And Who or What
is Barrington Motor Works Publications?
BREAKING NEWS AND AN UPDATE
After more than forty years of motorcycle riding and wrenching, and more than twenty years of the restoration and construction of our personal BMW motorcycles, we, Christopher and Barbara Betjemann, established Barrington Motor Works, LLC in 1999 to share what we had learned and knew about the vintage BMW motorcycle with other BMW vintage motorcycle enthusiasts.
Christopher, a former emergency physician who had retired, needed something to direct his considerable energies and abilities toward. And Barbara, an artist and Christopher's lifelong partner, shared that dream. Over the years of restoration of our own BMW motorcycles and the creation of a number of vintage BMW specials, we had not only acquired and developed a significant armamentarium of skills, but had also established friendships and business relationships with many talented and experienced individuals both in the United States and in Europe who, like us, wanted to contribute to the vintage BMW motorcycle community.
Although we enjoyed the restoration of vintage BMW solo and sidecar machines, we also took great interest in the building of both vintage BMW race machines and cafe machines for the street.
Approximately ten years after establishing Barrington Motor Works, LLC we wrote the first of what was to be five vintage BMW motorcycle restoration and service manuals.
Now, in late December 2019 we are announcing the publication of the fifth such manual, the 2019 revision and enlargement of the Barrington Motor Works Publications BMW R50-69US Motorcycle Restoration and Service Manual as well as the passing of the Barrington Motor Works, LLC restoration shop management and operation torch and ownership to our good friend and full time employee of several years, Andrew "Ande" Kahora, who has demonstrated to us his ability to carry the shop torch into the future in the same manner in which we have carried it for twenty years.
While Ande builds vintage BMW engines, transmissions, final drives and motorcycles in the Barrington Motor Works shop, we will continue to bring vintage BMW motorcycle restoration and service manuals to the vintage community.
Barbara Rowe Betjemann
The 2019 new and expanded Barrington Motor Works Publications R50-69US Restoration and Service Manual.
The Barrington Motor Works BMW R26-27 Restoration and Service Manual.
The Barrington Motor Works BMW R51/3-68 Restoration and Service Manual.
Having said all of the above, join us and enjoy our website, seeing photographic and written essays about some of the machines that have passed through our shop.