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Iconic Motor Brand Announces Exclusive Multi-Year Contract with Car Care Giant

AceCafeLogoORLANDO, FL – Since opening just two months ago, Ace Cafe Orlando — the first US outpost of London-based Ace Cafe, the most famous motor-diner on the planet — has become Central Florida’s hub of all things automotive and motorcycle related. The unique purveyor of speed, thrills, rock ‘n roll and food announced today another great reason to visit the motor-centric destination in downtown Orlando: it is now one of the few retail locations to get the popular car care products from Autogeek, the largest online car care company in the world.

“We’re very proud to announce our partnership with Autogeek,” says Mark McKee, Chief Gearhead and CEO of Ace Cafe North America. “As the exclusive automotive and motorcycle care suppliers of Ace Cafe Orlando, Autogeek will be continually entertaining, educating and exposing new products and techniques in the car and bike care field to the ever-growing number of motorheads here at the Ace.”

Autogeek.net has been a leading source of auto detailing products, accessories and expert knowledge for more than 20 years. What started as a mail order, catalog-based company known as PBMA-FL.net in 1997 quickly grew into the web-based ecommerce business that it is today, shipping thousands of products around the world every month.

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Most recently, the Autogeek operation was acquired by Vision Investments LLC, owned by the founder of the Indy Racing League, Tony George. “Partnering with Ace Cafe to reach motor enthusiasts was a natural fit,” he says. “There is a car show, meet up or bike event virtually every day of the week, which makes Ace a great place for Autogeek to present our car and bike care expertise.”

“We have forged a unique relationship with the Ace as a brick & mortar retailer of our products… so race to the Ace, a great place to get great Autogeek products,” concludes George.

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About Ace Cafe:  Ace Cafe is the most famous motor-diner on the planet. Since 1938, Ace Cafe London has been a mecca for those passionate about cars, bikes and rock ’n roll culture. The original location on London’s North Circular Road began as a simple roadside cafe for truckers, then evolved into a popular destination for rock ‘n roll- loving teens riding motorbikes during the ’50s and ’60s. Today, the Ace has a multi-generational appeal from motorsports enthusiasts from all over the world. Ace Cafe North America holds the exclusive licensee rights in North America and South America for this world-famous brand. Ace Cafe Orlando is the first North American venue for Ace Cafe. For more information, visit www.acecafeusa.com, and connect on Facebook, Twitter @AceCafeOrlando and Instagram @acecafeorlando_official. #GOAceCafeOrlando #AceCafeOrlando #SpeedThrillsTeaSpills

About Autogeek — Founded in 1998, Autogeek is the largest online retailers of car care products in the world. In addition to providing the best quality car care products, Autogeek has the most extensive online teaching library in the industry. With Mike Phillips at the head of the teaching and training courses, professional detailers and enthusiasts alike can learn from the best. Autogeek is located in Stuart, Florida and ships worldwide. Whether you’re detailing your car for a show or detailing for fun, you’ll find the best car care products to bring out the perfect finish on your car, truck, SUV or motorcycle at http://www.autogeek.net

Ace Cafe Orlando Onboard TOP 1 ACK ATTACK For 400 mph LSR Ride

Top 1 ACk Attack webcover picORLANDO, FL – The most famous motor-diner on the planet welcomed the world’s fastest motorcyclist during Ace Cafe Orlando’s world debut back in May. Rocky Robinson, three-time motorcycle Land Speed Record holder, was on hand to give the Ace the green flag. What was kept under wraps was the fact that Ace Cafe is joining the quest for 400 mph with Rocky and the TOP 1 ACK ATTACK. The team is headed to the world’s highest salt flat in Bolivia for the Top of the World Landspeed Trial on August 3-8, 2017.

“It is go time,” says Mark McKee, CEO and Chief Gearhead of Ace Cafe North America. “As the home for all who share a passion for speed, thrills and rock ‘n roll, Rocky’s quest for 400 mph on a motorcycle is the perfect place for Ace. We are honored that Rocky is taking us along for the ride!”

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“Records are made to be broken – especially Land Speed Records,” said Robinson. “The TOP 1 ACK ATTACK is headed to the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in the Andes mountains and we are going to go faster than 400 mph.” All systems are go for the twin-engine streamliner. “Bolivia has been selected because it has a much longer run up and down of more than 15 miles versus about 7 miles at Bonneville,” he explained to the crowd at the Ace.

