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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 1992 (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

Mariposa County Fairgrounds, California
Thu, 05/25/2017 - Mon, 05/29/2017
South Point Hotel, Las Vegas
Fri, 06/02/2017 - Sat, 06/03/2017
Huntington Beach Central Park
Sat, 06/03/2017 - Sun, 06/04/2017
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT
Sat, 06/03/2017 - Sun, 06/04/2017
Harskamp, The Netherlands
Fri, 06/09/2017 - Sun, 06/11/2017
Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Fri, 06/09/2017 - Sun, 06/11/2017
Gilmore Car Museum
Sat, 06/10/2017 - Sun, 06/11/2017
National Motorcycle Museum, Anamosa, Iowa
Sat, 06/10/2017

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, July 28, 2017 - Sunday, July 30, 2017
Downtown, Chesnee, South Carolina

The free Swap Meet on Saturday & Sunday gets bigger and better every year. Clean out your spares, find what you need to fix your bike or buy another one!

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Rallies and Events
Friday, July 21, 2017
Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon, Ohio

Showdown at Sundown 2017! Jay the "Springer" Springsteen won the first round, George "Geo" Roeder won round two. Round 3 will feature: 
"Springer" on his Bartels' XR750 Harley-Davidson VS "Geo" Roeder on the Bernie Breece prepaired XR750 Harley-Davidson.

For more information, visit http://www.bikedays.com/index.html.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, July 21, 2017 - Sunday, July 23, 2017
Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon, Ohio

The event features a large swap meet and with flat track antique racing on the half mile along with the Ohio Speedway Long Track Championship. Along with the dirt track racing there will be an antique motorcycle show. This year, the theme is "My First Motorcycle."

Free admission, except for the races...parking $5. An antique motorcycle show will be held on Sunday.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, July 7, 2017 - Sunday, July 9, 2017
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio

Every year, tens of thousands enthusiasts join the AMA and the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, and nearly 1,000 independent vendors at vintage motorcycling’s biggest bash.

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Rallies and Events
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - Sunday, July 30, 2017
Corning, New York

The "Rally in the Valley" sidecar rally will be at the Ferenbaugh Campground in Corning, New York.

For details and registration information, see http://www.sidecar.com/rally.asp

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Rallies and Events
Friday, June 16, 2017 - Sunday, June 18, 2017
Paris Fairgrounds, Paris, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Club presents this national rally at the fairgrounds in Paris, Ontario. Participation in seminars, road runs, cavalcade of bikes, concours, trials and other displays, flea market camping, 24 hour access, coffee and donuts, door prizes, parking inside fair grounds. The theme this is year is the year of the triple, like the Laverda Jota or the Triumph Triple.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, September 15, 2017 - Sunday, September 17, 2017
Manchester, OH

September 15-17, 2017  Annual VMCA Midwest Meet along the Ohio River seventy miles upstream from Cincinnati at Edd Kells farm 11469 US 52, Manchester, Ohio 45144   Breakfast rolls and coffee Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Dinner Saturday.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, June 2, 2017 - Saturday, June 3, 2017
South Point Hotel, Las Vegas

Motorcycles will be auctioned on June 2-3, 2016. For information and details, go to:

https://www.mecum.com/auctions/las-vegas-motorcycle-june-2017/

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Rallies and Events
Friday, June 30, 2017 - Saturday, July 1, 2017
Duchess County Fairground, Rhinebeck, New York

The Grand National Super Meet is scheduled for the Duchess County Fairground in Rhinebeck, New York. The meet is being run by the AMCA's Northeastern Chapters' Coalition which is comprised of 3 different AMCA Chapters. The coalitions chapters are working together to bring the combined experience of past meets to make this event a great success.

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Rallies and Events
Friday, July 7, 2017 - Sunday, July 9, 2017
Garmsch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Sun and motorcycles, action and rock music: the BMW Motorrad event on the first full weekend in July again attracted around 40,000 motorcycle fans to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. At the summer motorcycle meet-up in the Alps, aside from breathtaking shows, stunts and parties, the brand-new motorcycle products and innovations could also be viewed.

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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:
   Sunday, May 28th, 2017

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: