Revved-up re­union

Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - In Pictures - By FREDERICA MILLER frederica.miller@reach­plc.com @Fred­diAMiller

THE Ace Cafe in Wem­b­ley has been a haunt for bik­ers since the 1930s and holds reg­u­lar meet-up events.

Billed as the world’s most fa­mous mo­tor cafe, the build­ing opened 80 years ago and was de­stroyed in an air raid in 1940.

The Ace Cafe re­opened in 1949 and be­came pop­u­lar with young­sters who drove there on mo­tor­cy­cles for gigs.

GetWest­Lon­don pho­tog­ra­pher cap­tured the at­mos­phere at a Harley David­son monthly meet night on Septem­ber 27.

The line-up of Har­leys was im­pres­sive and, chat­ting to rid­ers, they said the best thing about the bikes is cus­tomis­ing them.

One vis­i­tor, Johnny Wish­bone, said he has been a biker since he was 16 and an Ace Cafe reg­u­lar for more than 20 years while David Kersh joked that the only biker gang he was a mem­ber of was a Face­book group. Mill Hill man Richard Adler has been com­ing to the Ace Cafe since he was 18

PHO­TOS: DAR­REN PEPE

A Harley David­son monthly meet at the leg­endary Ace cafe

Johnny Wish­bone with his Harley David­son

Ace mem­o­ra­bilia

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