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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

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
State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Thu, 03/14/2019 - Sat, 03/16/2019
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
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - Sunday, June 2, 2019
Huntington Beach Central Park

Over its thirty four year history, the Huntington Beach Concours has grown to be one of the outstanding automotive events in Southern California. First staged in 1986, the Concours has its home on the picturesque lawns of Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach. Central Park lies adjacent to the Huntington Beach Public Library & Cultural Resource Center at Talbert and Goldenwest.

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Rallies and Events
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - Saturday, August 17, 2019
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa - Del Monte Golf Course

Motorcycles will be auctioned on August 15-17, 2019. For information and details, go to:

https://www.mecum.com/motorcycles/

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Rallies and Events
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - Saturday, March 16, 2019
State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Motorcycles will be auctioned on March 14-16, 2019. For information and details, go to:

https://www.mecum.com/motorcycles/

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Rallies and Events
Friday, May 31, 2019 - Sunday, June 2, 2019
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT

2019 will be the 24th Greenwich Concours! Recognized as one of the premier concours in the country and the largest in the Northeast, Greenwich is unique in that it is two concours back to back. Saturday is the Concours Americana for American cars and motorcycles, while Sunday is the Concours International for imported marques.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, May 24, 2019 - Sunday, May 26, 2019
Grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and Villa Erba in Cernobbio

The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este owes its privileged status among the world’s most prestigious heritage events for historic vehicles to a number of unique attributes. These include the elegance of the event, its long and illustrious tradition, the unrivalled flair experienced at the majestic Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como and the small, select groups of participants.

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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:
   Saturday, February 16th, 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: