2nd Quarter BMW Council News Released

Munich, Germany

The 2/11 edition (2nd quarter 2011) of the BMW Clubs International Council Newsletter is now online as a PDF at the Council's website.

Chicago Vintage Racing Sets New Records!

05/13/2011 - 05/15/2011
Maxton, NC

Chicago Vintage Racing (Daniel May and Rebecca Berneck) traveled to the ECTA (East Coast Timing Association) May 2011 meet in Maxton, North Carolina on May 13-15, 2011, with a vision to beat the standing land speed record in the P/PV-250/4 motorcycle class set last October, in addition to setting a new record in the MPS/VG-250/4 class.

Brooks Motor Works Landspeed Record Slide Show

South Sound BMW, Seattle/Tacoma Metro Area

If anyone is in the Seattle/Tacoma metro area, Kevin and Barbara Brooks will be giving a talk at South Sound BMW on January 22 about their efforts in setting land speed records at Bonneville in their R50/2 and R50/2 sidecar.

They will start around 6pm and there is a $12 admission fee, South Sound asks to call to RSVP. Contact information is:

South Sound Motorcycles

New Land Speed Records Set on R25/3

10/30/2010 - 10/31/2010
Maxton, North Carolina

Word is in that long time vintage BMW rider and restorer, Daniel May and racer Rebecca Berneck, have just set three new top speed records in 250cc Vintage classes. Our congratulations go out to them!

The new top speed in the P/PV-250/4 class of 72.08536 mph was set at the Maxton Mile during the October ECTA meet there over the weekend of October 30 and 31 by Berneck. May set records in two other categories with the bike as well.

The Gray Ghost: An Airhead Restoration Blog


VBMWMO Member Brook Reams (#7701) has been very busy. Busy rebuilding and restoring his 1975 R75/6 into a cafe racer, and busy writing a blog about the work, including tons of photos. If you're even daydreaming about doing an Airhead restoration, you should read through his experiences.

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!

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.

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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