FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Birmingham, Ala. (September 4, 2012) – The legendary Ace Cafe will make its return to the eighth annual Barber Vintage Festival presented by Triumph dealers of North America at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., October 12-14, 2012. Admission to the popular London-based cafe will be offered as a ticket upgrade to spectators and will provide access to activities, food and beverages in addition to attractions already scheduled during the nation’s fastest-growing celebration of vintage motorcycles. The Ace Corner event will be co-produced between Ace Cafe North America and Dime City Cycles.
Situated atop Turn 17 at Barber Motorsports Park, known as “Ace Corner” for the festival weekend, Ace Corner will offer a unique view of not only the racing action but also the Park itself, as well as the following attractions:
• Ace Corner Grill, featuring “Fish & Chips” and tea, burgers and beverages, including beer and wine, available for purchase
• Dime City Cycles / Iron and Air CB750 giveaway with other bikes, parts and swag on display
• Ride-in Cafe Racer Bike Show (Register at Ace Corner Fri/Sat)
• Saturday night “Party at the Ace”, featuring the band, “Cigar Store Indians”
• “Custom Bike Builder Park” featuring builders from the Café Racer TV Show
• Café Racer TV Media Tent featuring interviews and motorcycle programs
• Live Bike Build by dotheton.com
• Ace Corner Vendor Row
• “Ride with the Rockers” - Saturday morning ride-out
• Dedicated motorcycle parking inside the track for Ace Corner guests
“We look forward to bringing the legendary spirit of Ace Cafe London and its cafe racer roots to the festival this year. We are excited to team up with Dime City Cycles and the Barber team to make Ace Corner Barber a must-see part of the weekend” said Mark McKee, Managing Partner for Ace Cafe North America.
Daily tickets for the Ace Cafe are available beginning at $30 in advance or $65 for the three-day weekend. All tickets include free paddock access and fans are encouraged to purchase in advance, as prices will increase the week of the event. Ticket upgrades are also available for purchase for current Barber Vintage Festival ticket holders.
Throughout the weekend, kids 12 and under receive free general admission into the Barber Vintage Festival when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Kids will need a ticket upgrade for entry to the Ace Corner. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit www.barbermotorsports.com.
Adding to the weekend activities, the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum will feature extended hours, special displays and technical seminars. Tickets to the Museum are available separately from Barber Vintage Festival tickets and can be purchased inside.
In addition, having selected Iron and Air Magazine as the official media provided attendees will have the opportunity to have their motorcycle professionally photographed during the event as well as be treated to live coverage of the event via Iron and Air’s social media outlets.
About Barber Motorsports Park and ZOOM Motorsports: Barber Motorsports Park opened in the spring of 2003. Since its inception, ZOOM Motorsports, LLC has been the exclusive event promoter for the events at the Park. The 2.38 mile racing circuit is 45 feet wide, with 17 turns and elevation changes of more than 80 feet. The Barber Motorsports Park has been considered one of North America’s finest road courses for car and motorcycle racing, and has served as the venue for several international product launches. The Barber Motorsports Park also features the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. This 144,000 square-foot facility houses more than 1,000 vintage and modern motorcycles from 17 different nations and more than 125 manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.barbermotorsports.com.
About Ace Cafe London: The original Ace Cafe was opened in 1938 as a “transport cafe” on the north edge of London. In the Fifties and Sixties, the Ace arguably became the birthplace of the cafe racer culture and the mods and rockers era as British youth discovered rock n’ roll music on the juke boxes and they raced their bikes from cafe to cafe. Time passed, as did the glory days of the British Motorcycle Industry and the rock n’ roll scene, but the dream lived on and in 1994, Mark Wilsmore, driven by his passion, staged an event to mark the Ace Cafe’s closure in 1969. 12,000 people attended this first Ace Cafe Reunion, which has since been held every year, attracting over 150,000 visitors. It was Mark’s vision that brought the iconic cafe, back from dereliction, to the point where today it is the world’s most famous and charismatic destination and pitstop for the global “petrolhead” community. Visit www.ace-cafe-london.com.
About Dime City Cycles: Dime City Cycles is one of the premier global suppliers of vintage motorcycle and cafe racer parts. Providing best-in-class customer service and quality products, they have built a strong brand paying homage to the iconic cafe racer by leveraging modern technology contributing to revival and growth of this fantastic subset of the motorcycle world.