EPA announces waiver to allow 15% ethanol fuel


The US EPA announced that it would be allowing the sale of E15 fuel (15% ethanol/85% gasoline) for use in cars and light duty trucks beginning with Model Year (MY) 2007 and newer, and that they are investigating allowing E15 sales for cars and light trucks from MY 2001 and newer. The report on that may be issued next month. Motorcycles, heavy duty vehicles and off road engines are explicitly exempted from the waiver because of a lack of testing.

How does this affect older vehicles? What will this do to our ability to run our vintage bikes?

12/20/2010 Update: Automakers, Boatmakers and the Power Sports industry filed suit to prevent implementation of the waiver today.

BMW ICC Newsletter 3/10 Available


The Q3/2010 edition of the Newsletter from the BMW International Council of Clubs (ICC) is now available. This edition has reviews of a number of events, especially including one covering the BMW RA National Rally in Pownal, VT, where the VBMWMO participated by putting on the Vintage Display.

You can read a copy of the Newsletter for free by following this link.

Brooks Motor Works Returns to Bonneville Speed Week

08/13/2010 - 08/20/2010
Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, UT

Kevin Brooks and his team at Brooks Motor Works are back at it! They have brought a 1955 R50 based sidecar rig and are planning to capture another world record!

Issue 2/2010 of the BMW ICC Newsletter Available


The 2nd quarter (Spring) newsletter from the International Council of BMW Clubs (BMW ICC) is now available. Clicking on this link to the Council News 2/2010 will download the english PDF directly to your computer.

More Details about the VBMWMO Rally-within-a-Rally at the BMW RA Rally

07/29/2010 - 08/01/2010
South Vermont Energy Park, near Pownal, VT

It’s rally time! We have something very special planned for the vintage display at the RA’s rally. The Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners (VBMWMO) is honored to present Peter Nettesheim and his world-class machines. Fifteen pristine vintage BMWs will be professionally displayed. BMW Motorrad USA is allowing Peter to use several of their time-line backdrops as part of this magnificent display. Peter will also be conducting two seminars per day along with Q&A sessions during the rally. Many of you remember Peter’s display at the last MOA rally in Vermont. The rave reviews captured the rally.

Ride For The Record, Ride For The Cure!

Montgomeryville Cycle Center, Hatfield PA

This ride will be an official attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the category "Largest Parade of BMW Motorcycles" currently held by Grass Roots BMW in Missouri. We are also making this a charity "Ride For The Cure" event and all donations will go to the Pediatric Cancer Center at St. Jude's Hospital.

Annual Ride To Work Day


The 19th annual Ride to Work Day will be held on June 21, 2010. Ride to Work Day helps demonstrate how these vehicles make parking easier and help traffic flow better.

Auction - The Willy Neutkens Collection of Important BMW Motorcycles

BMW Museum, Munich, Germany

Bonhams is privileged to announce the dispersal sale of the Willy Neutkens Collection of important BMW motorcycles to be held at the BMW Museum, Munich on 28th November 2009. A legend among BMW collectors, the late Willy Neutkens (1925-2008) assembled the world's largest collection of motorcycles representing the Bavarian marque, earning him an entry in the Guinness Book of Records for owning the most examples of a single make.

Multiple BMWs to Contend at Bonneville

08/08/2009 - 08/15/2009
Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, UT

BMWs set two records at Bonneville; 100mph barrier falls!

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