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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 1992 (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

Delgado Community College City Park Campus, New Orleans
Sat, 03/25/2017
Hockenheim Ring, Germany
Fri, 03/31/2017 - Sun, 04/02/2017
La Jolla, California
Fri, 04/07/2017 - Sun, 04/09/2017
Skagit County Fairgrounds in Mount Vernon, Washington
Sat, 04/22/2017
City Park, Paso Robles, California
Sat, 04/22/2017
Agriplex Building at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds
Sun, 04/23/2017
Oley Fairgrounds, Oley, Pennsylvania
Fri, 04/28/2017 - Sat, 04/29/2017
Winnebago County Fairgrounds, Pecatonica, IL
Sat, 04/29/2017 - Sun, 04/30/2017

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 3, 2017 - Sunday, June 4, 2017
Huntington Beach Central Park

Over its thirty two 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
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - Sunday, June 4, 2017
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT

2017 will be the 22nd Greenwich Concours! Recognized as one of the premier concours in the country, 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
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Ann Arbor, MI

Recognized as one of the area’s best events of its kind, the City Club’s Classic Car Show attracts more than 65 rare and interesting vehicles from Michigan and surrounding states. All vehicles are parked, so the viewing public is able to get an up-close and personal view.

There is no admission fee to view the show. Lunch will be available for purchase.

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Rallies and Events
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Monday, May 29, 2017
Mariposa County Fairgrounds, California

The '49er is NorCal's annual rally with 40 plus years of tradition and predates BMW Motorcycle Owners of America's (MOA) National Rally. It's held Memorial Day Weekend each year and offers a weekend of grassy camping, hot showers, fantastic rides, cold drinks, and great food.

Rally Events include:

- Featured Speakers Shalmarie Wilson and Stephanie Terrien, from SheAdv

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Rallies and Events
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Highpoint Farm, Clarskburg, Maryland

Our 16th annual event will be on May 21, 2017, at the same location as last year. High Point Farm in Clarksburg, Maryland (23730 Frederick Road) has easy access from major roadways for larger vehicles while still offering a park-like atmosphere. This year, the featured marque is BMW. We hope to see you in May. The event celebrates all British and European motorcycles built through 1983.

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Rallies and Events
Saturday, May 20, 2017
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 26, 2017 - Sunday, May 28, 2017
Grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and Villa Erba in Cernobbio

The Concorso d’eleganza villa d’este is the most exclusive location for historic automotive (and motorcycle) treasures.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, May 19, 2017 - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Hanford, California

Classic Cycle Events is pleased to sponsor the 49th 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
Friday, May 19, 2017 - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Denton Farmpark, Denton, North Carolina

It's the Antique Motorcycle Club of America 8th Annual AMCA Southern National Meet at Denton Farmpark, Denton, North Carolina. Called "A Ride Back in Time", the theme is "Indian Motorcycles". Great food, entertainment, camping and seminars.

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Rallies and Events
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Sunday, May 21, 2017
Burkesville, Kentucky

Join the BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville as we host our 19th annual European Riders Rally. We’ll offer a weekend of great riding for both the street and dual sport enthusiast. Join in on the all new guided group rides both Friday and Saturday. Explore the area on your own, or stay onsite and enjoy seminars, movies, motorcycle games and more.
 

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Rallies and Events
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Foss Drugstore, Golden, Colorado

This 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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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:
   Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

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: