Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners is dedicated to the preservation, enjoyment and use of Classic (1970-on, at least 25 years old), Vintage (1948-1969) and Antique (1923-1945) BMW motorcycles. Our organization is approaching 40 years of service to the BMW community.
The Club's illustrated quarterly Classic BMW Motorräder magazine is devoted to information about these motorcycles, as well as technical and historical features, sidecars, competition, factory technical reprints, listings of parts sources, and the world's most unique motorcycle classifieds.
Since the club's founding in 1972 by John Harper of Anniston, Alabama and Jeff Dean of Madison, Wisconsin, over 8,000 members from 21 countries have signed up, many of whom are still active in the club. We can count in our collective inventory several Rennsport and Kompressor racers, as well as virtually every model ever produced, from the 1923 R32 to any BMW that is now 25 years old or older.
The Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners is a non-profit association and is not affiliated with BMW AG, BMW NA, or any national club or organization, although we share common interests with both the BMW RA and BMW MOA, and have over the years received considerable support and encouragement from BMW AG, BMW of North America, the BMW Veteranen Club Deutschland e.V. and the International Council of BMW Clubs.
Whether you are an antique, vintage or classic BMW motorcycle owner, or if you are looking for one to purchase, or if you are simply an admirer of these legendary machines, we encourage you to join the VBMWMO. You will find the Classic BMW Motorräder both interesting and informative, and we hope that you will attend one of the many gatherings and events that we and our members host throughout the year.