The making of a Legend of Speed: On September 3, 2006, Rocky rode the TOP 1 ACK ATTACK to a new motorcycle land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats, reaching a top speed of 342.797 mph, a whopping 20 mph faster than the previous record, which had stood since 1991. In 2007 he tried to better his speed, but crashed at speeds in excess of 320 mph and rolled 16 times! Ace Cafe TOP 1

Undaunted, Robinson returned to Bonneville in 2008 and piloted the ACK ATTACK to a second world record of 350.884 mph. On September 25, 2010, for the third time in four years, he set a new world’s record, blasting his own record to oblivion by traveling 376.363 mph.

“Conditions are even better in Bolivia than they were at the Bonneville salt flats,” said Robinson. He has spent the past month training in high elevation in the Colorado Rockies to be ready for the nearly 12,000-foot elevation of the Andes mountains.”

“Our team is honored and humbled to be part of Rocky’s quest for 400 mph,” said McKee. “Let’s rock ‘n roll.”

“TOP 1 ACK ATTACK is ready to rock, but we will skip the roll this time,” joked Robinson. Follow the TOP 1 ACK ATTACK’s the quest for 400 mph at: https://www.facebook.com/top1ackattack/

Or come by the Ace Cafe for video updates during the run for the record! Click here to see more:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-DwV52tpSU&list=PLTDKb7dHymNBAfZ_OaCADPYeJUs_02JZx&index=3

About Ace Cafe:  Ace Cafe is the most famous motor-diner on the planet. Since 1938, Ace Cafe London has been a mecca for those passionate about cars, bikes and rock ’n roll culture. The original location on London’s North Circular Road began as a simple roadside cafe for truckers, then evolved into a popular destination for rock ‘n roll- loving teens riding motorbikes during the ’50s and ’60s. Today, the Ace has a multi-generational appeal from motorsports enthusiasts from all over the world. Ace Cafe North America holds the exclusive licensee rights in North America and South America for this world-famous brand. Ace Cafe Orlando is the first North American venue for Ace Cafe. For more information, visit www.acecafeusa.com, and connect on Facebook, Twitter @AceCafeOrlando and Instagram @acecafeorlando_official. #GOAceCafeOrlando #AceCafeOrlando #SpeedThrillsTeaSpills

About ACK ATTACK — Built by Mike Akatiff, owner of Ack Technologies, an avionics company, ACK ATTACK is a brilliant piece of engineering. Chief Engineer Akatiff, pilot Rocky Robinson, and team have set the Land Speed Record on three separate occasions, first in 2006 and then breaking their own record in 2008 and 2010 with a current record of 376.363 mph. The 20-foot long streamliner is powered by a pair of turbocharged/intercooled Suzuki Hayabusa engines, producing more than 1000 bhp. The quest to be the world’s fastest motorcycle hasn’t been easy – the ACK ATTACK crashed three times during record runs, in 2004, 2007 (when Rocky rolled 16 times) and 2011 – but with great risks come great rewards: http://top1ackattack.com

About TOP 1 Oil — Founded in 1979 by William “Bill” Ryan, the TOP 1 Oil Products Company has traveled a path that has taken the company from startup to now being identified as a premium synthetic lubricant brand. Marketed and distributed globally, TOP 1 has built its brand by developing long-term partnerships and producing the highest quality products. TOP 1 prides itself as being an American brand and being run by the 2nd and 3rd generations of the Ryan Family. For more information, visit www.top1oil.com and connect on Facebook @top1oil, Twitter @top1oilusa, and Instagram @top1oilusa

Media Contacts:

Steve Glum, CMO, Ace Cafe North America, sglum@acecafeusa.com, 407.506.5084 Jennifer Bisbee, APR, Bisbee and Co., Inc., Jennifer@BisbeeAndCo.com, 407.257.4667

Speed Thrills and Tea Spills: Ace Café USA Opens in Orlando

Motorcycle riders the world over know this iconic brand: London’s Ace Café. And now both riders and non-riders stateside have the opportunity to know it better with the opening of the Ace Café USA in Orlando, FL – the first in North America.

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It joins other Ace Cafés located in Barcelona, Spain; Helsinki, Finland; Luzern, Switzerland; and Beijing, China. Yes, gearheads, right next door to the Magic Kingdom where fantasy reigns, there’s a new venue for flat out fun where grit and grease rule the roost and authenticity is king.

Housed in a hundred-year-old building that originally operated as a boiler plant, the Ace Orlando sits alongside the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and trains rumble by daily. The multi-level structure maintains an industrial feel sporting brick, galvanized metal and diamond plate that brilliantly accompanies the subject matter: classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles and all things internal combustion.

Inside there’s a coffee and gelato bar for sugar and caffeine fiends and a restaurant offering a full menu for lunch and dinner. Selections include chrome diner comfort food on the lines of pot pie, meatloaf and sliders laced with British classics such as curry chicken, fish & chips and bangers & mash. The open stage is literally set for live music performers circled by up-and-downstairs spectator enjoyment and seating at the bar.

For shoppers, Stonebridge Motor Gallery on the mezzanine is stocked with a changing line-up of original motorsports and rock ’n roll-inspired artwork, photography, sculptures, and memorabilia, as well as collectable one-off custom motorcycles. On opening weekend we recognized images by Michael Lichter, David Uhl and Scott Jabobs. Rockers Speed Shop sells official branded Ace apparel, and there’s a compact BMW motorcycle dealership, a Dainese D-Store and EagleRider motorcycle rental company.

There’s ample outdoor space for dining or people watching while grabbing a cold beer, glass of wine or signature cocktail. The spacious car park—the envy of the original Ace in London—allows room for show and shine action, all day every day. And construction continues in the adjacent space. Soon to open is Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Cue, Backyard Beer Garden and Blue Cap Shack show venue. Special events welcome!

A contingent from across the pond joined Ace Orlando’s Chief Gearhead Mark McKee, CFO Eric Forward, and Chief Marketing Officer Steve Glum for the grand opening. These included George Tsuchnikas and Mark and Linda Wilsmore of the Ace Cafe London.

Mark Wilsmore spoke about the difficulty of bringing an historic building back into service after a long hiatus, comparing it to a classic vehicle restoration. “When you start pulling them apart you think you’ve got it, then you find all the horrors,” he said.
And he knows the topic firsthand. In 1994 the Wilsmores staged London’s first Ace Reunion to mark the 25th anniversary of the original Ace Café’s closure and they were astounded at the turnout. This led to efforts that resulted in the re-opening in 1997 of the London Ace in its original location, a building that had done various duty—and sat abandoned—through the years.

So Wilsmore is cognizant of the challenges a hundred-year-old building can present. “But it’s here, and it’s done, and it is delivering as I expected it would,” he said. He especially appreciates several of the amenities he can’t match in London. “There’s more room here, room to die for! The stage, the car park, the space is vast. And you’ve got air conditioning!” he said.

Opening weekend proved it: the Ace is the place for mavens of gearhead culture and those who aspire to participate. Stop in for a visit. Both Mods and Rockers are welcome.

RESOURCE:
Ace Cafe USA
100 West Livingston St.
Orlando, FL
407-996-MOTO
www.acecafeUSA.com

North America’s First Ace Cafe Now Open In Orlando

3Three-acre motor-centric dining, entertainment and retail destination features full-service restaurant, bars, live music stages, retail stores, motorcycle dealership, art gallery and more
Orlando, Fla. – Ace Cafe Orlando, the first North American location of the celebrated London-based motor-diner and the sixth Ace Cafe in the world, rolls its doors open today, May 19. The 35,000-square-foot dining, entertainment, and retail destination reinvigorates a key parcel in downtown Orlando now known as “Ace Corner,” where it expects to draw more than 400,000 people annually.

“The City of Orlando is committed to providing residents and our 68 million visitors with a diverse array of entertainment and dining options,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “Ace Cafe is a welcomed addition to Downtown Orlando, adding to the vibrancy and quality of life in the area, and will help to generate increased visitation and economic benefits to the area with its festivals and events.”

Since 1938, Ace Cafe London has been a mecca for those passionate about cars, bikes and rock ’n roll culture. The original location on London’s North Circular Road began as a roadside cafe for truckers, then evolved into a popular destination for rock ‘n roll-loving teens riding motorbikes during the ’50s and ’60s. Today, the Ace has a multi-generational appeal among motorsports enthusiasts from all over the world.

