Ace Cafe recreated in Coventry

Date Posted: 11/03/2011

The Coventry Transport Museum promises a long hot summer of motorbikes, speed and rock ‘n’ roll as it unveils new exhibition Coming of Age At The Ace Cafe, running from the 3rd June to 2nd October.

Running in partnership with Ace Cafe London, the exhibition will tell the story of how a London transport cafe became an international icon, exploring how the cafe’s customers redefined what it meant to be a teenager in the 50s and 60s.

Planned as a transport cafe for lorry drivers during the 1930s, the Ace Cafe on London's North Circular road quickly became a place where motorbike riders gathered. In the 50s the Ace became the destination for a new breed of motorcycle riders; teenagers who met there to listen to rock 'n' roll, and to burn up the road doing The Ton - the magic speed.

The Coventry Transport Museum will recreate the cafe itself, which will be filled with bikes clothes and stories from the golden era of rock ‘n’ roll.

For further information or to arrange a group visit to the Coventry Transport Museum, telephone: 024-7623 4270, e-mail groups@transport-museum.co.uk, or log onto www.transport-museum.com  

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