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The XR4Register at Ace Cafe Meet 11th April 2005
Ace Cafe - All Ford's Night 2nd Monday of the Month

New Event

A while ago it was mentioned at our AGM pub meet in Jan to visit the Ace Cafe and see what this 'Legendary Venue' is all about. Ace Cafe is situated just off the North Circular Road (A406 west). We had a few people up for it so.... We sent 2 of our XR4 Agents on a 'fact finding' mission. Ross agreed to attend as he's up for anything so was there before you had even packed your map! and......Bhav as he is up all hours so a night time 'show' is right up his street.

This is what they found:
Having got home after work and changed, etc., Ross turned up at my house just in time to sample my mums cooking me thinks, so a quick snack it had to be as we were on a mission!. Setting off at 7.45pm, straight down the M6 on to the M1, traffic flowing nicely so it wasn't long before we were on the A406 west. Not knowing how far the Ace Cafe was, we decided to follow a few Fords as instinct said they were going there too!. 4 miles down the road and Ross spies the Ace Cafe on the right hand side of the carriageway and yes our instinct was right!. Turning off the main road and what a sight... littered along the main strip were Fords of every size and description. We managed to find a parking space around the block and walked down. There were people everywhere on the streets, (just look at the pics to see why!)

On the corner is the Ace Cafe with its somewhat small car park considering the cars that were crammed in there and the over spill on the surrounding roads.

Traditionally a 'Bikers' cafe, its attraction has also brought many car clubs to hold their pub meets there. (TVR, Lotus & the American Car scene to name just a few). The car park had something for every one, from old skool to vintage skool, RS500, RS1800, Escort Harrier, Blown Pops to 300Bhp mk1 Escorts. We even sighted a 427 Shelby!

On the main road (in between the normal traffic & bus routes) there were cars snaking and adding their bit of thrills (and glad to say no spills) of smoking rubber!

All this was a bit too much so a visit to the well stocked Cafe for a drink was in order. Certainly an interesting place to visit with its rich history and nostalgia to boot. The Fords & 'other' interesting cars and a well stocked bar made it a worthwhile visit...

So after this glowing report and photos below who's up for it next time ???

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