Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners - Dedicated to the preservation of classic and vintage BMW Motorcycles    R60/2 left side
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

Delgado Community College City Park Campus, New Orleans
Sat, 03/24/2018
La Jolla, California
Fri, 04/06/2018 - Sun, 04/08/2018
Hockenheim Ring, Germany
Fri, 04/06/2018 - Sun, 04/08/2018
Bench Mark Works, Sturgis, MS
Fri, 04/20/2018 - Sun, 04/22/2018
City Park, Paso Robles, California
Sat, 04/21/2018
Oley Fairgrounds, Oley, Pennsylvania
Thu, 04/26/2018 - Sat, 04/28/2018
Winnebago County Fairgrounds, Pecatonica, IL
Sat, 04/28/2018 - Sun, 04/29/2018
Winnebago County Fairgrounds, Pecatonica, IL
Sat, 04/28/2018 - Sun, 04/29/2018

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, May 19, 2018
World Golf Village Resort, St. Augustine, FL

Riding into History™ (RIH) is a world class Vintage Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance. Since its inception, Riding Into History has been held at the World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Florida. It has received widespread coverage and articles have been written about it all over the world. It was also nationally featured on the Speed Channel.


Rallies and Events
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - Saturday, April 28, 2018
Oley Fairgrounds, Oley, Pennsylvania

Hosted by the Perkiomen Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America. Lost of antique motorcycles as well as a swap meet. Since 1971!

Information is on their facebook page -


Rallies and Events
Friday, May 18, 2018 - Saturday, May 19, 2018
Denton Farmpark, Denton, North Carolina

t's the Antique Motorcycle Club of America Annual AMCA Southern National Meet at Denton Farmpark, Denton, North Carolina. Called "A Ride Back in Time", the theme is "Japanese Motorcycles". Great food, entertainment, camping and seminars.


Rallies and Events
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Hanford, California

Classic Cycle Events is pleased to sponsor the 50th Annual Hanford Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet, located at it's traditional venue at the Kings Fairground, 801 S. 10th Avenue, Hanford, CA 93232. This is one of California's premier vintage motorcycle events. It takes all of us working together to keep these events happening. Please come out and show your support.


Rallies and Events
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Sunday, May 20, 2018
Burkesville, Kentucky

Join the BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville as we host our 20th annual European Riders Rally. We’ll offer a weekend of great riding for both the street and dual sport enthusiast. Join in guided group rides both Friday and Saturday, explore the area on your own, or stay onsite and enjoy seminars, movies, and more.


Rallies and Events
Friday, April 20, 2018 - Sunday, April 22, 2018
Bench Mark Works, Sturgis, MS

This year we will gather at Vech and Elaine's for the annual non event: The Annual Veteranen/Vintage BMW Meet at Bench Mark Works. The difference between the non-event and the earlier annual meets sponsored by Vech and Elaine is we bring our own meals or have our sit down dinners at Pap's in Ackerman after a caravan ride there from Sturgis.


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:
   Thursday, March 22nd, 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: