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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

O'Connor Fieldhouse, Caldwell, Idaho
Fri, 03/22/2019 - Sat, 03/23/2019
Delgado Community College City Park Campus, New Orleans
Sat, 03/23/2019
Hockenheim Ring, Germany
Fri, 04/05/2019 - Sun, 04/07/2019
La Jolla, California
Fri, 04/12/2019 - Sun, 04/14/2019
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

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
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019
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.

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Rallies and Events
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Foss Drugstore, Golden, Colorado

his annual event is a venture between Norton Colorado and Bob Ohman. The purpose of the Old Bike Ride is to encourage people to bring out their old motorcycles and ride them. American, British, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, motorcycle, scooter, sidecar, concourse original or hideous mongrel, any engine capacity, we do not care as long as it's old enough.

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Rallies and Events
Saturday, April 27, 2019
City Park, Paso Robles, California

Arts, crafts, antiques, vintage sidecars, and motorcycles converge on Downtown City Park for this nostalgic event. Peruse the pre-1950s era vintage sidecars and motorcycle, or stop by the vendors booths located throughout Downtown City Park. This snapshot in time event is sure to please the vintage auto enthusiast and is geared for the entire family.

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Rallies and Events
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Delgado Community College City Park Campus, New Orleans

Join the British Motoring Club – New Orleans at Delgado - City Park Campus in New Orleans, Louisiana. Address is Orleans Ave. between City Park Ave. and Navarre Ave. All British cars and bikes are welcome. Hours are 9am to 4:30pm.

For more information visit the club web site at https://www.facebook.com/events/550936278685989/

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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:
   Thursday, March 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: