History and Founders

History and Founders

  • The Airheads Beemer Club was founded in 1991 by B. Jan Hofman (#1) and Al Watson (#2.)
  • B. Jan produced the first copy of "Airmail," our club newsletter, in December of 1991, and he continues to be the editor today.
  • The term "airhead," as it relates to BMW motorcycles, was coined by Al.
  • The term "oilhead," as used by the International Oilheads Club, was coined by B. Jan.
    • These terms have entered the motojournalist lexicon.
  • Our slogan, "Simple by Choice" was created by Ron Jensen.
  • The club logo was designed by Jan except for the smile, which was the idea of Carolyn Laronche.
  • Our first rally was the Feb. 1993 Death Valley Rendezvous initiated, planned, and executed by Fred Kumm #117.
  • Our original website was conceived and created by Mike Leonard.
  • The ABC continues to thrive thanks to the talents and selfless dedication of its volunteers.

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