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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 1990 (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

Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT
Sat, 05/30/2015 - Sun, 05/31/2015
Madonna Inn San Luis Obispo
Sun, 05/31/2015
Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Fri, 06/05/2015 - Sun, 06/07/2015
Huntington Beach Central Park
Sat, 06/06/2015 - Sun, 06/07/2015
Sebastopol, CA
Sat, 06/06/2015 - Sun, 06/07/2015
Harskamp, The Netherlands
Fri, 06/12/2015 - Sun, 06/14/2015
Duchess County Fairground, Rhinebeck, New York
Fri, 06/12/2015 - Sat, 06/13/2015
Gilmore Car Museum
Sat, 06/13/2015 - Sun, 06/14/2015

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.)


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Rallies and Events
Friday, May 22, 2015 - Sunday, May 24, 2015
Grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and Villa Erba in Cernobbio

The event, which takes place this weekend in Cernobbio on Lake Como will have as the most important competitions of elegance: the one reserved for classic cars and one for classic bikes.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, October 23, 2015 - Saturday, October 24, 2015
Luckenbach, Texas

The Harvest Classic is a motorcycle rally held each fall in Luckenbach, Texas. We love vintage and European motorcycles. We celebrate trials bikes, concourse-quality antiques, home-built specials, vintage racers, unreliable daily riders, small-bores, Italian Beasts, scooters, British bikes, kitted-out mopeds, cafe racers, brats, and old Japanese jewelry. We wander off the beaten path.

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Rallies and Events
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California

SIDE STRIDER Inc. and the SIDECAR INDUSTRY COUNCIL present the 44th anniversary Griffith Park SIDE CAR RALLY Oct. 11, 2015
Sunday 9 A.M. - 3 P.M. Come Early!

Lot 2, Merry-Go-Round (see map at http://sidestrider.com/map2.htm) Griffith Park, Los Angeles

SPECTATORS FREE !!! Learn all about sidecars and see some of all the best and most unusual sidecars in the world at this years

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Rallies and Events
Friday, October 9, 2015 - Sunday, October 11, 2015
Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama

The 10TH Annual Barber Vintage Festival is three days of motorcycle entertainment. It features a variety of events including...
- AHRMA vintage motorcycle roadracing, vintage motocross, vintage cross country, vintage trials
- The Barber Vintage Motorcycle Swap Meet
- Vintage motorcycle shows from the AMCA, the VJMC & Motorcycle Classics Magazine

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Rallies and Events
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - Saturday, October 10, 2015
Mountainbrook Community Church, San Luis Obispo, CA

Save the date for the 7th annual SLO Classic Motorcycle Show in beautiful San Luis Obispo, CA set for October 8-10, 2015. This year we are proud to announce that we will be supporting "Welcome Home Heroes" Please make it a point to attend.

- Oct. 8th, 2015 Bike Night at Farmer's Market

- Oct. 9th, 2015 Bike Ride up the Coast & Gathering at the Courtyard

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My bikes
1964 BMW R60/2 Ural Hack
1967 BMW R69S
1967 BMW R50/2
1965 BMW R27
1971 BMW R75/5 SWB Toaster
My projects
1954 BMW R25/3
1959 BMW R60 chassis / 1956 R69 motor (advertised in the Orphans List)
1964 BMW R69S
1966 BMW R69S
1958 BMW R26

My bike collection. Some motorcycles were sold and bought back after few years.

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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.

V41N1 Spring 2014 Issue

Mailed April 13th, 2015


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:
   Monday, May 25th, 2015

Vintage BMW News

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.

Another exciting year at Bonneville!

2012 Speed Week is underway, and Kevin and Barbara Brooks of Olympia are campaigning their vintage BMWs in many classes:

  • 250 single.
  • 250 sidecar.
  • 350 (yes! 350!).
  • 500.
  • 650.
  • 650 sidecar.

They are aiming to set many new speed records. Barbara is tweeting the proceedings as the action unfolds.

Follow the tweets: https://twitter.com/brooksmotorwks




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: