Brooklands Museum hosted the Ace Cafe Ton-Up Day, on July 6th, for all things motorcycling. Although aimed at the Cafe Racer post war type of machine, motorbikes from all eras were invited. The museum site was soon filled with all types of two and three wheel machines from the earliest days of bone shaking biking right up to present day superbikes. The riders came in from all directions, including a group that road down from the infamous Ace cafe.
The Ace Cafe memorabilia on show for the tea drinkers.
Modern take on the Cafe Racer theme, packing plenty of punch.
How they used to look. Big single cylinder thumping away, classic riding leathers and proper open face helmet.
The right look.
Plenty of burnt rubber from the modern brigade.
Jewel like small Honda, that unfortunately crashed at the top of the Test Hill.
Plenty of tassels and chrome on this immaculate Harley.
No, I am sure you are not meant to ride an outfit, side saddle!
Underneath that jacket was indeed the legendary Phil Read MBE, with a mighty haul of 8 World Championships to his name, a true legend in motorcycling circles.
Italian bike with a British Helmet.
Some of the helmet designs started catching my eye, particularly those with paint schemes to match the bike.
Obviously an Ace Cafe fan.
Eyes in the back of their head!
This Vincent showing a more stylish way to transport some luggage.
Triple chrome Harley lights, with a lovely blue and fluffy cloud sky.
Must be a hog!
As this modern Morgan car only has three wheels I guess it makes it an honorary bike for the day!
Some of the riders displayed a good selection of badges in true biker style as modeled here by 'Lofty'.
Chequer design hat part of the Ace Cafe culture.
A rather stylish look, complete with refined sun glasses.
The live band were great, and played some suitable era music.
I guess this guy didn't travel to Brooklands on a bike with his Double Bass!
All the usual Brooklands were open for viewing as well.
Even though it was a biking day, couldn't resist taking a pic of this pristine Mustang.
With so much to see and do, some people found the whole day very tiring indeed!
Once again another great event from the Brooklands team, with a very wide variety of bikes on show to appeal to all tastes.