Thursday, October 10, 2019

GM and Corvette Night at Ace

I went to a meet-up for enthusiasts of Corvettes or other GM cars at Ace Cafe Orlando (100 W. Livingston St Orlando FL). I was hoping for a crowded lot full of old time Corvettes and GM cars but all that i noticed was this one white beauty near the entrance to the restaurant. A red host tent was set up and I parked myself in a an empty parking spot seated in my artist stool to sketch. I sketched quickly to finish before the sun set. Pam joined me on this adventure and she deflected any questions about what I was up to.

Ace Cafe has one of these meet ups just about every day of the week. The next Corvette and GM meet-up is on October 14, 2019 from 6pm until the owners drive off the lot. Other meet ups include Euro cars, Ford night, Scooter Sunday, Mercedes night, Mopar night, BMW night, Porche and Mercedes night on October 31 there is a menacing looking bike night. Unfortunately there is no night for my humble old Prius.

Ace Cafe has a long and interesting history dating back to 1939 in London. The building was damaged in a WWII air raid. North Americas first Ace Cafe opened in Orlando in 2017. The 35,000-square-foot dining, entertainment, and retail destination reinvigorates a key parcel in downtown Orlando now known as “Ace Corner.” The menu features American greasy spoon comfort food and a full bar. The building is a bit removed from the usual downtown scene but it is worth a visit if you a gear head who loves shiny cars, shiny food and smooth drinks.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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