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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

Dania Beach, Florida
Sat, 01/26/2019
Death Valley, California
Fri, 02/15/2019 - Mon, 02/18/2019
Venues at the Boca Raton Resort and Airport
Fri, 02/22/2019 - Sun, 02/24/2019
O'Connor Fieldhouse, Caldwell, Idaho
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 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

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
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Mt. Airy, Maryland

Our event is evolving once again. What started out as British Motorcycle Day in the early 1980s and changed to British & European Classic Motorcycle Day in 2000 will transform into just plain Classic Motorcycle Day for 2019. Still featuring Classic motorcycles that are 1983 or older, we are expanding to include Japanese motorcycles in addition to British & European marques.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, May 17, 2019 - Saturday, May 18, 2019
Hanford, California

Classic Cycle Events is pleased to sponsor the 51st Annual Hanford Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet, located at it's traditional venue at the Kings Fairground, 801 S. 10th Avenue, Hanford, CA 93232. This is one of California's premier vintage motorcycle events. It takes all of us working together to keep these events happening. Please come out and show your support.

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Rallies and Events
Saturday, May 11, 2019
World Golf Village Resort, St. Augustine, FL

Riding into History™ (RIH) is a world class Vintage Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance. Since its inception, Riding Into History has been held at the World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Florida. It has received widespread coverage and articles have been written about it all over the world. It was also nationally featured on the Speed Channel.

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Rallies and Events
Saturday, May 11, 2019
World Golf Village Resort, St. Augustine, FL

Riding into History™ (RIH) is a world class Vintage Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance. Since its inception, Riding Into History has been held at the World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Florida. It has received widespread coverage and articles have been written about it all over the world. It was also nationally featured on the Speed Channel.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, May 17, 2019 - Saturday, May 18, 2019
Denton Farmpark, Denton, North Carolina

It's the Antique Motorcycle Club of America Annual AMCA Southern National Meet at Denton Farmpark, Denton, North Carolina. The theme is "70th Anniversary of the Hydra-Glide". Great food, entertainment, camping and seminars.

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Rallies and Events
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - Sunday, May 19, 2019
Burkesville, Kentucky

Join the BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville as we host our 20th annual European Riders Rally. We’ll offer a weekend of great riding for both the street and dual sport enthusiast. Join in guided group rides both Friday and Saturday, explore the area on your own, or stay onsite and enjoy seminars, movies, and more.

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Rallies and Events
Saturday, May 4, 2019
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.

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Rallies and Events
Saturday, May 4, 2019
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.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, May 3, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019
Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee, GA

This area of the Appalachians offers rewarding twisties - including Deal’s Gap, the Cherohala Skyway and the Blue Ridge Parkway - inspiring vistas and renowned mountain hospitality. Plus, it’s dual-sport heaven for all skill levels. Truly the perfect start to anyone’s riding season!

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Rallies and Events
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Agriplex Building at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds

CANCELED FOR 2019...BACK IN 2020

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 27, 2019 - Sunday, April 28, 2019
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:
   Sunday, January 20th, 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: