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Ace Corner Barber 2013, You’ve got your tickets right?

Friday, September 6, 2013 10:01:46 AM America/Indianapolis

[Builders & vendors looking for booth space please see sponsor packet link at the bottom of the page]

It’s been two years now since our first Cafe Racer and custom motorcycle themed area Ace Corner Barber put itself on the map. This year, we’ve ratcheted it up even more based on all the feedback given from the two previous years. Re-joining forces with our friends from across the pond, Ace Cafe, Iron & Air Magazine as well as The Barber Motorsports Park, to bring you the “event within the event” at this years 9th annual Barber Vintage Festival.

Here’s a look at some of the changes we’ve made -

Food and beverage service will far more efficient and faster
Bike parking inside Ace Corner will be left for vintage bikes and cool customs to keep with the spirit of the event
The stage is being moved to the east end of the infield to make room for more custom builders and vendors
The saturday night party will go from 5PM till 9PM tonight with the Cigar Store Indians and some surprise musical guests
…and there’s a whole lot more!

The weekend of October 12th we’re asking you to sit back, relax and watch the races from the best seat in the house (TURN 17) at the only place you can grab a cold beer or wine in the entire Barber Motorsports Park. Enter your bike in the custom motorcycle show and take in the sights and sounds, make a last minute entry to win the custom Triumph Bonneville Cafe Racer we built in partnership with Triumph Motorcycles, Iron & Air Magazine and Neale Bayly Rides and most important of all, visit with dozens of other builders and industry persons.

Checkout the map below and sign into the event page on Facebook by [clicking here], there really isn’t a better place to watch the races from!

Built in partnership between Ace Cafe London, Dime City Cycles and powered by Iron & Air, Ace Corner Barber is an area dedicated to Cafe Racers and cool custom motorcycles, be they made of steel or flesh and bone. In short, Ace Corner Barber is a celebration of the timeless teeth chattering, soul shaking speed machines that hailed the streets of London in the 50’s and 60’s their riders and our modern interpretations of them. So come on in and hang with us for the weekend.

Here’s the highlights to expect over the weekend:

- Ace Corner Grill, featuring “Fish & Chips”, tea, burgers & beverages, including beer & wine, available for purchase

- Dime City Cycles / Triumph Motorcycles,  Iron & Air Magazine / Neale Bayly Rides Bonneville 2013 Cafe Racer giveaway along with other bikes, parts and swag on display

- Ride-in Cafe Racer Bike Show, register @ Ace Corner Fri/Sat

- Saturday night “Party at the Ace”, featuring the Cigar Store Indians and other special musical guests

- “Custom Bikes on display” featuring builders from Café Racer TV Show and the industry

- Iron & Air / Café Racer TV Media tent featuring interviews, Q&A & special guests

- Live Bike Build by: DOTHETON.com

– Ace Corner Vendor Row

– “Ride with the Rockers” – Saturday morning ride out led by Mark Wilsmore of Ace Cafe London

– Dedicated motorcycle parking inside the track for Cafe Racers and vintage customs *Parking for modern and other bikes right outside the gate

Right about now you’re asking – “How do I get tickets to this meca of all things fast, old and loud?” Well, it’s pretty easy, just follow [this link] over to the Barber tickets page and purchase either an upgrade, if you already have general admission tickets for the festival, or a full pass which includes Ace Corner and general admission.

Oh, and be sure to head on over to the Ace Corner Microsite at http://www.acecornerbarber.com/ which is being managed by our friends over at Iron & Air for updates as we get closer to the event!

Got questions that haven’t been answered above? Take a look at our detailed FAQ on Ace Corner by [clicking here.]

Want to get your business involved and become part of Ace Corner? Or maybe you’re a custom bike builder who wants to showcase a build or two? Be sure to checkout the sponsor and partner packet we’ve prepared by [clicking here] and reach out to [email protected] to get your spot booked.  There’s only 16 available and they’re going fast!

Look forward to seeing all of you there!

The Crew @ Dime City Cycles

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The Road to Ace Corner, 184 pages FREE from Iron & Air

Monday, December 10, 2012 5:11:35 PM America/Indianapolis

Synonyms for the word “FREE” – chargeless, complimentary, costless, for love, for nothing, free of cost, free ride, freebie, gratis, gratuitous, handout, on the cuff, on the house, unpaid & unrecompensed.

Right, so you you’re probably want to know why we’re sharing grammar with you at the of a long Monday. Well, it’s simple, we want to make sure you have plenty of options to describe Iron & Air’s FREE 184 page issue on Ace Corner Barberwhen you SHARE it on your Facebook pages, Twitter accounts and BLOGS!

Really though folks, this captures the essence of what Ace Corner Barber was all about. Whether you’re a business owner, a custom builder or enthusiast you need to be here next here. Trust us!

If you appreciate what Iron and Air has done for the community like this and share it via your social channels! Here’s the link – http://mag.ironandair.com/i/97564

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Ace Corner @ Barber, Dime City Cycles & A Whole’lotta Fun!

Friday, September 14, 2012 4:18:07 PM America/Indianapolis

Well folks, since our Cafe Racer themed area last year had such an overwhelmingly positive response, we decided to kick it up a notch and re-join forces with our friends across the pond, Ace Cafe, as well as The Barber Motorsports Park, to bring you the “event within the event” at this years 8th annual Barber Vintage Festival. That’s right, it’s official, Ace Corner has landed at Barber!

The weekend of October 12th we’re asking you to sit back, relax and watch the races from the best seat in the house (TURN 17) at the only place you can grab a cold beer in the entire Barber Motorsports Park. Enter your bike and take in the sights from the ride-in bike show, make a last minute entry to win the custom CB750 we built in partnership with Iron & Air Magazine and visit with dozens of other builders and industry persons.

Checkout the map below, there really isn’t a better place to watch the races from!

Built in partnership between Ace Cafe London and Dime City Cycles, Ace Corner Barber is an area dedicated to Cafe Racers, be they made of steel or flesh and bone. In short, Ace Corner Barber is a celebration of the timeless teeth chattering, soul shaking speed machines that hailed the streets of London in the 50’s and 60’s and their riders and we’re asking you to come hang with us for the weekend. Digg it?

Here’s the highlights to expect over the weekend:

- Ace Corner Grill, featuring “Fish & Chips”, tea, burgers & beverages, including beer & wine, available for purchase

- Dime City Cycles / Iron & Air Magazine CB750 giveaway along with other bikes, parts and swag on display

- Ride-in Cafe Racer Bike Show, register @ Ace Corner Fri/Sat

- Saturday night “Party at the Ace”, featuring the band, “Cigar Store Indians”

- “Custom Bike Builder Park” featuring builders from Café Racer TV Show

- Café Racer TV Media tent featuring interviews, Q&A & special guests

- Live Bike Build by: DOTHETON.com

– Ace Corner Vendor Row

– “Ride with the Rockers” – Saturday morning ride out

– Dedicated motorcycle parking inside the track for Ace Corner guests

– Iron & Air Magazine photobooth – get a free snap of your ride

Right about now you’re asking – “How do I get tickets to this meca of all things fast and old?” Well, it’s pretty easy, just follow [THIS LINK] over to the Barber tickets page and purchase either an upgrade, if you already have general admission tickets for the festival, or a full pass which includes Ace Corner and general admission.

Oh, and be sure to head on over to the Ace Corner Microsite at http://www.acecornerbarber.com/ which is being managed by our friends over at Iron and Air for updates as we get closer to the event!

Want to get your business involved and become part of Ace Corner? Or maybe you’re a custom bike builder who wants to showcase a build or two? Be sure to checkout the information packet we’ve prepared by [CLICKING HERE] and reach out to Jason @ Dime City to get your spot booked.  There’s only 15 available and they’re going fast!

Look forward to seeing all of you there!

The Crew @ Dime City Cycles

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DCC Product Review – REV’IT CR Race Suit, Jerzes Gloves & Gravity 2 Back Protector

Thursday, October 20, 2011 2:11:08 PM America/Indianapolis

It’s 7:00AM, the sun has barely risen and already you can feel the heat radiating from the white layer of salt that you’re to call home for the next seven days. It’s relentless and has been witness to the fastest men on the planet, it shows no mercy and now you’re here to make your mark. You’re here to “Chase the marquee of speed” as they say.

