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    BMW MOA co-founder bmwdean's Avatar
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    1965 BMW motorcycle brochure posted

    I recently posted the entire contents of the 1965 BMW motorcycle brochure:

    http://motos.home.att.net/1965-brochure.htm



    Here is my regular slash-2 page:

    http://jeff.dean.home.att.net/slash2.htm

    Last edited by bmwdean; 03-19-2008 at 10:29 PM.
    Jeff Dean − Tucson, Arizona − BMW MOA Co-founder (1972)
    http://bmwdean.com − MSF Chief Instructor (1994)
    Friend of the Marque (1999) − Prof. Gerhard Knochlein BMW Classic Award (2013)
    2014 & 2007 R1200RTs, R60/2s, R67/3, R51/3 ↔ 1949 R24

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    Cannonball Rider #52 darrylri's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by flash412 View Post
    Isn't that copyrighted material?
    Shouldn't it be removed from the interweb for the very same reason that roundels cannot be used in club logos or BMW will sue the pants off of their afficianados?
    Roundels are perfectly legal in club logos -- BMW has a long publication on how to do it so that it will pass muster. Here's one, for example:



    Clubs can even sell stuff with their roundel-including logos.
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    Cannonball Rider #52 darrylri's Avatar
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    Gee, BMW gave John Lacko the Dr. Knoechlein award, and his website is crammed full of scans of BMW manuals from 60s and earlier. They don't seem to be bothering him.

    My understanding of the situation with the VBMWMO is that Roland Slabon was told that he wasn't in compliance with the rules, and after that a shipment of pins was destroyed by US Customs.

    The roundel is one of the top ten most recognized symbols in the world and BMW has every right to protect it. They didn't want clubs selling logoed items without restriction, so they created a set of rules by which the clubs could legally use the roundel. They didn't have to do that at all, but they do seem to realize that the clubs are important. That's why they fund the International Council of BMW Clubs, publish multiple issues of a glossy newsletter each year, and have annual meetings around the world.
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    This was not a commercial publication.

    If BMW Motorrad ever objects, of course I will remove it. However, I expect to receive no objection.
    Jeff Dean − Tucson, Arizona − BMW MOA Co-founder (1972)
    http://bmwdean.com − MSF Chief Instructor (1994)
    Friend of the Marque (1999) − Prof. Gerhard Knochlein BMW Classic Award (2013)
    2014 & 2007 R1200RTs, R60/2s, R67/3, R51/3 ↔ 1949 R24

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    Jeff, thanks for posting the brochure. I was selling BMWs in Detroit in 1965. Great job while in college. Rode to work & school on my R26 & later R60. Thanks for the memories.

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