I love vintage ads. When motorcycles were naked and woman were clothed. I wonder what happened to these girls? They are probably grandma’s now telling the grandkids how they were once a hot Norton motorcycle model. Wait a minute… is that you Nana?
Anyone else sick of hearing the words ‘tough times’, ‘financial crisis’ and ‘credit crunch’? Well we are. Lets stop friggin talking about it all day every day and build a big bridge and ride the hell over it. Heres the perfect ghetto bike for these hard times… made from hard wood. Just be careful smoking near it….
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Found this custom shop in the UK that specialize in Honda Monkeys and Gorillas. They are called Monkey Bike (that explains it). They are not my style but I love some of the photos they have on their website. My favourite is the mean looking dude standing next to his hotted up monkey… now that is so bad ass buddy. Would be really funny to see a bikie gang that all ride these things… Maybe they could be called the Hells Monkeys?…
Harolds gear in Japan make some great vintage looking jackets and gloves. Theres more on their website if you like what you see. I love their tag line on the website “The goods always belong to vintage spirit”..It doesn’t really make sense but I understand it. Deus stock their leather gloves as well.
Found this awesome poster on motorcycleclassics.com. Its a limited-edition reproduction of the 1926 Milwaukee State Fair National Motorcycle Championship. Why dont they make posters like this any more?
Davida are an english company that make some great helmets, leather jackets and some other motorcycle products. But what i love most about them is the photographs they take of their products. They are modeled by beautiful women on beautiful bikes. Also they make them look retro which really suits the cafe racer look (These shots are from 2004). As Borat would say ‘Sexy time’!…
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This blog’s name is inspired by this legendary cafe so i thought i should write a blurb about it. The Ace Cafe is full of history – it was originally built in 1938 to serve as a road side cafe stop for truckers using the new North Circular Road. It was open 24 hours a day – and being on one of the fastest roads in the country – bikers soon started to appear. It was bombed during the war then rebuilt in 1949 – it was the heart of the Mods and Rockers war – it was the home of Rock ‘n’ Roll and it owned the 50s. If you ride a bike the Ace Cafe was and still is THE place to meet.
Unfortunately the cafe closed it’s doors in 1969 and has been a bookies, a filling station and more recently a tyre depot – but importantly the building itself didn’t change. Then in 2001 Mark Wilsmore re-opened the Ace as a bikers cafe again – after years of work getting it off the ground. If you are ever in London it should be high on your list of places to visit. Theres always something on there. Live bands, theme nights and race meets.