A year later, in September 1994, Mark organised the first Ace Cafe Reunion.
It attracted no fewer than 12,000 people, including many of the Ace’s original ‘ton-up’ customers, and the outstanding success of that event led him to believe that there was a future for the Ace as a venue and meeting place for motorcyclists.
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After ownership of the building was acquired, the Ace became a mecca for motorcyclists the world over, and has now grown into a worldwide brand with franchises in several countries, including China.
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