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

Mariposa County Fairgrounds, California
Thu, 05/24/2018 - Mon, 05/28/2018
Grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and Villa Erba in Cernobbio
Fri, 05/25/2018 - Sun, 05/27/2018
Ann Arbor, MI
Sat, 05/26/2018
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT
Fri, 06/01/2018 - Sun, 06/03/2018
South Point Hotel, Las Vegas
Fri, 06/01/2018 - Sat, 06/02/2018
Huntington Beach Central Park
Sat, 06/02/2018 - Sun, 06/03/2018
Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Fri, 06/08/2018 - Sun, 06/10/2018
Gilmore Car Museum
Sat, 06/09/2018 - Sun, 06/10/2018

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.)


Gallery

Subject of an over the top MOAN article written by a publicist working for CC Products.

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Rallies and Events
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Oxford Mills, Ontario, Canada

Put on by the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group. Display your motorcycle (at least 15 years old!) or come by and admire the other machines. Proceeds go to support Camp Quality for children with cancer.

Hours are 9am to 3pm. Cost is $5; children under 12 admitted free. Refreshments and food will be available on site.

Other information is here http://cvmgmontreal.com/Events.html.

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Rallies and Events
Saturday, September 1, 2018 - Sunday, September 2, 2018
Owls Head Transportation Museum

In keeping with a longstanding Owls Head Labor Day Weekend tradition, antique and vintage motorcycles take center stage at the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival and Antique Aeroplane Show on Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2. Owners of pre-1998 motorcycles are encouraged to exhibit and will be admitted free of charge.

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Rallies and Events
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - Saturday, September 1, 2018
Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport, Iowa

If you are restoring an antique motorcycle, looking to purchase a bike, or just interested in old bikes you should attend our meet and join your nearest AMCA chapter. About 13 acres for your shopping bliss! Most likely you will find your special part here or at least meet some people who will direct you where to find it.

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Rallies and Events
Sunday, August 26, 2018 - Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Pebble Beach Golf Course

Once each year, on the third Sunday in August, about 200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world roll onto what is often called the best finishing hole in golf — the famed eighteenth fairway at Pebble Beach. Tire meets turf and transformation occurs: the stage is set for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, July 20, 2018
Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon, Ohio

Showdown at Sundown 2018! Held during the AMCA's 36th National Meet at the fairgrounds. Now being promoted by Roeder Racing out of Monroeville, Ohio.

For more information, visit http://www.bikedays.com/index.html and https://www.roederracing.com/wauseon-2018.

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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, May 20th, 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: