Royal Enfield Owners Club UK is celebrating its 40th anniversary. It should be noted that a previous owners club existed in the 1950's and 60's but according to Peter Hartley's book, it closed in 1970. I find it intriguing as to why. It is true that the company closed in the UK in June 1970, but there surely were plenty of Enfield riders around to keep a club going, as the fact that only seven years later, it was restarted. Picture from the cover of "The Gun", the Club's magazine.