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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 1991 (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

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee, GA
Fri, 04/29/2016 - Sun, 05/01/2016
Pinehurst, NC
Sat, 04/30/2016
Winnebago County Fairgrounds, Pecatonica, IL
Sat, 04/30/2016 - Sun, 05/01/2016
AgriplexBuilding at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds
Sun, 05/01/2016
Bench Mark Works, Sturgis, MS
Fri, 05/06/2016 - Sun, 05/08/2016
Fort Douglas Miliary Museum, Salt Lake City, Utah
Sat, 05/07/2016
Lake Somerville, Texas
Fri, 05/13/2016 - Sun, 05/15/2016
Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, CA
Sat, 05/14/2016

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, September 24, 2016
Bob's BMW, Jessup, Maryland

One last hurrah before the temperatures start dropping! Meet Up at Bob’s BMW Fall Open House Oktoberfest celebration featuring a Motorcycle Swap Meet.

Gather all of apparel, parts, and accessories you didn’t use this season and make yourself a little money! It’s free to set up and there is no commission collected from Bob’s! Contact hanna@bobsbmw.com for more details.

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Rallies and Events
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Queens County Farm Museum, Floral Park, New York

This show will include a display of various makes and models of motorcycles that have been out of production for 10 years or more. Music, farmhouse tours, hayrides, and food will provide fun for the entire family.

The show will run from 11am to 4pm. Admission is $5.00 per person. The event calendar is at http://www.queensfarm.org/events.html along with directions and contact information.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, September 9, 2016 - Sunday, September 11, 2016
Radnor Hunt, Malvern, PA

The Car Selection Committee of the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance announced that the featured marques of the 20th Annual event are The elegance and beauty of Lancia, Previous Concours Winners and Mercedes Benz 300 SL. Motorcycles from the Land of the Rising Sun and Fast from the Past.The concours takes place the weekend of September 9, 10 and 11 on the grounds of Radnor Hunt.

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Rallies and Events
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - Sunday, September 4, 2016
Owls Head Transportation Museum

This much anticipated annual gathering attracts hundreds of motorcycles from all over New England, with favorite marques including Harley-Davidson, Triumph, Honda, BMW, Indian and Ducati interspersed with rare and antique bikes from the world over. In 2015 this event attracted more than 400 exhibitors throughout the weekend.

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Rallies and Events
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - Saturday, September 3, 2016
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
Saturday, July 30, 2016
LeMay - America's Car Museum, Tacoma, Washington

More than 2,500 classic motorcycle enthusiasts will gather on America’s Car Museum’s Haub Family Field for this unique event featuring hundreds of vintage motorcycles and scooters ranging from 1910 to 1990, including rare Triumphs, Ducatis, BMWs and more. Virtually every brand in the history of motorcycling will be represented from owners across the U.S. and Canada.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, July 15, 2016
Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon, Ohio

The Showdown at Sundown 2016! Jay the "Springer" Springsteen will ride a Bernie Breece prepared 1954 HARLEY DAVIDSON KR750 against
George "Geo" Roeder riding a Kelley George prepared 1948 INDIAN CHIEF in a special exhibition match race at sundown.

For more information, visit http://www.bikedays.com/index.html.

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Rallies and Events
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Riverside, CA

Its time once again for the 2016 4th Annual Sommer Motorrad Treffen held at Vintage German Motorcycles in Riverside CA. This is a one day event from 10am-3pm. This is the largest gathering of 1930's-1960's BMW, DKW, NSU, Zundapp German motorcycles on the west coast. The event is free for lookers or $25 and you get a shirt and lunch.

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Gallery

My bikes
1964 BMW R60/2 Ural Hack
1967 BMW R69S
1967 BMW R50/2
1965 BMW R27
1971 BMW R75/5 SWB Toaster
My projects
1954 BMW R25/3
1959 BMW R60 chassis / 1956 R69 motor (advertised in the Orphans List)
1964 BMW R69S
1966 BMW R69S
1958 BMW R26

My bike collection. Some motorcycles were sold and bought back after few years.

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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.

V42N1 Spring 2015 Issue

Mailed January 19th, 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:
   Friday, April 29th, 2016

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: