|A Royal Enfield featured in newspaper's "Shock Issue."|
"Suicide Club! — it devours 130,000 members every year!" the headline shouted.
"The paper focused on the Ace Cafe in particular and featured some of the regular visitors," author Alastair Walker wrote in his book "The Cafe Racer Phenomenon."
In 1964, the British movie "The Leather Boys" followed the Daily Mirror line. Again shot largely at the Ace Cafe on London's North Circular Road, the movie depicted motorcycle racing that started right out of the parking lot.
News coverage of Mods and Rockers chasing one another around British seaside resorts in 1964 connected the dots for a worldwide audience. I saw the Mods and Rockers go at it on the television in my house at the time, and I lived in Los Angeles!
The Suicide Club Royal Enfield still frequents the Ace Cafe.
|Royal Enfield Constellation WUL 798, proudly on display at the Ace Cafe.|
Cafe racers old and new, they make a nice pair.
|The Suicide Club Constellation with the new Royal Enfield Continental GT.|