Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners - Dedicated to the preservation of classic and vintage BMW Motorcycles    R60/2 left side
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 1990 (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?



Upcoming Rallies and Events

Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport, Iowa
Thu, 09/03/2015 - Sat, 09/05/2015
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Sat, 09/05/2015 - Sun, 09/06/2015
Beverly Lake Park, Delta, Ontario, Canada
Fri, 09/11/2015 - Sun, 09/13/2015
Radnor Hunt, Malvern, PA
Fri, 09/11/2015 - Sun, 09/13/2015
Queens County Farm Museum, Floral Park, New York
Sun, 09/13/2015
Larz Anderson Auto Museum, Brookline, Massachusetts
Sun, 09/13/2015
Bob's BMW, Jessup, Maryland
Sat, 09/19/2015

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
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Grass Roots BMW, Cape Girardeau, MO

Bring your bike/parts down, all brands, running or not. Food is available on-site, door prizes, cash prizes for various categories. Swap meet spaces available of a first come, first served basis. Hours are 9am - 4pm.

To register, pat@grassrootsbmw.com. For more information, visit http://www.grassrootsbmw.com/Events.html.

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Rallies and Events
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Woodley Park, Van Nuys, CA

The show is open to all Vintage BMWs from from 1989 back, including all cars to the end of those models production runs (E34,E32,E31,E30, E28, E26, E24, E23, E21, E20, E12, E9, E6, E3, 2002, Neu Klasse, 700, Isetta and all going back) which makes the SoCal Vintage BMW Meet the largest independent Vintage BMW Meet in North America.

BMW Motorrad are also welcome - but Airheads only!

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Rallies and Events
Friday, September 11, 2015 - Sunday, September 13, 2015
Beverly Lake Park, Delta, Ontario, Canada

The Old Bastards Vintage Motorcycle Club is all about enthusiasts of vintage, classic, and antique motorcycle. They are based in historic Bastard Township in Ontario, Canada.

The event will feature a swap meet, bike show, and road run. Saturday evening will have music and Sunday morning will have the concours show and prizes.

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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.

V41N3 Fall 2014 Issue

Mailed June 24, 2015


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:
   Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Vintage BMW News

Johanna Quandt Passes

On August 6th the New York Times reported an obituary for Johanna Quandt, who, along with her two children, control nearly half of the stock of BMW AG.

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

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.




Photo © Ian Schmeisser

Read Darryl Richman's Cannonball Blog

VBMWMO VP and Webmaster Darryl Richman has entered the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball event. Here are the most recent posts: