Ace Cafe Orlando To Detroit On A Special Edition Triumph Thruxton

The Drive Home III is an annual vintage vehicle trek from Orlando Ace Cafe To Detroit. Organized by the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and America’s Automotive Trust (AAT), the drive will include and feature a special edition Triumph Thruxton from Ace Cafe Orlando. Ace Cafe Orlando – the first North American location of the London-based motoring mecca – is a gathering place for people passionate about cars, motorcycles and rock ’n’ roll.

Today January 4, The Drive Home III will cruise into the cafe for bike night, where its drivers will mingle among fellow gearheads and join in the camaraderie among motoring enthusiasts. The morning after, Ace Cafe will also hold a farewell cars and coffee event as the group departs Orlando to Detroit. As The Drive Home III continues its journey north, the Triumph will be highlighted at other gatherings including a stop at Barber Motorsports Park – a world-famous track, home to Barber Motorsports Museum and the Porsche Driving Experience. To learn more about The Drive Home III: Driving the Future, visit American’s Car Museum.

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5 Responses to “Ace Cafe Orlando To Detroit On A Special Edition Triumph Thruxton”


  1. 1 marcus Jan 4th, 2018 at 11:38 am

    I don’t get it. There seems to be six cars and a motorcycle driving from Florida to Detroit…in January. Even in Orlando the temperature for tonight’s Bike Night will be in the low 40’s. Maybe try this in late spring when the trip would be pleasant?

  2. 2 Tim Jan 5th, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Marcus I couldn’t agree more. I’m the Cleveland area, about 2 hours east of Detroit. It’s going below zero tonight. Maybe January isn’t such a good pick.

  3. 3 Rob S Jan 5th, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Even if the riders are wearing some sort of heated suits to deal with the temperatures, I can’t imagine the amount of salt that will be in every nook and cranny of the vehicles at the end of the ride–especially the bike. I’m sure you could almost hear the corrosion taking place. And what about ice patches on the roads? A single track vehicle with no traction is called a wild body slide to an ER.
    Who ever set this up has no idea what January weather is like up here in Ohio and Michigan.

  4. 4 Boomer Jan 5th, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Agree. They should be doing this down under in NZ or AU at this time of year.

  5. 5 Michael Feb 6th, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Hi All,

    I was one of the drivers, in a 1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. The point of the drive is to show that these classic cars are built to be driven and can handle the winter weather. I am actually from metro-Detroit (45 minutes north of Detroit) so I am familiar with what winter can hold for driving.

    David Madeira, from America’s Automotive Trust and LeMay’s Car Museum, is out of Tacoma, WA and was the person riding the Thruxton. Out of the 2,400 mile journey, he rode about 1,100 miles on the bike. There were a few mornings that he did not ride due to the cold but by mid-afternoon would pull the bike out of the trailer and ride for several hours. He was very cautious of ice conditions and weather to make sure he was being safe.

    Best,
    Michael

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