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

Venues at the Boca Raton Resort and Airport
Fri, 02/23/2018 - Sun, 02/25/2018
O'Connor Fieldhouse, Caldwell, Idaho
Sat, 03/17/2018 - Sun, 03/18/2018
O'Connor Fieldhouse, Caldwell, Idaho
Sat, 03/17/2018 - Sun, 03/18/2018
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
City Park, Paso Robles, California
Sat, 04/21/2018
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 5, 2018
Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, CA

Amongst the motorcycles, the event features a gourmet barbeque lunch with offerings from local wineries and breweries, together with live entertainment, leading motorcycle manufacturers, lifestyle vendors and more - the perfect opportunity to spend a day amongst the finer things in life.

Event Details: Saturday, May 5, 2018; Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Featured themes:
- Café Racers

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Rallies and Events
Friday, May 4, 2018 - Sunday, May 6, 2018
Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee, GA

MW Motorcycle Club of Georgia returns to the picturesque fairgrounds in Hiawassee for its 28th Georgia Mountain Rally in 2018. The area offers rewarding twisties, inspiring vistas and renowned mountain hospitality. Plus, this is dual-sport heaven for all skill levels. The perfect start to anyone’s riding season!

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Rallies and Events
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Sunday, April 29, 2018
Winnebago County Fairgrounds, Pecatonica, IL

Huge indoor BMW MotoExpo and Flea Market, now open both Saturday afternoon and Sunday! We welcome motorcycle and accessory dealers,
vendors, enthusiast-sellers, and buyers. Vendors, register early and get a free listing on our Website. Enthusiast-sellers, rent a vendor space or sell your items on consignment at our club booth.

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Rallies and Events
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Agriplex Building at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds

Over 100 Vendor Booths featuring American, British, European, and Japanese parts and bikes. Everyone Welcome. Refreshments for the whole family.

Feature bike is the 1968 Norton Commando represented a radical departure from traditional British motorcycle styling. Darwin Sveinson’s pristine example is one of the earliest Commandos known.

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Rallies and Events
Saturday, April 21, 2018
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 17, 2018 - Sunday, March 18, 2018
O'Connor Fieldhouse, Caldwell, Idaho

This event is sponsored by The Idaho Vintage Motorcycle Club. Saturday is a free ride. All bikes entered in the show must be at least 20 years old. No choppers or customized bikes are allowed. “Period customs”, competition bikes, or modern exotics may be shown at the discretion of the rally master.

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Rallies and Events
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Sunday, April 29, 2018
Winnebago County Fairgrounds, Pecatonica, IL

Sponsoring Club: Blackhawk Region BMW Association, Inc.

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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:
   Monday, February 19th, 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: