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The VBMWMO Club has been serving BMW fans since its founding in 1972. We are a gathering place and information source for BMW Motorcycles from their inception in 1923 up until 1993 (our rolling 25 year limit). You can browse here freely, but consider registering in order to participate in our forums. Even better, why not join the VBMWMO in order to gain access to the club member-only areas of the forum and also receive our quarterly Classic BMW Motorräder magazine?


Upcoming Rallies and Events

Dutchess County Wilcox Park, Milan, New York
Fri, 06/22/2018 - Sun, 06/24/2018
National Motorcycle Museum, Anamosa, Iowa
Sat, 06/23/2018 - Sun, 06/24/2018
Garmsch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Fri, 07/06/2018 - Sun, 07/08/2018
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio
Fri, 07/06/2018 - Sun, 07/08/2018
Oxford Mills, Ontario, Canada
Sat, 07/07/2018
State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa
Thu, 07/12/2018 - Sun, 07/15/2018
Riseholme College, Lincoln, England
Fri, 07/13/2018 - Sun, 07/15/2018
Tioga County Fairgrounds, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
Thu, 07/19/2018 - Sat, 07/21/2018

NOS (New On Site) Parts

Here are new or updated items on the website in the last two weeks. (This doesn't include forum postings, check there to see what's new.)


Rallies and Events
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Beecher, Illinois

A gathering of vintage German bikes will be meeting in the Midwest south of Chicago. For a $40 fee, you will receive a cool t-shirt, food and drinks, and we will go on a short cruise down some country scenic roads.

Post war bikes are also welcome. The main goal of the meet is to get to visit with others who also enjoy these incredible machines. Meeting begins at noon.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, November 9, 2018 - Sunday, November 11, 2018
National Exhibition Center, Birmingham, UK

The Classic Motorbike Show welcomes classic bike enthusiasts from all over the UK and beyond to share their passion for classic motorbikes. This year’s show takes place on the 9 - 11 November at Birmingham's NEC and will showcase over 2,500 amazing classic cars and motorbikes covering over one million square feet – that’s about 12 football pitches!

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Rallies and Events
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Exhibition Park, Canberra, Australia

Parts and accessories for old & new cars, motorbikes & engines, automobilia, books, tools, models, antiques & collectables, toys and crafts etc. Spring clean the garage and set up a stall, be early for the bargains or just bring along the family for a day out. Club and trade displays welcome.

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Rallies and Events
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Royal Port Golf Club

The first Sunday of November, official Concours d'Elegance competition day, will feature over 150 vintage cars and motorcycles competing for the coveted top honors of Best of Show and People’s Choice. All exhibited vehicles must go through an application process and be accepted by the Concours d’Elegance Selection Committee.

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Rallies and Events
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Park Circle, North Charleston, SC

Year six of Rock-A-Bill-A-Que: a Classic Car, Vintage Bike, Rockabilly Music & BBQ Festival happening on Saturday, November 10th. The fest is happening in the Park Circle / North Charleston, SC.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, October 19, 2018 - Saturday, October 20, 2018
Luckenbach, Texas

The Harvest Classic is a motorcycle rally held each fall in Luckenbach, Texas. We are wacky for vintage and European motorcycles. We also like trials bikes, concourse-quality antiques, home-built specials, vintage racers, unreliable daily riders, small-bore tiddlers, Italian Beasts, scooters, British bikes, kitted-out mopeds, cafe racers, and old Japanese jewelry.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, October 5, 2018 - Sunday, October 7, 2018
Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama

The Annual Barber Vintage Festival is one of the most highly anticipated motorcycle events in the world. The three-day festival features the fan zone with food and entertainment, Ace Corner, a swap meet with hundreds of vendors selling vintage motorcycles and parts, as well as the VJMC gathering, and the Motorcycle Classics show. Read about these attractions - and more - below.

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Rallies and Events
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - Sunday, October 14, 2018
Diamond Don's near Jefferson Texas

The rallye draws over 300 people displaying over 150 of the finest vintage motorcycles anywhere in the country. Join us at Diamond Don's Motorsports & RV Park which is just one mile outside of Jefferson, Texas. Participate in Friday's Field Events, display your bike in Saturday's bike show and ride in the Rolling Concours. Come enjoy a weekend full of great entertainment and fun.

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Current Classic BMW Motorräder Issue

As a club member, you can now view the entire Classic BMW Motorräder magazine in digital format; nonmembers will find a "sampler" magazine.

V42N3 Fall 2015

Mailed August 8, 2016


Visit our R90S Specialty Content!

The VBMWMO has a specialty page just for the BMW R90S motorcycle -- take a look!

Also, if you're looking for more R90S info, you should visit the home page of the R90SWorldNet mailing list.


Site last updated:
   Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Vintage BMW News

Johanna Quandt Passes

On August 6th the New York Times reported an obituary for Johanna Quandt, who, along with her two children, control nearly half of the stock of BMW AG.

New Club Merchandise Now Available!

I would just like to take a moment here to mention that the club has got some new merchandise in stock! You can shop and buy in our online store, the button is near the top on the sidebar over there <--- to the left.

New Book Available on the BMW "King Cam" Works Racers

From shortly after their start of motorcycle production in 1923, BMW has been involved in racing. The machines used at this time were performance optimized and derived from the production vehicles.

The königswellen (OHC) machines of the 1930s and 1950s, however, were designed exclusively for racing.

Long Delayed Winter Issue About to Mail

The board of trustees of the club wants you to know that the long delayed Winter issue of Classic BMW Motorräder is today at the printers and should mail in a week or so.

37th Annual Mayday Madness

Classic Bike Show & Swap Meet, Sunday, May 26th, 2013
Stratham Hill Fairgrounds, Rt. 33, Stratham, NH

VBMWMO Board Shakeup

The last several weeks have been difficult for the club. President and Editor of Classic BMW Motorräder, the club's magazine, Jeff Yost, has had to resign his positions due to his health. As you may have read in his column in the Summer 2012 issue, he has been diagnosed with Hepatitis C, which he was infected with as a result of a blood transfusion he had in 1974.

A Gift to VBMWMO iPad Users from BMW Motorcycle Magazine

Sandy Cohen, editor of BMW Motorcycle Magazine, has made a generous offer to 10 VBMWMO members who use an iPad. She says:

Happy Holidays to all our friends in the riding community!

BMW and VBMWMO Member Win Awards at Pebble Beach



Famous BMWs took 1-2 at the Pebble Beach Concours this year. BMW AG continued a streak of wins with the unique R7 prototype, beautifully restored by a team of star restoration experts assembled for the project. Last year, as we reported, the R7 won a prestigious award at the Amelia Island Concours. You can read BMW's press release here.

In addition, VBMWMO founder and member #2, Jeff Dean, came second with his beautifully and painstakingly restored 1954 R68. The restoration, carried out by renowned restorer Tim Stafford of San Diego, has been seen at the Quail Lodge Motorcycle Gathering and is absolutely stunning.




Photo © Ian Schmeisser

Read Darryl Richman's Cannonball Blog

VBMWMO VP and Webmaster Darryl Richman has entered the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball event. Here are the most recent posts: