BMW Motorrad Returns To Barber Vintage Festival

10/05/2018 - 10/07/2018
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

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.


Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
6030 Barber Motorsports Parkway, Birmingham, Alabama 35210
United States
33° 32' 0.9708" N, 86° 36' 51.156" W

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

Herborn, Germany

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.

BMW and VBMWMO Member Win Awards at Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach, Monterey, California

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.

Another exciting year at Bonneville!

08/09/2012 - 08/12/2012
Bonneville Salt Flats, Wendover, UT

2012 Speed Week is underway, and Kevin and Barbara Brooks of Olympia are campaigning their vintage BMWs in many classes:

  • 250 single.
  • 250 sidecar.
  • 350 (yes! 350!).
  • 500.
  • 650.
  • 650 sidecar.

They are aiming to set many new speed records. Barbara is tweeting the proceedings as the action unfolds.

Follow the tweets:

2nd Quarter 2012 BMW Council News Released

Munich, Germany

The 2/12 edition (2nd quarter 2012) of the BMW Clubs International Council Newsletter is now online as a PDF at the Council's website.

BMW 1954 R25/3 hits 81mph at ECTA

04/28/2012 - 04/29/2012
Wilmington, OH

The East Coast Timing Association (ECTA) held its inaugural event in Wilmington, Ohio on the weekend of April 28th – 29th, 2012. For the last 15 years, the ECTA has run events in Maxton, NC, but has moved to a new location in Ohio. The event was a huge success for the ECTA and the city of Wilmington, selling out well in advance with 175 pre entries.

Ride to Work Day 2012


We just received the following press release for the Ride To Work 2012 campaign:

The 21st annual Motorcycle and Scooter Ride to Work Day is Monday, June 18th. This year, over a million commuters are expected to participate, demonstrating the positive benefits of riding, which include: reduced traffic and parking congestion, decreased commute times, and lessened fuel consumption.

Quail Lodge Motorcycle Gathering 2012

Quail Lodge, Carmel, CA

The Quail Lodge has just released information about the 2012 edition of their Motorcycle Gathering. To be held on their beautiful golf club grounds in Carmel, CA on Saturday, May 5th, the show will celebrate The Evolution of the Motorcycle and Indian will be the featured marque.

Veteranen Club Looking for RS Info

Herborn, Germany

The BMW Veteranen-Club Deutschland e.V. is looking to gather photos, information, history and stories about the famed BMW type 253 rennsport machines. The 60th anniversary of the type 253 RS54 machines, from 1954, is rapidly approaching, and the Veteranen-Club is undertaking a project to put together detailed information about these fascinating but relatively obscure purpose built motorcycles. If you can help, they would like to hear from you.

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