Its Ace’s Hi at the Ace Café

Honda Day at The Ace Sunday 2nd July. 

Just under 500 bikes attended as the HOC took the opportunity to fly the flag (or sail flags to be more precise).

We unveiled our stylish new backdrop for the gazebo, where 8 new members were signed up and regalia sales clicked up healthily.

2022 had been the ‘Blackbird‘ event – this time there was a wider theme of V twin/V4 engines, with over 40 in that category, but there were so many other Hondas – a pleasing day for proprietor Mark Wilsmore, who was, as always very engaging.

Bikes ranged from 1974 – 2023, and from big cc/very big cc/but also importantly a number of smaller cc – the next generation of bikers.

Members from 9 branches attended, many making considerable journeys  – Gloucester, Bristol, Solent, Essex, Kent – great to meet up again with Michael Bonner from Cambridge, who joined the club in the early ’60s.

We even had a Shadow 1100 from Plymouth.

Next stop on the HOC roadshow is the Classic Show at the Sammy Miller Museum BH25 5SZ on Sunday 23rd July. Thanks to those who helped man the stand especially Graham Gull who was presented with his own coffee mug to sustain his tireless efforts.

Jon Stone