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Ace Corner at Barber Vintage Festival

Vintage Motorcycle Show at Ace Corner

Tucked back inside Turns 14-17, Ace Corner at Barber Motorsports Park is a charming chunk of land that roars to life during Barber Vintage Festival. There was enough happening at Ace Corner to give it its own post (see more of BVF2015 in a separate post). If you didn’t pony up for the extra ticket, here’s just a fraction of what you missed…

Race to Ace Corner

Ace Corner Tunnel

After attendees entered the massive grounds of Barber Motorsports Park for BVF, Ace Corner ticket-holders made a bee line toward the long, dark tunnel that goes under the track between Turns 13 and 14.

Happening at Ace Corner

Bikes of all types are drawn to this event-within-an-event, but you’ll see a common theme of custom, unique motorcycles ridden by people who appreciate creativity and style. Set against a tree-lined, grassy backdrop was a bike show, bandstand, bike builders, food & beer tents, primo track views, and many vendor booths.

Scooter Couple

There is a low section of lawn where most of the attendees, vendors and motorcycles gathered. Up a steep hill was an oasis of food and drinks along with the huge Dime City Cycles tent. Here, attendees had a killer view of the track under the shade of the tall trees.

Best View at Barber Motorsports Park
The view, as seen by the Ace Corner ticket-holders.

Anna Heritage and Her Honda

Above: Georgia motorcyclist Anna Heritage rides her Honda CL350 through Ace Corner.

Brother Moto

Brandon Lajoie - Continental GT

Above: Photographer Brandon Lajoie rode in on a new Royal Enfield Continental GT.

Royal Enfield Presidents

One of the title sponsors this year was Royal Enfield North America, which was fitting for the vintage vibe at Ace Corner. They brought several models for folks to sit on and ogle. Pictured below, from left to right, is Rod Copes (President of Royal Enfield North America), Ryan Hoffins (Vice President of Marketing for Royal Enfield North America), Bree Poland (Digital Marketing & Social Media Manager for Royal Enfield North America) and Rudy Singh (President of Royal Enfield Global).

Royal Enfield Team

Ace Corner Orlando

The Ace Cafe Orlando booth was hoppin’, offering their rocker swag and providing some leather-boy ambiance to the event.

Bike Show at Ace Corner
The bike show brought all kinds of customs out of the woodwork.

Entertainment

Statue in the woods

You’ll find art and sculptures hidden in the trees and placed among the beautiful landscaping inside Ace Corner.

Statue at the Ace Corner Tunnel

Bree!

The purpose of Ace Corner is to provide an atmosphere of camaraderie and moto-fellowship. It’s a reunion of motorcyclists with a soundtrack of vintage race-bike engines revving in the distance and music playing well into the night.

Bubble Visor

Fun Times at Ace Corner

Xcrambler Cycles

Pictured above and below: The guys at Xcrambler had a great booth set-up, showing off their custom BMWs and branded apparel. Keep an eye on these guys from Miami; they’re passionate about their process and are committed to the art of bike customization.

Xcrambler Cycles

Representing Kokomo, IN
Joey Beher and Shelly Longfellow from Kokomo, IN, ride in to Ace Corner.

Steve West of Silver Piston

Above: Steve West of Silver Piston makes a mean ring and other finely-crafted jewelry. He’s also a solid designer and photog as well. Here he is taking a pic of our Good Spark Garage BMW and W650 cafe racers.

Royal Enfield Display

Bree Poland (pictured below, left) is the mind behind the success of Ace Corner. With the help of her comrades, she’s assembled and attracted a cool cast of characters who show up to this party each year.

Bree

Royal Enfield
Royal Enfield President (in jacket), Rudy Singh, talks with attendees.
Royal Enfield Continental GT
A souped-up Royal Enfield Continental GT at Ace Corner.

Motoblot Chicago Tent

Above: Larry Fletcher and Martin Cimek brought their MOTOBLOT wares to the event. These guys know how to promote and live the rocker culture.

Larry Fletcher of Ton Up Chicago
Larry Fletcher of MOTOBLOT Chicago rides in on his vintage Triton.

Barn Luck Brand

Above: Barn Luck Brand showed off their cafe racer builds at Ace Corner.

Dime City Cycles

Chopper Club

Ace Corner

Women Who Ride

Looking Good At Ace Corner

Amira Esk, pictured above and below, is a motorcycling chef who helped keep the Ace team well-nourished during the event.

Moto Guzzi Girl

CROIG

Here are the CROIG guys (above) making their way through Ace Corner during the start of their East Coast tour.

Ace Corner - Walt Siegl

Bike builder, Walt Siegl and his two hand-built customs caught the eye of many passersby. This guy races and wrenches.

Royal Enfield Admirers - CROIG.co

If you were wondering what the scene was like at Ace Corner in 2015, this is only a partial glimpse into the people and bikes you’ll see during the three-day event. And, if you haven’t been to Barber Vintage Festival, man, you’re missing out. If the pics above appeal to your inner rocker or racer, consider the extra dough to hang out with like-minded folks.

For a list of 2015 vendors and sponsors, check out the links below:

Ace Corner Barber
Dime City Cycles
Royal Enfield North America
Steve West – Silver Piston
Motoblot Chicago
Grifter
Xcrambler Cycles
BikeEXIF
Ace Café Orlando
Ace Cafe London
Barn Luck Brand
Bedlam Werks
Café Racer XXX
Legendary Cycles
Martin Cimek
Mercury MFG. CO.
Unique Bike
Pagnol-Moto
Vintage Iron Club
Walt Siegl Motorcycles

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