The Vintage Motor Bike Club, or VMBC, was formed in July 1972. The club is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of motorized bicycles and scooters, and balloon tire bicycles of the historical days gone by. We are always evolving to include vintage machines of the past! What does “vintage” mean? Well, VMBC defines vintage as a machine that is over 25 years old. Through the years, our membership has grown from a hundred members to over 2,000. We attribute this growth to our focus on family and the continued evolution of what vintage means. We are also growing with the world of technology by adding an interactive website and Facebook Group, and are looking into more ways to spread the word about VMBC.

VMBC membership is $30/year (July 1 through June 30) and entitles you to receive a copy of the VMBC Charter, Membership Roster (upon request), four seasonal issues of the VMBC magazine, and FREE advertising (up to 100 words) in any or all of the magazine issues. We have an annual meet that is held in Portland, Indiana at the Jay County Fairground in July. It is attended by thousands of people, not only from the USA but also from Canada and overseas. We have several rides, a nightly parade around the fairgrounds, games for kids and adults, an auction, show bikes with judging and trophies, and a banquet.

Meet Our Officers

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Darren Chafin

My family has been attending the Vintage Motor Bike Club (VMBC) since I was age five. I couldn’t wait to get there each year. As a family we would camp, and often cook on the grill, which I thought was the greatest way of preparing food. I remember when many

Jim Winter Jr

Jim Winter, Jr.

I would like to introduce myself and provide some brief information as to my joining the VMBC in June of 2008. My interest in motor bikes began approximately in 1958 (I was 10 years old) when I noticed the new line up of Sears Allstate Mo-Peds on the sales floor.

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Tonya Charles

Although I have only been a member of VMBC since 2002, I have actually been involved since I was a small child. My dad is a lifetime member, and has been an active member and board member since 1977. I grew up watching him bring home his Cushmans, Highlanders, and

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Kaitlyn Edelbrock

Kaitlyn Edelbrock

Kaitlyn Edelbrock is the secretary of the Vintage Motor Bike Club. Kaitlyn currently resides in Van Wert, Ohio with her husband Doug. Kaitlyn and Doug will be welcoming their first child in March. She is a graduate of Franklin University and is currently working at Straley Realty and Auctioneers as