Former Trustee and Tech Editor (1950-1969)

Christopher and Barbara donated their time and energy to the club for several years, providing a stream of articles with excellent photos, and guiding the club as a Trustee. Below is a short bio we used for Chris' trustee page:

Fifty-one years ago my wife, Barbara, and I courted on several Norton motorcycles belonging a college friend. In 1962, while in Medical School, we came to be owners of our first motorcycle, a Yamaha 250 Big Bear Scrambler, given to us by John Riff, the owner of Riff’s Cycle Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania with a handshake agreement that we would pay for the machine “when we could”. And, when we could, we did.

John launched us on a lifetime involvement with motorcycles, although not with BMW motorcycles (yet). The Big Bear lead us to the Atco Dragway as well as to the Castor Avenue branch of A & S Cycles in Philadelphia. I brought my slim prior mechanical experience learned from the restoration of my first car, a 1941 Ford coupe convertible, and the Yamaha to A & S where I worked part time for several years as a mechanic to assist with the cost of my education. While in Philadelphia, we came into contact with BMWs for the first time. After moving to New Hampshire, where I practiced Emergency Medicine and a took a side trip riding Japanese sport bikes and flying airplanes, eventually I “settled down” and we began the restoration of the first in a long line of our own BMW motorcycles.

In 1999 I retired from medicine and, with my wife of fifty years, established Barrington Motor Works, LLC where we continue to enjoy our love affair with each other and BMW motorcycles. During our decades of involvement with vintage BMW motorcycles, we have acquired a great deal of information which we continue to pass on through our restoration and service manuals.