“We have built a special place for everyone, from Petrolheads and enthusiasts, to the after-hours work crowd, families, music lovers and everybody in between,” said Mark McKee, CEO and Chief Gearhead of Ace Cafe North America. “For those passionate about cool motors, great music, inspired food and drinks, and good times, Ace Cafe Orlando is the place to be.”

Much larger than its London namesake, Ace Cafe Orlando spans two floors and features a full-service restaurant, two kitchens, four bars, a coffee bar, a communal counter, a mezzanine that overlooks the main floor dining area and stage, and private and semi-private spaces for groups both large and small.

Rounding out the offerings inside the Ace are: Rockers Speed Shop (selling official branded Ace apparel); a BMW motorcycle dealer; Dainese D-Store; EagleRider motorcycle rental company, and Stonebridge Motor Gallery, selling an ever-changing line-up of original motorsports and rock ’n roll-inspired artwork, photography, sculptures, and memorabilia, as well as collectable vintage and rare, one-off custom motorcycles.

About Ace Cafe:
Ace Cafe is the most famous motor-diner on the planet. Since 1938, Ace Cafe London has been a mecca for those passionate about cars, bikes and rock ’n roll culture. The original location on London’s North Circular Road began as a transport cafe for truckers, then evolved into a popular destination for rock ‘n roll-loving teens riding motorbikes during the ’50s and ’60s. Today, the Ace has a multi-generational appeal from motorsports enthusiasts from all over the world. Ace Cafe North America holds the exclusive licensee rights in North America and South America for this world-famous brand. Ace Cafe Orlando is the first North American venue for Ace Cafe. Other Ace Cafe locations around the globe include London, Lahti, Beijing, Lucerne and Barcelona. For more information, visit www.acecafeusa.com, and connect on Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/acecafeusa/> , Twitter <https://twitter.com/acecafeorlando>  @AceCafeOrlando and Instagram <https://www.instagram.com/acecafeorlando_official/>  @acecafeorlando_official.

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Roll with Us: Ace Cafe Orlando Sets World Premier

133Grand opening weekend for the first Ace Cafe in the USA features cool cars and hot bikes, charity ride, motorcycle raffle, special guests, free rock ‘n roll concerts, site-wide giveaways, activities, and more

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ORLANDO, FL – Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines: Ace Cafe Orlando, the first North American location of the celebrated London-based cafe, makes its world debut on Friday, May 19. Guests are invited to kick-start the grand opening weekend of the all-new, full-throttle, rock ‘n roll destination Ace Cafe with a cuppa coffee and tea when the Ace officially opens its doors to the public on Friday at 7:00 a.m., then stay to enjoy an action-packed weekend of festivities at the 35,000-square-foot motor-centric dining, entertainment and retail destination.

North America’s newest home for all who share the passion for speed, thrills and rock ‘n roll is waiving the green flag, signaling that it’s “go time” for Central Floridians and guests from around the globe to celebrate the heritage and history of the most famous cafe on the planet. All three days of grand opening weekend will feature cool cars and hot bikes, live rock ‘n roll inside and outside both day and night, a BMW RnineT Racer motorcycle raffle benefiting Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (APCH), live demonstrations by three world-famous artists, onsite activities and brand partner merchandise (while supplies last), and a free Friday night concert by Rockin’ Jason D. Williams – direct from Memphis, about whom Rolling Stone magazine says “There hasn’t been raw rockabilly this solid since Jerry Lee Lewis, himself.” A snapshot of Ace Cafe Orlando’s grand opening weekend celebration is listed below; visit www.acecafeusa.com to stay up-to-date on the Ace’s grand opening happenings.

Friday, May 19, 2017

·      The first Ace Cafe in the USA opens at 7:00 a.m. Grab a cuppa Julius Meinl coffee – direct from Vienna; tea and grab ‘n go breakfast bagels, muffins, burritos, croissants, and cinnamon rolls also available.

·      Lunch menu is served and bars open at 11:00 a.m., with live music on the back porch

·      Raffle opens to win a BMW RnineT Racer to benefit APCH

·      Register to win a trip for 2 to the 24th Annual Ace Cafe London Reunion Weekend

·      Live painting and sculpting works by three world-renowned artists: Japanese chopsticks painter Makoto Endo, Spanish artist Antonio Merinero painting the Ace’s backyard beer garden bocce courts (opening summer 2017), and American sculptor Michael Ulman

·      Music in the car park (parking lot) starts at 4:00 p.m. with live rock ‘n roll lasting well into the night. Taking the stage at 8:00 p.m. is headliner Rockin’ Jason D. Williams.

