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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 1995 (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

Hockenheim Ring, Germany
Fri, 04/03/2020 - Sun, 04/05/2020
La Jolla, California
Fri, 04/17/2020 - Sun, 04/19/2020
Wed, 04/22/2020 - Sat, 04/25/2020
World Golf Village Resort, St. Augustine, FL
Fri, 04/24/2020 - Sat, 04/25/2020
Winnebago County Fairgrounds, Pecatonica, IL
Sat, 04/25/2020 - Sun, 04/26/2020
Abbotsford’s Exhibition Park, Canada
Sun, 04/26/2020
Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee, GA
Fri, 05/01/2020 - Sun, 05/03/2020
Bench Mark Works, Sturgis, MS
Fri, 05/01/2020 - Sun, 05/03/2020

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
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - Sunday, June 7, 2020
Huntington Beach Central Park

Over its thirty five year history, the Huntington Beach Concours has grown to be one of the outstanding automotive events in Southern California. First staged in 1986, the Concours has its home on the picturesque lawns of Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach. Central Park lies adjacent to the Huntington Beach Public Library & Cultural Resource Center at Talbert and Goldenwest.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, May 29, 2020 - Sunday, May 31, 2020
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT

Recognized as one of the premier concours in the country and the largest in the Northeast, Greenwich is unique in that it is two concours back to back.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus and in the interest of safety, the event will be postponed until 2021.

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Rallies and Events
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Ann Arbor, MI

All interesting cars, motorcycles, trucks, bicycles, and other forms of wheeled transportation are welcome Vehicles are parked for up-close and personal viewing. This is a non-judged show. Complimentary coffee, donuts, and door prize raffle for show entrants. A food tent is available along with classic tunes. It's free for the viewing public.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, October 16, 2020 - Sunday, October 18, 2020
Grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and Villa Erba in Cernobbio

The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este owes its privileged status among the world’s most prestigious heritage events for historic vehicles to a number of unique attributes. These include the elegance of the event, its long and illustrious tradition, the unrivalled flair experienced at the majestic Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como and the small, select groups of participants.

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Rallies and Events
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - Monday, May 25, 2020
Mariposa County Fairgrounds, California

The 49er Rally is the BMW Club of Northern California's annual rally with 48 years of tradition. Last year we had over 500 Riders in attendance.

See https://bmwnorcal.wildapricot.org/News/8781108 for more details as they become available.

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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.

V42N3 Fall 2015

Mailed August 8, 2016


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:
   Monday, March 30th, 2020

Vintage BMW News

BMW Motorrad Returns To Barber Vintage Festival

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.

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!




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: