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2013 AIM EXPO, What an event!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 3:20:28 PM America/Indianapolis

We had a wonderful time at the first annual AIM Expo in Orlando. We saw everything from 4 wheelers to custom Yamaha Bolts to a killer line-up of vintage garage built customs by the Cafe Moto Orlando Crew. What a blast!

If you didn’t get the opportunity to make it over this year we strongly suggest you do so next!

Ace Cafe London Ltd joined us as well with a setup showing off all their latest merchandise and Mark Wilsmore himself was on-hand to answer questions about the Ace, sign copies of the Ace book as well have some laughs.

Special thanks though goes out to the crew of Cafe Moto Orlando for assembling such a wonderful and diverse group of custom built bikes for the show. We received compliment after compliment from passers by as well as other vendors and the show organizers.

Bike show winners were as follows:

Best Restoration – Steve Obrien, 1976 BMW R90s
Best Cafe Racer - Shannon Hutcher, 1974 Honda CB550
Best Vintage Custom – Bill Strogis, 1972 Triumph Bobber
Best Retro Custom – Bobby Sheffey – 1993 Harley Sportster 1200CR
Best of Show – Pat Mooney, 2002 Ducati MH900 Evoluzione

We’ll be back for sure next year and we hope to see you too!

To view the full photo gallery please head on over to Facebook and take a look: http://www.facebook.com/dimecitycycles
For more info on the AIM Expo visit here: http://www.aimexpousa.com
And for more info on Cafe Moto please visit them here: http://cafemotoclub.com

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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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Gulft Coast Motorcycles Vintage Moto-show, Feb 23rd

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 8:00:04 AM America/Indianapolis

Things are really heating up in the South as it pertains to vintage motorcycles! (Pun intended.) The guys from Gulf Coast Motorcycles have a huge interest in vintage bikes and decided to throw a little get together in celebration of old school vintage speed machines.

Located in Ft. Meyers, GCMS is one of the leading BMW, Ducati & Triumph dealers in the South East with a knowledgeable staff that’s eager to help in any way they can. Plus, they won’t look at you funny when you pull up on a vintage Ducati looking for tires!

Take a look at the details below on the show and head on over if you’re in the area next Saturday.

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Wrenchmonkees Iron & Denim Event, Jan 31st

Monday, January 28, 2013 8:00:48 AM America/Indianapolis

If you are around Copenhagen during the Fashion week, or just in town for pleasure, you should swing by the Wrenchmonkees garage. They’re putting on a nice little series of moto events that should prove to be a real good time!

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Thursday, November 29, 2012 9:18:19 AM America/Indianapolis

Recently, Dime City Cycles had the pleasure of sponsoring a stellar event in Australia hosted buy Geoff Baldwin, the mastermind behind The Return of The Cafe Racers BLOG. Geoff runs one of the tightest BLOGS in the industry and yes, Herm and Jason both check it just about every morning. Hey, even they need their fix!

To make a long story short, we’re gonna do two things. The first thing we’re gonna do is tell you that despite the fact we couldn’t attend the event we’re 100% certain it was EPIC in proportions. Along the caliber of The Brooklyn Invitation and other grassroots style events poping up, Oil Stained Brain has the blueprint right for the future of motorcycle events. It’s not about big trophies, prize money and magazine covers… It’s about the culture, and the lifestyle of those of us who live, breath and die by the moto. Check it out, we encourage others to do the same and setup an event similar in their own backyard.

The second thing we’re going to do is let Geoff’s words speak for the event, after-all – he’s the man in The Land of OZ and no one can describe his event better than he can!

“If Australia needed an event, this is it. Fusing art, motorcycles, film, music and the infamous Melbourne lane way culture, OSB has hit the nail squarely on the head.” Fuel Magazine, Australia


Oil Stained Brain was the first exhibition of its kind in Australia to celebrate the art form of custom motorcycle building and the lifestyle that surrounds it. More art exhibit that bike show Oil Stained Brain had a strong focus on forming connections between builders and showing the public just how creative and unique these rolling works of art can be. To compliment the collection of custom bikes Lowbrow art lined the walls, custom painted and pinstriped helmets and tanks sat on podiums amongst the bikes and a selection of the best motorcycle short films and documentaries played in a grungy old upstairs cinema.


Oil Stained Brain invited 24 of the best backyard builders from around Victoria and neighbouring states to display their custom creation in the warehouse gallery space. Café Racers, Bobbers, Choppers, Trackers, Rats and custom scoots together under the one roof, a ‘something for everyone’ collection that would get any motorcycle enthusiast excited.


On the 3rd and 4th of November the doors opened to a huge crowd of wide eyed, jaw dropped visitors. Over 1000 people made their way through the doors each day of the show, sharing their opinions and personal stories with each other. On the Saturday evening the builders, sponsors and 300 ticket holders attended the OSB launch party. With a fully stocked bar, movies screening all night, a live performance by Melbourne band ‘Bitter Sweet Kicks’ and of course the stars of the show, the motorcycles.

Planning has already begun for the 2013 show with a bigger venue planned to allow for more bikes to take part.

Oil Stained Brain was proudly sponsored by Independent Parts, Dime City Cycles, KDS Designs and Rocker Classic Motorcycles.

For the full photo gallery checkout Oil Stained Brain’s Facebook Photo Album by clicking here: http://www.facebook.com/osb

Event organisers:
Geoff “Richie” Baldwin (returnofthecaferacers.com)
Jimmy Goode

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Sake Bomb Scorpio Event, Nov 10th – Be there!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 12:16:13 PM America/Indianapolis

Alright guys and girls, it’s that time of year again. Ah yes, the smell of motor oil and Sake mixed in the air… That’s right, you called it! Dime City has joined up with Bowman Motorcycles to assist the Sake Bomb crew in putting on the soon to be world famous annual “Scorpio Event” in down town St. Petersburg on November 10th.

This year we’ve stepped up our game and will have the entire 600 block blocked off for custom bike and hot-rod parking. That’s right, you’ll be able to oogle all the sweet rides in and out of the street without fear of getting hit by some old blue hair riding their giant white whale through the streets of St. Petersburg. In addition, we’ll have live music in the street, an art show and of course, the Pin-Up girl pageant. What else could you want on a Saturday afternoon?

So, because we’re handling the bike show with our boy Frankie from Bowman Motorcycles, here’s the skinny (and we don’t mean Frankie’s jeans) on the bike show classes! Last year we had over 250 bikes show up, this year we’re looking to hit the 500 mark! So come on, get those old girls dusted off, full of fuel and out for this fantastic gathering!

*Entry begins at 11AM on Saturday with a cost of $5 per bike. Entry is closed at 3PM when judging starts. Trophies and awards will be at 5PM. Just look for the Dime City Triumph for registration!

Best Garage Built Cafe Racer -

“Header wrap, rattle can paint and rat-rod styling hues are some of the keys for this category. Guys who’re building bikes on a super tight budget with a “use what ya got mentality” are the ones who’ll bring it home in the Down & Dirty Class. Styling hues from classic hot rod design and home fab are a major plus along with creativity and use of non-motorcycle parts to pull the theme together. Think PBR catch cans, piston rod foot pegs and vintage pin striping.

Best Custom Cafe Racer -

Stripped down the bare frame, using as much of the original bike and a huge attention to detail and custom hand fabrication are the focal points for this category. Whether it be a hand beaten and formed fuel tank, a seat made by hand from fiberglass or cool foot pegs spun by hand on a lathe- the winner of the Best Custom Cafe Racer will have put his time in to create a bike that stands in a league of it’s own built in his image.

