Darryl.Richman's picture

At least as of this posting, I am the only entry running a BMW. Lots of Harleys (16), Hendersons (8‍), Indians (7). And there are single entries of a few other brands: BSA, Excelsior, Rudge and Triumph. I am not sure, but the Rudge might be the smallest bike entered, if it's a 350cc model. Otherwise, the Triumph and my R52 are the smallest displacement entries at 500cc.

But I understand that there are at least two other entries out there waiting to be added to the official list.

Club member #1081, Jack Wells, whose extensive collection you may have seen in the South east or at many of the past BMW MOA Rallies, says he has a 1929 R11 he will be entering. The first year R11 is essentially an R62 with a pressed steel frame. This should be a formidable competitor, the preßstahl starr rahmen (pressed steel rigid frame) is very rugged, and who wouldn't want to have an additional 50% horsepower advantage (over the R52's team of 12 horses)?

Also, it seems as if John Landstrom over at Blue Moon Cycle (featured in the club's current magazine issue, btw), has sold a 1928 R62 to a rider named Joe Gimpel, Jr., whose intention is to enter with it. This information comes from Cannonballer Jeff Alperin's website.


1928BMW R 62

joseph gimpel jr.'s picture

IT is in a couple hundred pieces but we are on our way to put the old girl back on the road!
up dates; no felt seals all new rubber seals ,bearings in engine & gearbox and lets not leave out pistons & valves.
Still need some parts but it is well on its way!!!!!!!!!!!

Best of luck to you! It took

Darryl.Richman's picture

Best of luck to you! It took me three years to get my R52 into a pretty reliable condition, but even after that, there have been "surprises".

--Darryl Richman
"Bling is not made in Germany" --OTL, 12/05

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