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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 1989 (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?






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Read Darryl Richman's Cannonball Blog

VBMWMO VP and Webmaster Darryl Richman has entered the 2012 Motorcycle Cannonball event. Here are the most recent posts:

Let me first introduce myself. I am Samantha Lucas and have known Darryl since 1997. I am an avid motorcyclist and have ridden all over the world, America, Europe, and India. Unfortunately I don't...
As I mentioned in the comments in my previous post, I love to get people interested in what it's like to ride the R52. Most are quite intimidated, because the controls are so foreign to what a...

Upcoming Rallies and Events

Beverly Lake Park, Delta, Ontario, Canada
Sat, 09/06/2014 - Sun, 09/07/2014
Larz Anderson Auto Museum, Brookline, Massachusetts
Sun, 09/07/2014
Queens County Farm Museum, Floral Park, New York
Sun, 09/14/2014
Little Orleans Campground, MD
Fri, 09/19/2014 - Sun, 09/21/2014
Little Orleans Campground, Western Maryland
Fri, 09/19/2014 - Sun, 09/21/2014
Manchester, OH
Fri, 09/19/2014 - Sun, 09/21/2014
Bob's BMW, Jessup, Maryland
Sat, 09/20/2014

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
Friday, November 14, 2014 - Sunday, November 16, 2014
National Exhibition Center, Birmingham, UK

As in the past, dedicated classic bike show will be held alongside the well established Classic Motor Show. Superb club displays of bikes covering all eras and marques from Vintage to Modern Classics; British, Italian, Japanese, American, classic racers, custom, scooters and much more.

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Rallies and Events
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Royal Port Golf Club

The first Sunday of November, official Concours d'Elegance competition day, will feature over 150 vintage cars and motorcycles competing for the coveted top honors of Best of Show and People’s Choice. All exhibited vehicles must go through an application process and be accepted by the Concours d’Elegance Selection Committee.

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Rallies and Events
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Exhibition Park, Canberra, Australia

Parts and accessories for old & new cars, motorbikes & engines, automobilia, books, tools, models, antiques & collectables, toys and crafts etc. Spring clean the garage and set up a stall, be early for the bargains or just bring along the family for a day out. Club and trade displays welcome.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, October 17, 2014 - Saturday, October 18, 2014
Luckenbach, Texas

The Harvest Classic is a motorcycle rally held each fall in Luckenbach, Texas. We love vintage and European motorcycles. We celebrate trials bikes, concourse-quality antiques, home-built specials, vintage racers, unreliable daily riders, small-bores, Italian Beasts, scooters, British bikes, kitted-out mopeds, cafe racers, brats, and old Japanese jewelry. We wander off the beaten path.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, October 10, 2014 - Sunday, October 12, 2014
Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama

The 9TH Annual Barber Vintage Festival is three days of motorcycle entertainment. It features a variety of events including...
- AHRMA vintage motorcycle roadracing, vintage motocross, vintage cross country, vintage trials
- The Barber Vintage Motorcycle Swap Meet
- J. Wood & Company Auction presented by Walneck's Cycle Trader

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Gallery

www.amazon.com/Counter-Clockwise-Bike-Trip-John-Kloster/dp/1494752832
Original correspondence timed out with all info!!
Take a look at book on Amazon. I have entire file saved on my pc in Word. Would be happy to share with club members on VBMWMO site. Sending this before it times out again!

John

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Rallies and Events
Friday, September 26, 2014 - Sunday, September 28, 2014
Virginia Beach, Virginia

This event is sponsored by the BMW Club of Hampton Roads, Virginia.

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Rallies and Events
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - Sunday, October 12, 2014
Mountainbrook Community Church, San Luis Obispo, CA

Save the date for the 9th annual SLO Classic Motorcycle Show in beautiful San Luis Obispo, CA set for October 9-12, 2014. This year we are very pleased to announce the Solvang Motorcycle Museum owner Virgil Elings as our Grand Marshall. Also present as Honored Guest will be Craig Vetter.

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Rallies and Events
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Prince William County Fairgrounds, Manassas, VA

Come see British and European custom, vintage, choppers, and race bikes at the Prince William County Fairgrounds. Address is 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas, VA 20112. Admission is $10, with the show from 10am to 4pm, rain or shine. Vendor space is free in 2014!

For further information about the event, see http://www.virginiabritishmotorcycleclub.org/new_index.html.

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Rallies and Events
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Sunday, October 5, 2014
Big Cypress Marina near Jefferson Texas

The rallye draws over 400 people displaying over 150 of the finest vintage British, European, Pacific Rim and American motorcycles anywhere in the country. Join us at Lake O' the Pines just outside of Jefferson, Texas. Display your bike in the bike show, ride in the Rolling Concours and enjoy a weekend full of great entertainment and fun.

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Rallies and Events
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Owosso, Michigan

BMW TCD Vintage Day. Come join in at BMW TCD's fifth Vintage Day event. The event is open to everyone, and there is no cost to attend or show your vintage motorcycles. This will be a non-judged show, and all brands are welcome. Free onsite camping available to everyone on a first come basis. Bring out your vintage stuff.

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Gallery

Photos of BMW for sale. Contact dchpllc@gmail.com for more info. Located in Memphis, TN.

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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.

V40N2 Summer 2013 Issue

Mailed April 7th, 2014


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:
   Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Vintage BMW News

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.

Another exciting year at Bonneville!

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: https://twitter.com/brooksmotorwks

2nd Quarter 2012 BMW Council News Released

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.