Best Traditional Cafe Racer -

“Pulling traditional styling cues from classic Cafe Racer culture right from Brighton bay the winner of the Best Traditional cafe will have to pay attention to key differentiators like traditional forward fender mounted license plates, Clubman bars and classic one-up seat. Attention to hand built vs. bought is a major differentiator in this category be it that the chums running at the Ace in the 50′s and 60′s didn’t have large parts catalogs to pick parts from, they made most things themselves.

Best Garage Built Bobber/Chopper -

Big beards, jean vests and oily Levis will be the dead ringer for the builder of the Best Down & Dirty Bobber Class.  Most likely a working man who loves to get his hands dirty and isn’t afraid to bust knuckles this bike will be pay homage to classic hot rod and motorcycle building on a budget. Function over form in most cases it will be reliable, look the part and turn heads wherever it’s parked.

Best Custom Bobber/Chopper -

Torn down to nothing and brought back to life the Best Custom Class winner will be a dead-on representation of a custom Bobber style bike.  A custom frame, hand built carb intake and bars are just a couple of the items that will set this bike apart from the pack.  While paying attention to classic looks the builder of this show stopper will pull out all the stops and spend hours behind the welding mask and machine shop tools to create the bike of his dreams.

Best Traditional Bobber/Chopper -

Paying attention to period correct details like a solo seat with chrome springs, beach cruiser style bars and retro paintwork the Best Traditional Bobber Class winner will be the epitome of “classic bobber aesthetic.”  Built with precision and accuracy to mimic old styling the builder of this bike will pay great attention to detail and the mechanical-ness of the bike.

Best Restoration/Stocker Classic -

Because like fine wines and women bike’s that age well are wanted by both the young and the old. The winner of this class will be a someone who pays attention to period correct details down to the coating on a set of HD forks and whether or not the seat had .25 or .50″ between stitches. Yes, it’s a bit excessive but these old birds that have survived legitimately should be honored. No fakers here folks, Rev. Jim can spot a whale a mile away!

Judges Choice -

Judges Choice, the one bike that comes back on every single judges card. An amalgamation of creativity the judges choice class winner is a bike that covers every single and somehow manages to please everyone who looks at it with at least one defining characteristic.

Best In Show -

Simply put, motorcycle pedigree at it’s best. The Best In Show Class Winner will be a shining example of dedication to bike building while balancing a perfect blend of form and function. Possessing an abundance of custom hand built accouterments combined with styling that flows with original lines this winner will be spot on and be the bike everyone walks around at least five times with the hopes of catching all the detail.

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Dennis Kirk is looking for a Cafe Racer!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 8:42:50 AM America/Indianapolis

Hey Speed Freaks, the 25th Annual Donnie Smith bike show is taking place in St. Paul, MN and our pals over at Dennis Kirk are looking for submissions for a Cafe Racer to be displayed in their booth. They’re offering a $100 gift-card to whichever bike they choose to show in their booth, so it’s worth an email at least with a photo of your bike. Just shoot an email and description of your bike to Sam B. – [email protected] May the best speed machine win!

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The Modern Classics at Martin Motorsports, March 3rd

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 6:02:07 PM America/Indianapolis

Given the current rise in interest in Cafe Racers Dime City is contacted almost weekly about a future event going on in some town where a bunch of like-minded guys are going to get together and share in our passion, vintage motorcycles. Which is AWESOME! And we do our best to sponsor every one of them. This particular event though, The Modern Classics at Martin Motorsports, really caught our eye. Why you ask? Because it’s run by a dealership and they actually shut-down for an entire day, put all the new inventory in the back and open their entire facility to play host to vintage speed machines of yesteryear. How cool is that?

After talking with event coodinator and vintage bike appreciator, Kevin Hyde, it only made sense that Dime City get involved. You see, this year, they’re introducing a specific “Cafe Racer” class to the bike show with the hopes that it’ll bring some of the fantastic vintage bikes people have kept, restored and have been building in the PA area out for everyone to enjoy. What a great way to share in the history that so many people are now becoming aware of.

Above is a shot from last years event that went off without a hitch. Just look at the level of quality and attention to detail as it pertains to the presentation of all those gorgeous machines. Over 1,000 attendees showed and spent the entire day swapping stories of yesteryear, educating the younger guys and celebrating these fantastic old girls.

And if that in it’s self isn’t enough to motivate you to bring your bike out, take a look at the professional photographs they take of each an every entry by browsing their Flickr gallery from year – [CLICK HERE.]

And they’ve even gone as far as to create a gorgeous hard cover bound book detailing each and every one of the bikes. Talk about appreciation and helping to build the sport…

In short, if you’re in the PA area there really isn’t anywhere else you should on Saturday March third other than Martin Motorsports. Their staff is bar-none one of the best we’ve come across in the dealer network and in a time when everyone is focused on selling the next newest fangled thing to make a buck, these guys stop for a day and remember where it all came from. In our minds, it’s a benchmark for other dealers to follow!

Oh and did we mention we sent up over $1,000.00 worth of Dime City and Cafe Racer SWAG to be given away the day of the event?

So far the Cafe Racer class is filling up and Dime City Cycles is proud to partner with Martin Motorsports sponsoring it and providing a hand-built trophy for it’s lucky winner. Take a look at some of these amazing bikes lining up for the judges!

We do hope you’ll dust off the tank and seat on your bike and ride it over, even you don’t plan on entering it in the show. It’s well worth it and there really isn’t a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

For more details please visit: www.ModernClassicsBikeShow.com or contact Kevin Hyde via [email protected]

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Cafe Racer Village @ Big Kahuna Atlanta – April 20th-22nd

Monday, February 20, 2012 2:32:20 PM America/Indianapolis

Alright Cafe Racer TV Fans and Dime City Speed Freaks, if you missed the awesome Cafe Racer paddock we setup at Barber’s Vintage Festival with Ace Cafe, CRTV and DOTHETON.com this is your next opportunity to get a look at some of the coolest Cafe Racer’s and custom bike builders on the block! Pack your bags and grab the family for this fun-filled weekend of racing, vintage bikes and good times with like minded folks!

Come join Dime City Cycles, Brian Fuller, Santiago Choppers and other builders featured on Cafe Racer TV while we come together to share in the one thing that we all share appreciation for, Cafe Racers! Come see various bikes such as: The Brass Cafe and The Four Hundred, two of most potent Honda’s around from Dime City Cycles, Brian Fullers CB836 custom creation that rivals any CB750 on the street and Santiago Choppers famous Norley, the V-Twin engined speed machine in a feather-bed frame. This your chance to ask questions about the builds and get a closer look at these speed machines and their builders!

In addition, Cafe Racer Magazine is bringing their on-the-road bike show to the event and is calling for all Cafe Racers to be dusted off, polished and prepped for a chance at some camera time and a cool trophy! Café Racer Magazine editor, Mike Seate, says “the custom bike shows are a chance to witness firsthand the emerging trends and high-performance technology that make today’s café racer movement so exciting. Whether we’re looking at a garage-built, $500 Japanese bike or a fully restored $50,000 Vincent, these bikes all share the passion and uniqueness that’s made cafe racers popular for over 60 years.” Checkout the classes below and be sure to bring your bike!

- Best British Café Racer 1990 and Newer
- Best British Café Racer, Pre-1990
- Best American/European Café Racer
- Best Japanese Café Racer
- Wildest Custom Café Bike

*Show registration [which is free] begins at 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 & Judging for the show will take place on Saturday, April 21 at 3 p.m.

Event Details:

Facebook Page [Please Check-in Here!] – http://www.facebook.com/events/247091992041647/
Official Website: http://www.m1powersports.com/big-kahuna-atlanta/
Date: April 20th – 22nd
Location: Road Atlanta Race Track, 5300 Winder Highway, Braselton, Georgia 30517 [GOOGLE MAP HERE]


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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