Ace Times — Speed thrills and tea spills, a cafe and culture
by Mick Duckworth
This book, centres on the definitive history of London's Ace Cafe, the roadside pull-in that became the most famous haunt of motorcycle riding Ton-up kids in the Fifties and Rockers in the Sixties. The book also tells the story of other lively bikers haunts of the past, like the 59 Club, the Busy Bee and other cafes around the country.
A substantial high-quality volume packed with personal recollections and evocative photos, the book also looks at the fastest motorcycles, the loudest music, the iconic movies and the distinctive clothing of the cafe-racing era. Burn-ups, press hysteria, rock'n'roll riots, police-baiting, Mods and Rockers, pirate radio and loads more besides are all portrayed in a true-to-life, unembroidered way.
Buch, Hardcover, 26 x 29 cm, 312 Seiten, ca. 500 colour teils farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text