Evolution, not Revolution.
Since our launch in April 2015, The Airhead Ezine has become established as the primary source for information, news, views and technical tips about Vintage and Classic BMW motorbikes in the U.K. We are the only organisation in the U.K. dedicated solely to older BMWs
Our growth has been rapid and exhilerating. We have moved from being a humble attempt to meet a local need to become a means of uniting and enthusing Airhead riders across the world. We currently have subscribers from over 20 countries and our numbers are growing daily - reinforcing our strength, broadening our horizons and informing how we develop.
In August 2015 The Airhead took another step forward, becoming both mouthpiece for the BMW Airheads Fellowship (BMWAF) which subscribers to the Ezine join automatically. Don't let that put you off, though - we are most definitely NOT a 'club'. The 'Fellowship' enables us to have the benfits of club membership - club discounts , for example - with none of the disadvantages. We reject the in-fighting, politics and egos which bedevil so many bike clubs. Instead, we have shared enthusiasms, a pooling of knowledge and mutual respect.
The provision of excellent BMW-related reading material remains our number one priority. We have regular contributions and technical oversight from some of the most knowledgeable Airhead experts in the world, but what makes 'The Airhead' really unique is that most articles are provided by its readers. And thanks to our growth, the content on offer is getting richer and richer. Richer by far, we believe, than you can get elsewhere. Don't just take our word for it, though - look at the comments in our guestbook to see what people really think! Then download a genuine issue from our Sample page and see for yourself what value we offer.
In addition to the ezine itself, there is a growing range of additional benefits for our members. All the major Insurance Companies recognise BMWF members as eligible for their club discount schemes. Subscribing to The Airhead more than pays for itself in reduced Insurance Premiums alone!Carole Nash has been particularly supportive and members buying their insurance either via the link on this website or phoning to quote our unique reference number will automatically trigger a donation to the Air Ambulance on top of their club discount. Bob Porecha, Opie Oils and Quick Shifter also offer members a 10% discount and there are other major retailers whom we hope will be making similar offers to our membership shortly.
Our Mutual Support was introduced in September 2016 and has already proved extremely popular. Members offer all sorts of services free of charge - technical advice, breakdown assistance, loan of tools or workshop facilities, ride-outs and even house swaps for holidays. This is a Fellowship, remember - we work together and everyone benefits.
Our philosophy remains unchanged from the days when we were 'just' an on-line magazine. We are here to provide a service for riders of the older BMW's and to encourage the use of these machines. The BMW Airheads Fellowship remains completely non profit-making, with all profits going to charity. Membership is free, but we do ask that members should either supply us with an article for publication or make a donation to the Air Ambulance.
The BMWAF is run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. We are determined to remain independent of all external influences which could sway our objectivity or cloud our aims. We have no paying advertisers; no affiliation with BMW - and no hidden agendas or ulterior motives. Quite simply, we are here for you and for the older Be-ems. Nothing else matters!
How To Join?
It's simple. Membership is free for anyone willing to submit an article of 1000 words or more.
If you don't feel able to contribute in this way then that's no problem: we still let you have The Airhead without any charge for ourselves. All we ask is that you make a donation through us of at least £10 ($17 U.S.) to the Air Ambulance, for whom we are authorised fund-raisers.
The membership year commences April 1.'The Airhead' is a bi-monthly publication with subscriptions backdated to April 1, so all subscribers are guaranteed at least 6 publications for their donation no matter when they join.
Once your donation has been received we send you the current magazine in PDF format. We also activate your password to allow you to download previous issues from our Archives page. The PDF is designed either to be read on line, to be printed off in full, or to enable printing of just those pages of most interest. It really is all very easy.
How Do We Subscribe?
You can subscribe by paying a donation of £10 minimum into our Paypal account
We also accept payment by cheque or bank transfer.
We are authorised fund-raisers for the Air Ambulance and all profits will be transferred to them.
OR Write one article or more totalling AT LEAST 1000 words and email it to us.
That's it! Simple. Sit back and wait for the current issue to arrive in your intray.