmore (above) will be flying in to join Dime City’s Jason Michaels and Herm Narciso on the day, and helping to judge the vintage ride-in bike show. (We’ll be there too—in spirit—because Bike EXIF is sponsoring the Best In Class award.)
“We see the introduction of Ace Cafe to North America as a huge opportunity to help keep the history alive for younger generations to experience,” says Jason Michaels. “We are at the beginning of an authentic garage revival in the American motorcycle industry and the Ace will provide the much needed additional fuel to help us all reach the ton.” If you’re in the south-western States, mark the Dime City opening in your diary. With the cameras of HD Theater’s Cafe Racer TV in attendance too, it’s shaping up to be a helluva party.
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