 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

·      Carbs & Caffeine at 7:00 a.m. Kick-start Saturday morning and drive in for an early morning cuppa!

·      Ace Cafe’s Cool Cars for Kids to benefit APCH. For a $15 donation per car, participants can be a part of the opening weekend car show and receive a limited-edition Ace Cafe grand opening t-shirt.

·      Hungry? Start the day with a bang at Ace’s 4-Banger Brunch at 9:00 a.m. (a buffet-style, all-you-can-eat brunch served every weekend).

·      Free activities in the car park starting at 10 a.m. with a variety of local partners and vendors engaging Ace fans until 5:00 p.m.

·      Raffle continues to win a BMW RnineT Racer to benefit APCH

·      Registration continues to win a trip for 2 to the 24th Annual Ace Cafe London Reunion Weekend

·      Live painting and sculpting continues by Japanese chopsticks painter Makoto Endo, Spanish artist Antonio Merinero and American sculptor Michael Ulman

·      Live music starts at 4:00 p.m. outside with live rock ‘n roll into the night.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

·      Bikes & Bacon at 7:00 a.m. Kickstart Sunday morning and ride in for an early morning cuppa and Ace’s Bacon of the Week!

·      Ace’s 4-Banger Brunch kicks off again at 9:00 a.m, with full lunch menu starting at 2pm.

·      Raffle continues to win a BMW RnineT Racer to benefit APCH

·      Registration continues to win a trip for 2 to the 24th Annual Ace Cafe London Reunion Weekend

·      Live painting and sculpting continues by Japanese chopsticks painter Makoto Endo, Spanish artist Antonio Merinero and American sculptor Michael Ulman

·      Free activities in the car park starting at 10 a.m. with a variety of local partners and vendors engaging motor fans until 5pm.

Ace Cafe Orlando is located at the corner of West Livingston Street and Garland Avenue on a three-acre parcel in downtown Orlando in the extensively refurbished 100-year-old Harry P. Leu buildings (the former home of The Edge rock venue). The new “Ace Corner” is adjacent to the modern SunRail locomotive station and is a direct ride to the world-renowned Daytona race circuit via Interstate 4. The Ace spans two floors and features a full-service restaurant, two kitchens, four bars, a coffee bar, a communal counter, a mezzanine overlooking the main floor dining area and stage, private and semi-private group spaces, retail shops, and a motor-inspired  art gallery. Boasting delectable and affordable American diner fare with a twist and also featuring authentic British favorites, Ace Cafe Orlando connects great food and dining with a passion for motoring and live rock ‘n roll, providing a totally unique experience found nowhere else in the U.S.A.

“Our team is privileged to continue the culture and heritage of the world’s most famous motor diner,” said Mark McKee, CEO and Chief Gearhead of Ace Cafe North America. “This is exactly the Ace that we envisioned – a beacon for everyone, from petrolheads and enthusiasts, to the after-hours work crowd, families, music lovers, and everyone in between. We have remained true to the spirit of the Ace, and we have done so in a way that honors this incredible space in the heart of downtown Orlando. It is our hope that Ace Cafe Orlando will serve this community for generations to come.”

About Ace Cafe

Ace Cafe is the most famous motor-diner on the planet. Since 1938, Ace Cafe London has been a mecca for those passionate about cars, bikes and rock ’n roll culture. The original location on London’s North Circular Road began as a simple roadside cafe for truckers, then evolved into a popular destination for rock ‘n roll-loving teens riding motorbikes during the ’50s and ’60s. Today, the Ace has a multi-generational appeal from motorsports enthusiasts from all over the world. Ace Cafe North America holds the exclusive licensee rights in North America and South America for this world-famous brand. Ace Cafe Orlando is the first North American venue for Ace Cafe. For more information, visit www.acecafeusa.com, and connect on Facebook, Twitter @AceCafeOrlando and Instagram @acecafeorlando_official. #GOAceCafeOrlando #AceCafeOrlando #SpeedThrillsTeaSpills

Media Contacts:

Steve Glum, CMO, Ace Cafe North America, sglum@acecafeusa.com, 407.506.5084

Jennifer Bisbee, APR, Bisbee and Co., Inc., Jennifer@BisbeeAndCo.com, 407.257.4667