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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 1994 (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

Oley Fairgrounds, Oley, Pennsylvania
Thu, 04/25/2019 - Sat, 04/27/2019
Winnebago County Fairgrounds, Pecatonica, IL
Sat, 04/27/2019 - Sun, 04/28/2019
City Park, Paso Robles, California
Sat, 04/27/2019
Agriplex Building at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds
Sun, 04/28/2019
Bench Mark Works, Sturgis, MS
Thu, 05/02/2019 - Sun, 05/05/2019
Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee, GA
Fri, 05/03/2019 - Sun, 05/05/2019
Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, CA
Sat, 05/04/2019
Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, CA
Sat, 05/04/2019

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
Monday, June 17, 2019
Your Home Town!

The 28th annual Ride to Work Day will be held on June 17, 2019. Ride to Work Day helps demonstrate how these vehicles make parking easier and help traffic flow better. Motorcycle and scooter riders seek improved employer recognition and support for this form of transportation, and more public and government awareness of the positive value of riding.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, June 14, 2019 - Sunday, June 16, 2019
Paris Fairgrounds, Paris, Ontario, Canada

he Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Club presents this national rally at the fairgrounds in Paris, Ontario. Participation in seminars, road runs, cavalcade of bikes, concours, trials and other displays, flea market camping, 24 hour access, coffee and donuts, door prizes, parking inside fair grounds. The theme this celebrating the women who ride, wrench, and respect motorcycles.

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Rallies and Events
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - Sunday, July 28, 2019
Coeur D'Alene, Idaho

The 2019 USCA National Rally will be held July 25-28 at the Kootenay County Fairgrounds, 4056 North Government Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID. The fairgrounds has a web page at https://www.kcfairgrounds.com .

Registration and other info can be found at https://sidecar.com/rally-registration/.

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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, April 21st, 2019

Vintage BMW News

BMW Motorrad Returns To Barber Vintage Festival

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – September 25, 2018 BMW Motorrad USA will celebrate its legendary past and its groundbreaking future in two-wheel motorsport technology at the 14th Annual Barber Vintage Festival, October 5-7.

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!




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: