08/20/2012, Pebble Beach, Monterey, California
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 09:10

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.

08/09/2012 - 08/12/2012, Bonneville Salt Flats, Wendover, UT
Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 23:13

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

06/18/2012, Everywhere!
Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 09:14

We just received the following press release for the Ride To Work 2012 campaign:

The 21st annual Motorcycle and Scooter Ride to Work Day is Monday, June 18th. This year, over a million commuters are expected to participate, demonstrating the positive benefits of riding, which include: reduced traffic and parking congestion, decreased commute times, and lessened fuel consumption.

05/30/2012, Munich, Germany
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 09:57

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.

05/05/2012, Quail Lodge, Carmel, CA
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 19:12

The Quail Lodge has just released information about the 2012 edition of their Motorcycle Gathering. To be held on their beautiful golf club grounds in Carmel, CA on Saturday, May 5th, the show will celebrate The Evolution of the Motorcycle and Indian will be the featured marque.

History News
04/28/2012 - 04/29/2012, Wilmington, OH
Friday, May 11, 2012 - 13:00

The East Coast Timing Association (ECTA) held its inaugural event in Wilmington, Ohio on the weekend of April 28th – 29th, 2012. For the last 15 years, the ECTA has run events in Maxton, NC, but has moved to a new location in Ohio. The event was a huge success for the ECTA and the city of Wilmington, selling out well in advance with 175 pre entries.

Monday, February 6, 2012 - 21:12

Munich. Edgar Heinrich (53) will be taking over the BMW Group's BMW Motorrad Design Studio as of July 1st 2012. He succeeds David Robb. After completing his university degree in design, Edgar Heinrich started his career as a motorcycle designer with BMW back in 1986.

12/04/2011, Herborn, Germany
Friday, December 23, 2011 - 22:29

The BMW Veteranen-Club Deutschland e.V. is looking to gather photos, information, history and stories about the famed BMW type 253 rennsport machines. The 60th anniversary of the type 253 RS54 machines, from 1954, is rapidly approaching, and the Veteranen-Club is undertaking a project to put together detailed information about these fascinating but relatively obscure purpose built motorcycles. If you can help, they would like to hear from you.