You’re gonna need all the help you can get, Ace. Fortunately, you’ve employed the use of REV’IT’s CR 1 Piece Race Suit and with a little luck, some true grit and a slight breeze; maybe you’ll survive the week…

How’s that for drama? I can tell you it doesn’t even compare to what it actually feels like being there, in the presence of insanity and speed, waiting your turn to twist the throttle on the Bonneville Salt Flats during Speed Week. Fortunately, the guys at REV’IT we’re more than kind enough to provide me with a vintage styled CR 1 piece race suit, a pair of their top shelf Jerez Gauntlet gloves and a Gravity CE Level 2 back protector to test out for the week. (Special thanks to Mike Woulfe from Rocker Jackets for getting all my patches in place and in time!)

First off, I can tell you that simply standing around at Bonneville with nothing more than shorts and a t-shirt on is almost unbearable. Waiting the four hours it took to go through tech inspection and registration were almost unbearable. Sweat ran out of my every pour as if it thought it itself would reach some sort of respite by permeating through my skin. Not a chance in hell.

But Hallelujah, the folks at speed week managed to be quick enough in their own right and helped both fulfill a reminiscent childhood memory while also helping us keep cool. That’s right, snow cones! Granted, they were $5 a whack, but when you’re thwarting post-Nuclear war temperatures no price is too high for comfort. Combine the cool taste of Tigers Blood and a REV’IT suit and you’re almost back in heaven.

Let me backup though, to truly appreciate the levity of the situation you need to first learn about the qualities that make REV’IT gear not only able to help you survive in hot situations, but look the part.

REV’IT selects only the finest materials when crafting all their products. Be it the top-shelf, soft yet durable select, 1.2-1.4 mil Italian cow-hide used for the leather portions, CE approved protection inserts, Keprotec “Kevlar” stretch panels, double backed and reinforced YKK zippers and everything else in between.

The reason for this is a simple one, but it does have two parts. One is obviously to offer the best quality products on the market that inspire confidence in racers allowing them to push their machines that tiny bit further towards the edge beating out the competition. The other however, isn’t so obvious.

Unlike some companies who simply produce “race gear” because it’s a profitable sector of the market and put it on the best riders they can find offering up a healthy payment for representing their brands, REV’IT was built by racers, for racers. That’s right, a product born out of necessity that’s used every day by several of REV’IT’s staff members as they themselves push their AMA, AHRMA, WERA, CCS sanctioned machines around tracks like Barber, Mid-Ohio, and NJMP. How’s that for walking the walk and talking the talk?

First, let’s take a closer look at the vintage styled CR 1 piece race suit starting with the inside. All of REV’IT’s interior protection pieces are formed with the latest molding processes with extremely tight quality control standards.

Not only do they form perfectly to your knees, elbows and other critical areas, they can be removed and reinstalled with ease from the completely removable and washable interior liner that the suits design so intelligently includes.

Further, the removable and durable liner also seamlessly slides in and out of the suit attaching with strong yet supple Velcro affording you less hassle while trying to wiggle your way in and out of it while under scrutiny and the heat the track (or salt) so kindly provides. And since it’s washable, you’ll have a better shot at the ladies post-race since you won’t smell like a Viking who’s been on a ship for 6 months wearing the same leathers day after day.

And for those of you who love a post-race smoke, you can stash a pack in the seamless and ingeniously designed interior soft pocket for safe keeping during your track laps. It’s perfect for documents or anything small that helps relax you during or after your race. Maybe even a call to your mother telling her you survived yet another!

Moving along to the exterior of the suit it’s instantly obvious that REV’IT spares no expense when it comes to the methods used to stitch these fine works of flesh saving love together. Invisible double ”safety stitched” seams, backing flaps wherever needed to provide that extra little bit of comfort, integrated mesh ventilation holes at critical points, ingenious Keprotec “kevlar” flex sections at your knees, elbows and waist, heavy duty YKK zippers with large pulls the goes on and on all the while looking vintage and authentic. Dig it.

That’s all fine and well you say, how does it perform though when the heat is on and you’re waiting on the line for the flag to drop. Just how “cool” does a REV’IT suit make you?

Steve McQueen cool, man. And that’s all there is too it.

If the king of cool was alive today I can almost guarantee he’d be out there racing with the REV’IT name blazing across his back. The CR 1 piece race suit is all at the same time stylish and representative of vintage motorcycle racing aesthetic melded together with modern technology to keep you safe at breakneck speeds.

Most importantly, it’s made by those who actually get out there and do it which means he’d respect it for what it is. The best race suit available in it’s class at a price point anyone can afford.

Moving along to the Jerez gauntlet gloves REV’IT’s commitment to excellence, innovation and shear “cool-ness” are abounding. With a fit similar to a medieval warriors gauntlet they offer the rider the ability to grip his controls with exacting precision while providing the ultimate comfort and flexibility needed in high-stress situations on the track.

Taking a closer look at the fingers you will see the integral nub protection points manufactured of a carbon/poly blend to help save you knuckles should you hit the ground. Me however, I think they’re perfect for brawling in the pits just like a big lucky ace or dice ring they’d easily damage the helmet and ego of a track punk trying to test your limits. But that’s just me.

When you move to the knuckle area, a critical impact due to your natural instincts to wrap yourself when hitting the ground, they’re reinforced with carbon fiber and polymer blends to ensure nothing is going to take the top layer of skin off no matter how fast you’re going. In addition to this area there are also several other spots that include these protective additions with slight of speed and dexterity in mind. They’ve covered all the bases folks.

It’s only when you unstrap the Velcro portions though and begin to open the gauntlet glove up that you realize the design and engineering that went into this little gem. They sport a quality cuff that has a double-back Velcro fastening system allowing you to set the tension on your wrists and suit just right. And to help avoid “glove-creep” they have an additional Velcro strap that covers your wrist area to help synch them into place eliminating the possibility of movement when you
need them the most.

Both the interior and exterior of the gloves are fashioned from the highest quality available durable soft and supply leather money can buy. They also have a unique quality in that the structural elements have been blended with Dupont Kevlar for the ultimate in protection and weight saving ability available.

When you put these gloves on you feel like a Gladiator, able to tame the track or any rider who should get into you way while chasing the flag. And for those of you who are aggressive street riders, they’re a perfect fit as well. They come off in a matter of seconds and offer comfort for hours and hours of riding.

And last but certainly not least, the REV’IT Gravity CE Level 2 back protector, a critical element in any racers cache of tools to beat out the competition. Now you’re probably saying how on earth can a back protector be that important when it comes to the needs a rider has to gain the edge on the track junkies ahead and behind him.

In short, a back protector helps you when you fall, but it also helps you while you’re riding by keeping your posture proper. Too stiff though, and you can’t flex when needed while dragging a knee and are in other tight situations that require accurate body movements. To soft though and when you hit the asphalt and you’re not doing anything to protect your spine.

Why does the REV’IT Gravity back protector aide you in winning a race? Because it’s both stiff and at the same time flexible inspiring confidence in you to push your machine to the maxim of it’s capability.

It sports a quality injection molded shell with flex points that match the location of natural movement while you’re tucked in and chasing the ton. It also has a double-over Velcro waist strap for guaranteed fitment and comfort no matter what your size.

The interior is form and laid with soft foam overlay raised up in critical areas and all the corners are rolled with fabric to ensure a comfortable fit while it’s sandwiched between your leathers and back. Which is key. If you’ve ever worn an uncomfortable back protector you know what I’m talking about.

It’s the final lap and you’re in second place and you’re heading into the last chicane one tire length behind your adversary. You open up the throttle and your posture changes, leaning over and digging deep your going for it on the inside. And then like your ex-girlfriends nails clawing your back, you feel the exposed corner of the subpar protector digging into you lower back. You wince and in a split second you lose your momentum and he takes the flag.

With a REV’IT Gravity back protector that simply won’t happen. And instead, your ex-girlfriend will be at the finish line begging you to take her back because you just won’t the race. How’s that sound?

To sum it up folks, REV’IT is the bee’s knees when it comes to racing gear and if you’re on the track or riding hard on the street there’s simply no other choice in my opinion.

To view the full photo gallery with almost one hundred detailed shots from our shoot please [CLICK HERE] also, stop by REV’IT’s page on Facebook and say hello for us by [CLICKING HERE].

Thanks for reading, stay plugged in to the DCC Diatribe for more independent product reviews from The Crew you can trust at Dime City Cycles!

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DCC Weekly News Update

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:06:53 AM America/Indianapolis

What a wonderful time it is for motorcycling! Cafe Racer TV Season 2 is mid-way through and keeping all us glue to the TV when we’re not wrenching or riding, The Ace Cafe just celebrated it’s 10th anniversary of being re-opened and Triumph Motorcycles is in-tune with the current vintage/retro movement more so than ever!

Here are Dime City we’re busy cranking out parts and orders as well as bikes and trophies! That’s right, trophies and stands for the upcoming Cafe Racer TV Bike Show taking place at Barbers 7th Annual Vintage Festival. If you haven’t already heard it’s going to be the biggest and best vintage motorcycle event yet.

Special thanks to Lowside Magazine for the artwork design!

We’ve pulled together a handful of the awesome and talented builders from Cafe Racer TV like Loaded Gun Customs, Brian Fuller and Alain Bernard from Santiago Choppers to name a few along with the crew from DOTHETON.com as well as, Ace Cafe North America to put on a “Cafe Racer Paddock” at the top of the hill in the far western corner of the track. It’s the makings for a truly rememberable event!

Here’s a quick glimps of the schedule so far:

Friday:

9AM – Area opens, tents are manned
10AM – 10:15AM – Address to the crowd by Mark McKee
12:30AM – 2:30PM – Lunch Ride
2:30 – 4:00pm Pitch Your Build CRTV
2:30PM – 3:30PM – Book signing by Mark Wilsmore and Mick Duckworth
5PM – Shutdown

Saturday:

9:00 – Area opens, tents are manned, bike show entries accepted
9:00 – 4:00 CRTV Photo Ops w/Bikes and Pin-up models
9:00 – 4:00 Pitch Your Build CRTV
9:00 – 9:45 – Hogslayer Presentation
10:00 – 10:15 – Address to the crowd by Mark McKee
11:00 – 11:30 – Rockabilly Band The Cigar Store Indians
2:00 – 2:30 – Rockabilly Band The Cigar Store Indians
2:30 – 3:30- Book signing by Mark Wilsmore and Mick Duckworth
4:00 – Bike show trophies announced
4:30 – 5:00 – Rockabilly Band The Cigar Store Indians
4:30 – 5:30- Book signing by Mark Wilsmore and Mick Duckworth
5:15 – 5:45 CRTV Builder Roundtable
5PM – 6PM – Shutdown & Ace VIP Session

Sunday:

9:00 – Area opens, tents are manned, Morning Ride (9AM – 10AM)
9:00 – 4:00 CRTV Photo Ops w/Bikes and Pin-up models
9:00 – 4:00 Make Your Pitch to CRTV
9:00 – 9:45 – Hogslayer Presentation
10:00 – 10:15 – Address to the crowd by Mark McKee
11:00 – 11:30 – Rockabilly Band The Cigar Store Indians
2:00 – 2:30 – Rockabilly Band The Cigar Store Indians
2:30 – 3:30 – Book signing by Mark Wilsmore and Mick Duckworth
3:30 – 4:00 – (Tent) Rockabilly Band The Cigar Store Indians
4:00 – Shutdown and head out

As you can see, there’s a full schedule and plenty to enjoy in addition to the already fantastic elements that make up the Barber Vintage Festival. We’ve got several BIG sponsors who’ve stepped up to donate some quality items for the winners of the different bike show classes. Guys like Bell Helmets, Dennis Kirk, Lossa Engineering and Loaded Gun Customs just to name a few. To break it down, we’ve got over $1,500.00 in giveaways so far and the event is still a few weeks away!

That said, be sure to register your bike ASAP by emailing [email protected] as we will NOT be able to take bikes the weekend of the event.

Here’s a quick snapshot from the shop of the plaque stands we’re building for the TV series bikes which will be on display in the paddock for you to get your grubby little wrenching turning hands on as well as their builders so you can finally ask “How’d you do that? As well as a spy shot of the 1972 CB350 Twin we’ve been building to compete in the AHRMA Production Race Class. With any luck, it’l be completed in time and ready for the track that same weekend!

We hope to see all of you there and PLEASE spread the word with the digital flier via email, Facebook and your BLOGS!

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